South Asian, general in China, Hong Kong


Population
41,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

South Asians have been living in Hong Kong for some time, even since the days of the British Empire and many have descended from those days. Many in modern times have become Chinese nationals.

There have been problems of nationality of some South Asian citizens here when under British rule and under Chinese rule too. Maybe an opportunity to give the gospel message to those searching for an identity here.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The South Asians in Hong Kong speak different languages and many speak more than one language such as English, Hindi and Urdu. Some can speak Cantonese but many cannot.

Hinduism is the religion with the largest following in Hong Kong among South Asians. Besides Indian Hindus, there are Hindus from other South Asian countries too.

Muslims from Pakistan and India used to work as army and police officers in Hong Kong. There are Muslims descended from a mixed South Asian and Chinese background as some had Chinese wives and their children became Muslims.

The Sikhs in Hong Kong come from the Punjab. Many are doctors, lawyers and some are financiers also.

The Sindhi in Hong Kong come from Sindh in Pakistan. They are wealthy and many are export and import traders.

The Nepalis in Hong Kong are mostly sons and daughters of former Ghurka soldiers. Many work as security guards.

Other South Asians in Hong Kong are for example the Jains among whom many do diamond trading, the Tamils and the Parsees.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God gives even more South Asians dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel recordings and Christian literature will bring the South Asians in Hong Kong to Salvation too.


References

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/south_asians_in_hong_kong


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General South Asian, general
People Name in Country South Asian, general
Population in China, Hong Kong 41,000
World Population 10,799,000
Total Countries 56
Indigenous No
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names
People ID 19211

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Primary Language: Language unknown (41,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: xxx   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Language unknown (41,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: xxx   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Language unknown

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Unknown
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.80 %)
2.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
56.50 %
Islam
40.00 %
Non-Religious
0.50 %
Other / Small
1.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
3.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
1.0 %
Other Christian
1.0 %
Protestant
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
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