Ilsavan in Iran


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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 still residing 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.
Please 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 Iran.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Ilsavan
People Name in Country Ilsavan
Alternate Names Shahseven
Population this Country 95,000
Population all Countries 104,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
People ID 14885
ROP3 Code 108898
ROP25 Code 307421
ROP25 Name Shahsavani / Ilsavan
Country Iran
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 9  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Widespread, especially north and central.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Iran
Region Asia, Central
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 9  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Widespread, especially north and central..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.20 %)
0.50 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.50 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Azerbaijani, South
Language Code azb   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Shahsavani
Dialect Code 7464   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Azerbaijani, South
Language Code azb   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Shahsavani
Dialect Code 7464   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Azerbaijani, South

Primary Language:  Azerbaijani, South

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes
Bible-Complete Yes  (2009-2013)
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Azerbaijani, South Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app direct APK download SIL
Mobile App Android Bible app: Azerbaijani, South YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Azerbaijani, South YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Azeri Scripture Resources General / Other
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version Super Bible / Comic Bible Society
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Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations Campus Crusade for Christ
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