The peoples of India have managed to go to other parts of the world to make their mark, and Telegu speakers are no exception. Telegu refers to a Dravidian (southern Indian) language spoken mainly in India's states of Andhra Pradesh and Telegana, where it is the official language. Early inscriptions in Telegu date back to 575AD, and literary works started in the 11th century. From the mid 1700s until India became a sovereign nation in 1948, this part of India was ruled in part by monarchs, but ultimately controlled by the British Raj. Hyderabad, as the princely state was then called, was among the most prosperous princely states of India. It is still one of India's most prosperous states. Still, some Telegus can make even more money by going to New Zealand.
Most likely, Telegu speakers are in urban centers like Auckland and Christchurch.
Telegu speakers in New Zealand have their own association, started in 1998. There is a matrimonial site for Telegu speakers to meet those who have migrated to New Zealand. Many of the Telegu speakers have gone to New Zealand to earn a good living as software engineers, doctors or businessmen. India has excellent tech universities, and their graduates have found that they can earn more by going to the West for work. Most of them settle in their new countries, though some return to India.
Most are Hindus who look to their gods to provide them with prosperity and good fortune. They celebrate all the Hindu festivals. The dates of these festivals vary depending on the Hindu calendar, which is lunar. The Telegu speakers in New Zealand are very interested in Hindu temples and shrines.
Telegu speakers in New Zealand need spiritual discernment and hunger so they can find the savior.
* Scripture Prayers for the South Asian, Telugu-speaking in New Zealand.
* Pray for Telegu speaking believers to have so much joy, peace, love, and patience that their employers will want the same spiritual blessings, which only come from a relationship with Christ.
* Pray for Telegu speakers to begin Disciple-Making movements among other South Asian peoples in New Zealand.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||South Asian, Telugu-speaking|
|People Name in Country||South Asian, Telugu-speaking|
|Natural Name||Telugu-speaking South Asians|
|Population this Country||4,800|
|Population all Countries||918,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Andhra; Telegu; Tolangan|
Primary Language: Telugu
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1818-1989)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Father's Love Letter|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Telugu|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Telugu|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Hope Video|
|Film / Video||The Story|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||God's Simple Plan|
|General||Gospel website in this language|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Mobile App||Download Bible from Google Play Store|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.60 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|