Laki in Iran

The Laki have only been reported in Iran
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Introduction / History

The Laks of Iran live in the southwest of the country and speak Laki which is a northwest Iranian language. They follow a traditional religion called Ahl-E-Haqq and Shia Islam. They live in Luristan Province and in Kermanshahan.

The Laks originated from the Zand dynasty that ruled some of southwest Iran in the eighteenth century. The Zands were expert in war. After the Zand dynasty was no more, the Zands went back to their original home in Luristan.

Laki has become one of the main Kurdish languages in Iran. The Lak have several tribes including the Jalilavand and the Osmanvand.

The Laks also live in some places in Western Illam and in North Lorestan.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Laki in Iran.

* Pray that God will give the Lak dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray for freedom for the gospel message to be given in Iran.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laks_(Iran)


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-11-26
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-11-13
People Name General Laki
People Name in Country Laki
Pronunciation LAH-kee
World Population 1,221,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 24
Alternate Names Feyli Lur; Lur Kuchek; Lurs
People ID 19313
ROP3 Code 114988
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 Western Lorestan, Ilam, and Hamadan provinces; Aleshtar, Kuhdasht, Nurabad-e Dolfan, and Khorramabad.   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 Western Lorestan, Ilam, and Hamadan provinces; Aleshtar, Kuhdasht, Nurabad-e Dolfan, and Khorramabad..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Laki (1,221,000 speakers)
Language Code lki   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Laki (1,221,000 speakers)
Language Code lki   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Laki

Primary Language:  Laki

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Started

Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
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 Przemek Polakiewicz  Creative Commons  Used with permission
Map Source Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more