Mandaean of United States

People Group Info

Total Population: 1,500

ROP3 Code: 106221
IMB Affinity Group: North African and Middle Eastern Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Assyrian / Aramaic
Language: Mandaic - (mid)
Religion: Ethnic Religions
Country of Origin: Iran

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Majority Located Where

  San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX - 500

  Worcester, MA - 400

  Lincoln, NE - 200

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Brief Profile

The Mandaean, also known as Sabean Mandean, are an ethno-religious people who originated from Iran as well as Iraq. Since 2007, Mandaean refugees have resettled in the United States.

As an ethno-religious people, they practice Mandaeism. Mandaeism is a Gnostic religion with a strongly dualistic worldview. They revere Adam, Abel, Seth, Enosh, Noah, Shem, Aram and especially John the Baptist, but reject Abraham, Moses and Jesus of Nazareth. They group existence into two main categories: light and dark. They have a dualistic view of life, which encompasses both good and evil; all good is thought to have come from the World of Light and all evil is considered to be a product of the World of Darkness.

They are scattered mostly in Massachusetts, Michigan, Texas, Colorado, and California.

Click here to read an article on the Mandaean people being resettled in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that Christians will intentionally share a message of Christ with the Mandaean people.
  • Pray God will open the hearts and minds of Mandaean people to understand and accept the message of Christ as the way, truth, and life for all mankind.


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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesSan AntonioSan Antonio-New BraunfelsTX500
United StatesWorcesterWorcesterMA400
United StatesLincolnLincolnNE200