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Laki in Iran


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,221,000 Laki Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Laki in Iran

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Introduction / History
The Laks of Iran live in the southwest of the country and speak Laki which is a northwest Iranian language. They follow a traditional religion called Ahl-E-Haqq and Shia Islam. They live in Luristan Province and in Kermanshahan.

The Laks originated from the Zand dynasty that ruled some of southwest Iran in the eighteenth century. The Zands were expert in war. After the Zand dynasty was no more, the Zands went back to their original home in Luristan.

Laki has become one of the main Kurdish languages in Iran. The Lak have several tribes including the Jalilavand and the Osmanvand.

The Laks also live in some places in Western Illam and in North Lorestan.

Prayer Points
* Pray that God will give the Lak dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray for freedom for the gospel message to be given in Iran.
* 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: 2010-11-26
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-11-13
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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
Total Provinces on file:3
Location in Country:Western Lorestan, Ilam, and Hamadan provinces; Aleshtar, Kuhdasht, Nurabad-e Dolfan, and Khorramabad.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
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People Name in Country: Laki
People Name General: Laki
Alternate People Names:
Feyli LurLur Kuchek
ROP3 Code: 114988
Joshua Project People ID: 19313
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,221,000
Population all Countries: 1,221,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median
People Cluster: Luri-Bakhtiari
People Name General: Laki
Ethnic Code: CNT24z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Laki (1,221,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): lki    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 (GRN)
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
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Laki in Iran

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People Cluster
    Luri-Bakhtiari     Asia, Central    
      Laki Iran    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Laki in Iran          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Laki  
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