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.
Surinam is a small nation in the northern part of South America.
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.
About half of the Hindi Sarnami speakers in Surinam are Christians of some sort.
The Hindi Sarnami people in the Surinam need a spiritual hunger that will lead them to having a devoted relationship with Jesus Christ.
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.
Scripture Prayers for the East Indian in Suriname.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||East Indian|
|People Name in Country||East Indian|
|Alternate Names||Awadhi; Caribbean Hindi; Caribbean Hindi Speakers; Carribean Hindi; East Indian; East Indian Hindi; Hindi|
|Population this Country||177,000|
|Population all Countries||1,342,000|
|Progress Scale||5 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||4 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|ROP25 Name||Indo-Caribbean (Sarnami)|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Saramacca district: north coast. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Hindustani, Sarnami (177,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||hns Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Hindustani, Sarnami
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1997-2011)|
|FCBH NT (www.bible.is)||Online|
|YouVersion NT (www.bible.com)||Online|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Hindustani, Sarnami||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels||Bible Media Group/LUMO|
|Film / Video||World Christian Videos||World Christian Videos|
|General||Biblical answers to your questions||Got Questions Ministry|
|General||Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app: Hindustani, Sarnami||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Bible app direct APK download||SIL|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|Mobile App||iOS Bible app: Hindustani, Sarnami||YouVersion Bibles|
|Text / Printed Matter||Download scripture in this language||eBible.org|
|Text / Printed Matter||Jesus Messiah comic book||General / Other|