East Indian in Virgin Islands (U.S.)


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

In the mid 1800s, European powers were abolishing the African slave trade. This left a need for cheap laborers. The plantation owners managed to fill this void by attracting East Indians to come as indentured laborers. Most left the US Virgin Islands after seven years, but a small number remained.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Though they are small in number, the East Indians in the US Virgin Islands have kept Hindi as their heart language, but they have lost their South Asian culture in other ways. However, they still have South Asian eating habits.
They dominate the small business sector of the economy and some own department stores.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most are Hindu though there is a Christian presence among them.


What Are Their Needs?

Like all other peoples of the world, the East Indians in the Virgin Islands need to put Jesus first in their lives.


Prayer Points

Pray for East Indian disciplers to make more disciples in the Virgin Islands.
Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead them to the cross.
Pray for Christ followers among the East Indians in the US Virgin Islands to take Christ to their Hindu neighbors.


Scripture Prayers for the East Indian in Virgin Islands (U.S.).


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indians_in_the_United_States_Virgin_Islands
https://www.jstor.org/stable/24384100
https://scholarworks.umass.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1016&context=anthro_res_rpt12


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General East Indian
People Name in Country East Indian
Pronunciation eest IN-dee-un
Alternate Names Ceylon Tamil; Tamil
Population this Country 700
Population all Countries 114,000
Total Countries 7
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 11678
ROP3 Code 102818

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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
15.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
60.00 %
Islam
15.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
10.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Hindi (700 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Hindi (700 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2022)
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Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
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General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text, audio, video Faith Comes by Hearing
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