• PEOPLE NAME: MAZANDERANI OF IRAN

Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

People Cluster: Persian

Language: Mazanderani - (mzn)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Shia

Country: Iran

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Population: 2,340,000

Global Population: 2,340,000


PEID: 24191

ROP: 106450

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Dispersed CP Activity


Overview: The Mazanderani of Iran, numbering 2,340,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Persian people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Iran. Their primary language is Mazanderani. The primary religion practiced by the Mazanderani is Shia Islam, one of two major denominations of Islam. The followers of Shia Islam are called 'Shi'as' or 'Shiites'.


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