Language:  Persian, Iranian

Population of Groups Speaking

42,578,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

42

Scripture Status

Audio Bible

Jesus Film

Gospel Recordings

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Country Country
Population
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Jew, Persian United States 65,000 132,000 Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Parsee Tajikistan 2,700 167,000 Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian United Arab Emirates 319,000 42,530,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.40 % 6
 Persian Afghanistan 678,000 42,530,000 Islam 0.12 % 0.10 % 14
 Persian Azerbaijan 1,500 42,530,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian Australia 61,000 42,530,000 Islam 0.80 % 0.70 % 1
 Persian Austria 15,000 42,530,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Persian Belgium 13,000 42,530,000 Islam 2.00 % 1.60 % 1
 Persian Canada 146,000 42,530,000 Islam 13.00 % 10.00 % -
 Persian Cyprus 1,400 42,530,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.90 % 1
 Persian Bahrain 226,000 42,530,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.80 % 5
 Persian Denmark 17,000 42,530,000 Islam 2.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Persian Finland 14,000 42,530,000 Islam 2.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Persian France 65,000 42,530,000 Islam 2.00 % 0.60 % 1
 Persian Germany 237,000 42,530,000 Islam 4.00 % 4.00 % -
 Persian Greece 1,100 42,530,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Persian China, Hong Kong 800 42,530,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.90 % 1
 Persian Italy 7,300 42,530,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Persian Japan 50,000 42,530,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Persian Slovakia 1,200 42,530,000 Islam 3.00 % 0.90 % 1
 Persian Iran 38,142,000 42,530,000 Islam 2.60 % 0.40 % 763
 Persian Iraq 486,000 42,530,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 10
 Persian Kuwait 55,000 42,530,000 Islam 3.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Persian Kazakhstan 5,000 42,530,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Persian Oman 72,000 42,530,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.30 % 1
 Persian Netherlands 40,000 42,530,000 Islam 3.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Persian Norway 24,000 42,530,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Persian New Zealand 3,400 42,530,000 Islam 2.00 % 1.40 % 1
 Persian Malaysia 42,000 42,530,000 Islam 3.00 % 1.80 % 1
 Persian Qatar 284,000 42,530,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Persian Russia 3,800 42,530,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Persian Saudi Arabia 243,000 42,530,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 5
 Persian Spain 2,700 42,530,000 Islam 2.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Persian Sweden 44,000 42,530,000 Islam 8.00 % 6.00 % -
 Persian Syria 56,000 42,530,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Persian United Kingdom 72,000 42,530,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Persian Tajikistan 600 42,530,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian Turkey 690,000 42,530,000 Islam 0.30 % 0.10 % 14
 Persian Turkmenistan 16,000 42,530,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Persian United States 317,000 42,530,000 Islam 2.00 % 0.30 % 6
 Persian Uzbekistan 34,000 42,530,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Persian Yemen 22,000 42,530,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
  Totals:  42           39     859
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Photo People Group Country Population Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Azerbaijani Kyrgyzstan 21,000 10,046,000 Islam 1.01 % 0.00 % 1
 Jew, Judeo-Persian Iran 9,700 132,000 Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Koroshi Iran 400 400 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurd, Kurmanji Kyrgyzstan 16,000 15,639,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mandaean Iran 24,000 69,000 Other / Small 2.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Parsee Iran 28,000 167,000 Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian India 8,700 42,530,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian Pakistan 12,000 42,530,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  8           8     8

Language Alternate Names
Abadani
Ajamic
Bandari
Esfahani
Farsi
Farsi, Western
Ketabi
Mahalhamadani
Mashadi (Meshed)
Meshed
New Persian
Old Shirazi
Parsi
Persian
Shahrudi Kazeruni
Shirazjahromi
Tehrani
West Persian
Western
Western Farsi
Yazdi

Dialects
Araki
Bandari
Basseri
Bushehri
Esfahani
Fars Persian
Farsi
Gorgani Persian
Hamadani
Isfahani
Jahromi
Karbalai
Kashani
Kazeruni
Kermani
Kermanshahi Persian
Ketabi
Khorasan Persian
Khuzestani
Mahalati
Mahallati
Malayeri
Mashadi
Perso-Tabaric
Qazvini
Qomi Persian
Sedehi
Sevei
Shahrudi
Shirazi
Sistani Persian
Tehrani
Yazdi
Zott

Dialect Alternate Names
Farsi, Western
Farsi: Zott
Irani
Meshed
Tieng Farsi


Bible Translation Year / Status
Bible Portions 1546-1965
New Testament 1815-1979
Complete Bible 1845-2014

Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Directories
Scripture Earth
Language Archives
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Format Resource (Direct link) Source (General link)
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources General / Other
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Persian, Iranian Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video The Prophets' Story Create International
Film / Video The Savior 0 - The Savior Trailer Create International
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well Create International
Film / Video Zume Project - Making Multiplying Disciples General / Other
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General Walk with the Prophets and meet the Messiah Al Massira
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway scripture Bible Gateway
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version Super Bible / Comic Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Persian, Iranian YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Persian, Iranian YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Persian, Iranian YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book General / Other
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations Campus Crusade for Christ
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press


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