East Indian in Curacao


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Introduction / History

This people group originated in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar before they went as indentured servants to Curacao, just north of South America to work in salt mines and plantations.


Where Are they Located?

The Hindu Sarnami people are found in the three small countries on the northern tip of South America, the Netherlands, and Curacao. Curacao is an island in the Caribbean Sea, just off the coast of Venezuela.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Oil, shipping, and tourism are important industries in Curacao. Most likely the Hindi Sarnami people are involved in these industries. This country has a high standard of living by Caribbean standards.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The majority of the Hindi Sarnami people in Curacao are Hindu. Only about one percent of them are Christian of any kind.


What Are Their Needs?

The Hindi Sarnami people in Curacao need a spiritual hunger that will lead them to Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

Pray for spiritual receptivity among these Hindus.
There are Christian resources in their language. Pray that the Hindi Sarnami people in Curacao will eagerly listen to them and be drawn to the Lord.
Pray for a disciple making movement to emerge among the Hindi Sarnami people on the island of Curacao.


Scripture Prayers for the East Indian in Curacao.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/14771/UC
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caribbean_Hindustani
https://www.wycliffe.net/world?continent=AME&country=GY&code=hns


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General East Indian
People Name in Country East Indian
Pronunciation eest IN-dee-un
Alternate Names Awadhi; Caribbean Hindi; Caribbean Hindi Speakers; Carribean Hindi; East Indian; East Indian Hindi; Hindi
Population this Country 700
Population all Countries 1,349,000
Total Countries 6
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 14771
ROP3 Code 108730
ROP25 Code 303202
ROP25 Name Indo-Caribbean (Sarnami)

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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
80.00 %
Islam
10.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
9.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Hindustani, Sarnami (700 speakers)
Language Code hns   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Hindustani, Sarnami (700 speakers)
Language Code hns   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Hindustani, Sarnami
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Profile Source Keith Carey 
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