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Sinhalese in New Zealand

Sinhalese

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,100 Sinhala Buddhism 3.00 % 0.50 %   

Sinhalese in New Zealand

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Introduction / History
The Sinhalese are the largest people group in Sri Lanka. Some have emigrated to New Zealand. Buddhism has grown in New Zealand since the arrival of the Sri Lankans. The United Sri Lanka Association in Wellington and Auckland mainly consists of Sinhalese Buddhists.

Sri Lankans came from Ceylon (as Sri Lanka used to be called in the later nineteenth century) to New Zealand. They came looking for gold. Only a few of them were in New Zealand then. About that time Ceylon became the biggest supplier of tea to New Zealand.

In the beginning of the latter half of the twentieth century, students came from Ceylon to New Zealand. Later, problems in Ceylon led to more emigrating with some coming to New Zealand. The Sri Lankan civil war led to more Sri Lankans including the Sinhalese coming to live.

Where are they located?
They live mainly in Wellington and Auckland with smaller numbers living in other parts of the country.

What are their lives like?
Many of the Sri Lankans in New Zealand are office workers, some do medical work while others are in engineering, manufacturing and retail. The Sinhalese speak Sinhalese and English.

What are their beliefs?
Many are Buddhists but some are Hindus and Muslims. There are some of them who are Christians.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Sri Lankan Christians in New Zealand will lead the others to Salvation.
* Pray that the recent troubles in Sri Lanka will help lead the Sinhalese and other Sri Lankans to Jesus Christ.

References
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lankan_New_Zealander

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Country: New Zealand
Continent: Oceania
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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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: 1,100
Population all Countries: 417,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Sinhala
People Name General: Sinhalese
Ethnic Code: CNN25q
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Sinhala (1,100 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): sin    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism97.00 % 
Christianity3.00 %(Evangelical: 0.50 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
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
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1739-1966
New Testament:
1776-1991Audio
Complete Bible: 1823-1982
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Sinhala
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: සිංහල - Sinhala
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Sinhalese in New Zealand

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