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.
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.
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.
The majority of the Hindi Sarnami people in Curacao are Hindu. Only about one percent of them are Christian of any kind.
The Hindi Sarnami people in Curacao need a spiritual hunger that will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* 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.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Sarnami Hindi|
|People Name in Country||Sarnami Hindi, East Indian|
|Population in Curacao||500|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1 to 2|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Alternate Names||Awadhi, Caribbean Hindi, Caribbean Hindi Speakers, Carribean Hindi, East Indian, East Indian Hindi, Hindi|
|Primary Language||Hindustani, Sarnami|
|Language Code||hns Ethnologue Listing|
|Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Hindustani, Sarnami|
Primary Language: Hindustani, Sarnami
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1997-2010)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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-in-Your-Language|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Parmeswar ke naawa poestak|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent *|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|