Baharlu in Iran

The Baharlu have only been reported in Iran
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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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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

* Scripture Prayers for the Baharlu in Iran.

* 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.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/19602/IR
https://www.masterart.com/artworks/3123/baharlu
https://www.hali.com/news/anatomy-of-an-object-a-baharluainalu-carpet/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baharlu_(ethnic_group)
http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/baharlu-turkic-tribe


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Baharlu
People Name in Country Baharlu
Population this Country 9,800
Population all Countries 9,800
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names
People ID 19602
ROP3 Code 115040
Country Iran
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Widespread, especially north and central.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Iran
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Widespread, especially north and central..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Azerbaijani, South (9,800 speakers)
Language Code azb   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Baharlu
Dialect Code 7454   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Azerbaijani, South (9,800 speakers)
Language Code azb   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Baharlu
Dialect Code 7454   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Azerbaijani, South

Primary Language:  Azerbaijani, South

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes
Bible-Complete Yes  (2013)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Network of Azerbaijani Partnerships
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Azerbaijani, South
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app as APK File from FCBH
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Azeri Scripture Resources
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Iranian Azeri Bible
Text / Printed Matter Download scripture in this language
Text / Printed Matter Multi-Language Media
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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