Ilsavan in Azerbaijan


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Introduction / History

The Ilsavan are a sub-ethnic group of Azerbaijanis, living near the border between Azerbaijan and Iran. Their name means "lover of the Shah" or "adherents of the Shah", and they have been loyal subjects of the Iranian government for many years. Most live in Iran, but there may be some who still live 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?

The Ilsavan are Shia Muslims.


What Are Their Needs?

There may be no followers of Jesus today among the Ilsavan people. It will take a miracle for them to hear and respond to the life changing gospel.


Prayer Points

Pray for mature Christians to be sent to teach them.
Pray for healthy livestock, which can sustain the people.
Pray the Lord will grant the Ilsavan a growing desire to know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord.
Pray the Lord will open their spiritual eyes to see who Jesus is.
Pray for good schools and hospitals in the Ilsavan homeland.


Scripture Prayers for the Ilsavan in Azerbaijan.


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People Name General Ilsavan
People Name in Country Ilsavan
Alternate Names Shahseven
Population this Country 8,500
Population all Countries 104,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 14885
ROP3 Code 108898
ROP25 Code 307421
ROP25 Name Shahsavani / Ilsavan
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 Religion: Islam
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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Ethnic Religions
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Hinduism
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Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
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Primary Language Turkish (8,500 speakers)
Language Code tur   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Turkish (8,500 speakers)
Language Code tur   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Turkish

Primary Language:  Turkish

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Bible-Portions Yes  (1782-1985)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-1993)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1827-2009)
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