• PEOPLE NAME: SYRIAN ARAMAIC OF TURKEY

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PEID: 24589

ROP: 110313

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Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Arab World

People Cluster: Assyrian / Aramaic

Language: Turoyo - (tru)

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Primary Religion: Christianity - Eastern Orthodoxy

Country: Turkey

Also found in: Netherlands; Syria; United Kingdom

Population: 16,000

Global Population: 78,700


PEID: 24589

ROP: 110313

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity


Overview: The Syrian Aramaic of Turkey, numbering 16,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Assyrian / Aramaic people cluster within the Arab World affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 78,700 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Turoyo. The primary religion practiced by the Syrian Aramaic is Orthodox Christianity, a branch of Christianity that includes Copts, the Assyrian Church of the East, Eastern Orthodox Churches and Oriental Orthodox Churches.


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