South Asian in Spain


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Introduction / History

There is an increase in South Asian migrants to Spain like in other European countries. It is low in comparison to other countries of the Mediterranean. The South Asians (Indians) in Spain are one of the smaller Indian peoples. Most Indians came to Spain from Africa while some migrated from India, Japan and Southeast Asia. They speak Hindi, Sindhi, Punjabi, Spanish and English.

After World War Two, Sindhi traders and shop owners did well in Las Palmas, the Canary Islands and Tenerife because of restrictions on Spain. They traded with North Africa from Las Palmas.

The next movement of Indians going to Spain was from Equatorial Guinea which was a Spanish colony in Africa. When importing became freer in the 1980s, business activity moved to Madrid, Barcelona and Malaga.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Indians in Spain are hardworking, peaceful and do not get involved in politics. They have mixed well with others in Spain. There are a lot of Indian restaurants in Majorca. Many Indians living in Majorca own businesses.

Most of the Indians are Sindhis and Sikhs. They celebrate several religious festivals. They have temples in the Canary Islands, Ceuta and Valencia.

There are many Hindu and Indian organizations in Spain. Some Spaniards have converted to Hinduism. There is a Hindu temple in Valencia and Krishna temples in Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga, and Tenerife. In Barcelona there is a Krishna restaurant.


What Are Their Beliefs?

These South Asians can be Hindu, Sikh or Muslim. There is also a sizable Christian minority among these South Asians.


What Are Their Needs?

Like all other peoples of the world, this people group needs the blessings and guidance that only Jesus Christ can offer.


Prayer Points

Pray for workers to go to the South Asians in Spain, and for their hearts to be ready to receive their Savior.

Pray for families of believers loving and serving others to grow reproducing churches.

Pray for a chain reaction of families reaching families that result in thousands of new disciples who share their faith with others.

Pray for grace and truth expanding into their entire society as all believers learn to love others.


Scripture Prayers for the South Asian, general in Spain.


References

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_community_in_Spainurmila.de


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General South Asian, general
People Name in Country South Asian, general
Natural Name South Asian
Pronunciation AY-zhun
Population this Country 128,000
Population all Countries 12,066,000
Total Countries 59
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names
People ID 19211
ROP3 Code 115527
Country Spain
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Central, south; Canary Islands   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Spain
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Central, south; Canary Islands.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Primary Language Urdu
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Hindi Sinhala Spanish
Primary Language Urdu
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Hindi
  Sinhala
  Spanish
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1843-2022)
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
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
Hinduism
25.00 %
Islam
50.00 %
Non-Religious
4.00 %
Other / Small
6.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
15.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
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Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more