• PEOPLE NAME: CARIBBEAN JAVANESE OF SURINAME

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By Franc Le Blanc

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PEID: 16428

ROP: 109624

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Affinity Group: Southeast Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

People Cluster: Jawa

Language: Caribbean Javanese - (jvn)

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Primary Religion: Islam

Country: Suriname

Also found in: French Guiana; Netherlands

Population: 80,000

Global Population: 92,200


PEID: 16428

ROP: 109624

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical


Overview: The Caribbean Javanese of Suriname, numbering 80,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Jawa people cluster within the Malay Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 92,200 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Caribbean Javanese. The primary religion practiced by the Caribbean Javanese is Islam, a monotheistic religion built around the teachings of the Qur'an and of the prophet Muhammad.


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