South Asian in Kuwait

Main Language
Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The majority of the people who live in Kuwait are not Kuwaiti Arabs. Most are workers from other parts of the world. Since South Asians are willing to work for low wages, and there is a good education system in India for them to learn technical and medical skills, they are often hired in Kuwait.

Where Are they Located?

Kuwait is a small country. Most South Asians probably work in the capital, Kuwait City.

What Are Their Lives Like?

There seems to be two basic categories for Indians working in Kuwait. One is the skilled sector: Nurses, doctors, IT specialists, technicians, and engineers. They are in high demand by Kuwaiti employers. The others are unskilled: construction workers, gardeners, domestic workers, etc. The latter is vulnerable to abuse by employers. They can easily lose their jobs and not have enough income to eat, pay their bills, or return home. There are so many Indians in Kuwait that they have their own schools.

What Are Their Beliefs?

More than half of the South Asians in Kuwait are Hindus who worship a variety of deities. A good percentage of the others are Muslim, and a small number are Christian.

What Are Their Needs?

Domestic workers need advocates to help prevent them from being exploited by unethical employers. All of these South Asians need the chance to hear that Jesus Christ offers them life to the full.

Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the South Asian, general in Kuwait.

* Pray for light to shine on situations where domestic workers are being abused physically and sexually.
* Pray for all South Asians in Kuwait to have the chance to respond to the claims of Jesus Christ.
* Pray for a disciple-making movement to emerge among South Asian communities in Kuwait.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General South Asian, general
People Name in Country South Asian, general
Natural Name South Asian
Population this Country 1,351,000
Population all Countries 12,252,000
Total Countries 59
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 27
Alternate Names
People ID 19211
ROP3 Code 115527
Country Kuwait
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Kuwait
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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Primary Language Hindi
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Primary Language Hindi
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1835-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.67 %)
2.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
66.00 %
32.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Other Christian
Roman Catholic
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Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
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