Persian in Denmark


Population
14,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Persians are a people rich in history and culture, love and laughter, respect and honor. They enjoy a rich history of many 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.


Where Are they Located?

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.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though they are officially Shi'ite 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.


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.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/14371/DA
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/14371/IR
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/14371/AU
https://sputniknews.com/europe/201605241040170861-denmark-migrants-proselytes-christianity/
http://www.frontpagemag.com/point/170044/denmark-charges-iranian-woman-racism-criticising-daniel-greenfield
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iranians_in_Denmark
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iranian_diaspora


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Persian
People Name in Country Persian
Population in Denmark 14,000
World Population 40,552,400
Total Countries 42
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Fars, Irani, पर्षियन
People ID 14371
ROP3 Code 107987
Country Denmark
Region Western Europe
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Denmark
Region Western Europe
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Persian, Iranian (14,000 speakers)
Language Code pes   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Persian, Iranian
Primary Language Persian, Iranian (14,000 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   (1838-1995)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Iranian Contextual Fellowship (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Persian, Iranian
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video: View in Persian, Iranian
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Weary Traveller (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed Matter Bible: New Millenium Version
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Persian Old Version
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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
29.0 %
Orthodox
59.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
4.0 %
Roman Catholic
8.0 %
Photo Source Hamed Saber  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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