Koroshi in Iran

The Koroshi have only been reported in Iran
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Introduction / History

The Koroshi people have their roots in Pakistan's Balochistan Province, which borders Iran, but they have since moved to Iran's southwestern regions. They speak a Koroshi, a Baloch-related language, but on the northern end of where they live they are usually bi-lingual. Some believe that their Koroshi language is dying out.

Where Are they Located?

The Koroshi people of Iran are mostly scattered across Iran's southwestern regions. Some are in Iran's Fars Province. Others live in Pakistan where they probably originated.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Rural Koroshi people are either farmers or engaged in animal husbandry. Many of them herd camels for the Qash'qai people. Those who live in urban areas are employed either in industry or trade. Some are engaged in traditional crafts like weaving carpets and mats.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Koroshi people are Muslims like the Persian majority in Iran. They have had no chance to hear any other spiritual solutions.

What Are Their Needs?

The Koroshi people need markets for the things they produce. But more than that, they need someone to tell them about Jesus.

Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Koroshi in Iran.

* Pray for gospel materials like the JESUS Film, radio broadcasts, and gospel recordings to be produced for them.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to direct Iranian believers to go to the Koroshi people.
* Pray for a disciple-making movement among this unengaged people group.



Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-11-16
People Name General Koroshi
People Name in Country Koroshi
World Population 400
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names
People ID 12803
ROP3 Code 105243
Country Iran
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 9  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Fars Province.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Iran
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 9  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Fars Province..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Persian, Iranian
Language Code pes   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Primary Language Persian, Iranian
Language Code pes   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
People Groups Speaking Persian, Iranian

Primary Language:  Persian, Iranian

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1546-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1815-1979)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1838-1995)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Persian, Iranian
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 0 - The Savior Trailer
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video Zume Project - Making Multiplying Disciples
General Bible Visuals
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
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
Other Christian
Roman Catholic
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
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