South Asian in United Kingdom


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

Officials, soldiers and merchants took the first South Asians to the U.K. during the British Empire. Sons of upper class families studied in the U.K, leading to a small, emerging South Asian diaspora. At the end of the 1800s, Indian seamen were hired on British ships’ they in the ports. This paved the way for more Indians to come to the U.K. Indian soldiers fought for the British in the two world wars. It was after the Second World War that many South Asians began to come to Britain in greater numbers.

In the early 1970s many South Asian professional people came to the U.K. from Uganda. There are tougher immigration rules now and it can be difficult for family members to join their relatives in the U.K.

Although they speak in their own languages such as Hindi and Urdu, most also speak to speak English.

At first they came mainly to the big cities but then came to the larger towns as well. Most U.K. South Asians now live in London, Leicester and Bradford.


What Are Their Lives Like?

A lot of South Asians were born in the U.K.; they have never been to their countries of origin. They generally tend to keep to their own communities and maintain their own religions and cultures. There is a need for South Asian Christians to take Christ to their Muslims, Sikh and Hindu neighbors.

There are South Asians in the U.K. from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh but mainly from India and Pakistan. The Pakistanis and Indians love cricket. When the national cricket teams of these countries tour to play England, large numbers of South Asians attend these sporting events.

They have their own national radio station called BBC Asian Network. Many South Asians have small businesses such as shops, market stalls and restaurants. Many work at telephone call centers answering phone calls and queries. There are many South Asian doctors in hospitals and also with their own medical practices.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Indians tend to mainly be Hindu and those from Pakistan and Bangladesh are usually Muslims. Sri Lankans have a mixture of religions, mainly Buddhism.


What Are Their Needs?

Pray for the Holy Spirit to empower the South Asian people to open their eyes and see Jesus.


Prayer Points

Pray that South Asian Christian believers will give the gospel message to their own people.

Pray that the South Asians will have dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.

Pray for spiritual discernment so they can learn that Jesus is the only way to an abundant life.

Pray for a movement to Christ among the South Asians in the U.K.


Scripture Prayers for the South Asian, general in United Kingdom.


References

www.urmila.de/english/europeindex.html


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-04-26
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-04-24
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People Name General South Asian, general
People Name in Country South Asian, general
Natural Name South Asian
Pronunciation AY-zhun
Population this Country 3,042,000
Population all Countries 12,066,000
Total Countries 59
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 61
Alternate Names
People ID 19211
ROP3 Code 115527
Country United Kingdom
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country United Kingdom
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Map of South Asian, general in United Kingdom
Primary Language Hindi
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
English Sinhala Urdu
Primary Language Hindi
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  English
  Sinhala
  Urdu
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1835-2019)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament DAVAR Partners International
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub) Create International
Film / Video Coconuts Create International
Film / Video Creation to Christ Create International
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
5.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.50 %)
3.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
48.00 %
Islam
38.00 %
Non-Religious
4.00 %
Other / Small
2.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source pxhere  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group location: UK Office for National Statistics. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more