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Persian in India

Persian

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
8,400 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Persian in India

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Introduction / History
Those of Persian descent who live in India are called Parsis, a term that refers to their origin, i.e., old Persia. Some of Persian descent are Shia Muslims who came with Mughal king Babur with surnames such as "Sayyed." Some are Sunni Muslims with surnames such as "Shaikh", "Sayyed" etc. Sunni Muslims migrated from Persia to India due to the persecution of Sunni Muslims and forced conversion. To prevent being converted, the Sunni Muslims migrated to North India and later to South India. Today, Parsis usually live in Mumbai, Kolkata and Hyderabad. Sunni Muslims of Persian descent who lost their identity live in Hyderabad and Aurangabad. Sunni Muslim with surnames Shaikh and Sayyed are of Persian descent.

Where are they located?
The Parsis live in Kolkata, Mumbaim, Aurangabad and Hyderabad.

What are their lives like?
Parsis are a very disciplined people. They are educated. They tend to have fewer children. They marry between themselves rather than outside of their group. Many work as doctors or engineers. Sunni Muslim Persian are often work as engineers, businessmen, farmers and traders.

What are their beliefs?
They typically follow Sunni and Shia Islam or Zoroastrianism.

References
"The Zoroastrianism of India: the photographic journey of India" by Soni Taraporevala.
"Review of Parsis: A People of the Book" by S M Taher Rezwi 2014
"Shia Islam in Colonial India" Cambridge University Press by Justin Jones 28 Dec 2011
"Conquest of India" by K Bashir.
"Shia Islam in Colonial India " Cambridge University Press by Justin Jone, 28 Dec 2011.

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:8,400
Largest States:
Maharashtra (3,300)Bihar (1,100)
Gujarat (600)Uttar Pradesh (600)
West Bengal (500)Jharkhand (400)
Madhya Pradesh (400)Delhi (300)
Tamil Nadu (300)Telangana (300)
Total States on file:21
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Persian
People Name General: Persian
Alternate People Names:
FarsIrani
पर्षियन
ROP3 Code: 107987
Joshua Project People ID: 14371
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 8,400
Population all Countries: 41,124,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median
People Cluster: Persian
People Name General: Persian
Ethnic Code: CNT24f
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Persian, Iranian (8,400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pes    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1546-1965
New Testament:
1815-1979Audio
Complete Bible: 1838-1995
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsGeneral Ministry Resources
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoIranian Contextual Fellowship (Indigitub ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Persian, Iranian
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Weary Traveller (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed MatterBible: New Millenium Version
Text / Printed MatterBible: Persian Old Version
Text / Printed MatterBible: Today's Farsi
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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