PEID: 48860

ROP: 116566

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Affinity Group: Central Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median

People Cluster: Persian

Language: Alviri-Vidari - (avd)

Alternate Name(s): Ramand, Takistani, Alviri-Vidari, Vafsi, Taromi Upper, Kabatei, Razajerdi, Gozarkhani, Eshtehardi, Maragheh

Primary Religion: Islam - Shia

Country: Iran

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Population: 194,000

Global Population: 194,000

PEID: 48860

ROP: 116566

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Southern Tati of Iran, numbering 194,000, are Unengaged and 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 Alviri-Vidari. The primary religion practiced by the Southern 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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