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Tamil (Hindu traditions) in New Zealand

Tamil (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
9,600 Tamil Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Tamil (Hindu traditions) in New Zealand

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Introduction / History
Tamil is a Dravidian language, meaning that it is spoken by the original peoples of southern India. There are a number of Tamil dialects, and it is one of the longest-surviving classical languages of South Asia. Some Tamil inscriptions date as far back as 2500 years.

Where are they located?
Most Tamil speakers are either from India's southeastern state of Tamil Nadu or northern Sri Lanka. Some have migrated to other parts of the world including New Zealand, where Tamil speakers have associations in both Auckland and Canterbury.

What are their lives like?
Tamil speakers are one of the major South Asian peoples that have gone to other parts of the world. However, Tamil speakers are not as likely to be part of the South Asian diaspora as those who speak Punjabi, Gujarati or Bengali.

What are their beliefs?
In India, the majority of Tamil speakers are Hindu, though there are sizeable Muslim and Christian minorities. There are even Tamil pastors and missionaries. In New Zealand, however, all the Tamil speakers are Hindu. Although many are devout Hindus, many simply follow worship practices without a full understanding their Hindu beliefs.

What are their needs?
Tamil Indians would state their needs in terms of educational, social and economic opportunities. Like other South Asians, they are looking for better job opportunities in New Zealand than India have to offer.

Prayer Points
* Pray for spiritual hunger among the South Asian diaspora in New Zealand.
* Pray for Tamil language Bible studies and fellowships to spring up in New Zealand.
* Pray for the Lord to raise up missionaries to Tamil speakers in New Zealand.

References
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamil_New_Zealanders
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18211/MY
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamil_language
http://tamilnation.co/diaspora/newzealand.htm
http://www.aucklandtamilassociation.co.nz
http://www.canterburytamilsociety.org
http://www.biztha.com/New-Zealand-Tamil-Society

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Country: New Zealand
Continent: Oceania
Region: Australia and Pacific
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Tamil (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Tamil (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
तमिल (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113732
Joshua Project People ID: 18211
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 9,600
Population all Countries: 2,704,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Tamil
People Name General: Tamil (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN23c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Tamil (9,600 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tam    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
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: 1714-1956
New Testament:
1715-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1727-2002
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 RecordingsFather's Love Letter
Audio RecordingsGeneral Ministry Resources
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGeneral Ministry Resources
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Tamil
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Old Version Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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