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Sivandi in Iran

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
9,500 Sivandi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Sivandi in Iran

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Introduction / History
Sivandi is a language spoken in Fars Province of south central Iran. This is a people group defined by their language.

Where are they located?
Sivandi speakers live in Iran's Fars Province.

What are their lives like?
Fars Province is a cultural hub. The economy there is mainly agricultural, but there is also a petrochemical facility, an oil refinery, and a factory for producing tires. Many tourists visit this part of Iran.

What are their beliefs?
The Sivandi people are almost entirely Shi 'ite Muslim.

What are their needs?
The only Christian materials available to them are gospel recordings and the JESUS Film. They need radio broadcasts and Scriptures translated into their language. Perhaps even more than that, they need people to go to them as Christ-bearers.

Prayer Points
Pray that the Sivandi people will access the JESUS Film that is available to them in their language, and that they will be so touched with its truth and message, that they will want to know Him more.
Pray for the Lord to send people into their lives to disciple them in His transforming ways.
Pray for an unstoppable church planting movement to begin this year among the Sivandi people.
* 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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Global Prayer Digest: 2016-11-13
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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, Sivand, northwest of Shiraz on Shiraz-Isfahan Road.
(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: Sivandi
People Name General: Sivandi
ROP3 Code: 109342
Joshua Project People ID: 14957
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 9,500
Population all Countries: 9,500
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median
People Cluster: Persian
People Name General: Sivandi
Ethnic Code: CNT24z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Sivandi (9,500 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): siy    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
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
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
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Sivandi in Iran

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People Cluster
    Persian     Asia, Central    
      Sivandi Iran    
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            Sivandi in Iran          
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      Islam     Sivandi  
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