Persian in China, Hong Kong


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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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 ruled by a king (the shah) until the late 1970s, when the last one was overthrown by Islamic revolutionaries. Now Iran is an Islamic nation under the ayatollah, or Shi 'ite Muslim 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. Some have fled Iran for places where they can breathe free.


Where Are they Located?

Persians are mostly in Iran; however there are many living around the world, with large populations now in Germany, England, and the United States. A small number live in Hong Kong.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most of the Iranians who live in Hong Kong are from the middle and upper classes. Persians in Hong Kong are noted for their participation in various arts such as music and painting.


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

* Scripture Prayers for the Persian in China, Hong Kong.

Pray for a willingness to allow Jesus to change their lives.
Pray for the complete harvest of the Persian people, who have been flocking to the cross both inside and outside of Iran.
Pray that the Persians in Hong Kong would join Persians around the world who are becoming part of God's kingdom.
Pray for a disciple making movement among Persians to begin in Hong Kong.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/14371/HK
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/14371/IR
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iranians_in_China
https://www.facebook.com/Hong-Kong-Iranians-704766916244171/
https://groups.google.com/forum/


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Persian
People Name in Country Persian
Pronunciation PUR-zhun
Population this Country 800
Population all Countries 42,530,000
Total Countries 43
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Fars; Irani; पर्षियन
People ID 14371
ROP3 Code 107987
Country China, Hong Kong
Region Asia, Northeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country China, Hong Kong
Region Asia, Northeast
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Language Persian, Iranian (800 speakers)
Language Code pes   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Persian, Iranian (800 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  (1845-2014)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Persian, Iranian
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 0 - The Savior Trailer
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.90 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
98.30 %
Non-Religious
0.20 %
Other / Small
0.50 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Hamed Saber - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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