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Hinduism in French Guiana

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Hinduism is a minority religion in French Guiana, introduced and practiced mostly by the descendants of the Indo-Guyanese, who in 2014 numbered around 360,000.[1]As of 2010,Hinduism is followed by 1.6% of the population of French Guiana[2].

History

The abolition of slavery by France in 1848 created a labor crisis in its three colonies in the Caribbean. A large number of Indian laborers were brought into French Guiana from neighboring British Guiana, and while some of those had been converted to Protestantism most were Hindu, with perhaps 20% Muslim.[1]

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References

  1. ^ a b Heenan, Patrick; Lamontagne, Monique, eds. (2014). The South America Handbook. Routledge. p. 318. ISBN 9781135973216.
  2. ^ http://www.globalreligiousfutures.org/countries/french-guiana#/?affiliations_religion_id=0&affiliations_year=2010
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