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Telugu in New Zealand

Telugu

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
4,800 Telugu Hinduism 3.00 % 0.60 %   

Telugu in New Zealand

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Introduction / History
The peoples of India have managed to go to other parts of the world to make their mark, and Telegu speakers are no exception. Telegu refers to a Dravidian (southern Indian) language spoken mainly in India's states of Andhra Pradesh and Telegana, where it is the official language. Early inscriptions in Telegu date back to 575AD, and literary works started in the 11th century. From the mid 1700s until India became a sovereign nation in 1948, this part of India was ruled in part by monarchs, but ultimately controlled by the British Raj. Hyderabad, as the princely state was then called, was among the most prosperous princely states of India. It is still one of India's most prosperous states. Still, some Telegus can make even more money by going to New Zealand.

Where are they located?
Most likely, Telegu speakers are in urban centers like Auckland and Christchurch.

What are their lives like?
Telegu speakers in New Zealand have their own association, started in 1998. There is a matrimonial site for Telegu speakers to meet those who have migrated to New Zealand. Many of the Telegu speakers have gone to New Zealand to earn a good living as software engineers, doctors or businessmen. India has excellent tech universities, and their graduates have found that they can earn more by going to the West for work. Most of them settle in their new countries, though some return to India.

What are their beliefs?
Most are Hindus who look to their gods to provide them with prosperity and good fortune. They celebrate all the Hindu festivals. The dates of these festivals vary depending on the Hindu calendar, which is lunar. The Telegu speakers in New Zealand are very interested in Hindu temples and shrines.

What are their needs?
Telegu speakers in New Zealand need spiritual discernment and hunger so they can find the savior.

Prayer Points
* Pray for Telegu speaking believers to have so much joy, peace, love, and patience that their employers will want the same spiritual blessings, which only come from a relationship with Christ.
* Pray for Telegu speakers to begin Disciple-Making movements among other South Asian peoples in New Zealand.

References
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telugu_people
http://www.nzta.org
https://profile.telugumatrimony.com/new-zealand-brides
https://books.google.com/books?id=BkwsMTyShi8C&pg=PA95&lpg=PA95&dq=Telegus+New+Zealand&source=bl&ots=A4sdO2c5L7&sig=HYKbmtkeerxVv9zw5svyJsVz3rc&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwikkP_B1PrWAhXLzlQKHVIeDy4Q6AEIPDAD#v=onepage&q=Telegus%20New%20Zealand&f=false

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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: Telugu
People Name General: Telugu
Alternate People Names:
AndhraTelegu
Tolangan
ROP3 Code: 109930
Joshua Project People ID: 15324
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 4,800
Population all Countries: 909,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Other
People Name General: Telugu
Ethnic Code: CNN23d
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Telugu (4,800 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tel    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity3.00 %(Evangelical: 0.60 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism97.00 % 
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: 1812-1966
New Testament:
1818-1989Audio
Complete Bible: 1854-2002
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsFather's Love Letter
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Telugu
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Telugu
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Pearl of Great Price
Film / VideoThe Story
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: తెలుగు - Telugu
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Telugu in New Zealand

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