Telugu in New Zealand


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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Introduction / History

The peoples of India have managed to go to other parts of the world to make their mark, and Telegu speakers are no exception. Telegu refers to a Dravidian (southern Indian) language spoken mainly in India's states of Andhra Pradesh and Telegana, where it is the official language. Early inscriptions in Telegu date back to 575AD, and literary works started in the 11th century. From the mid 1700s until India became a sovereign nation in 1948, this part of India was ruled in part by monarchs, but ultimately controlled by the British Raj. Hyderabad, as the princely state was then called, was among the most prosperous princely states of India. It is still one of India's most prosperous states. Still, some Telegus can make even more money by going to New Zealand.


Where Are they Located?

Most likely, Telegu speakers are in urban centers like Auckland and Christchurch.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Telegu speakers in New Zealand have their own association, started in 1998. There is a matrimonial site for Telegu speakers to meet those who have migrated to New Zealand. Many of the Telegu speakers have gone to New Zealand to earn a good living as software engineers, doctors or businessmen. India has excellent tech universities, and their graduates have found that they can earn more by going to the West for work. Most of them settle in their new countries, though some return to India.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most are Hindus who look to their gods to provide them with prosperity and good fortune. They celebrate all the Hindu festivals. The dates of these festivals vary depending on the Hindu calendar, which is lunar. The Telegu speakers in New Zealand are very interested in Hindu temples and shrines.


What Are Their Needs?

Telegu speakers in New Zealand need spiritual discernment and hunger so they can find the savior.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Telugu in New Zealand.

* Pray for Telegu speaking believers to have so much joy, peace, love, and patience that their employers will want the same spiritual blessings, which only come from a relationship with Christ.
* Pray for Telegu speakers to begin Disciple-Making movements among other South Asian peoples in New Zealand.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telugu_people
http://www.nzta.org
https://profile.telugumatrimony.com/new-zealand-brides
https://books.google.com/books?id=BkwsMTyShi8C&pg=PA95&lpg=PA95&dq=Telegus+New+Zealand&source=bl&ots=A4sdO2c5L7&sig=HYKbmtkeerxVv9zw5svyJsVz3rc&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwikkP_B1PrWAhXLzlQKHVIeDy4Q6AEIPDAD#v=onepage&q=Telegus%20New%20Zealand&f=false


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Telugu
People Name in Country Telugu
World Population 909,000
Total Countries 11
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Andhra, Telegu, Tolangan
People ID 15324
ROP3 Code 109930
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

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Telugu (4,800 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Telugu (4,800 speakers)
Language Code tel   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Telugu

Primary Language:  Telugu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1818-1989)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1854-2002)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Telugu
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Telugu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Pearl of Great Price
Film / Video The Story
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.60 %)
3.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
97.00 %
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 Kerry Olson 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more