South Asian, general in Portugal

Population

81,800

Christian

5.0%

Evangelical

2.0%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

Not many South Asian people are living in Portugal. Those looking for work or refugees seem to be coming in large numbers to this country. There were South Asians in the former Portuguese colonies of Goa as well as Daman and Diu and also some in Mozambique. After independence, many South Asians who were Portuguese citizens came to live in Portugal.

The Indians from Goa are largely Catholics. The Hindus are mainly from Mozambique. When Mozambique became independent, four to five thousand Hindus, mainly Gujaratis, left as they were worried about being persecuted. Many of them now live in the poor regions of Lisbon and are in low paid work. The Hindus have religious festivals and institutions.

Indians in Portugal are reckoned now to be about 70 thousand. In addition to Lisbon, they live in Porto, the Algarve, Coimbra, Leiria and Guarda. Punjabis have arrived recently.

A Hindu organisation called the Hindu Community of Portugal came into being in 1982. There is a Hindu temple in Lisbon called Templo Hindu.


References

www.urmila.de/english/europeindex.html
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indians_in_Portugal



Profile Source: Anonymous

People Name General South Asian, general
People Name in Country South Asian, general
Population in Portugal 81,800
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asian, other
People Name General South Asian, general
Ethnic Code CNN###
Country Portugal
Continent Europe
Region Western Europe
10/40 Window No

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi (Unknown) Portuguese (Unknown) Sinhala (Unknown) Urdu (Unknown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi Portuguese
Sinhala Urdu
Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
5%    ( Evangelical  2.0% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
65.00%
Islam
30.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
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