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|(210–235 million Commonties majorly in Iran, Sooth Ossetie (de facto), Afghanistan, Turkey, Tajikistan, Iraq, Sirie, Pakistan an an aa Georgie, Roushie, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Armenie, Israel, Cheenae (Xinjiang), Unitit Kinrick, Fraunce, the Netherlands, Swaden, Indie, Germany, Mexico, Argentinae, Brazil, Canadae an the Unitit States.)|
|Regions wi signeeficant populations|
|Iran an Iranian Plateau, Anatolie, north-wastren Sooth Asie, Central Asie, the Caucasus an as immigrant commonties in North Americae an Wastren Europe.|
|Iranian leids, a branch o the Indo-European faimily|
|Majority Sunni Islam (includin Sufis), Shia Islam, Irreleegion, Agnosticism, Christianity (Orthodox Christianity, Protestantism, Catholicism an Georgie Orthodox), Atheism, Zoroastrianism, Nestorians, Judaism, Bahá'í, Paganism, Yazidi|
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- Iran: Library of Congress, Library of Congress – Federal Research Division. "Ethnic Groups and Languages of Iran" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-12-02. (Persian and Caspian dialects-65% Kurdish 8%-Luri/Bakhtiari 5%- Baluchi 4%):80% of the population or approximately 63 million people.
- Afghanistan: CIA Factbook Afghanistan: unting Pashtuns, Tajiks, Baluchs, 21 million
- Tajiks of Central Asia counting Tajikistan and Uzbekistan 10–15 million
- Kurds Syria, Lebanon and Iraq based on CIA factbook estimate 18 million
- Zazas of Turkey, based on CIA factbook estimate 4 million
- Ossetians, Talysh, Tats, Kurds of the Caucasus and Central Asia: 1–2 million based on CIA factbook/ethnologue.
- Tajiks of China: 50,000 to 100,000
- Iranian speakers in Bahrain, the Persian Gulf , Western Europe and USA, 3 million.
- Pakistan counting Baluchis+Pashtus+Afghan refugees based on CIA factbook and other sources: 71 million.
- J.E. Peterson. "Oman's Diverse Society" (PDF). p. 4.
- "The Report: Kuwait 2008". Oxford Business Group. 2008. p. 25.
- The Ossetians o the Caucasus are Orthodox Christians
- R.N Frye, "IRAN v. PEOPLE OF IRAN in Encycloapedia Iranica. "In the following discussion of "Iranian peoples," the term "Iranian" may be understood in two ways. It is, first of all, a linguistic classification, intended to designate any society which inherited or adopted, and transmitted, an Iranian language. The set of Iranian-speaking peoples is thus considered a kind of unity, in spite of their distinct lineage identities plus all the factors which may have further differentiated any one group’s sense of self."
- The Kurds: A Concise Handbook by Mehrdad R. Izady
- Historical Dictionary of the Kurds by Michael M. Gunter
- The Encyclopedia Americana: The International Reference Work, Volume 15
- Waldman & Mason 2006, p. 692
- "IRAN vi. IRANIAN LANGUAGES AND SCRIPTS". Encyclopædia Iranica. Bibliotheca Persica Press. 15 December 2006. Retrieved 1 June 2015.