Urdu in Canada



Population

191,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Urdu language is spoken by large numbers of people in Pakistan and North India and is the main language in Pakistan. Urdu speaking people began living in Canada in about 1960. There was much unemployment where they were living and many Urdu who were educated came to live in Canada. It was difficult for them living in Canadian society and the Canadian weather was something they were not used to but things got better for them.

The Urdu in Canada were concerned that they would lose their culture and South Asian community groups were formed to help them here.

The Urdu in Canada are now better adjusted to living in Canada. Their children are doing well in education and in work. They take part politically too. There are also poets among them. The new lifestyle has caused problems regards keeping their traditional religious way of life. An opportunity for the gospel message to be given here.

A large number of Pakistani Canadians live in Ontario. They speak Urdu and English among other languages. Most Pakistanis who come to Canada are students and well educated people, particularly before 1990. Toronto is the city with the biggest Pakistani community. Vancouver is growing in the numbers of them too.

Many are in professional work such as doctors and many have their own businesses. Women work too. Marriages tend to be arranged by parents these days as well.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Pakistani Canadians are Muslims with most of them being Sunni Muslims. Pakistanis play a big part in Islamic life among the Muslims. There are some Christians.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Christians among the Urdu will lead the others among them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give the Urdu dreams and visions showing that Jesus Christ is the way to Salvation and lead them as to what to do next.

References

www.tgmag.ca/magic/mt27.html
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/pakistani canadian


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Urdu
People Name in Country Urdu
Population in Canada 191,000
World Population 1,682,000
Countries 24
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Hindi, Islami, Muhajirs, Undri
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Sub-Saharan African, other
People Name General Urdu
Ethnic Code CNN25r
People ID 15727
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Urdu (191,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Urdu 191,000
For Primary Language: Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1843-1998)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Revised Urdu Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: UGV Devanagari Text / Printed Matter
Bible: اردو جیو ورژن Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Text / Printed Matter
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Urdu Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
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: COMIBAM / Sepal  
Map Source: Bethany World Prayer Center  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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