Persian in Denmark


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Introduction / History

The Persians are a people rich in history and culture, respect and honor. They enjoy a history of many powerful empires of kings and kingdoms, poetry, art and advances in math and science. They were typically ruled by a king until the late 1970s when their last king or shah was overthrown by Islamic revolutionists. Now Iran is an Islamic theocracy under the ayatollah, or religious leader. The revolution is still fresh in many of their memories, and the current government has a heavy hand on them in many aspects of their life. From 1979 on, many Persians have left Iran to start new lives in places like Denmark.

Persians live mostly in Iran, however many fled the country during the revolution due to religious and ideological persecution. There are many living around the world, with big populations now in Germany, England and the United States. A smaller number of them live in Denmark.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most of the Iranians who fled to Denmark are from the middle class. Persians are fiercely devoted to family, and they have frequent family get-togethers. They enjoy music, dancing, games and get-togethers. They love to laugh and have a great sense of humor.

Though there are still some Persians moving to Denmark, most of them are in the second or even the third generation. These people are well-acculturated, they speak Danish and sometimes turn their backs on the culture of Iran.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though they are officially Shia Muslim, most Persian refugees are secular. They don't want to have anything to do with the religion which is ruining their country of origin. But some are finding Christ, especially in secular Europe.


What Are Their Needs?

Persians need a spiritual hunger that will give them the willingness to embrace Jesus Christ. He came not to put them under the bondage of the law, but to set them free from sin and death. Many Persians have become disillusioned with anything spiritual. They need to see the gentle Christ who offers life to the full.


Prayer Points

Pray for a full harvest of the Persian people.
Pray that the believers in Iran will be willing to take his grace, mercy and love to Persians all over the world.
Pray that the Disciple Making Movement in Iran would spread to Denmark.
Pray the Lord would meet Persians in supernatural ways.


Scripture Prayers for the Persian in Denmark.


References

https://sputniknews.com/europe/201605241040170861-denmark-migrants-proselytes-christianity/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iranian_diaspora


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Persian
People Name in Country Persian
Pronunciation PUR-zhun
Alternate Names Fars; Irani; पर्षियन
Population this Country 18,000
Population all Countries 46,755,000
Total Countries 42
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 14371
ROP3 Code 107987
ROP25 Code 306674
ROP25 Name Persian
Country Denmark
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Denmark
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.20 %)
2.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
96.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
2.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Persian, Iranian (18,000 speakers)
Language Code pes   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Persian, Iranian (18,000 speakers)
Language Code pes   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Persian, Iranian

Primary Language:  Persian, Iranian

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1546-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1815-1979)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1838-2020)
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Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Persian, Iranian Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
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Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
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