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Mamasani in Iran


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
134,000 Luri, Southern Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Mamasani in Iran

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Introduction / History
The Mamasani people are a subgroup of the Luri people of Iran. They have been nomads for hundreds of years.

Where are they located?
Most of the Mamasani people live in Buyer va-Kohkiluyeh Province in western Iran.

What are their lives like?
The Mamasani people are mainly nomads who migrate to wherever they can find enough water and food for their livestock. Others work as rug weavers.

What are their beliefs?
The Mamasani people are entirely Muslim, and there is no one to tell them that their eternal destiny is determined by their relationship with Jesus Christ.

What are their needs?
The Mamasani people need veterinarians to help keep their livestock healthy. They also need a way to educate their children since they are highly mobile nomads.

Prayer Points
Pray that Farsi speaking believers will take the gospel to the Mamasani people.
Pray for the development of gospel related stories and skits in the language of the Mamasani people.
Pray for a disciple making movement to flourish among them.
* Pray for completion of Bible translation in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.

Profiles written by Keith Carey of GPD

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Global Prayer Digest: 2010-11-28
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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:Mainly Kohgiluyeh va Buyer Ahmad Province; northwest Fars and east Khuzestan provinces; some in Bushehr Province.
(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: Mamasani
People Name General: Mamasani
ROP3 Code: 113973
Joshua Project People ID: 18382
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 134,000
Population all Countries: 134,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median
People Cluster: Luri-Bakhtiari
People Name General: Mamasani
Ethnic Code: CNT24z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Luri, Southern (134,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): luz    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Mamasani
Dialect Code:6480
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: Yes
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
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Mamasani in Iran

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Luri-Bakhtiari     Asia, Central    
      Mamasani Iran    
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            Mamasani in Iran          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Luri, Southern  
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