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Koroshi in Iran

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

Koroshi in Iran

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Introduction / History
The Koroshi people have their roots in Pakistan's Balochistan Province, which borders Iran, but they have since moved to Iran's southwestern regions. They speak a Koroshi, a Baloch-related language, but on the northern end of where they live they are usually bi-lingual. Some believe that their Koroshi language is dying out.

Where are they located?
The Koroshi people of Iran are mostly scattered across Iran's southwestern regions. Some are in Iran's Fars Province. Others live in Pakistan where they probably originated.

What are their lives like?
Rural Koroshi people are either farmers or engaged in animal husbandry. Many of them herd camels for the Qash 'qai people. Those who live in urban areas are employed either in industry or trade. Some are engaged in traditional crafts like weaving carpets and mats.

What are their beliefs?
The Koroshi people are Muslims like the Persian majority in Iran. They have had no chance to hear any other spiritual solutions.

What are their needs?
The Koroshi people need markets for the things they produce. But more than that, they need someone to tell them about Jesus.

Prayer Points
Pray for gospel materials like the JESUS Film, radio broadcasts, and gospel recordings to be produced for them.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to direct Iranian believers to go to the Koroshi people.
Pray for a disciple-making movement among this unengaged people group.
* 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: 2016-11-16
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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:Fars Province.
(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: Koroshi
People Name General: Koroshi
ROP3 Code: 105243
Joshua Project People ID: 12803
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 400
Population all Countries: 400
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Baloch
People Name General: Koroshi
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Koroshi
Language Code (ISO): ktl    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Persian, Iranian (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
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]
None Reported
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Koroshi in Iran

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Baloch     Asia, Central    
      Koroshi Iran    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Koroshi in Iran          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Koroshi  
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