Sarnami Hindi, Carribean Hindi in Suriname


Population
138,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

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.


Where Are they Located?

Surinam is a small nation in the northern part of South America.


What Are Their Lives Like?

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.


What Are Their Beliefs?

About half of the Hindi Sarnami speakers in Surinam are Christians of some sort.


What Are Their Needs?

The Hindi Sarnami people in the Surinam need a spiritual hunger that will lead them to having a devoted relationship with Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

* 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.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/14771/NS
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caribbean_Hindustani
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/HNS
http://www.academia.edu/6291001/Language_change_in_a_multiple_contact_setting_The_case_of_Sarnami_Suriname_


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Sarnami Hindi
People Name in Country Sarnami Hindi, Carribean Hindi
Population in Suriname 138,000
World Population 1,121,600
Total Countries 6
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 5
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
Country Suriname
Region Central and South America
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Saramacca district: north coast.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Suriname
Region Central and South America
Continent South America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Saramacca district: north coast..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Hindustani, Sarnami (138,000 speakers)
Language Code hns   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Trinidad Bhojpuri
Dialect Code 10639   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Hindustani, Sarnami
Primary Language Hindustani, Sarnami (138,000 speakers)
Language Code hns   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Trinidad Bhojpuri
Dialect Code 10639   Global Recordings 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
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
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: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 15.50 %)
48.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
30.00 %
Islam
15.00 %
Non-Religious
5.00 %
Other / Small
2.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
16.0 %
Protestant
54.0 %
Roman Catholic
25.0 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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