Anglo Indian in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

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


Where Are they Located?

States: Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Anglo Indian in India.

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.


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 154,000
Population all Countries 158,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
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
People ID 10327
ROP3 Code 100355
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 31
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Karnataka
51,000
Maharashtra
28,000
Delhi
19,000
West Bengal
19,000
Tamil Nadu
10,000
Uttar Pradesh
5,300
Madhya Pradesh
3,300
Kerala
2,900
Telangana
2,600
Uttarakhand
2,300
Gujarat
2,000
Andhra Pradesh
1,700
Punjab
1,600
Haryana
1,100
Rajasthan
1,000
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 31  (only 20 largest shown)
  Karnataka 51,000
  Maharashtra 28,000
  Delhi 19,000
  West Bengal 19,000
  Tamil Nadu 10,000
  Uttar Pradesh 5,300
  Madhya Pradesh 3,300
  Kerala 2,900
  Telangana 2,600
  Uttarakhand 2,300
  Gujarat 2,000
  Andhra Pradesh 1,700
  Punjab 1,600
  Haryana 1,100
  Rajasthan 1,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language English (56,000 speakers)
Language Code eng   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 21
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Kannada
22,000
Hindi
16,000
Bengali
11,000
Tamil
7,300
Konkani
7,100
Telugu
4,800
Marathi
2,300
Punjabi, Eastern
1,700
Malayalam
1,600
Gujarati
1,200
Konkani, Goan
1,000
Kumaoni
300
Chhattisgarhi
300
Garhwali
100
Kashmiri
100
Primary Language English (56,000 speakers)
Language Code eng   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 21
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Kannada 22,000
  Hindi 16,000
  Bengali 11,000
  Tamil 7,300
  Konkani 7,100
  Telugu 4,800
  Marathi 2,300
  Punjabi, Eastern 1,700
  Malayalam 1,600
  Gujarati 1,200
  Konkani, Goan 1,000
  Kumaoni 300
  Chhattisgarhi 300
  Garhwali 100
  Kashmiri 100
People Groups Speaking English

Primary Language:  English

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1530-1995)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1380-2011)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1382-2020)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
100.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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


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