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Soi in Iran

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

Soi in Iran

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Introduction / History
Soi is a language of central Iran. An important resource for reaching an unreached people group is to give them the gospel message in their local language, and not just the national language.

Where are they located?
Soi speakers live in central Iran.

What are their lives like?
We know very little about their lives. This is a people group defined by their language, so information about them is about linguistics.

What are their beliefs?
Soi speakers are almost entirely Shi 'ite Muslim. They have been taught that the teachings of the Qur 'an lead to eternal life and that the Bible has been corrupted by mistranslations. They do not have a Savior to depend upon.

What are their needs?
Those who speak Soi are unengaged as well as unreached. That means that no one is attempting to take them the gospel. They do not have any of the Scriptures or other Christian resources to lead them to the loving Savior.

Prayer Points
Ask the Lord to provide a miraculous way to get His Word to the Soi people in spite of man-made laws.
Pray that soon the JESUS Film and radio broadcasts will be available in the Soi language.
Pray for someone to go to the Soi speakers and disciple them in the ways of Jesus Christ.
Pray for miraculous healings that will make it clear to Soi speakers that God is both all-powerful and loving.
* 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: 2016-11-15
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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
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Soi
People Name General: Soi
ROP3 Code: 109375
Joshua Project People ID: 14973
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: Soi
Ethnic Code: CNT24z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Soi (9,500 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): soj    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 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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Soi in Iran

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