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.
The Peoples of the USSR: An Ethnographic Handbook
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|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 People group listing|
|Language Code:||azb Ethnologue Listing|
|Written:||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|Dialect Code:||7464 Global Recordings Listing|
|Primary Language:||Azerbaijani, South|
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Complete Bible||Yes (2013)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Network of Azerbaijani Partnerships|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Azerbaijani, South|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Azeri Scripture Resources|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible-in-Your-Language|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Iranian Azeri Bible|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.20 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|