Gujarati (Hindu) of Canada


People Group Info

Total Population: 55,725

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

Status of Christianity


Engaged yet Unreached

GSEC Level: 1

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Majority Located Where

  Toronto, ON - 75,175

  Vancouver, TX - 8,860

  Montréal, BC - 7,385

  Calgary, AB - 6,090

  Edmonton, AB - 4,585

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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
CanadaToronto ON75,175
United StatesBartlettChicago-Naperville-ElginIL36,050
United StatesLos AngelesLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA19,000
United StatesJersey CityNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNJ18,134
United StatesAtlantaAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA13,107
United StatesDallasDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX12,000
United StatesHoustonHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX11,350
United StatesPhiladelphiaPhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonPA10,611
United StatesSan FranciscoSan Francisco-Oakland-HaywardCA9,288
CanadaVancouver TX8,860
United StatesFarmington HillsDetroit-Warren-DearbornMI7,435
CanadaMontréal BC7,385
United StatesBostonBoston-Cambridge-QuincyMA7,253
United StatesMorrisvilleRaleigh-Durham-Chapel HillNC6,200
CanadaCalgary AB6,090
United StatesCupertinoSan Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa ClaraCA5,761
United StatesCharlotteCharlotte-Concord-GastoniaNC5,750
CanadaEdmonton AB4,585
United StatesTampaTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL4,112
United StatesBaltimoreBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonMD4,056
United StatesRiversideRiverside-San Bernardino-OntarioCA3,884
United StatesRiversideRiverside-San Bernardino-OntarioCA3,884
United StatesOrlandoOrlando-Kissimmee-SanfordFL3,436
CanadaKitchener ON3,080
United StatesMiamiMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL2,779
United StatesMesaPhoenix-Mesa-ScottsdaleAZ2,623
United StatesNewingtonHartford-West Hartford-East HartfordCT2,305
United StatesIndianapolisIndianapolis-Carmel-AndersonIN2,136
CanadaOttawa ON2,040
CanadaHamilton ON2,030