South Asians in Romania

Main Language
Largest Religion
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The South Asians who live in Romania migrated from India and Sri Lanka during the last century. Most of the South Asians have retained their religions of Hinduism and Islam. These Asians are businessmen, bankers, storeowners, and merchants. They maintain business contacts with fellow South Asians all over the globe. They help bring products from India and Sri Lanka into European markets. These items include tea, spices, cotton cloth, and brass goods.

The South Asians in Romania attempt to continue with the same pattern of family and culture as their ancestors did in India. However, most young Asians are becoming westernized by their surroundings in Europe.

The South Asians in Bucharest speak Hindi and Sinhala at home but Romanian, German and English with their customers.

Where Are they Located?

The South Asians of Romania mostly live in the capital city of Bucharest.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The South Asians of Romania are a blended culture. They mix elements of their old Indian ways and their new European ways. The Hindus go to temples to practice the prayers and rituals that make up Hinduism. The Muslims go to mosques on Friday to pray and hear the teachings of Mohammad. It is difficult to find similarities in such diverse groups, but one thing is common among the South Asians; the importance of one's family and putting its needs over the needs of the individual.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Living so far away from the heart of Hinduism and Islam the Romanian South Asians often do not have the zeal of many Indian Hindus and Muslims from the Middle East. They are much more open to the message of Christ than if they had stayed in their country of origin. A small group of South Asians have become believers in the past few years.

What Are Their Needs?

The South Asians in Romania need to hear a clear message about Jesus Christ in a way they can understand. They need to see Christianity lived out before them in practical ways. Christians can build friendships with South Asians in Romania without the fear of persecution.

Prayer Points

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

* Pray that God leads Romanian believers to reach out and share the good news with their South Asian neighbors.
* Pray for South Asian families in Romania to be drawn to Jesus and to the Bible to find out more about Jesus.
* Pray that many of the Romanian South Asian people will come to love God with their whole being and will walk in His ways.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General South Asian, general
People Name in Country South Asian, general
Natural Name South Asians
Population this Country 1,500
Population all Countries 12,253,000
Total Countries 59
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names
People ID 19211
ROP3 Code 115527
Country Romania
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Romania
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

No people group map currently available. Use the above button to submit a map.

Primary Language Hindi
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Romanian Sinhala Urdu
Primary Language Hindi
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
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 2.00 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
55.00 %
40.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Other Christian
Roman Catholic
Photo Source Pixabay  Creative Commons  Used with permission
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


Welcome. I’m a virtual assistant and will try to answer questions about Joshua Project, unreached people groups, the Great Commission and more. How can I help you?

For further help try our FAQ, Definitions or Contact Us pages.