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Natanzi in Iran

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

Natanzi in Iran

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Introduction / History
Natanzi is a language with four dialects. Natanzi speakers are proud of their language.

Where are they located?
The Natanzi people live in central Iran's Esfahan Province.

What are their lives like?
None of the Natanzi people live in areas that are lush and fertile. Rather, they live in arid, rocky, and sometimes mountainous areas that can rely only on sparse rainfall. Sufficient clean water is always a problem for people who do any agricultural work. Some have gravitated to urban areas.

What are their beliefs?
The Natanzi people are Shi 'ite Muslims. As far as we know there are no believers among them, and no work among them.

What are their needs?
The Natanzi people need wells so they can have enough water for their animals and for their crops. On a spiritual level, they need a way to hear that Jesus Christ can offer them an abundant life, but there are no Christian materials in their language.

Prayer Points
Pray for the Holy Spirit to draw these Natanzi to declare the glory and marvelous deeds of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Pray for the production of Christian resources that can be used to identify people who are ready to break with their past and embrace Jesus Christ as Lord.
Pray for a disciple-making movement among this unengaged people group.
Pray for God to raise up a man or woman of peace in a village, one whose heart is soft and open to God's truth.
Pray for God to work miracles of healing among the Natanzi people that will testify to the truth and authenticity of Jesus Christ.
* 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: 2013-10-31
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-11-12
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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:Esfahan Province, Natanz village, on Isfahan-Kashan 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: Natanzi
People Name General: Natanzi
ROP3 Code: 107114
Joshua Project People ID: 13250
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 9,500
Population all Countries: 9,500
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median
People Cluster: Persian
People Name General: Natanzi
Ethnic Code: CNT24z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Natanzi (9,500 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ntz    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]
None Reported
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Natanzi in Iran

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People Cluster
    Persian     Asia, Central    
      Natanzi Iran    
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