Kurd, Behdini in Iraq

Kurd, Behdini
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Map Source:  People Group location: Joshua Project. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.
People Name: Kurd, Behdini
Country: Iraq
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 3,562,000
World Population: 15,873,200
Primary Language: Kurdish, Northern
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 1.20 %
Evangelicals: 1.10 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Kurd
Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The northeast border of Iraq is part of a larger Kurdish population of clans, tribes and confederacies which have existed for thousands of years. They share several important and common ties of language, culture, homeland, and identity.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Northern Kurds fought ISIS valiantly, and at great cost. They are farmers, raising cattle and goats, and a people who enjoy elaborate costumes, and bright colors.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Almost all Kurds are Sunni; class prejudice is common in this people group. Many of the most rebellious in Kurdish society have associated with secret and unorthodox Muslim sects.

What Are Their Needs?

Many Kurds have endured much suffering in recent years of war and rebellion, scarcity of water, and resultant farming problems. Medical teams and civil engineers, and educators are needed to minister to these needy people.

Prayer Points

There are a few known followers of Christ among the Northern Kurds in Iraq. Please pray they will grow in the admonition and nurture of the Lord.

Pray for the Lord to bless the families among the Kurds of Iraq with his presence and mercy.

Pray for a movement of Bible studies that will beget more Bible studies with the intension of producing obedient Kurdish disciples.

Text Source:   Joshua Project