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Sarnami Hindi, Carribean Hindi in Suriname

Sarnami Hindi, Carribean Hindi

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
165,000 Hindustani, Sarnami Christianity 48.00 % 24.02 %   

Sarnami Hindi, Carribean Hindi in Suriname

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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 Dutch colony of Surinam in South America to work on sugar cane and coffee plantations. After the Dutch lost their colonial holdings in Surinam in 1975, some of the Hindi Sarnami came to the Netherlands, though others stayed in Surinam.

Where are they located?
Surinam is a small nation in the northern part of South America.

What are their lives like?
Aluminum production is the key industry in Surinam. Oil, lumber, and agriculture make up other parts of Surinam's economy. The Hindi Sarnami people are most likely involved with these industries.

The Hindi Sarnami people speak their own version of Bhojpuri, a language spoken in northern India. Their language changed quite a bit as time went on and words were borrowed from Dutch and local languages. But there are Christian resources in their language.

What are their beliefs?
About half of the Hindi Sarnami speakers in Surinam are Christians of some sort.

What are their needs?
The Hindi Sarnami people in the Surinam need a spiritual hunger that will lead them to having a devoted relationship with Jesus Christ.

Prayer Points
* Pray for spiritual receptivity among this largely Christianized people.
* Pray that the Hindi Sarnami people will eagerly read the Bible and view the JESUS Film in a language they can understand.
* Pray for a disciple making movement to emerge among the Hindi Sarnami people in Surinam.


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Country: Suriname
Continent: South America
Region: America, Latin
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Saramacca district: north coast.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Sarnami Hindi, Carribean Hindi
People Name General: Sarnami Hindi
Alternate People Names:
AwadhiCaribbean Hindi
Caribbean Hindi SpeakersCarribean Hindi
East IndianEast Indian Hindi
ROP3 Code: 108730
Joshua Project People ID: 14771
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 165,000
Population all Countries: 1,158,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia - other
People Name General: Sarnami Hindi
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hindustani, Sarnami (165,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hns    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Trinidad Bhojpuri
Dialect Code:10639
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Protestant
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity48.00 %(Evangelical: 24.02 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism30.00 % 
Islam15.00 % 
Non-Religious5.00 % 
Other / Small2.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent5.00 %
Protestant54.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian16.00 %
Roman Catholic25.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1980-1993
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindustani, Sarnami
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: Parmeswar ke naawa poestak
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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Sarnami Hindi, Carribean Hindi in Suriname

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People Cluster
    South Asia - other     America, Latin    
      Sarnami Hindi Suriname    
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            Sarnami Hindi, Carribean Hindi in Suriname          
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