Hindi of North America


People Group Info

Total Population: 805,898

ROP3 Code: 103789
IMB Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
Language: Hindi - (hin)
Religion: Hinduism
Country of Origin: India

Status of Christianity


Engaged yet Unreached

GSEC Level: 2

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Majority Located Where

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 171,095

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 49,700

  San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA - 40,300

  Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL - 32,700

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 30,700

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Brief Profile

The Hindi people are a South Asian people from India who speak Hindi. Hindi is the official language of India. They form one of the largest South Asian people groups in North America.

Hindi are often well educated. They work in medical professions and IT market. They reside in suburbs of large metro areas often blending in with other people yet at the same time still speaking Hindi at home and being very much Hindi.

Like many other South Asian Indian peoples in North America, the Hindi proudly continue their traditional customs and religions. In fact, they do not dichotomize between the secular and the sacred. Instead, religion plays an important part in their identity.

The majority of Hindi people profess Hinduism. Their “Hinduism” is as much a lifestyle as a religion. Hindu Temples serve as a center of their social interaction with one another reinforcing their people group identity.

Prayer Points

  • Pray Christians will answer God's call to live near the Hindi and share Christ's love with them.
  • Pray evangelical Churches will form prayer teams to intercede for the Hindi asking that their hearts and minds be receptive to a Gospel witness.
  • Pray for effectiveness as Christians use many different strategies to share Christ with the Hindi.
  • Pray that evangelical Hindi will boldly and clearly communicate the message of Christ.

Resources

Global Recordings Network
Online Talking Bible - Hindi
PG - Hindi and Hindu Story Set (pdf)
Religions - Hinduism Belief Bulletin (pdf)
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