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Punjabi in Mauritius


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
25,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 2.50 % 1.50 %   

Punjabi in Mauritius

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Introduction / History
During the days of the British Empire, the Brits sent indentured servants to Mauritius, an island off the coast of East Africa, to work sugar cane fields and the like. Some of these Indians spoke the Punjabi language as do their descendants today. There were women among the Punjabis, and many of these married Chinese men who also migrated to this island nation.

21st century Punjabis are living much better than the ones who first came to Mauritius. Punjabis, and other Mauritians of Indian descent, have dominated the political landscape of this island nation for many years. Indians make up over half of the population of Mauritius today.

Where are they located?
The Punjabis live mainly in the few urban centers of Mauritius such as Port Louis. Others live in smaller places like Quatres Bornes. They tend to congregate at their places of worship known as gurdwaras.

What are their lives like?
Many of the Punjabis in Mauritius are working in the high tech and banking industries. They are highly educated and noted for their abilities in business and computer programming.

What are their beliefs?
Most of the Punjabis in Mauritius are Sikhs, though there are a couple of Hindu Punjabis families among them. Sikhism was founded by Guru Nanak, who tried to bring together the best teachings of Islam and Hinduism at a time when there was much fighting between the two religious communities.

What are their needs?
The Punjabis in Mauritius are doing well economically, but they are on the wrong track in terms of their spiritual direction. Though Guru Nanak taught the Sikhs some good moral teachings about helping the poor, he did not point the way to the only Savior of all mankind, Jesus Christ.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Holy Spirit will thrust out ambassadors to the Punjabis with the eternal gospel.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to move in Punjabi hearts so they will understand that they need a savior.
* Pray for the highly literate Punjabis to form Bible studies in their language.
* Pray that these Bible studies will result in Christ-oriented fellowships throughout Mauritius.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2018-01-09
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Country: Mauritius
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window: No
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Punjabi
People Name General: Punjabi
Alternate People Names:
Eastern PunjabiGurmukhi
Mirpur PunjabiPanjabi
ROP3 Code: 108182
Joshua Project People ID: 14483
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 25,000
Population all Countries: 2,261,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Punjabi
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (25,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pan    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Punjabi
Dialect Code:761
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Other / Small
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity2.50 %(Evangelical: 1.50 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism34.00 % 
Islam20.00 % 
Non-Religious2.50 % 
Other / Small41.00 % 
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: 1818-1954
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1818-2017
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoEyes of the Heart
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoSatsung of the Sadguru Jesus
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoWho Can Help You?
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - Panjabi
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Punjabi in Mauritius

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People Cluster
    South Asia Muslim - other     Africa, East and Southern    
      Punjabi Mauritius    
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            Punjabi in Mauritius          
      Religion Language  
      Other / Small     Punjabi, Eastern  
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