South Asian, general in Norway



Population

25,000

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

There are many South Asians in Norway and the Pakistanis are the largest group. Before 1970 South Asian migrants preferred other European countries like the U.K. and Germany as they were known better and workers got more money.

Immigration was made more difficult in other countries and North Sea oil was discovered in Norway and so more South Asians wanted to go there. Friends and families were told about work opportunities by those already in Norway. Agents began to organize transport and many Pakistanis came to the capital, Oslo. The Pakistanis already in Norway helped the new migrants and work permits were given by the Norwegian authorities. Immigrant controls came into being later and this particularly discouraged students from coming. The Pakistanis became the biggest group of immigrants.

There are fewer Indians in Norway, though the number is still significant. They, like the Pakistanis, came in the late 1960s. Like the Pakistanis, the Indians went into semi-skilled and unskilled work that they did not do in their home countries. Some went into higher education. By 1980, women joined the men and communities began. They remain close to their families in their home countries.

Gujarati refugees came from Uganda to Norway in the 1970s. From 1987 large numbers of Tamils came from Sri Lanka. By 2000 there were more Sri Lankan Tamils in Norway than Indians. However, the Pakistanis remain the largest immigrant group in Norway. Now more than half of the Pakistanis are Norwegian citizens. Yet their numbers are decreasing.


References

www.urmila.de/english/europeindex.html


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General South Asian, general
People Name in Country South Asian, general
Population in Norway 25,000
World Population 6,857,000
Countries 55
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names

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Enthologue Language Map



Languages & Dialects on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi Norwegian Sinhala Urdu
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi Norwegian
Sinhala Urdu

For Main Lanugage: 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
25.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.70 %)
3.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
20.00 %
Islam
50.00 %
Non-Religious
2.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
65.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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