Welsh in New Zealand

Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Welsh are a people of Celtic origin having many unique cultural practices, including the carving of 'love spoons' and the playing of the Celtic harp. They are very fond of their national sport -- Rugby football.

Where Are they Located?

Most live in Wales, UK. with a small diaspora in Patagonia, Argentina an other countries.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The lives of the welsh are generally more impoverished than those of their English cousins. However, strong national identity prevents them slipping into destitution.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Once a proud Evangelical nation, they have in recent times lost their faith to the wave of commercialism that has over taken many "Western" countries.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Welsh
People Name in Country Welsh
Population in New Zealand 3,600
World Population 1,314,000
Total Countries 7
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Cymraeg, Kala, Welsh Gypsy
People ID 15905

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Enthologue Language Map

Primary Language: Welsh (3,600 speakers)
Language Code: cym   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Welsh (3,600 speakers)
Language Code: cym   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Secondary Languages:
For Primary Language: Welsh

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1567-2011)
New Testament Yes   (1567-1936)
Complete Bible Yes   (1588-2004)
Audio Bible Online
Possible Print Bibles
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Welsh
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: beibl.net
Text / Printed Matter Bible: New Metrical Psalms 2008
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Revised New Welsh Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Revised Welsh Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Welsh Metrical Psalms 1621
Text / Printed Matter Bible: William Morgan Bible
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Anglican

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 6.00 %)
60.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
40.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
61.0 %
2.0 %
2.0 %
Other Christian
9.0 %
12.0 %
Roman Catholic
14.0 %
Photo Source: Amelia Black  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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