Ajam of Kuwait or Persians of Kuwait  are Kuwaiti citizens of  Iranian origin, who migrated to Kuwait over the last couple of hundred years.  Historically, Persian ports provided most of Kuwait's economic needs.  Marafi Behbahani was one of the first merchants to settle in Kuwait in the 18th century. 
Shia Kuwaiti citizens are of Iranian ancestry.       However, some Kuwaitis of Iranian origin are Sunni. The Kuwaitis of  Iranian Balochi origin are predominantly Sunni Muslim. Balochi families first immigrated to Kuwait in the 19th century. 
Persian sub-dialects of Larestani, Khonji, Bastaki and Gerashi have influenced the vocabulary of Kuwaiti Arabic. There are also Ayam of  Sayyid origin. Some also speak  Khuzestani Arabic.
Notable people [ ]
Abdulhussain Abdulredha, prominent actor.
Ahmed Lari, a politician.
Ali Hussain Al-Awadhi, journalist and politician.
Ali Al-Zinkawi, Olympics athlete.
Ali Ashkanani, footballer.
Adnan Zahid Abdulsamad, a politician.
Ali al-Ihqaqi, Religious scholar.
Ali Abdulreda, footballer.
Abdulwahed Al-Awadhi, a politician.
Kazem Behbehani, immunologist and retired professor, World Health Organization official.
Samir Said, footballer. Dawood Hussein, comedy actor.
Bashar al-Shatti, singer-songwriter of fame. Star Academy
Sulaiman Qabazard, 1976 Olympics diver.
Emma Shah, singer.
Ibtihal Al-Khatib, secular academic. Marafi Behbahani, merchant.
Mohammad Ashkanani, professional basketball player.
Muhammad Baqir al-Muhri, an ayatollah.
Saleh Ashour, a politician.
Hassan Jawhar, former member of the National Assembly.
Hussain Al-Musawi, footballer.
Abbas Almohri, Religious scholar.
Halema Boland, television host and entertainer.
Hamad al-Naqi, activist and blogger.
Nasser Abul, online activist. Ahmad Ashkanani, professional bodybuilder.
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References [ ]
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Taqi, Hanan (2010). Two ethnicities, three generations: Phonological variation and change in Kuwait (PDF) (PhD). Newcastle University. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 October 2013 . Retrieved . 5 December 2016
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Dénes Gazsi. "The Persian Dialects of the Ajam in Kuwait" (PDF). The University of Iowa.
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Al-Tajir (2013). . Lang & Linguistic in Bahrain Mon Al-Tajir. p. 11. ISBN . 9781136136269
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Majmu'at al-Athaar, Part 18. Qum, Tehran. p. 124