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Nayini in Iran

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
8,700 Nayini Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Nayini in Iran

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Introduction / History
There are three dialects of the Nayini language. However, some see those as three distinct languages. This is a people group defined by their language, so information about them centers around linguistics.

Where are they located?
Nayini (pronounced: Na'ini), or Biyabanak, is one of a variety of languages spoken by people living in the Esfahan Province of Central Iran. Some live in Iraq.

What are their lives like?
The Esfahan Province experiences a semi-arid climate with moderate temperatures. People who speak a Nayini language probably work as herdsmen or farmers. Others have probably migrated to urban centers.

What are their beliefs?
They are Muslims with very limited access to evangelical audio or visual resources.

What are their needs?
There are currently no Bible portions in the Nayini languages, but there are gospel recordings. They need a person of peace to translate gospel materials and radio broadcasts into their language.

Prayer Points
* Pray that mission agencies will find a way to produce gospel materials for the Nayini people.
* Ask The Lord of the Harvest for favor and wisdom so that mission agencies would be able to work effectively with them.
* Pray that they would be inspired with creative solutions to the political and religious challenges that hold back the gospel from the Nayini of Iran.
* Pray for a disciple-making movement among the Nayini people.
* Pray that FARS-7, a Persian language satellite TV program, will be watched by those Nayini who speak Farsi, and that they will respond in faith to those programs' messages of the gospel.
* 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.


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Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-10-23
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-11-14
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Country: Iran
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Central
Persecution Rank:9 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Esfahan Province, Nayin and Anarak, east of Isfahan; Khuri dialect in Khur (Khvor) and Mehrjan, northeast of Isfahan.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
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People Name in Country: Nayini
People Name General: Nayini
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 107138
Joshua Project People ID: 13262
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 8,700
Population all Countries: 8,700
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median
People Cluster: Persian
People Name General: Nayini
Ethnic Code: CNT24z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Nayini (8,700 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): nyq    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: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Nayini in Iran

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People Cluster
    Persian     Asia, Central    
      Nayini Iran    
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      Islam     Nayini  
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