• PEOPLE NAME: CARIBBEAN JAVANESE OF FRENCH GUIANA

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PEID: 16333

ROP: 109624

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Affinity Group: Asian Pacific Rim Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Jawa

Language: Caribbean Javanese - (jvn)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: French Guiana

Also found in: Netherlands; Suriname

Population: 3,100

Global Population: 93,300


PEID: 16333

ROP: 109624

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 10% or Greater Evangelical


Overview: The Caribbean Javanese of French Guiana, numbering 3,100, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Jawa people cluster within the Malay Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 93,300 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Caribbean Javanese. The primary religion practiced by the Caribbean Javanese is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.


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