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Parsee in China

Parsee

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
5,700 Parsi Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Parsee in China

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Introduction / History
When Muslims came to Persia in the 7th century, they began to discriminate against the Zoroastrian Parsees, so many of them fled to western India. In India, they became known as "Pars," the people from Persia, and they retained the Zoroastrian religion. We now call them the Parsees. Later, under British rule, they became a highly respected group whose socio-political and economic influence was out of proportion to their relatively small numbers. They are small in number, and their numbers are dwindling even in Hong Kong.

Where are they located?
Most Parsees live in India, but there are a small number who live in Hong Kong.

What are their lives like?
It wasn't until the 1700s when Parsee businessmen arrived in Hong Kong to help the East India Company expand. They made great contributions to Hong Kong such as helping to develop the University of Hong Kong. Today the Parsees are often associated with business and banking.

What are their beliefs?
Zoroastrians believes in one god only, Ahura Mazda, and they perceive themselves as the first monotheistic religion in history. They worship only in the presence of fire, and will not allow "outsiders" to convert to their religion. One must be born into this religion.

What are their needs?
People of wealth often don't realize that they have spiritual needs that must only be met by God Himself. The Zoroastrians believe that their willingness to worship only one god will put them in good standings. They don't realize how much they need to depend on the one and only God of Heaven.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Zoroastrian Parsees will understand that they remain poor and in need of a savior from sin until they embrace the King of kings.
* Pray for a church planting movement among Parsees in Hong Kong that will spread to India.
* Pray for believers in Hong Kong to reach out to the Parsees.
* 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.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/14322/CH
http://world.time.com/2013/07/17/in-hong-kong-a-once-prominent-parsi-community-faces-demise/
http://varsity.com.cuhk.edu.hk/index.php/2014/05/zoroastrians-in-hong-kong/
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/Zoroastrian-Parsees-in-Canada/
http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267591.001.0001/acprof-9780198267591-chapter-4
https://www.questia.com/library/journal/1P3-1884238781/the-parsis-of-india-and-the-opium-trade-in-china

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Country: China
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Northeast
Persecution Rank:27 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
   
 
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People Name in Country: Parsee
People Name General: Parsee
Alternate People Names:
ParsisParzi
ZarathushtiZardasht
ZarrushtiZarthusht
ZarushtiZoroastrians
पारसी
ROP3 Code: 107901
Joshua Project People ID: 14322
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 5,700
Population all Countries: 162,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median
People Cluster: Parsee
People Name General: Parsee
Ethnic Code: CNT24f
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Parsi (5,700 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): prp    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Other / Small
Religion Sub-division:Zoroastrianism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small100.00 % 
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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Parsee in China

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