Lithuanian in Australia


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The ancestors of the Lithuanians came from Asia between 5,000 and 10,000 years ago. Lithuania was united with Poland between the 1600s-1700s. In the late 1700s Russia took over this small country. Germany occupied Lithuania during both WWI and WWII. Russia made it part of the USSR after the war, and it remained a "Soviet Socialist Republic" until the USSR dissolved in 1991.

They have their own language by the same name, Lithuanian. It is neither Germanic nor Slavic.

Lithuanians have been migrating to other countries for work since the end of the communist era. Though the bulk of the Lithuanian population is in Lithuania, there are small numbers of them in other countries including Australia. A tiny number arrived in Australia as early as 1887 but most arrived after 1947. They came as indentured workers, and it was well-regulated by the Australian government.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today Lithuanians are well-integrated into Australian society. Almost all speak English. Lithuanian language newspapers are losing circulation as few from the younger generation speak the old language.

Lithuanians have many dishes with sour cream. One of their favorites is saltibarsciai, a cold soup with sour cream and buttermilk as its base. Saltibarsciai includes sliced cucumber, green onions and hard boiled eggs. They also like mildly spiced roasted meats.

In their spare time, Lithuanians enjoy basketball.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are mainly cultural Roman Catholics. Many are secular, partly because of their communist past.


What Are Their Needs?

Like people everywhere, the Lithuanians need to put Jesus Christ central in their lives so they can enjoy his perfect guidance and mercy.


Prayer Points

Pray that God will show the best ways to evangelize the Lithuanians.

Pray that when Lithuanians face troubles, they will turn to Jesus Christ for answers.

Pray for spiritual hunger and a desire for truth among the Lithuanians in Australia.

Pray for Lithuanian disciples to make more disciples, especially among family leaders.


Scripture Prayers for the Lithuanian in Australia.


References

http://www.everyculture.com/wc/Japan-to-Mali/Lithuanians.html

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Lithuanian-people

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithuanian_Australians

https://www.slic.org.au/Community/History/Taskunas.htm

https://www.australian


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Lithuanian
People Name in Country Lithuanian
Alternate Names Samogit
Population this Country 13,000
Population all Countries 2,756,000
Total Countries 25
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 13077
ROP3 Code 105803
ROP25 Code 304748
ROP25 Name Lithuanian
Country Australia
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Australia
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Australia
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.30 %)
80.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
20.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language English
Language Code eng   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Lithuanian
Primary Language English
Language Code eng   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Lithuanian
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)
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