Anglo-New Zealander in Singapore

Population

2,720

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Wallace Revels


Introduction / History

New Zealand's history is short in time but long on development. Two prominent peoples have developed there in 700 years. The Polynesian Maori people migrated to New Zealand in the 1400s to take advantage of the fishing and natural resources offered by the South Pacific island. The European explorers began arriving in the 1600s with mass arrivals and the formation of settlements occurring in the 1800s. New Zealand combines Polynesian and European heritage with unique indigenous characteristics making it an interesting blend of culture, natural beauty, and opportunity.


Where are they Located?

New Zealand is located 1200 miles to the southeast of Australia in the southern Pacific Ocean. Made up of three islands in close proximity, New Zealand offers a varied climate and a combination of plains, mountains, valleys, rivers, volcanoes, and ocean beaches.


What are Their Lives Like?

The Maori have a long tradition of group singing and dancing as well as arts and crafts. Woodcarving is the most notable art of this culture. Most of the Maori have urbanized but may retain certain elements of their traditional history. The New Zealanders of European origin brought their enjoyment of art, music, science, performance, and recreation to the islands. New Zealand is a technologically advanced country enjoying wireless communication, internet connectivity, and the same modern conveniences as any other advanced nation in the world.

New Zealand also has a rich military history. From several intra-island skirmishes to a sizable presence in WW1 and WW2 fighting alongside the allied forces, New Zealand has a proud military history.

The economy of New Zealand has been historically rocky but recent years have noticed some stabilization. New Zealand's infrastructure, technology, educational access, and market economy make vocational endeavors there very similar to most other modernized countries throughout the world.


What are Their Beliefs?

The Maori brought their belief in a plethora of Polynesian gods and goddesses to the islands. The Europeans also brought their customary beliefs to New Zealand. Today, Christian Protestant faiths and Roman Catholicism dominate the native European groups and the Maori have assimilated into the mainstream culture to a large degree. Some Maori may continue to preserve their ancient belief system. With world travel being available to many people in these modern times, various faith practices may be found in New Zealand much like anywhere else in the world.

Cultural liberalism was firmly established in New Zealand beginning in the 1960s and continues to be a force today. Homosexual and other nontraditional lifestyle activists were successful in gaining government acceptance and protection of their causes. Urbanization of the Maori, university education availability, social liberalism, and legal activism have shaped New Zealand into a true melting pot of belief systems much like the rest of the world.


What are Their Needs?

Just like all areas of the world, New Zealand needs clear, consistent, and relentless presentation of Biblical Christianity.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God sends workers into this field of opportunity and that He equips New Zealand citizens to perform His work locally, regionally, and worldwide.



Profile Source: Wallace Revels

People Name General Anglo-New Zealander
People Name in Country Anglo-New Zealander
Population in Singapore 2,720
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster Anglo-Celt
People Name General Anglo-New Zealander
Ethnic Code CEW19f
Country Singapore
Region Southeast Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window No

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
English (2,700)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
English 2,700
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1530-1995)
New Testament Yes   (1380-2011)
Complete Bible Yes   (1382-2002)
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video General Ministry Resources
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Good Seed Evangelistic Materials
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in English
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Walk with Jesus (Africa, JFP)
General Four Spiritual Laws
Scripture Bible Gateway Scripture
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture Bibles, Bible League
Scripture Download scripture text

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 18.20 %)
58.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
42.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
23.0 %
Independent
6.0 %
Orthodox
1.0 %
Other Christian
14.0 %
Protestant
33.0 %
Roman Catholic
23.0 %
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