Catalonian in Spain


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Catalonians originated in the northeast region of Spain called Catalonia where Barcelona is located. Along with Spanish, they speak their own language, though this is becoming increasingly rare. Catalonia is the most prosperous region in Spain. They regard themselves as European rather than as Spaniards.

Catalonians have migrated to many countries in Europe and Latin America. A small number reside in the United States.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They have a reputation for being hard workers and ambitious. Most Catalonians work in industry or in service jobs. Some work in agriculture.

Football/soccer is the favorite sport among Catalonians. They like watching television and going to museums. Their cuisine often includes tomatoes, nuts, garlic, onions and mushrooms.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Catalonians are classed as Catholics, but few attend church regularly. Most are secular.


What Are Their Needs?

Catalonians need to understand that only Jesus Christ can satisfy their spiritual needs.


Prayer Points

Pray for a spiritual revival, both among Catalonian speakers and among those who attend Roman Catholic churches in Europe.

Pray for Catalonian disciples to make more disciples and for their families to be abundantly blessed.

Pray for the Lord to provide them with Christian materials in the Catalonian language.


Scripture Prayers for the Catalonian in Spain.


References

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/21/world/europe/catalan-italy-alghero.html

https://www.endangeredlanguages.com/lang/944

https://languagehat.com/italys-last-bastion-of-catalan/

http://www.everyculture.com/wc/Rwanda-to-Syria/Catalans.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalan_Americans


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Catalonian
People Name in Country Catalonian
Alternate Names Andorran
Population this Country 3,837,000
Population all Countries 4,332,000
Total Countries 10
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 11108
ROP3 Code 101896
ROP25 Code 301602
ROP25 Name Catalonian
Country Spain
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Catalonia, Valenciana,Balearic Islands, and Aragon autonomous communities; Carche region, Murcia autonomous community.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Spain
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Catalonia, Valenciana,Balearic Islands, and Aragon autonomous communities; Carche region, Murcia autonomous community..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.54 %)
82.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
18.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Catalan
Language Code cat   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Central
Dialect Code 3162   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Spanish: Castellano
Primary Language Catalan
Language Code cat   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Central
Dialect Code 3162   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Spanish: Castellano
People Groups Speaking Catalan
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Profile Source Joshua Project 
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