People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Fijian Hindi of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 2,200

ROP3 Code: 103016
IMB Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
Language: Fiji Hindi - (hif)
Religion: Hinduism - Other / Marginal
Country of Origin: Fiji

Majority Located Where

  Edmonton, AB - 600

  San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA - 600

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Brief Profile

The Fijian Hindi people originated from the Fiji islands. The Fiji islands consist of more than 300 volcanic islands in the South Pacific about 1100 miles north of New Zealand. Only about one third of the islands are inhabited and the majority of the population is indigenous Fijian (mixed Melanesian-Polynesian descent).

South Asian Indians have a long history in Fiji having first come to the islands as indentured servants in the British colonial rule of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Most came on five-year contracts to work on cotton and sugar cane plantations. In spite of harsh working conditions and ethnic discrimination, many chose to stay in Fiji and have grown and prospered.

After the indentured labor system was finally abandoned for humanitarian reasons, South Asian Indians continued to migrate to Fiji seeking their fortunes in many arenas outside the agricultural sector. Due to ethnic discrimination, they have migrated to North America.

Although being ethnic South Asian, they no longer speak their India mother tongue and now speak Hindistani. They also adhere Hindus. Both language and religion along with geographically residing in Fiji for many generations mark their unique people group identity from other people groups from India.

Prayer Points

  • Pray God will work through and in the lives of the Fijian Hindi to understand and realize the need for a one and only Messiah, as revealed through Jesus Christ.
  • Pray evangelical Christians will intentionally become friends with Fijian Hindi and reveal via word and deed that Jesus Christ is sacrifical atonement and the answer for all peoples.

People Group Resources

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

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.

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

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 StatesSan BrunoSan Francisco-Oakland-HaywardCA600

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