The Shahseven are a sub-ethnic group of Azerbaijanis, living near the border between Azerbaijan and Iran. They are semi-nomadic, being primarily shepherds. Most Shahseven live in Iran, but there may be some still residing in Azerbaijan. 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.
The Shahseven are Shiite Muslims.
There may be no followers of Jesus today among the Shahseven people.
Please pray the Lord will grant the Shahseven 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, the Son of God, deity. Pray for mature Christians to be sent to teach them.
Pray for healthy livestock, which can sustain the people.
Pray for parents to understand the importance of providing good schooling for their children.
Scripture Prayers for the Ilsavan in Iran.
The Peoples of the USSR: An Ethnographic Handbook
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2016-11-29|
|Persecution Rank||9 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Widespread, especially north and central. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Azerbaijani, South|
|Language Code||azb Ethnologue Listing|
|Dialect Code||7464 Global Recordings Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Azerbaijani, South
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|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching|
|Audio Recordings||Network of Azerbaijani Partnerships|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Azerbaijani, South|
|Film / Video||Magdalena video|
|Film / Video||My Last Day video, anime|
|Film / Video||The Prophets' Story|
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|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store|
|Text / Printed Matter||Azeri Scripture Resources|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Azerbaijani, South|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Comic Book Version|
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