Koroshi in Iran

Joshua Project has identified the Koroshi only in Iran
Population
400
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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

* 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.


References

http://www.lingfil.uu.se/digitalAssets/73/73090_3korosh2-dec.pdf
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baloch_of_Iran
http://www.endangeredlanguages.com/lang/ktl
http://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/GroupDetails.aspx?peid=24176
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koroshi_dialect
http://www.semnan.ac.ir/uploads/goyesh_kaviri/jeld3/2436-3-e.pdf


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-11-16
People Name General Koroshi
People Name in Country Koroshi
Population in Iran 400
World Population 400
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names
People ID 12803
ROP3 Code 105243
Country Iran
Region Central Asia
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 Central Asia
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: Koroshi (400 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ktl   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Koroshi (400 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ktl   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Koroshi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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