People-in-Country Profile

People Selector:
Print version:
Step 1 - Select a Country:   Send us your updates!
Step 2 - Select a People:  

South Asian, general in Netherlands

South Asian, general

Send us a photo of this people.  [1]

Send us a map of this people group in this country.
Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
223,000 Hindi Hinduism 4.00 % 1.00 %   

South Asian, general in Netherlands

Profile Text
Submit Profile Text:

Introduction / History
The South Asian migration to the Netherlands before the 1970s was not large. It then became much larger. South Asians came from the South Asian countries and from the Dutch colonies.

Many Pakistanis came who were poor and did unskilled work in the largest Dutch cities. Most come to improve their standard of living or to look for something new. The earlier migrants found work for their relatives and friends who came later. They tend to keep to themselves.

Indians came to the Netherlands also. Some of them came from Uganda in the 1970s as they feared being persecuted in that country at the time. Most that have come from India work. Some Hindu teachers came to the Netherlands in the 1980s. A few Tamils are in the Netherlands and have their own religious temples here.

Most of the Indians in the Netherlands are of Suriname (a country in the north east of South America) origin. After their independence from the Dutch in 1975 many Indians emigrated to the Netherlands. They live mostly in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Almere and in the surrounding regions. They are also called Hindoestanen which is a Dutch word from Hindustani. Hindustani is a Persian word for a person from Hindustan in India. They speak Hindi, Dutch, English and other languages too.

The Indians began to migrate to Suriname in 1873 and worked as laborers. Now Transvaal in the Hague has many Indian shops. The culture, language, family, India and Suriname help to keep the community together. There are some mixed marriages between Indians and others but very few between Hindus and Muslims. They often have arranged marriages. A lot have committed suicide.

Most of them follow the Hindu religion, others are Muslims and there are a few Christians. More than half of the Hindu Indians worship in the traditional Hindu way. Some belong to a reform movement called Arya Samaj. Of the Muslims most are Sunni and some are Ahmadiyya. There are Indian Christians converted from Hinduism and others from the Indian state of Goa. Now there are Indian atheists and agnostics too.

References
www.urmila.de/english/europeindex.htm
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indians_in_the_Netherlands

View South Asian, general in all countries.

Prayer Links  
PrayerGuard.net
  Submit Update:
Country: Netherlands
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Western
10/40 Window: No
   
 
Maps
Submit Map:
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
 
  Peoples [3]
Submit Update:
People Name in Country: South Asian, general
People Name General: South Asian, general
ROP3 Code: 115527
Joshua Project People ID: 19211
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 223,000
Population all Countries: 12,292,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Other
People Name General: South Asian, general
Ethnic Code: CNN###
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
Submit Update:
Primary Language: Hindi
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Dutch (Unknown)Sinhala (Unknown)
Urdu (Unknown)
Total Languages: 4
   
 
Religion [4]
Submit Update:
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism4.00 % 
Christianity4.00 %(Evangelical: 1.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism72.00 % 
Islam10.00 % 
Non-Religious5.00 % 
Other / Small5.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant20.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic70.00 %
 
(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
Submit Update:
Bible Portions: 1806-1962
New Testament:
1811-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1818-2000
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 (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoA Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / VideoCoconuts
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFather's Love Letter
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralYeshu Samaj
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi Holy Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
Ministry Activity
Register Ministry Activity:
Networking: Visit LinkingGlobalVoices.org for networking possibilities.
Description: Register your ministry activity among this people group. Contact the Adopt-A-People Clearinghouse and Unleashed for the Unreached to learn about others that might be focused on this people group.
 
Data Notes
Data Sources
 
 

South Asian, general in Netherlands

Peoples
               
Geographic
Global                 Global
           
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
           
   
People Cluster
       
Region
   
    South Asia Other     Europe, Western    
     
People-Group-Across-Countries
   
Country
   
      South Asian, general Netherlands    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            South Asian, general in Netherlands          
      Religion Language  
      Hinduism     Hindi  
    Global    
Language
 
    All Religions                              
   
Religion
                             

Direct link:  http://legacy.joshuaproject.net/people-profile.php?peo3=19211&rog3=NL