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Sarnami Hindi, East Indian in Guyana

Sarnami Hindi, East Indian

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
317,000 Guyanese Creole English Hinduism 8.00 % 6.00 % No   

Sarnami Hindi, East Indian in Guyana

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Introduction / History
This people group originated in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar before they were taken to the British colony of Guyana in northern South America to work on plantations.

Where are they located?
Guyana is in the northern part of South America just east of Venezuela.

What are their lives like?
The economy of Guyana is largely based on agriculture and mining. The Hindi Sarnami in Guyana are most likely involved in these industries.

What are their beliefs?
The Hindus who came to Guyana were mainly worshippers of the Hindu god Vishnu and his incarnations such as Krishna and Rama. Their form of Hinduism changed quite a bit through the years.

In 1910 the first Hindu Arya Samaj missionary came to Guyana and became popular with the Hindus in Guyana. The Arya Samaj Movement rejects the idea of caste and the role of Brahmans as the only religious leaders. It opposes the use of images and idols in worship. Some of the Hindi Sarnami people in Guyana have left Hinduism in recent years.

What are their needs?
The Hindi Sarnami people in Guyana need a spiritual hunger that will lead them to Jesus Christ. Though they are a reached people group, many of them still live and die without hearing that Jesus saves sinners.

Prayer Points
* Pray for spiritual receptivity among these people who are mostly Hindu.
* There are Christian resources in their language. Pray that the Hindi Sarnami people will eagerly listen to them and be drawn to the Lord.
* Pray for a disciple making movement to emerge among the Hindi Sarnami people in Guyana that will bring in the entire harvest.
* Pray for completion of Bible translation in this people group's primary language.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/14771/GY
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Guyana
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Guyana

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Global Prayer Digest: 2007-04-26
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Country: Guyana
Continent: South America
Region: America, Latin
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Widespread. Possibly also in French Guiana.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Sarnami Hindi, East Indian
People Name General: Sarnami Hindi
Alternate People Names:
AwadhiCaribbean Hindi
Caribbean Hindi SpeakersCarribean Hindi
East IndianEast Indian Hindi
Hindi
ROP3 Code: 108730
Joshua Project People ID: 14771
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 317,000
Population all Countries: 1,158,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Sarnami Hindi
Ethnic Code: CNN25g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Guyanese Creole English
Language Code (ISO): gyn    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindustani, Sarnami (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity8.00 %(Evangelical: 6.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.50 % 
Hinduism70.00 % 
Islam13.50 % 
Non-Religious7.00 % 
Other / Small1.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 5   Greater than or equal to 5% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Guyanese Creole Engl ...
 
 
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