Soi in Iran

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

Introduction / History

Soi is a language of central Iran. An important resource for reaching an unreached people group is to give them the gospel message in their local language, and not just the national language.


Where Are they Located?

Soi speakers live in central Iran.


What Are Their Lives Like?

We know very little about their lives. This is a people group defined by their language, so information about them is about linguistics.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Soi speakers are almost entirely Shi'ite Muslim. They have been taught that the teachings of the Qur'an lead to eternal life and that the Bible has been corrupted by mistranslations. They do not have a Savior to depend upon.


What Are Their Needs?

Those who speak Soi are unengaged as well as unreached. That means that no one is attempting to take them the gospel. They do not have any of the Scriptures or other Christian resources to lead them to the loving Savior.


Prayer Points

* Ask the Lord to provide a miraculous way to get His Word to the Soi people in spite of man-made laws.
* Pray that soon the JESUS Film and radio broadcasts will be available in the Soi language.
* Pray for someone to go to the Soi speakers and disciple them in the ways of Jesus Christ.
* Pray for miraculous healings that will make it clear to Soi speakers that God is both all-powerful and loving.


References

http://search.language-archives.org/record.html?id=ethnologue_com_soj
http://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=24216
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soi_language


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-11-15
People Name General Soi
People Name in Country Soi
Population in Iran 8,500
World Population 8,500
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names
People ID 14973
ROP3 Code 109375
Country Iran
Region Central Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 9  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Iran
Region Central Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 9  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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

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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