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Gabri, Dari in Iran

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
16,000 Dari, Zoroastrian Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Gabri, Dari in Iran

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Introduction / History
As early as the 1800s, almost a million people spoke the Gabri language. Today that language is endangered. It is very possible that this language and people group will no longer exist in 100 years.

Where are they located?
The Dari Gabri people live in Iran's Yazd and Kerman Provinces.

What are their lives like?
People who are diminishing in numbers and influence often look back to their glory days. The Dari Gabri people fall into this category.

What are their beliefs?
This people group has remained faithful to the monotheistic Zoroastrian religion which dates back to the days of the powerful Persian Empire. This religion, which incorporates fire as a symbol of purity, has involved only a small number of people in Iran since the Arab Muslim attacked in the 800s. Zoroastrianism diminished as more people converted to Islam.

Zoroastrians believe in one creator God, Ahura Mazda, who is wise and compassionate. Despite their commonalities with Jews and Christians, very few Zoroastrians have embraced the Savior.

What are their needs?
They need to put their identity in the Savior who will give them a hope and a future if they will only allow Him.

Prayer Points
Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Dari Gabri people in Iran for Jesus and that in God's sovereign timing their hearts would be open and ready to follow Him.
Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended Dari Gabri families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
Pray for the spiritual lives of the Dari Gabri people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
Pray for the lives and culture of the Dari Gabri people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open to the gospel, and for the beauty of Jesus to be seen in them.
* 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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Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-10-17
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-11-20
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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:Settled communities in Yazd and Kerman provinces.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
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People Name in Country: Gabri, Dari
People Name General: Gabri, Dari
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 114944
Joshua Project People ID: 16675
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 16,000
Population all Countries: 16,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median
People Cluster: Persian
People Name General: Gabri, Dari
Ethnic Code: CNT24f
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Dari, Zoroastrian
Language Code (ISO): gbz    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Gabri (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Other / Small
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
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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Gabri, Dari in Iran

Global                 Global
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People Cluster
    Persian     Asia, Central    
      Gabri, Dari Iran    
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            Gabri, Dari in Iran          
      Religion Language  
      Other / Small     Dari, Zoroastrian  
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