Sinhalese in India



Population

3,750

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

Though most Sri Lankans in India are Tamils there are some Sinhalese in India, particularly in Delhi and Tamil Nadu.

Sri Lankans came to India in the 1980s as refugees from the Sri Lankan civil war. When the war ended early this century, the refugees from Sri Lanka stopped coming to India as refugees.

There are several Sinhalese families in Chennai in Tamil Nadu. A lot work for computer companies and some for the Sri Lankan Deputy High Commission. Some are students. There are some Sinhalese in Maharashtra and a few in Gujarat and on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

The Sinhalese in India speak Sinhala and English.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Some of them are Buddhists and some are Hindus. They have a few different religions.


Prayer Points

* Pray that missionaries will lead the Sinhalese in India to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that they will see gospel materials on the internet leading them to Salvation through this.

References

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lankans_in_India


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Sinhalese
People Name in Country Sinhalese
Population in India 3,800
World Population 10,381,000
Countries 19
Progress Scale 1.1
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
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  17  (up to 20 largest shown)
Delhi (1,400) Tamil Nadu (800) Maharashtra (600) Kerala (400)
Gujarat (200) Andaman and Nicobar (200) Andhra Pradesh (90) Karnataka (70)
Jharkhand (60) West Bengal (60) Chhattisgarh (50) Pondicherry (30)
Himachal Pradesh (30) Madhya Pradesh (20) Telangana (20) Uttarakhand (10)
Tripura (0)
Total States on file:  17  (up to 20 largest shown)
Delhi (1,400) Tamil Nadu (800)
Maharashtra (600) Kerala (400)
Gujarat (200) Andaman and Nicobar (200)
Andhra Pradesh (90) Karnataka (70)
Jharkhand (60) West Bengal (60)
Chhattisgarh (50) Pondicherry (30)
Himachal Pradesh (30) Madhya Pradesh (20)
Telangana (20) Uttarakhand (10)
Tripura (0)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sinhala (3,800)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Sinhala 3,800

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

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
100.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Sally Cawthra, London, England  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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