Sarnami Hindi in French Guiana


Population
11,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/14771/FG
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinduism_in_French_Guiana
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/hns
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_French_Guiana


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Sarnami Hindi
People Name in Country Sarnami Hindi
Population in French Guiana 11,000
World Population 1,121,600
Total Countries 6
Indigenous No
Unreached No
Progress Scale 2
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Awadhi, Caribbean Hindi, Caribbean Hindi Speakers, Carribean Hindi, East Indian, East Indian Hindi, Hindi
People ID 14771
ROP3 Code 108730

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Hindustani, Sarnami (11,000 speakers)
Language Code hns   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Hindustani, Sarnami
Primary Language Hindustani, Sarnami (11,000 speakers)
Language Code hns   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Hindustani, Sarnami

Primary Language:  Hindustani, Sarnami

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1980-1993)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1997-2010)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindustani, Sarnami
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Parmeswar ke naawa poestak
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
20.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
60.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
20.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
85.0 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
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