Lithuanian in United Kingdom


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

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.

Though the bulk of the Lithuanian population is in Lithuania, some live in other countries. There is a large Lithuanian diaspora in the UK, especially in London and Peterborough. A small number of Lithuanians were in the UK as early as the 1880s, but most came to the UK after Lithuania joined the European Union in 2004.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Lithuanians came to Great Britain with hopes of making a good living. It has been rough for many of them. Some were victims of human trafficking; these unfortunate ones had to work 17 hour days. Others have managed to get a good education followed by a high paying job.

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. At least one Lithuanian is an Olympic athlete. Lithuanians in the UK have their own cultural centers, schools, folk music groups and even basketball teams.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are mainly cultural Roman Catholics. Many are secular, partly because of their communist past.


What Are Their Needs?

Like people everywhere, the Lithuanians need to put Jesus Christ central in their lives so they can enjoy his perfect guidance and mercy.


Prayer Points

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 the UK.

Pray for Lithuanian disciples to make more disciples, especially among family leaders.


Scripture Prayers for the Lithuanian in United Kingdom.


References

http://www.everyculture.com/wc/Japan-to-Mali/Lithuanians.html

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Lithuanian-people

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

http://global.truelithuania.com/united-kingdom-1097/

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People Name General Lithuanian
People Name in Country Lithuanian
Alternate Names Samogit
Population this Country 167,000
Population all Countries 2,756,000
Total Countries 25
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 13077
ROP3 Code 105803
ROP25 Code 304748
ROP25 Name Lithuanian
Country United Kingdom
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country United Kingdom
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.10 %)
85.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
15.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Lithuanian (167,000 speakers)
Language Code lit   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Lithuanian (167,000 speakers)
Language Code lit   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Lithuanian

Primary Language:  Lithuanian

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1625-2016)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1701-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1735-1999)
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YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
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Amazon
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Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Lithuanian Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Lithuanian YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Lithuanian YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations Campus Crusade for Christ
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press
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