Afghan in Iran


Population
388,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Afghanistan and Iran have had relations with each other for a long time. Many Afghans came to Iran after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the late 1970's and others came because of other later wars in their country. Most of them are refugees and can only stay in Iran for a limited time.

Many Afghans are now copying Iran and using birth control, something they were against previously. The Afghans are now having to accept education for women which is something they have been opposed to also.

It is hard for Afghans to become Iranian citizens including for the children of mixed Afghan and Iranian marriages. The Afghans in Iran tend to have low paid work.

Iranians are Shia Muslims while Afghans are mostly Sunni Muslims but some of them are Shia Muslims. The Afghans in Iran speak Persian and Afghan languages also.


Prayer Points

* Pray the that the difficulties that Afghans are having will cause them to look to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give the Afghans dreams and visions leading them to salvation.
* Pray that as the Afghans read the Koran about Jesus they will want to read the Bible and then give their lives to Jesus Christ.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghans_in_Iran


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Afghan
People Name in Country Afghan
Population in Iran 388,000
World Population 8,538,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 8 to 10
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Fars, Irani, Persian
People ID 14372
ROP3 Code 107989
Country Iran
Region Central Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Iran
Region Central Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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Primary Language Dari (388,000 speakers)
Language Code prs   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Dari
Primary Language Dari (388,000 speakers)
Language Code prs   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Dari

Primary Language:  Dari

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1974)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1982-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes   (2008)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Dari
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Today's Dari Version
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.01 %)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.99 %
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
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Profile Source Anonymous  
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