Spaniard in New Zealand


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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Introduction / History

Did you know that Spanish is the fourth most spoken language in the world? Over a half of billion people speak Spanish. This puts Spanish behind only English, Mandarin and Hindi. The widespread use of the Spanish language came as a result from the huge holdings of the Spanish Empire from the 15th century to 1976. During this five-century period Spain controlled large sections of North America, the Caribbean, South America, Western Europe, Africa, and islands in Asia and Oceania.
Besides those residing in Spain, Spaniards are found in over 50 countries including New Zealand. Most of the Spaniards who settled in New Zealand did so in the first 40 years of the 20th century. They wereeither fleeing rural poverty or the Spanish Civil War.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Though small in number, Spaniards have much cultural power in New Zealand. There are movie directors and actors from Spain and Latin America who produce popular movies. Many New Zealanders are enamored with Spanish culture. Many take Spanish in school in hopes of visiting a Spanish speaking country.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Spanish people are nominally Roman Catholics. Only about 10% of Spanish Catholics attend mass on a weekly basis. They get married and buried by the Roman Catholic church. Their children are baptized by Roman Catholic priests into the church. Most Spanish people in New Zealand are more concerned with their family's economic and social well-being rather than teachings of the Roman church.
Evangelical Christians believe that the Bible is the only source of authority for Christ's church. Roman Catholics see tradition and the official teachings of the popes and bishops as equal to or superior to the Bible. Catholics pray to God, Mary and the saints while evangelicals pray only to God. Still evangelicals and Catholics have many beliefs in common such as the Trinity and the virgin birth, the deity, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.


What Are Their Needs?

Spaniards need to understand that they can have a personal love relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Christianity is not a set of rules or system of morality. Christians can know for certain that their sins are forgiven, and they have eternal life. According to Roman Catholic teaching, one cannot be assured of one's salvation.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Holy Spirit to revive the Roman Catholic church in New Zealand so that it focuses on Jesus Christ.
Pray for Spanish churches in New Zealand to be Christ centered rather than tradition centered.
Pray that the Lord sends disciple-makers to the Spanish people in New Zealand.
Pray for spiritual hunger and a discernment that will keep the Spanish people in New Zealand away from spiritual counterfeits.


Scripture Prayers for the Spaniard in New Zealand.


References

https://www.encyclopedia.com/literature-and-arts/performing-arts/music-popular-and-jazz/spaniards
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaniards
wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Empire#The_Spanish%20Empire
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_New_Zealanders#:~:text=Spanish%20New%20Zealanders%20refers%20to,cities%20of%20Auckland%20and%20Wellington.
https://www.thelocal.es/20181126/kiwis-spanish-culture/


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Spaniard
People Name in Country Spaniard
Population this Country 2,300
Population all Countries 29,748,000
Total Countries 50
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Argentinian White; Camba; Chilean; Colombian; Cuban; Dominican; Dominican Mulatto; Hispanics; Latin American; Latin American White; Latinos; Mestico; Mestizo; Mexican; Peruvian; Puerto Rican White; Salvadoran; Uruguayan; Venezuelan Mestizo
People ID 15077
ROP3 Code 109534
Country New Zealand
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Oceania
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country New Zealand
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Oceania
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
77.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
23.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Spanish (2,300 speakers)
Language Code spa   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Spanish (2,300 speakers)
Language Code spa   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Spanish

Primary Language:  Spanish

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1514-1985)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1543-1999)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1553-2017)
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