South Asian, general in Spain

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Introduction / History

The South Asians (Indians) in Spain are one of the smaller Indian peoples. Most Indians came to Spain from Africa while some migrated from India, Japan and South East Asia. They speak Hindi, Sindhi, Punjabi, Spanish and English. Some are Hindus and some are Sikhs.

After World War Two, Sindhi traders and shop owners did well in Las Palmas, the Canary Islands and Tenerife because of restrictions on Spain. They traded with North Africa from Las Palmas.

The next movement of Indians going to Spain was from Equatorial Guinea which was a Spanish colony in Africa. When importing became freer in the 1980s, business activity moved to Madrid, Barcelona and Malaga.

The Indians in Spain are hardworking, peaceful and do not get involved in politics. They have mixed well with others in Spain. There are a lot of Indian restaurants in Majorca. Many Indians living in Majorca own businesses.

Most of the Indians are Sindhis and Sikhs. They celebrate several Indian festivals. They have temples in the Canary Islands, Ceuta and Valencia.

There are many Hindu and Indian organizations in Spain. Some Spaniards have converted to Hinduism. There is a Hindu temple in Valencia and Krishna temples in Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga and Tenerife and also in Barcelona there is a Krishna restaurant.

There is an increase in South Asian migrants to Spain like in other European countries but is low in comparison to other countries of the Mediterranean.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General South Asian, general
People Name in Country South Asian, general
Population in Spain 125,000
World Population 10,802,500
Total Countries 57
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names
People ID 19211
ROP3 Code 115527
Country Spain
Region Western Europe
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Central, south; Canary Islands   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Spain
Region Western Europe
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Central, south; Canary Islands.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Primary Language: Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1843-1998)
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 Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Bible stories
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video A Gathering of the Followers of Isa (
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
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 Greatest Sacrifice (
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets Story (
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
25.00 %
50.00 %
4.00 %
Other / Small
6.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
15.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
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