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PEID: 49287

ROP: 114717

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Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

People Cluster: Talysh

Language: Shahrudi - (shm)

Alternate Name(s): Shahrudi

Primary Religion: Islam - Shia

Country: Iran

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Population: 46,000

Global Population: 46,000

PEID: 49287

ROP: 114717

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Central Tati of Iran, numbering 46,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Talysh people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Iran. Their primary language is Shahrudi. The primary religion practiced by the Central Tati 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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