Gujarati (Hindu) of North America


People Group Info

Total Population: 395,725

ROP3 Code: 103544
IMB Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Gujarati
Language: Gujarati - (guj)
Religion: Hinduism
Country of Origin: India

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Majority Located Where

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NJ - 138,735

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 75,175

  Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL - 44,993

  San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA - 39,116

  San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA - 34,825

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Brief Profile

The Gujarati are a relatively peaceful people, except for religious tensions that exist between the Hindus and Muslims. Known for their resourcefulness and their good business sense, they have successfully emigrated and prospered in many countries around the world.

The Gujarati speak an Indo-Aryan language, which is also called Gujarati. It has many different dialects, some based on region and others based on caste or community.

Most of the Gujarati (88%) are Hindus. The Muslim Gujarati make up (6.6%) of the population.

The Gujarati often have established a successful business presence owning numerous commercial properties and stores. Generations of Gujarati have deep roots and often give the impression that they have assimilated themselves into the Western culture. However, this is often not the case as the majority maintain a distinct Gujarati identity.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for churches to develop intentional church planting strategies specifically focusing on the Gujarati speakers.
  • Pray for Christians that live and work among Gujarati to begin loving friendships with them.
  • Pray against the spiritual principalities and powers that have kept the Gujarati bound for many generations.

Resources

Global Recordings Network
Online Bible
PG - Hindi and Hindu Story Set (pdf)
Religions - Hinduism Belief Bulletin (pdf)
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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesEdisonNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNJ138,735
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON75,175
United StatesGeorgetownChicago-Naperville-ElginIL44,993
United StatesFremontSan Francisco-Oakland-HaywardCA39,116
United StatesSan JoseSan Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa ClaraCA34,825
United StatesCalvertonWashington-Arlington-AlexandriaVA34,109
United StatesDallasDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX32,132
United StatesWoodburyLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA32,079
United StatessugarlandHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX27,368
United StatesHatfieldPhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonPA24,274
United StatesAtlantaAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA23,816
United StatesInglewoodSeattle-Tacoma-BellevueWA18,722
United StatesTown of ActonBoston-Cambridge-QuincyMA17,364
United StatesFarmington HillsDetroit-Warren-DearbornMI15,895
United StatesPlantationMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL11,116
CanadaVancouverVancouver (Surrey)BC10,685
United StatesChandler-Kirby EstatesPhoenix-Mesa-ScottsdaleAZ10,087
United StatesWillow SpringsSacramento--Arden-Arcade--RosevilleCA9,972
United StatesEden PrairieMinneapolis-St. Paul-BloomingtonMN8,630
United StatesEllicott cityBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonMD8,615
United StatesWalsh CreekAustin-Round RockTX8,364
United StatesMiramarSan Diego-Carlsbad-San MarcosCA7,746
United StatesMallard CreekCharlotte-Concord-GastoniaNC7,206
United StatesWilliamsburgOrlando-Kissimmee-SanfordFL6,802
United StatesBrandonTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL6,798
United StatesShilohRaleigh-Durham-Chapel HillNC6,688
United StatesSierra del OroRiverside-San Bernardino-OntarioCA6,579
United StatesSierra del OroRiverside-San Bernardino-OntarioCA6,579
United StatesPolarisColumbusOH5,605
United StatesRocky HillHartford-West Hartford-East HartfordCT5,297