Sinhalese in New Zealand


Population
1,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Sinhalese are the largest people group in Sri Lanka. Some have emigrated to New Zealand. Buddhism has grown in New Zealand since the arrival of the Sri Lankans. The United Sri Lanka Association in Wellington and Auckland mainly consists of Sinhalese Buddhists.

Sri Lankans came from Ceylon (as Sri Lanka used to be called in the later nineteenth century) to New Zealand. They came looking for gold. Only a few of them were in New Zealand then. About that time Ceylon became the biggest supplier of tea to New Zealand.

In the beginning of the latter half of the twentieth century, students came from Ceylon to New Zealand. Later, problems in Ceylon led to more emigrating with some coming to New Zealand. The Sri Lankan civil war led to more Sri Lankans including the Sinhalese coming to live.


Where Are they Located?

They live mainly in Wellington and Auckland with smaller numbers living in other parts of the country.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Many of the Sri Lankans in New Zealand are office workers, some do medical work while others are in engineering, manufacturing and retail. The Sinhalese speak Sinhalese and English.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Many are Buddhists but some are Hindus and Muslims. There are some of them who are Christians.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Sri Lankan Christians in New Zealand will lead the others to Salvation.
* Pray that the recent troubles in Sri Lanka will help lead the Sinhalese and other Sri Lankans to Jesus Christ.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Sinhalese
People Name in Country Sinhalese
Population in New Zealand 1,000
World Population 11,079,500
Total Countries 19
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Cingalese, Singalese, Singhalese, Sinhala, सिनलीज़
People ID 14196
ROP3 Code 109305

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Sinhala (1,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: sin   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Sinhala (1,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: sin   Ethnologue 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)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Buddhism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
97.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
3.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Sally Cawthra, London, England  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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