Lak in Iran

Joshua Project has identified the Lak only in Iran






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Laks of Iran live in the southwest of the country and speak Laki which is a northwest Iranian language. They follow a traditional religion called Ahl-E-Haqq and Shia Islam. They live in Luristan Province and in Kermanshahan.

The Laks originated from the Zand dynasty that ruled some of southwest Iran in the eighteenth century. The Zands were expert in war. After the Zand dynasty was no more, the Zands went back to their original home in Luristan.

Laki has become one of the main Kurdish languages in Iran. The Lak have several tribes including the Jalilavand and the Osmanvand.

The Laks also live in some places in Western Illam and in North Lorestan.

Prayer Points

* Pray that God will give the Lak dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray for freedom for the gospel message to be given in Iran.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-11-26
People Name General Lak
People Name in Country Lak
Population in Iran 1,176,000
World Population 1,176,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Lurs
Affinity Bloc Persian-Median
People Cluster Luri-Bakhtiari
People Name General Lak
Ethnic Code CNT24z
People ID 19313
Country Iran
Region Central Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 7  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Western, Ilam, Lorestan provinces, Aleshtar, Kuhdesht, Nurabad-e Dolfan, Khorramabad cities.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Laki (1,176,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Laki 1,176,000
For Primary Language: Laki

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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