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South Asian, general in United Kingdom

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,000,000 Urdu Islam 3.00 % 1.50 %   

South Asian, general in United Kingdom

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Introduction / History
Many South Asians have come to the United Kingdom due to their colonial past and although they speak in their own languages such as Hindi and Urdu, they are generally able to speak English.

Officials, soldiers and merchants will have taken the first Indians to the U.K. during the days of the British Empire. Sons of upper class families went to study here.

At the end of the 1800s, Indian seamen began to be hired on British ships and began living in the ports. This paved the way for more Indians to come to the U.K. Indian soldiers fought for the British in the two world wars. It was after the Second World War that many South Asians began to come to Britain, increasing more and more as time went on.

In the early 1970s many South Asian professional people came to the U.K. Many came from Uganda. There are tougher immigration rules now and it can be difficult for family members to be with their relatives in the U.K.

At first they came mainly to the big cities but then came to the larger towns also. Many South Asians live in London, Leicester and Bradford. A lot of them have now been born in the U.K. and have never been to their countries of origin. They generally tend to keep to their own communities and keep their own religions and cultures. (So there is a need for them to be given the gospel message by South Asian Christians).

There are South Asians in the U.K. from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh but mainly from India and Pakistan. The Pakistanis and particularly the Indians love the sport of cricket and when the national cricket teams of these countries tour to play England at cricket in England, very large numbers can be found at the cricket grounds. They also have their own national radio station called BBC Asian Network. Many South Asians have small businesses here such as shops and market stalls and Indian restaurants. Also now many work at telephone call centers answering phone calls and queries.

The Indians tend to mainly be Hindu in religion and those from Pakistan and Bangladesh are usually Muslims and there are mosques too. Sri Lankans have a mixture of religions, mainly Buddhism. There are also many South Asian doctors in hospitals and also with their own medical practices.

Prayer Points
* Pray that South Asian Christians will give the gospel message to their own people.
* Pray that the South Asians will have dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.

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Country: United Kingdom
Continent: Europe
Region: Western Europe
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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  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: 3,000,000
Population all Countries: 10,702,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asian, 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: Urdu
Language Code (ISO): urd    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
English (Unknown)Hindi (Unknown)
Sinhala (Unknown)
Total Languages: 4
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism5.00 % 
Christianity3.00 %(Evangelical: 1.50 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism38.00 % 
Islam48.00 % 
Non-Religious4.00 % 
Other / Small2.00 % 
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: 1747-1894
New Testament:
1758-2000Audio
Complete Bible: 1843-2016
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 - Easy to Read (FCB ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Pakistan Bible So ...
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Audio RecordingsUrdu Online Audio Bible
Film / VideoA Gathering of the Followers of Isa (Ind ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Greatest Sacrifice (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Revised Urdu Bible
Text / Printed MatterBible: UGV Devanagari
Text / Printed MatterBible: اردو جیو ورژن
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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