Language:  Persian, Iranian

Population of Groups Speaking

44,176,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

41

Scripture Status

Audio Bible

Jesus Film

Gospel Recordings

Map Notes
Primary Language
(41 people groups)
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Photo People Group Country Population Progress Scale
 Jew, Persian United States 66,000
 Persian United Arab Emirates 301,000
 Persian Afghanistan 700,000
 Persian Azerbaijan 13,000
 Persian Australia 62,000
 Persian Austria 15,000
 Persian Bahrain 191,000
 Persian Belgium 13,000
 Persian Canada 147,000
 Persian Cyprus 1,500
 Persian Denmark 17,000
 Persian Finland 14,000
 Persian France 64,000
 Persian Germany 236,000
 Persian Greece 1,100
 Persian China, Hong Kong 800
 Persian Iran 39,721,000
 Persian Italy 7,200
 Persian Iraq 525,000
 Persian Japan 49,000
 Persian Kuwait 54,000
 Persian Kazakhstan 5,200
 Persian Slovakia 1,300
 Persian Oman 63,000
 Persian Malaysia 44,000
 Persian Netherlands 41,000
 Persian Norway 24,000
 Persian New Zealand 3,600
 Persian Qatar 261,000
 Persian Russia 3,700
 Persian Saudi Arabia 251,000
 Persian Spain 2,800
 Persian Sweden 46,000
 Persian Syria 68,000
 Persian Tajikistan 600
 Persian Turkey 693,000
 Persian Turkmenistan 17,000
 Persian United Kingdom 71,000
 Persian United States 322,000
 Persian Uzbekistan 35,000
 Persian Yemen 24,000
  Totals:  41     38
Secondary Language
(7 people groups)
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Photo People Group Country Population Progress Scale
 Azerbaijani Kyrgyzstan 21,000
 Jew, Judeo-Persian Iran 10,000
Koroshi Iran 400
 Kurd, Kurmanji Kyrgyzstan 16,000
 Mandaean Iran 25,000
 Persian India 8,800
 Persian Pakistan 13,000
  Totals:  7     7

Language Alternate Names
Abadani
Ajamic
Bandari
Esfahani
Farsi
Farsi, Western
Ketabi
Mahalhamadani
Mashadi (Meshed)
Meshed
New Persian
Old Shirazi
Parsi
Persian
Shahrudi Kazeruni
Shirazjahromi
Tehrani
West Persian
Western
Western Farsi
Yazdi

Dialects
Araki
Bandari
Basseri
Bushehri
Esfahani
Fars Persian
Farsi
Gorgani Persian
Hamadani
Isfahani
Jahromi
Karbalai
Kashani
Kazeruni
Kermani
Kermanshahi Persian
Ketabi
Khorasan Persian
Khuzestani
Mahalati
Mahallati
Malayeri
Mashadi
Perso-Tabaric
Qazvini
Qomi Persian
Sedehi
Sevei
Shahrudi
Shirazi
Sistani Persian
Tehrani
Yazdi
Zott

Dialect Alternate Names
Farsi, Western
Farsi: Zott
Irani
Meshed
Tieng Farsi


Bible Translation Year / Status
Bible Portions 1546-1965
New Testament 1815-1979
Complete Bible 1845-2020

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Resource Directories
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Format Resource (Direct link) Source (General link)
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources General / Other
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Persian, Iranian Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video The Prophets' Story Create International
Film / Video The Savior 0 - The Savior Trailer Create International
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well Create International
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General Walk with the Prophets and meet the Messiah Al Massira
General Zume Resources Zume Project
General Zume Training Zume Project
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway scripture Bible Gateway
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version Super Bible / Comic Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Persian, Iranian YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Persian, Iranian YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Persian, Iranian YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book General / Other
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations Campus Crusade for Christ
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press