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Baharlu in Iran

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
10,000 Azerbaijani, South Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Baharlu in Iran

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Introduction / History
The Baharlu have been nomads for centuries. They are part of a confederation of nomadic tribes in Iran.

Where are they located?
This people groups lives primarily in Iran's Fars Province.

What are their lives like?
The Baharlu people are noted for weaving beautiful rugs. These rugs are desired my many, and they fetch a high price. Like other nomads in Central Asia, their livelihood is tied in with their livestock.

They speak a Turkic language, meaning it comes from Altaic languages. Some of the well-known Turkic languages are Turkish, Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Uighur, and Tatar. Their language is closely related to Southern Azerbaijani. These languages are from a different linguistic branch than Farsi, the trade language of Iran. Many other tribes in their area also speak a Turkic language.

What are their beliefs?
All of these people are Muslims. They have not been confronted with the gospel that God will offer them an abundant life in the here and now, and eternal life with Him if we would repent, and accept salvation on His terms. Instead, as folk Muslims, they look to the spirit world for the daily needs and to the teachings of the Koran for their eternal needs and general guidance.

What are their needs?
The Baharlu people need to have the opportunity to hear and respond to the claims of Jesus Christ. This is very difficult for a nomadic people living in a closed country.

Prayer Points
Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Baharlu 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 Baharlu families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
Pray for the spiritual lives of the Baharlu people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
Pray for the lives and culture of the Baharlu 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.


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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:Widespread, especially north and central.
(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: Baharlu
People Name General: Baharlu
ROP3 Code: 115040
Joshua Project People ID: 19602
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 10,000
Population all Countries: 10,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Turkic Peoples
People Cluster: Azerbaijani
People Name General: Baharlu
Ethnic Code: MSY41a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Azerbaijani, South (10,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): azb    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Baharlu
Dialect Code:7454
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:
Complete Bible: 2009-2013
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
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Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Azerbaijani, South
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
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Baharlu in Iran

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Azerbaijani     Asia, Central    
      Baharlu Iran    
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            Baharlu in Iran          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Azerbaijani, South  
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