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South Asian, general in Iceland

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
600 Hindi Hinduism 4.00 % 2.00 %   

South Asian, general in Iceland

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Introduction / History
It is hard to imagine two countries more different than India and Iceland. One is hot with a high population, and the other has near tundra conditions with a low population because of it. Perhaps Indian students are looking for something far different than what they are used to, but many have chosen Iceland as the place to study.

The quality of life is very high in Iceland, and the universities are good. Though students from South Asia are few in Iceland, they are drawn by these two factors.

Where are they located?
Almost all South Asians who live in Iceland live in Reykjavik, the capital city.

What are their lives like?
There are less than 1,000 South Asians in Iceland, but most are probably either students or businessmen. When not staying busy with work or study, Indians can enjoy Iceland's unique and unspoiled outdoor adventures when the weather permits. It is probably difficult for Indian's to adjust to the frigid weather patterns of Iceland.

What are their beliefs?
South Asians who live in Iceland are mainly Hindu. They look to their gods for favor, in hopes that they can help them in times of need. Hindu festivals also give Indian nationals a reason to come together. Hindus do not have a personal relationship with their gods; instead, the gods are seen as spirit beings to be bargained with.

What are their needs?
Indians in Iceland need a spiritual hunger that will drive them to seeking Jesus Christ, the one who was crucified on the cross that Iceland has put on their flag.

Prayer Points
* Pray for spiritual hunger among the South Asians in Iceland.
* Pray for believers in Iceland to actively share Christ with them.
* Pray for Bible studies and discipleship to happen among South Asians in Iceland.

References
https://www.internations.org/iceland-expats/indians
http://www.thehindu.com/features/education/college-and-university/Study-abroad-Iceland-beckons/article16851950.ece

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Country: Iceland
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Western
10/40 Window: No
   
  Peoples [3]
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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: 600
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: Hindi
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Icelandic (Unknown)Sinhala (Unknown)
Urdu (Unknown)
Total Languages: 4
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism19.00 % 
Christianity4.00 %(Evangelical: 2.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism70.00 % 
Islam7.00 % 
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: 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
 
 
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