The ancestors of the Lithuanians came from Asia between 5,000 and 10,000 years ago. Lithuania was united with Poland between the 1600s-1700s. In the late 1700s Russia took over this small country. Germany occupied Lithuania during both WWI and WWII. Russia made it part of the USSR after the war, and it remained a "Soviet Socialist Republic" until the USSR dissolved in 1991.
They have their own language by the same name, Lithuanian. It is neither Germanic nor Slavic.
Lithuanians have been migrating to other countries for work since the end of the communist era. Though the bulk of the Lithuanian population is in Lithuania, there are small numbers of them in other countries including Australia. A tiny number arrived in Australia as early as 1887 but most arrived after 1947. They came as indentured workers, and it was well-regulated by the Australian government.
Today Lithuanians are well-integrated into Australian society. Almost all speak English. Lithuanian language newspapers are losing circulation as few from the younger generation speak the old language.
Lithuanians have many dishes with sour cream. One of their favorites is saltibarsciai, a cold soup with sour cream and buttermilk as its base. Saltibarsciai includes sliced cucumber, green onions and hard boiled eggs. They also like mildly spiced roasted meats.
In their spare time, Lithuanians enjoy basketball.
They are mainly cultural Roman Catholics. Many are secular, partly because of their communist past.
Like people everywhere, the Lithuanians need to put Jesus Christ central in their lives so they can enjoy his perfect guidance and mercy.
Pray that God will show the best ways to evangelize the Lithuanians.
Pray that when Lithuanians face troubles, they will turn to Jesus Christ for answers.
Pray for spiritual hunger and a desire for truth among the Lithuanians in Australia.
Pray for Lithuanian disciples to make more disciples, especially among family leaders.
Scripture Prayers for the Lithuanian in Australia.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Lithuanian|
|People Name in Country||Lithuanian|
|Population this Country||13,000|
|Population all Countries||2,796,000|
|Progress Scale||3 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Language Code||eng Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: English
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|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1380-2011)|
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