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Bashkardi in Iran


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
9,400 Bashkardi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Bashkardi in Iran

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Introduction / History
The Bashkardi are among the many tribal people groups in Iran. Their language is related to Farsi, the language of most Iranians, but they are Sunni rather than Shi 'a Muslims like the Iranian majority.

Where are they located?
The Bashkardi people live in the southernmost region of Iran.

What are their lives like?
The Bashkardi people live in a dry land where they are vulnerable because of a lack of clean water. Their homes are simple; palm fronds and grass line the outside of their tent-like houses. Some of them are potters, but most focus on tending livestock.

What are their beliefs?
Their primary language is Bashkardi. Unlike the Iranian majority, the primary religion practiced by the Bashkardi people is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Koran and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.

What are their needs?
The Bashkardi people need someone to help them build wells so they can have clean water for their families and for their livestock. Lack of clean water creates many health hazards.

Prayer Points
Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Bashkardi people in Iran teachable and understanding hearts.
Pray that a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Bashkardi families into a rich experience of God's blessing.
Pray for Bashkardi families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ's work on the cross.
Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Bashkardi family leaders to experience God's blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.
* Pray for Gospel messages to become available in audio format for this people group.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2016-11-04
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Country: Iran
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Central
Persecution Rank:8 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:East Hormozgan, South Kerman, possibly southwest Sistan va Baluchestan provinces.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bashkardi
People Name General: Bashkardi
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 101099
Joshua Project People ID: 10704
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 9,400
Population all Countries: 9,400
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Baloch
People Name General: Bashkardi
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Bashkardi (9,400 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bsg    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
GSEC Status:Level 0   No evangelical Christians or churches. No access to major evangelical print, audio, visual, or human resources
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Film / Video / Animation
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Bashkardi in Iran

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People Cluster
    Baloch     Asia, Central    
      Bashkardi Iran    
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            Bashkardi in Iran          
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      Islam     Bashkardi  
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