• PEOPLE NAME: CARIBBEAN JAVANESE OF SURINAME

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PEID: 16428

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: Suriname

Also found in: French Guiana; Netherlands

Population: 81,000

Global Population: 93,400


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 81,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Jawa people cluster within the Malay Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 93,400 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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