Gabri in Iran

The Gabri, Dari have only been reported in Iran
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Introduction / History

As early as the 1800s, almost a million people spoke the Gabri language. Today that language is endangered. It is very possible that this language and people group will no longer exist in 100 years.


Where Are they Located?

The Dari Gabri people live in Iran’s Yazd and Kerman Provinces.


What Are Their Lives Like?

People who are diminishing in numbers and influence often look back to their glory days. The Dari Gabri people fall into this category.


What Are Their Beliefs?

This people group has remained faithful to the monotheistic Zoroastrian religion which dates back to the days of the powerful Persian Empire. This religion, which incorporates fire as a symbol of purity, has involved only a small number of people in Iran since the Arab Muslim attacked in the 800s. Zoroastrianism diminished as more people converted to Islam.

Zoroastrians believe in one creator God, Ahura Mazda, who is wise and compassionate. Despite their commonalities with Jews and Christians, very few Zoroastrians have embraced the Savior.


What Are Their Needs?

They need to put their identity in the Savior who will give them a hope and a future if they will only allow Him.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Gabri, Dari in Iran.

* Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Dari Gabri people in Iran for Jesus and that in God’s sovereign timing their hearts would be open and ready to follow Him.
* Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended Dari Gabri families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
* Pray for the spiritual lives of the Dari Gabri people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
* Pray for the lives and culture of the Dari Gabri people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open to the gospel, and for the beauty of Jesus to be seen in them.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16675/IR
http://www.endangeredlanguages.com/lang/4196
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoroastrian_Dari_language
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabri


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-10-17
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-11-20
People Name General Gabri, Dari
People Name in Country Gabri, Dari
Natural Name Gabri
World Population 15,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Gabri
People ID 16675
ROP3 Code 114944
Country Iran
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 9  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Settled communities in Yazd and Kerman provinces.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Iran
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 9  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Settled communities in Yazd and Kerman provinces..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Dari, Zoroastrian
Language Code gbz   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Gabri
Primary Language Dari, Zoroastrian
Language Code gbz   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Gabri
People Groups Speaking Dari, Zoroastrian

Primary Language:  Dari, Zoroastrian

Bible Translation Status:  Unspecified

Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
100.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source Bethany World Prayer Center  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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