Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

People Cluster: Luri-Bakhtiari

Language: Northern Luri - (lrc)

Alternate Name(s): Luri

Primary Religion: Islam - Shia

Country: Iraq

Also found in: Iran

Population: 129,000

Global Population: 2,314,000

PEID: 11717

ROP: 114989

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Laki of Iraq, numbering 129,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Luri-Bakhtiari people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 2,314,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Northern Luri. The primary religion practiced by the Laki 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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