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South Asian, general in China, Hong Kong

South Asian, general

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
42,000 Language unknown Hinduism 2.00 % 0.80 % No No   

South Asian, general in China, Hong Kong

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Introduction / History
South Asians have been living in Hong Kong for some time, even since the days of the British Empire and many have descended from those days. Many in modern times have become Chinese nationals.

There have been problems of nationality of some South Asian citizens here when under British rule and under Chinese rule too. Maybe an opportunity to give the gospel message to those searching for an identity here.

What are their lives like?
The South Asians in Hong Kong speak different languages and many speak more than one language such as English, Hindi and Urdu. Some can speak Cantonese but many cannot.

Hinduism is the religion with the largest following in Hong Kong among South Asians. Besides Indian Hindus, there are Hindus from other South Asian countries too.

Muslims from Pakistan and India used to work as army and police officers in Hong Kong. There are Muslims descended from a mixed South Asian and Chinese background as some had Chinese wives and their children became Muslims.

The Sikhs in Hong Kong come from the Punjab. Many are doctors, lawyers and some are financiers also.

The Sindhi in Hong Kong come from Sindh in Pakistan. They are wealthy and many are export and import traders.

The Nepalis in Hong Kong are mostly sons and daughters of former Ghurka soldiers. Many work as security guards.

Other South Asians in Hong Kong are for example the Jains among whom many do diamond trading, the Tamils and the Parsees.

Prayer Points
* Pray that God gives even more South Asians dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel recordings and Christian literature will bring the South Asians in Hong Kong to Salvation too.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.
* Pray for Gospel messages to become available in audio format for this people group.

References
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Country: China, Hong Kong
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, Northeast
10/40 Window: Yes
   
 
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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: 42,000
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
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Primary Language: Language unknown (42,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): Unknown     
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity2.00 %(Evangelical: 0.80 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism56.50 % 
Islam40.00 % 
Non-Religious0.50 % 
Other / Small1.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican3.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant25.00 %
Orthodox1.00 %
Other Christian1.00 %
Roman Catholic60.00 %
 
(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: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
 
 
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