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Urdu in New Zealand

Urdu

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
7,100 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Urdu in New Zealand

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Introduction / History
Urdu is a major language, closely related to Hindi. In fact, it is a Persian-ized version of Hindi, widely spoken in northern India and Pakistan. One can also call those who speak Urdu the Urdu people.

The Urdu belong to the Indo-Aryan people who originated near Delhi, India. Aryan tribes entered India about 1500 BC mixing with Mongolians, Greeks and Huns. This caused the Indian features to become gradually more Caucasian and their language more diverse. Muslim influence promoted the linguistic change out of which the Urdu language eventually developed.

Where are they located?
Though the vast majority of Urdu speakers live either in northern India or Pakistan, they have a diaspora which covers many countries including New Zealand. Those in New Zealand tend towards urban centers, especially Auckland.

What are their lives like?
Many Urdu speakers have made a good life for themselves in New Zealand. Some are cricket players, and others hold professional jobs. Most have more ordinary jobs.

What are their beliefs?
The Urdu are Sunni Muslims, the religion of their heritage and their culture.

What are their needs?
Urdu speakers in New Zealand need someone to step out in faith and tell them the truth about Jesus Christ in a loving way.

Prayer Points
* Pray that believers will reach out to the Urdu people in New Zealand with the gospel.
* Pray for spiritual hunger among the Urdu people in New Zealand that will give them the willingness to seek and find Jesus Christ no matter how much it costs them in their community.
* Pray for a Disciple-Making movement among Urdu speakers in New Zealand.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/15727/BA
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/15727/CA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakistani_New_Zealanders
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urdu

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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: Urdu
People Name General: Urdu
Alternate People Names:
HindiIslami
MuhajirsUndri
ROP3 Code: 110423
Joshua Project People ID: 15727
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 7,100
Population all Countries: 1,860,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asian, other
People Name General: Urdu
Ethnic Code: CNN25r
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Urdu (7,100 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): urd    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
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: 1747-1894
New Testament:
1758-2000Audio
Complete Bible: 1843-2016
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 RecordingsOnline New Testament - Easy to Read (FCB ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Pakistan Bible So ...
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Audio RecordingsUrdu Online Audio Bible
Film / VideoGod's Love Story
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Urdu
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 Prophets' Story
Film / VideoThe Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer
Film / VideoThe Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
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: Revised Urdu Bible
Text / Printed MatterBible: UGV Devanagari
Text / Printed MatterBible: اردو جیو ورژن
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Urdu in New Zealand

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