Sinhalese in Canada


Population
4,200
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Sinhalese are the largest people group in Sri Lanka. Most of them are Theravada Buddhists.

Most Sinhalese in Canada live in Toronto in Ontario. Many live in Quebec and some in other parts of the country. The Sinhalese began coming to Canada in the 1950s. In the latter part of the 1980s more Sinhalese came to Canada as refugees, largely because of the war in Sri Lanka.

The Sinhalese in Canada are involved in many activities that their community societies organize. There are many of these societies among the Sinhalese here. Sinhalese Buddhist temples have religious and cultural events. Buddhist temples are used to encourage the Buddhist way of life among the Sinhalese.

The Sinhalese in Canada keep their people connected through the media. There are television programs and a radio one for them too. Also there are two free Sinhalese newspapers. The Sinhalese speak Sinhalese and they can also speak in English.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Sinhalese turn away from Buddhism and realize that Jesus Christ has the answers for them.
* Pray that the Sinhalese Christians in Canada will lead the others to Jesus Christ, maybe through the Sinhalese media too.


References

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/sinhalese/


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-05-14
People Name General Sinhalese
People Name in Country Sinhalese
Population in Canada 4,200
World Population 11,080,100
Total Countries 19
Indigenous No
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Cingalese, Singalese, Singhalese, Sinhala, सिनलीज़
People ID 14196

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Sinhala (4,200 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: sin   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Primary Dialect: Sinhalese
Dialect Code: 345   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Sinhala (4,200 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: sin   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect: Sinhalese
Dialect Code: 345   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Sinhala

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1739-1966)
New Testament Yes   (1776-1991)
Complete Bible Yes   (1823-1982)
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sinhala
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
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Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Religion Subdivision: Theravada

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
90.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.50 %)
2.80 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
7.20 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
25.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
5.0 %
Protestant
20.0 %
Roman Catholic
50.0 %
Photo Source: Sally Cawthra, London, England  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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