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Gujarati in Canada


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,600 Gujarati Hinduism 0.90 % 0.10 %   

Gujarati in Canada

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Introduction / History
Most of the Gujaratis who have left their home in western India to make their fortunes are from the Patel community. If you meet a South Asian who works in the motel industry, they are probably a Patel. This community is branching out to other businesses as well. They are among the wealthiest communities in the world.

Where are they located?
The Gujaratis are most likely to own businesses in Canada's many urban centers like Toronto.

What are their lives like?
A December, 2015 article in the Star Tribune said this about the Gujaratis: "For Gujaratis, enterprise is virtually a cultural obligation and has always earned the most respect. Starting a small corner shop is seen as more impressive than holding a mid-level management job in somebody else's company. For many Gujaratis the point of acquiring knowledge is to attain practical goals, particularly business goals."

But they do pay a price: Gujarati businessmen in Canada work long hours, with little time for social activities. They are wealthy, but perhaps their wealth leaves them lonely.

What are their beliefs?
Though there are Muslim Gujaratis, the ones who venture out into other nations tend to be from the Hindu community. They look at the world in a pragmatic way, seeking favor from Hindu gods and goddesses, and hoping for their favor during important events like weddings and opening new businesses. They do not have a personal relationship with their gods.

What are their needs?
Gujarati Hindus in Canada are not at all needy when it comes to material things, but they are spiritually impoverished, since they do not put Jesus in the center of their lives.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to give Gujaratis in Canada a spiritual hunger that will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* There are almost no efforts to reach the Gujarati diaspora, though they are in places where there is religious freedom like Canada. Pray for teams of believers to establish friendships with Gujaratis and lead them to the One who offers spiritual freedom for all who come to him.
* Pray for a church planting movement among Gujaratis in Canada that will spread to those who live in Gujarat, India.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2018-05-06
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Country: Canada
Continent: North America
Region: America, North and Caribbean
10/40 Window: No
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Gujarati
People Name General: Gujarati
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 103544
Joshua Project People ID: 11982
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 2,600
Population all Countries: 2,453,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Gujarati
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Gujarati (2,600 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): guj    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Christianity0.90 %(Evangelical: 0.10 %)
Ethnic ReligionsUnknown 
Hinduism70.00 % 
Islam28.10 % 
Other / SmallUnknown 
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
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1809-1965
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1823-2016
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 RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Gujarati in Canada

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People Cluster
    South Asia Hindu - other     America, North and Caribbean    
      Gujarati Canada    
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            Gujarati in Canada          
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      Hinduism     Gujarati  
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