Tamil (Christian traditions) in Martinique

Tamil (Christian traditions)
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People Name: Tamil (Christian traditions)
Country: Martinique
10/40 Window: No
Population: 6,800
World Population: 55,800
Primary Language: Tamil
Primary Religion: Christianity
Christian Adherents: 85.00 %
Evangelicals: 5.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Christian
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
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Introduction / History

Martinique was once a French colony. In 1848 the French abolished slavery so they needed a new source of cheap labor for their plantations. They looked to India, specifically Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry, the latter with French influence.
Tamil speakers, both Hindu and Christian, began to work on these plantations. There were many difficulties for this industry. There were the forces of nature that sometimes tore plantations apart. French colonialists also faced conflict with other European powers. These factors sometimes weakened the French plantation system.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Today the culture of Martinique is what we call a hybrid culture. It mixes in aspects of various cultures, and even the dominant French language is Creolized. Most likely the Tamil language is different in Martinique than it is in India or Sri Lanka.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Some are nominally Christian but incorporate Hindu practices. Most are Roman Catholic. Tamil speakers are well Christianized in Martinique.

What Are Their Needs?

Tamil speaking Christians need biblical materials and Bible teachers. They need to get their faith centered on Jesus Christ.

Prayer Points

Pray for Tamil speaking disciplers to disciple others in Martinique.
Pray for churches in Martinique to center on Jesus Christ and the teachings of the Bible.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to bring revival fire to the French speaking world.

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