People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

South Asian Indians of North America


People Group Info

Total Population: 2,640,000

ROP3 Code: 222222
IMB Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
Language: Hindi - (hin)
Religion: Hinduism
Country of Origin: India

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Majority Located Where

  Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR - 1,100

  Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR - 700

  Wilmington, NC - 559

  Lincoln, NE - 300

  Cincinnati-Middletown, OH - 38

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Brief Profile

South Asian Indians are an ethnic cluster of various people groups found in the country of India. India is home to over 800 distinct people groups. The density map covers all foreign born from India in North America. India is geo-graphically large with people bathing in the Ganges in Varanasi, and Rishikesh as a yoga centre and a base for Himalayan trekking.

The national trade language of India is Hindi. However, the majority of people speak their distinct people groups language, whether that be Gujarati, Telegu, Tamil, Kannada, or another language.

As a cluster of people groups, South Asians adhere to Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism, and serveral other religions.

South Asians are one of the largest dispersed people in the world. They are found in almost every country the world with them leaving their mark on their new homelands. The economy, health, arts, media and culture have all been affected in some way.

Prayer Points

  • Pray evangelical South Asians will boldly cross-cultural castes that divide the country and people of India and prevent the gospel from spreading more quickly.
  • Pray God will break down social, cultural, lingguistic, religious, and spiritual barriers that prevent South Asian Indians from becoming followers of Jesus Christ.
  • Pray Christians will come alongside evangelical South Asians to encourage them, equip them, and be their friends so that together they may spread the gospel to the least reached South Asian peoples.


Learning Resources

Learn more about "Learning Paths"
Online Courses for embracing, encountering and engaging diaspora people. Work at your own pace. Begin anytime and complete the course according to your schedule. Interactive, Hands-On Application.

Learn more about "Reaching the Nations"
This book delineates five disciplines Christians should develop in order to effectively reach the nations. More specifically, it will guide Christians to develop an engagement strategy in their locale.

World Religions - Beliefs Overview
An overview of major world religions and cults - their beliefs and practices.

Hinduism Beliefs
A belief bulletin by North American Mission Board on Hinduism.


Other Resources

Foundations for Teaching the Bible
Scripture lessons to help new believers from Hindu backgrounds examine their worldview.

Know God in 98 Languages
A CRU resource with 9 different witnessing models (e.g. 4 Spiritual Laws, etc.) in 98 languages.

Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
A 30 day guide to pray for unreached people groups.

Hindu Gospel Storying Set
Back translation of the Bible studies developed for those with a Hindi-speaking and Hindu worldview.

Online Talking Bible - Hindi
The purpose of Talking Bibles is to give non-readers and the blind access to the Bible in their native language.

Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
A prayer guide that utilizes the acronym GOSPELS to pray for workers among diaspora.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesBentonvilleFayetteville-Springdale-RogersAR1,100
United StatesLittle RockLittle Rock-North Little Rock-ConwayAR700
United StatesWilmingtonWilmingtonNC559
United StatesLincolnLincolnNE300
United StatesCincinnatiCincinnati-MiddletownOH30
United StatesCincinnatiCincinnati-MiddletownOH8



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