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Telugu-speaking South Asian

Telugu-speaking South Asian in United States
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Telugu-speaking South Asian in United States

Telengana is home of most of India's Telugu speakers. In the United States, South Asian communities jokingly call themselves "desis," and put aside old religious and communal animosities. They use English as their common language in South Asia and in the United States. Each language group likes to have their own associations where they can speak the language of their hearts. For this reason, there are Telugu associations throughout the United States. Many own businesses or practice medicine.

Ministry Obstacles

Hinduism is a means to maintaining their cultural identity in a foreign culture.

Outreach Ideas

Anyone who wants to reach them for Christ will first need to learn about Hindu cultures and appreciate them. Someone will have to find ways for Telugu speakers to follow Jesus without feeling like they are abandoning what is left of their culture.

Scripture Focus

"Whoever says I know him but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him."  1 John 2:4

Scripture Prayer

Pray for this people to learn and obey the commandments of God.

Prayer Focus

Forward (higher, more powerful) caste members are the ones who have the opportunity to move to Western countries, and they feel they have the most to lose by embracing Christ. For this reason, very few believers exist among Telugu speakers in the West. Pray for a breakthrough. Pray for a movement to penetrate forward caste Telugu-speaking people in the United States who would extend to their communities in India. Pray for the kingdom of God to penetrate hearts of Telugu speakers.

Telugu-speaking South Asian in United States

People Name: Telugu-speaking South Asian
Country: United States
10/40 Window: No
Population: 429,000
World Population: 1,161,700
Language: Telugu
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherent: 3.0%
Evangelical: 0.60%
Bible: Complete
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:
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