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Sinhalese in Denmark

Sinhalese

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
7,800 Sinhala Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Sinhalese in Denmark

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Introduction / History
Sinhalese culture goes back about 2600 years when migrants from what is now northern India went to Sri Lanka. Eventually these new settlers developed a language which we now call Sinhala, and the people were Sinhalese. Around 250 B.C. they embraced Buddhism, which became part of their identity as a people.

Where are they located?
By far the most Sinhalese people live in their country of origin, Sri Lanka, but some have migrated elsewhere, including Denmark.

What are their lives like?
In Denmark, about two-third of the Sri Lankans are immigrants who plan to stay in the new country. The Sinhalese in Denmark are not refugees, but people who are looking for business or educational opportunities.

What are their beliefs?
Sinhalese people are Buddhists, though there are enough Christians among them that one might wonder if they are actually still an unreached people group. Those who live in Denmark are likely to become more secular like the Danish majority.

What are their needs?
Resources in the Sinhala language include a complete Sinhalese Bible, an audio New Testament online, JESUS Film, and gospel recordings. The Sinhalese need to have the spiritual hunger it will take to find and use these resources.

Prayer Points
* Pray that gospel radio, television, and Christian websites might penetrate the homes and hearts of Sinhalese people living in Denmark.
* Pray that greater unity, effective discipling of believers, and sensitive sharing of faith will occur among the Sinhalese in Denmark.
* Pray for a mighty disciple making movement among the Sinhalese, both in Sri Lanka, and in Denmark.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/14196/DA
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/14196/CE
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lankan_diaspora

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Country: Denmark
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Western
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Sinhalese
People Name General: Sinhalese
Alternate People Names:
CingaleseSingalese
SinghaleseSinhala
सिनलीज़
ROP3 Code: 109305
Joshua Project People ID: 14196
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 7,800
Population all Countries: 448,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Buddhist
People Name General: Sinhalese
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Sinhala (7,800 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): sin    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism100.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
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: 1739-1966
New Testament:
1776-1991Audio
Complete Bible: 1823-2009
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 RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Sinhala
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: සිංහල - Sinhala
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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