South Asian, general in Sweden


Population
60,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

South Asians living in Sweden have increased a lot since 1900. The increase was gradual until the 1970s when South Asians came from Uganda. Many refugees and asylum seekers have come since, especially from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Most immigration to Sweden is due to family reunion. Since 1970 South Asian adoption of children especially from India and Sri Lanka has been of significance.

It is said that the smallish number of South Asians in Sweden has caused a diaspora situation. As there are too few Hindus it is difficult to tell them from each other regards caste and religion but also from Hindus who are not "Indian". The most significant organization in Sweden is the Swedish-Indian Association that brings together not only Indians of all religions (this may be an opportunity for the gospel), but Swedes who have a liking for Indian matters. Hindus in Sweden have social organizations that are not just focused on religions and castes. Muslim "Indians" take part in the Association regardless of their religion and to identify themselves as Indian.

Most Indians in Sweden are Punjabis, Gujaratis, Bengalis and South Indians. Some Indian students who came to Sweden in the 1950s remained there. Some Indians after 1984 gained political asylum.

In the first ten years of this century, more South Asians came for advanced studies in Sweden. Some have stayed in Sweden after completing their education and have gone into very skilled work at universities, research work, work with medical companies and in telecommunications.

The Indian community is active and different associations regard national days and take part in cultural events too.


References

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Global Prayer Digest: 2016-04-27
People Name General South Asian, general
People Name in Country South Asian, general
Population in Sweden 60,000
World Population 10,796,000
Total Countries 56
Indigenous No
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names
People ID 19211
Country Sweden
Region Western Europe
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Sweden
Region Western Europe
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Hindi   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 4
Secondary Languages:
Sinhala Swedish Urdu
Primary Language: Hindi   People group listing
Language Code: hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 4
Secondary Languages:
Sinhala Swedish
Urdu
Primary Language: Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
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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 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
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 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
10.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
65.00 %
Islam
17.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
3.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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