South Asian, general in Portugal

Largest Religion
Main Language
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Introduction / History

Not many South Asian people are living in Portugal. Those looking for work or refugees seem to be coming in large numbers to this country. There were South Asians in the former Portuguese colonies of Goa as well as Daman and Diu and also some in Mozambique. After independence, many South Asians who were Portuguese citizens came to live in Portugal.

The Indians from Goa are largely Catholics. The Hindus are mainly from Mozambique. When Mozambique became independent, four to five thousand Hindus, mainly Gujaratis, left as they were worried about being persecuted. Many of them now live in the poor regions of Lisbon and are in low paid work. The Hindus have religious festivals and institutions.

Indians in Portugal are reckoned now to be about 70 thousand. In addition to Lisbon, they live in Porto, the Algarve, Coimbra, Leiria and Guarda. Punjabis have arrived recently.

A Hindu organisation called the Hindu Community of Portugal came into being in 1982. There is a Hindu temple in Lisbon called Templo Hindu.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General South Asian, general
People Name in Country South Asian, general
Population in Portugal 80,000
World Population 10,802,500
Total Countries 57
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names
People ID 19211
ROP3 Code 115527
Country Portugal
Region Western Europe
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Portugal
Region Western Europe
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Possible Print Bibles
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (
Film / Video Coconuts (
Film / Video Creation to Christ (
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
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 Ten Virgins (
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
65.00 %
30.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Other Christian
Roman Catholic
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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