Nayini in Iran

Joshua Project has identified the Nayini only in Iran
Population
8,500
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

There are three dialects of the Nayini language. However, some see those as three distinct languages. This is a people group defined by their language, so information about them centers around linguistics.


Where Are they Located?

Nayini (pronounced: Na'ini), or Biyabanak, is one of a variety of languages spoken by people living in the Esfahan Province of Central Iran. Some live in Iraq.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Esfahan Province experiences a semi-arid climate with moderate temperatures. People who speak a Nayini language probably work as herdsmen or farmers. Others have probably migrated to urban centers.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Muslims with very limited access to evangelical audio or visual resources.


What Are Their Needs?

There are currently no Bible portions in the Nayini languages, but there are gospel recordings. They need a person of peace to translate gospel materials and radio broadcasts into their language.


Prayer Points

* Pray that mission agencies will find a way to produce gospel materials for the Nayini people.
* Ask The Lord of the Harvest for favor and wisdom so that mission agencies would be able to work effectively with them.
* Pray that they would be inspired with creative solutions to the political and religious challenges that hold back the gospel from the Nayini of Iran.
* Pray for a disciple-making movement among the Nayini people.
* Pray that FARS-7, a Persian language satellite TV program, will be watched by those Nayini who speak Farsi, and that they will respond in faith to those programs' messages of the gospel.


References

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/2013/10/23
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/nyq
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nayini_language


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-10-23
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-11-14
People Name General Nayini
People Name in Country Nayini
Population in Iran 8,500
World Population 8,500
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Biyabanak
People ID 13262
ROP3 Code 107138
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 Esfahan Province, Nayin and Anarak, east of Isfahan; Khuri dialect in Khur (Khvor) and Mehrjan, northeast of Isfahan.   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 Esfahan Province, Nayin and Anarak, east of Isfahan; Khuri dialect in Khur (Khvor) and Mehrjan, northeast of Isfahan..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language: Nayini (8,500 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: nyq   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Nayini (8,500 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: nyq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Nayini

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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 
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