Gujarati in New Zealand


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The first Gujarati immigrants worked in trade and as shop and small business owners. The second immigrant group worked in engineering, medicine and property building. Many Indians have immigrated to New Zealand, living in Wellington, Hamilton and other places.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Gujaratis and Punjabis are the main Indian groups in New Zealand. Gujaratis tend to keep to themselves, speaking Gujarati. Retaining their culture is very important to them. They operate a charitable organization called the Gujarati Samaj that promotes Gujarati language, culture and traditions.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Gujaratis in New Zealand practice Hinduism.

Hinduism is a catch-all name for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse.

At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayer, food, flowers, and incense to the gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews.

There are other Hindus who are more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.

Almost all Hindus take part in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring.


What Are Their Needs?

Gujaratis in New Zealand need the opportunity to hear the gospel in their language. Along with this, they need to understand the gospel, especially themes such as sin, forgiveness of sin, repentance, faith, and knowledge of the nature and work of Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

Pray for godly disciple makers to disciple any Gujarati believers in New Zealand.

Pray for Holy Spirit led workers to help start a movement to Christ among the Gujaratis in New Zealand.

Pray for the Holy Spirit to illuminate the gospel to and convict Gujaratis of their need for salvation found only in Jesus Christ.

Pray for an indigenous church planting movement.


Scripture Prayers for the Gujarati in New Zealand.


References

quora.com/How-many-Gujarati-people-are-there-in-New Zealand-How-is-your-experience


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Gujarati
People Name in Country Gujarati
Pronunciation goo-jah-RAH-tee
Population this Country 27,000
Population all Countries 3,412,000
Total Countries 29
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bajania; Gujarani; Indo-Pakistani; Karana; Parsi; Shahinshahi; Zarabe; Zardasht; Zarushti
People ID 11982
ROP3 Code 103544
Country New Zealand
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Oceania
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country New Zealand
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Oceania
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Primary Language Gujarati (27,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Gujarati (27,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2021)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible General / Other
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Creation to Christ Create International
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.10 %)
0.50 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
89.50 %
Islam
5.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
5.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Bethany World Prayer Center  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more