The Anglo Indian people are the descendants of British or European men generally from the colonial service or the military and their Indian wives. The term "Anglo Indian" was first used by Warren Hastings in the 18th century to describe both the British in India and their Indian-born children.
During the independence movement, many Anglo-Indians identified with British rule and incurred the distrust and hostility of Indians. They had a difficult position at the time of independence. They felt loyal to a British home that they had never seen where they would gain little social acceptance. Some Anglo-Indians left the country in 1947 for a new life in Britain, Australia or Canada. However, most Anglo-Indians opted to stay in India and made whatever adjustments they deemed necessary. The Anglo-Indians are basically urban dwellers.
The greatest and perhaps the most singular contribution to the nation by the Anglo-Indian community has made is in the sphere of school education. At the time of independence there were nearly 300 Anglo-Indian schools in existence.
Anglo-Indian speech is a synthesis of English and Hindustani. Anglo-Indian girls were the first to volunteer for the job of air hostesses. They led the way for the emancipation of women and their working outside the home. Most of the Anglo Indians married within their own Anglo-Indian community. Owing to the transferable nature of their jobs, many Anglo-Indians did not think of building their own homes. Calcutta became the home base for many after retirement. The majority of Anglo-Indians in Calcutta today are Roman Catholics.
Another group of foreign-origin is the Siddhis who are the descendants of Africans brought to India as Arab slaves. Most modern-day Siddhis are Muslims and are engaged in agricultural pursuits. They are found in Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and other states and union territories.
Alternate names: Anglo-Indian, Siddhis
States: Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra
For the salvation of the Anglo Indians and that God may send several Christian workers among them and meet their spiritual and physical needs.
For helping them to handle their socio-economic hardships, regain their self-esteem and purge off their "Identity Crisis" rapid assimilation into the culture and tradition of their adopted country India.
Obtaining and maintaining a sense of community spirit.
Scripture Prayers for the Anglo Indian in Pakistan.
|Profile Source: India Missions Association - Edited by Philipose Vaidyar Copyrighted © Used with permission|
|People Name General||Anglo Indian|
|People Name in Country||Anglo Indian|
|Population this Country||2,100|
|Population all Countries||161,000|
|Progress Scale||3 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Alternate Names||Anglo Indian; Anglo Pakistani; Anglo-Bengali; Anglo-Indian; Angrej; Calikar; Chattakar; Chi-Chi; East Indian; Eurasian; Gorasaheb; Luso-Indian; Munnittikar; आंग्लो|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||7 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Primary Language||Sindhi (1,500 speakers)|
|Language Code||snd Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Sindhi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1890-1992)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|Audio Recordings||Recorded oral Bible||Oral Bibles|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation||Create International|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Sindhi||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Magdalena video||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||The Hope Video||Mars Hill Media|
|Film / Video||World Christian Videos||World Christian Videos|
|General||Bible for Children||Bible for Children|
|General||Biblical answers to your questions||Got Questions Ministry|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||Gospel website in this language||General / Other|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Sindhi||YouVersion Bibles|
|Text / Printed Matter||Literacy primer for Sindhi||Literacy & Evangelism International|
|Text / Printed Matter||Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies||World Missionary Press|
|Map Source||People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.|
|Profile Source||India Missions Association - Edited by Philipose Vaidyar Copyrighted © Used with permission|
|Data Sources||Data is compiled from various sources. Read more|