Ilsavan in Azerbaijan


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Introduction / History

The Shahseven are a sub-ethnic group of Azerbaijanis, living near the border between Azerbaijan and Iran. They are semi-nomadic, being primarily shepherds. Their name means "lover of the Shah" or "adherents of the Shah," in reference to the traditional king of Persia.


Where Are they Located?

Most Shahseven people live in Iran, but there are some still residing in Azerbaijan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

As nomadic shepherds, their lives are very difficult by our standards. They must move their livestock to even find adequate water or grazing lands. Their diet is often restricted to what their livestock can provide; meat and milk. Semi-nomadic peoples are often viewed as rivals or as a nuisance by settled people groups.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Like most other people groups in Iran and Azerbaijan, the Shahsevens are Shi 'ite Muslims.


What Are Their Needs?

Like other people groups that depend on livestock, the Shahsevan people need veterinarians to help take care of their livestock.


Prayer Points

Pray the Lord will grant the Shahseven people a growing desire to know Jesus Christ and to follow Him. Pray the Lord will open their spiritual eyes to see Jesus as He really is.
Pray for mature Christians to be sent to disciple them in His ways.
Pray for healthy livestock which can sustain the people.
Pray for parents to understand the importance of providing good schooling for their children so that the next generation will be prepared for the rapid changes of the 21st century.


Scripture Prayers for the Ilsavan in Azerbaijan.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/14885/IR
http://www.everyculture.com/Africa-Middle-East/Shahsevan-History-and-Cultural-Relations.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shahsevan
http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/shahsevan
https://www.jstor.org/stable/43383899?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
https://www.persiancarpet.com/antique-rugs/Shahsevan


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Ilsavan
People Name in Country Ilsavan
Population this Country 8,400
Population all Countries 102,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Shahseven
People ID 14885
ROP3 Code 108898
Country Azerbaijan
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Azerbaijan
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Language Turkish (8,400 speakers)
Language Code tur   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Turkish (8,400 speakers)
Language Code tur   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Turkish

Primary Language:  Turkish

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1782-1985)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-1993)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1827-2009)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Love Story General / Other
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Turkish Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video The Prophets' Story Create International
Film / Video The Prophets' Story Create International
Film / Video The Savior 2 - Jesus' Baptism Create International
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Ninara - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more