People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Persian of Europe


People Group Info

Total Population: 660,000

ROP3 Code: 107987
IMB Affinity Group: Central Asia Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median
People Cluster: Persian
Language: Iranian Persian - (pes)
Religion: Islam
Country of Origin: Iran

Majority Located Where

  Greater London, United Kingdom - 37,339

  Ruhr, Germany - 21,405

  Frankfort, Germany - 8,381

  Hamburg, Germany - 6,471

  Berlin, Germany - 6,380

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Brief Profile

Thousands of Persians fled their homeland of Iran after the revolution and the fall of Shah in the late 1970's. Many fled to Europe. Since the 1970's Persians have continued to migrate to countries other than their homeland. The majority of them continue touch with family and friends in their homeland, Iran.

They are often educated and very proud of their heritage and rich Persian culture. They are friendly and love their families.

Most consider themselves Shiite Muslims, while some adhere to Baha’i faith, Sufism, and the pre-Islamic religion of Zoroastrianism. Persians are insecure about their ultimate destiny. They realize their Islamic faith does not get them closer to God and are not sure at all where they are going to go after they die.

As a result, they are often open and receptive to hearing and even receiving the Gospel message.

Prayer Points

  • For God to give Christians a non-judgmental love and without prejudice for the Persian people group.
  • For discipleship and spiritual growth of new Persian believers.
  • Pray for churches to develop intentional church planting strategies specifically focusing on Persians.
  • Pray for Christians that live and work among Persians to begin loving friendships with them.


Other Resources

List of services in Berlin
Here you find the contact details and times of 69 different church services in Berlin

resources in many languages
If you need resources and media in different languages, the best sources in Germany are on this list

Arabic school
At this school there are during the year Arabic seminars. It is quite inexpensive. Volkshochschule der Hanse- und Universitätsstadt Rostock Am Kabutzenhof 20 a 18057 Rostock Tel.: +49 381 381-4300

Arabisch (Universität) Rostock
Als Student, aber auch als Gasthörer, mit entsprechender Anmeldung, kann man hier Arabisch bis A2 lernen. Sehr günstig.

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Country City Metro Area Name Baseline Population
United KingdomElstreeGreater London37,339
GermanyRuhrRuhr21,405
GermanyFrankfurt (Hessen)Frankfort8,381
GermanyHamburgHamburg6,471
GermanyBerlinBerlin6,380
GermanyStuttgart-(Baden-Wurttemburg)Stuttgart6,372
GermanyMunich-BayernMunich6,060
United KingdomManchesterGreater Manchester5,664