Greek Cypriot in Canada


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Introduction / History

In 1400 BC, the island of Cyprus was controlled by Greece. Though the centuries, Cyprus was controlled by various powers. These powers seldom interfered with the Greek culture, though they had their influence. Though the long-lasting influence of the Ottoman Empire (300 years) added Islam to Cyprus, the island was culturally a variation of what we call “Greek.” After WWI, Cyprus came under the control of the UK, so there is also a British influence in their culture.

In the 1950s, many Greek Cypriots migrated outside the country for better jobs. More joined them in 1974 when Turkey invaded Cyprus. Most of these Greek Cypriots went to the UK, the US, Canada or Australia. A small number are in Greece.


What Are Their Lives Like?

It has been a couple of generations since Greek Cypriots migrated outside the country. They are largely assimilated, especially the younger generation. They speak English, and their families are becoming weaker, but more egalitarian. In order to maintain their cultural identity and language, they usually have cultural associations. These associations help them maintain ties with Cyprus and stay abreast of issues on that island.

Wherever they live the Greek Cypriots have their own cuisine, which is based on that of Greece. They have added spiced and ingredients from other cultures, especially those of Turkey and England.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Greek Cypriots adhere to the Greek Orthodox Church. Some are secularized while a small number are Evangelical.


What Are Their Needs?

The Greek Cypriots need to put all their trust in Jesus Christ. This doesn’t mean that they need to abandon their culture or their church, but they need to keep Christ supreme in their hearts.


Prayer Points

Pray for a Christ-centered spiritual revival among Greek Cypriots.

Pray for Greek Cypriot disciplers to disciple others, including Muslim Turks.

Pray for spiritual hunger and a willingness to embrace the truth of Jesus Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Cypriots, Greek in Canada.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_Cypriots

https://www.everyculture.com/wc/Costa-Rica-to-Georgia/Greek-Cypriots.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_Cypriot_diaspora


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Cypriots, Greek
People Name in Country Cypriots, Greek
Natural Name Greek Cypriot
Alternate Names Cypriot; Greek; Greek Cypriot
Population this Country 1,300
Population all Countries 905,000
Total Countries 6
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 11456
ROP3 Code 102344
ROP25 Code 302794
ROP25 Name Greek
Country Canada
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Canada
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
Unknown
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.50 %)
89.00 %
Ethnic Religions
Unknown
Hinduism
Unknown
Islam
Unknown
Non-Religious
11.00 %
Other / Small
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Primary Language Greek (1,300 speakers)
Language Code ell   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Greek (1,300 speakers)
Language Code ell   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Greek

Primary Language:  Greek

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1547-1949)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1638-1989)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1840-2003)
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