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Sarnami Hindi in French Guiana

Sarnami Hindi

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
12,000 Hindustani, Sarnami Hinduism 20.00 % 0.50 %   

Sarnami Hindi in French Guiana

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Introduction / History
When France abolished slavery in 1848, they found that their Caribbean colonies would lack an adequate work force. They tried to recruit indentured servants from their colonies in India, but found that there were still not enough people. Next they tried to work with their archrivals, the British, to get the laborers they needed from India. Negotiations went on for years, and the few laborers they recruited from British controlled India often died in the unsafe climate and dismal working conditions. The British soon stopped allowing Indian indentured servants to be sent to French Guiana.

Where are they located?
French Guiana is a country on the far northern portion of South America.

What are their lives like?
There are very few descendants of these people who worked on French-owned plantations. Those who are there today are probably involved with fishing and forestry, two key industries in French Guiana.

What are their beliefs?
A little over half of them are Hindu, and about 20 percent are Christian.

What are their needs?
The Hindi Sarnami people in French Guiana need a spiritual hunger that will lead them to Jesus Christ.

Prayer Points
* Pray for spiritual hunger that will lead them to Jesus.
* There are Christian resources in the Sarnami Hindustani 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 the South America.


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Country: French Guiana
Continent: South America
Region: America, Latin
10/40 Window: No
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People Name in Country: Sarnami 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: No
Population in Country: 12,000
Population all Countries: 1,164,000
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 (12,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hns    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity20.00 %(Evangelical: 0.50 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism60.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small20.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant15.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic85.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
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
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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
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Parmeswar ke naawa poestak
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Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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Sarnami Hindi in French Guiana

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      Sarnami Hindi French Guiana    
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      Hinduism     Hindustani, Sarnami  
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