Kanarese in New Zealand


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

Kanarese is another term for the Kannada language of India's southern state of Karnataka. It is a Dravidian language, meaning that it is one of the older languages from the original inhabitants of the subcontinent. There are traces of ancient versions of this language in southern India dating back 2400 years.


Where Are they Located?

Most South Asians in New Zealand are making a good living in urban centers like Christchurch and Auckland.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Kanarese speakers blend in well with other South Asians who have migrated to New Zealand. With the exception of those who speak Bengali or Gujarati, South Asians tend to come together as one group. However, Kanarese speakers do have their own association founded in 1994. This New Zealand Kannada association is intended to preserve the language, culture and religion of Karnataka for those who have migrated to New Zealand.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most of the migrants from Karnataka state adhere to Hinduism. A few of them embrace Islam or Christianity.


What Are Their Needs?

The South Asians in New Zealand need a spiritual hunger that will give them incentive to find the abundant life only Jesus Christ offers.


Prayer Points

Pray for spiritual hunger to come to the Kanerese and other South Asian Hindu people groups in New Zealand.
Pray for believers to lovingly reach out to the Kanerese in New Zealand.
Pray for a Disciple-Making movement to flourish among them.


Scripture Prayers for the Kanarese in New Zealand.


References

http://www.kannadakoota.co.nz
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12486/SN
http://www.peoplegroups.org/explore/ClusterDetails.aspx?rop2=C0104


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kanarese
People Name in Country Kanarese
Pronunciation kah-nah-REEZ
Alternate Names Canarese
Population this Country 1,600
Population all Countries 214,000
Total Countries 7
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 12486
ROP3 Code 104555
ROP25 Code 303629
ROP25 Name Kanarese
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
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
3.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
96.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
1.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Kannada (1,600 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Kannada (1,600 speakers)
Language Code kan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Kannada

Primary Language:  Kannada

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1812-1988)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1827-2023)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1827-2024)
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YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
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Amazon
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible General / Other
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories Story Runners
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Kannada Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
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General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
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General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
General Zume Resources Zume Project
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Sonam Prajapati - Pixabay 
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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