Sinhalese in Canada



Population

4,000

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Sinhalese are the largest people group in Sri Lanka. Most of them are Theravada Buddhists.

Most Sinhalese in Canada live in Toronto in Ontario. Many live in Quebec and some in other parts of the country. The Sinhalese began coming to Canada in the 1950s. In the latter part of the 1980s more Sinhalese came to Canada as refugees, largely because of the war in Sri Lanka.

The Sinhalese in Canada are involved in many activities that their community societies organize. There are many of these societies among the Sinhalese here. Sinhalese Buddhist temples have religious and cultural events. Buddhist temples are used to encourage the Buddhist way of life among the Sinhalese.

The Sinhalese in Canada keep their people connected through the media. There are television programs and a radio one for them too. Also there are two free Sinhalese newspapers. The Sinhalese speak Sinhalese and they can also speak in English.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Sinhalese turn away from Buddhism and realize that Jesus Christ has the answers for them.
* Pray that the Sinhalese Christians in Canada will lead the others to Jesus Christ, maybe through the Sinhalese media too.

References

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/sinhalese/


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-05-14
People Name General Sinhalese
People Name in Country Sinhalese
Population in Canada 4,000
World Population 10,381,000
Countries 19
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Cingalese, Singalese, Singhalese, Sinhala
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Sinhala
People Name General Sinhalese
Ethnic Code CNN25q
People ID 14196

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Enthologue Language Map



Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sinhala: Sinhalese (4,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Sinhala: Sinhalese 4,000

For Main Lanugage: Sinhala


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1739-1966)
New Testament Yes   (1776-1991)
Complete Bible Yes   (1823-1982)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sinhala
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Religion Subdivision: Theravada

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
90.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.50 %)
2.80 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
7.20 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
25.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
5.0 %
Protestant
20.0 %
Roman Catholic
50.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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