South Asian, general in Finland

South Asian, general
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People Name: South Asian, general
Country: Finland
10/40 Window: No
Population: 11,000
World Population: 12,065,500
Primary Language: Hindi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 4.00 %
Evangelicals: 2.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The number of Indians in Finland early this century was less than a thousand but now there are more than that. There are a small number of South Asians in Finland. Most are from India. There are some Pakistanis, some Tamil Sri Lankans and some Bangladeshis as well.

Most live in or near the capital Helsinki.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They have restaurants and retail businesses. Indian computer and telecommunication professionals have begun working for Finnish companies.

There are also Indian engineers in Finland who have come to enjoy Finland’s prosperity. Some work for Nokia. A lot of the engineers have come to live in Finland with their wives and families.

There are Indian students in Finland studying technology. They are looking for professional work in Finland and speak good English as well as Hindi and Finnish.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They are mainly Hindus by religion but among them there are some Christians and Muslims. The Muslims have mosques.

What Are Their Needs?

The South Asians in Finland need to put their hope and identity in the King of kings and Lord of lords. He is the only one who can take them from darkness to light.

Prayer Points

Pray that God will give the Indians in Finland dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.

Pray that the Indian Christians among them will give them the gospel message leading to the abundant life offered by Jesus.

Pray for workers willing to spend the time to win South Asians to Christ.

Pray for a movement to Christ this decade.

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