Gujarati in United States


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Introduction / History

After the United States passed the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, many Indians started emigrating from India to the United States. Many of the early immigrants, such as the Gujarati from Gujarat, India, were well educated and had an entrepreneurial bent. And since the U.S. immigration laws allow immigrants to sponsor their family members—parents, children, siblings are most common—their numbers grew exponentially in America. It is said that, while Gujarati make up 6% of the population in India, they made up at least 20% of the Indian population in the United States in 2015. Currently, there are well over half a million Gujarati in the United States.


Where Are they Located?

Gujarati Americans are typically rich and live in some of the busiest cities of the United States, such as Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose, Washington D.C., Dallas, and Philadelphia. However, their highest concentration is in the New York City Metropolitan area. In fact, Jersey City, New Jersey, part of the metropolis, has its own Little Gujarat, also known as India Square.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Well-educated and proudly entrepreneurial, Gujaratis are often doctors, engineers, and business owners. In fact, if you have ever been to a hotel run by Indian people, they are most likely Gujaratis. They own over 40% of the American hospitality industry. Food franchises are another area where they excel. A December, 2015 article in the Star Tribune said this about the Gujaratis: "For Gujaratis, enterprise is virtually a cultural obligation and has always earned the most respect. Starting a small corner shop is seen as more impressive than holding a mid-level management job in somebody else's company. For many Gujaratis the point of acquiring knowledge is to attain practical goals, particularly business goals."


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Gujaratis are mostly Hindu, though there is no set religion they must adhere to. They tend to be tolerant of a variety of religious ideologies and not get too wrapped up in their religion, which they see as more of a culture or tradition than a religion. This has allowed them to assimilate well in other cultures.


Prayer Points

Pray that they would be spiritually thirsty for the living water Christ offers. Pray that Christians who meet them wouldl speak the Living Word often enough and clearly enough that it would grow in individual hearts and flow out in turn to others.


Scripture Prayers for the Gujarati in United States.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gujarati_Americans https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/nri/us-canada-news/gujaratis-6-of-indians-but-20-of-us-indians/articleshow/45746350.cms https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gujarati_people#Religion https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/11982/CA


Profile Source:   Titania Porter  

People Name General Gujarati
People Name in Country Gujarati
Pronunciation goo-jah-RAH-tee
Population this Country 599,000
Population all Countries 3,424,000
Total Countries 29
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 12
Alternate Names Bajania; Gujarani; Indo-Pakistani; Karana; Parsi; Shahinshahi; Zarabe; Zardasht; Zarushti
People ID 11982
ROP3 Code 103544
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country New York (Brooklyn), Chicago, San Francisco, San Jose, Washington D.C., Dallas Ft. Worth, Los Angeles, Houston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Seattle, Boston, Detroit, Miami, Phoenix   Source:  Global Gates 2021
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country New York (Brooklyn), Chicago, San Francisco, San Jose, Washington D.C., Dallas Ft. Worth, Los Angeles, Houston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Seattle, Boston, Detroit, Miami, Phoenix.   Source:  Global Gates 2021
Primary Language Gujarati (599,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Gujarati (599,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2021)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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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 Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
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General Gospel website in this language
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Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.60 %)
4.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
70.00 %
Islam
26.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Bethany World Prayer Center  
Profile Source Titania Porter  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more