Northern Luri in Iran


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Introduction

Luri is the name of a nomadic tribe of shepherds who live in the Zagros Mountains of southwestern Iran. They live as nomads, traveling six to eight months out of the year and living in black goat-hair tents. Luri society is dominated by those possessing the largest herds and the most money. Those from the upper class hire members of the lower class to tend their flocks.


Ministry Obstacles

The Luri are practicing Shi 'a Muslims. However, unlike many of the Shi 'a who tend to be entirely dogmatic in their beliefs, the Luri have adopted a very practical belief system with simple religious practices. Shrines dedicated to holy men (founders of various Islamic groups) are scattered throughout their region and are believed to possess healing powers. People with physical and psychological ailments visit them each year in hopes of being cured.


Outreach Ideas

Pray for God to demonstrate His blessing—strengthening and healing families and communities within the Northern Luri people so they will follow Him.


Prayer Focus

There are no known followers of Christ among the Northern Luri people group in Iran. * Pray that God will send messengers who will recognize and engage with persons of peace among the Northern Luri people in Iran.
* Pray that church planting movements will begin among this nomadic people.
* Ask Almighty God to cause His abundant life and love through Jesus to be widely embraced by these nomadic families, and that they will accept followers of Christ to live and work among them.


Scripture Prayers for the Luri, Northern in Iran.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-11-21
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-07-21
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-10-20
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-11-14
People Name General Luri, Northern
People Name in Country Luri, Northern
Pronunciation LOO-ree
Natural Name Northern Luri
Population this Country 1,871,000
Population all Countries 1,986,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 37
Alternate Names Feyli; Lori; Lur; Luri; Lurs
People ID 13158
ROP3 Code 114989
Country Iran
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country West: central and south Lorestan, north Khuzestan, and south Hamadan provinces, southern edge of Markazi Province, some regions of Ilam Province; Khorramabad, Borujerd, and Andimeshk; possibly eastern Iraq.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Iran
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country West: central and south Lorestan, north Khuzestan, and south Hamadan provinces, southern edge of Markazi Province, some regions of Ilam Province; Khorramabad, Borujerd, and Andimeshk; possibly eastern Iraq..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Map of Luri, Northern in Iran Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Language Luri, Northern (1,871,000 speakers)
Language Code lrc   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Luri, Northern (1,871,000 speakers)
Language Code lrc   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Luri, Northern

Primary Language:  Luri, Northern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2002)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Luri, Northern
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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
Photo Source Shadegan  Creative Commons  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location from IMB. Other map data / geography from GMI. Map by Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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