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Sinhalese in Canada

Sinhalese

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
20,000 Sinhala Buddhism 2.80 % 1.50 % No   

Sinhalese in Canada

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Introduction / History
The Sinhalese are the largest people group in Sri Lanka. Most of them are Theravada Buddhists.

Most Sinhalese in Canada live in Toronto in Ontario. Many live in Quebec and some in other parts of the country. The Sinhalese began coming to Canada in the 1950s. In the latter part of the 1980s more Sinhalese came to Canada as refugees, largely because of the war in Sri Lanka.

The Sinhalese in Canada are involved in many activities that their community societies organize. There are many of these societies among the Sinhalese here. Sinhalese Buddhist temples have religious and cultural events. Buddhist temples are used to encourage the Buddhist way of life among the Sinhalese.

The Sinhalese in Canada keep their people connected through the media. There are television programs and a radio one for them too. Also there are two free Sinhalese newspapers. The Sinhalese speak Sinhalese and they can also speak in English.

Prayer Points
Pray that the Sinhalese turn away from Buddhism and realize that Jesus Christ has the answers for them.
Pray that the Sinhalese Christians in Canada will lead the others to Jesus Christ, maybe through the Sinhalese media too.

References
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/sinhalese/

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Global Prayer Digest: 2009-05-14
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-05-08
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Country: Canada
Continent: North America
Region: America, North and Caribbean
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Toronto (Mississauga)
(Source: Global Gates 2021)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Sinhalese
People Name General: Sinhalese
Alternate People Names:
CingaleseSingalese
SinghaleseSinhala
सिनलीज़
ROP3 Code: 109305
Joshua Project People ID: 14196
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 20,000
Population all Countries: 396,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Buddhist
People Name General: Sinhalese
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Language
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Primary Language: Sinhala (20,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): sin    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Sinhalese
Dialect Code:345
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Religion Sub-division:Theravada
Major Religions:
Buddhism90.00 % 
Christianity2.80 %(Evangelical: 1.50 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious7.20 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1739-1966
New Testament:
1776-1991
Complete Bible: 1823-2009
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Sinhala
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed MatterBible: Sinhala
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Sinhala
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
 
 
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