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.
French Guiana is a country on the far northern portion of South America.
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.
A little over half of them are Hindu, and about 20 percent are Christian.
The Hindi Sarnami people in French Guiana need a spiritual hunger that will lead them to Jesus Christ.
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.
Scripture Prayers for the East Indian in French Guiana.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||East Indian|
|People Name in Country||East Indian|
|Population this Country||12,000|
|Population all Countries||1,335,000|
|Progress Scale||2 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||4 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Alternate Names||Awadhi; Caribbean Hindi; Caribbean Hindi Speakers; Carribean Hindi; East Indian; East Indian Hindi; Hindi|
|Primary Language||Hindustani, Sarnami (12,000 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)|
|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|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Hindustani, Sarnami||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels||Bible Media Group/LUMO|
|General||Biblical answers to your questions||Got Questions Ministry|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|Mobile App||Bible app direct APK download||SIL|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Hindustani, Sarnami||YouVersion Bibles|
|Text / Printed Matter||Download scripture in this language||eBible.org|
|Text / Printed Matter||Jesus Messiah comic book||General / Other|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.50 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|