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PEID: 48854

ROP: 116305

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Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

People Cluster: Kurd

Language: Northern Kurdish - (kmr)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Iraq

Also found in: Armenia; Germany; United States

Population: 622,000

Global Population: 759,100

PEID: 48854

ROP: 116305

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Yezidi Kurds of Iraq, numbering 622,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Kurd people cluster within the Persian-Median affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 759,100 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Northern Kurdish. The primary religion practiced by the Yezidi Kurds is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.

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