Iranian Zoroastrian diaspora
Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
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The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
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Foltz, R. 2013. Iranian Zoroastrian diaspora. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .
- Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
Zoroastrianism was the state religion of Iran prior to the Arab Muslim conquests in the mid-7th century. From that time onwards ever-increasing numbers of Iranians converted to Islam, for a wide range of reasons including, but not limited to, positive inducements such as economic or social benefits and negative ones such as persecution. Within a few centuries Zoroastrians were reduced to a tiny minority in the land where their faith originated.
- assimilation and exclusion