South Asian, general in Sweden

Population

57,500

Christian

5.0%

Evangelical

0.50%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

South Asians living in Sweden have increased a lot since 1900. The increase was gradual until the 1970s when South Asians came from Uganda. Many refugees and asylum seekers have come since, especially from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Most immigration to Sweden is due to family reunion. Since 1970 South Asian adoption of children especially from India and Sri Lanka has been of significance.

It is said that the smallish number of South Asians in Sweden has caused a diaspora situation. As there are too few Hindus it is difficult to tell them from each other regards caste and religion but also from Hindus who are not "Indian". The most significant organization in Sweden is the Swedish-Indian Association that brings together not only Indians of all religions (this may be an opportunity for the gospel), but Swedes who have a liking for Indian matters. Hindus in Sweden have social organizations that are not just focused on religions and castes. Muslim "Indians" take part in the Association regardless of their religion and to identify themselves as Indian.

Most Indians in Sweden are Punjabis, Gujaratis, Bengalis and South Indians. Some Indian students who came to Sweden in the 1950s remained there. Some Indians after 1984 gained political asylum.

In the first ten years of this century, more South Asians came for advanced studies in Sweden. Some have stayed in Sweden after completing their education and have gone into very skilled work at universities, research work, work with medical companies and in telecommunications.

The Indian community is active and different associations regard national days and take part in cultural events too.


References

urmila.de/english/europeindex.html



Profile Source: Anonymous

People Name General South Asian, general
People Name in Country South Asian, general
Population in Sweden 57,500
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged 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 Sweden
Continent Europe
Region Western Europe
10/40 Window No

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi Sinhala Swedish Urdu
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi Sinhala
Swedish Urdu
Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
10.00%
Christianity
5%    ( Evangelical  0.50% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
65.00%
Islam
17.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
3.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
10.00%
Protestant
30.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
60.00%
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