Zaza-Dimli in Turkey

Joshua Project has identified the Zaza-Dimli only in Turkey

Population

1,155,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


Introduction

Dimli means "of Dailam", and it is likely these people are descendants of Dailamites (residents of a mountainous southwestern region of the Caspian sea called Dailam). They have been fierce warriors, focused on conquest. The Dimli differ from the Kurds in two ways: language and religion. They have a distinct dialect, and are seen as heretics by the Kurds, who are Sunnis. The Dimli follow Alevi Shiite religious traditions.


Ministry Obstacles

There is a need for Scripture and other language-based resources in the language of the Zaza-Dimli.


Outreach Ideas

Gospel radio broadcasts will be helpful, but sustained prayer is needed for the Zaza-Dimli.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are few if any followers of Jesus among the Zaza-Dimli, but pray for those that will soon be evident. Pray that Zaza-Dimli believers will be well grounded in Scripture, and will be zealous to grow in the faith.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for these people to live peaceful lives, establishing good relationships with the Turkish government and other ethnic groups.

Profile Source: Joshua Project

People Name General Zaza-Dimli
People Name in Country Zaza-Dimli
Population in Turkey 1,155,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Dimili, Dimili Kurd, Kurd, Southern Zaza, Zaza
Affinity Bloc Persian-Median
People Cluster Kurd
People Name General Zaza-Dimli
Ethnic Code CNT24c
Country Turkey
Continent Asia
Region Central Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country East central, mainly Elazig, Bingol, and Diyarbakir provinces, upper courses of Euphrates, Kizilirmaq, and Murat rivers
People Group Map Zaza-Dimli in Turkey PDF Version



Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Zazaki, Southern 1,155,000
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Zazaki, Southern 1,155,000
Category Resource
Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
99.00%
Non-Religious
1.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission
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