Sangisari in Iran

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People Name: Sangisari
Country: Iran
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 45,000
World Population: 45,000
Primary Language: Sangisari
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Unspecified
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Persian
Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median
Progress Level:


The Sangisari are a small semi-nomadic pastoral mountain people of Iran. They travel some 1500 kilometers each year, during the spring and summer. They live in tents. A breed of sheep is named after them. They practice a variety of folk Islam, rooted in the ancient past.

Ministry Obstacles

There are three major ministry obstacles. Iran is a closed country. Their geographic isolationism and nomadism make them hard to reach. We know so little about them that those who approach them will have to start at the beginning.

Outreach Ideas

A Christian anthropologist could study them, thereby gaining access to them. Radio and TV broadcasts in their language would allow them to hear and respond to the gospel from home. Iranian churches could adopt and sponsor outreach to them.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for all three of these outreach ideas to soon go into effect. Pray especially for radio broadcasts in their language.

Pray for the Entire People Group

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