Hinduism in South America

Hinduism In South America

Hinduism in South America

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Hindu communities are found in several countries of South America, but they are strongest in Guyana and Suriname.There are about 400,000 Hindus in South America, chiefly the descendants of Indian indentured labourers in the Guianas. There are about 270,000 Hindus in Guyana, 120,000 in Suriname, and some others in French Guiana. In Guyana, Hindus form 35% of the population.

Hinduism in Argentina

Indians in ArgentinaArgentina has 1,200 People of Indian Origin and 400 Non Residential Indians.

Many of the PIOs in Argentina have remained attached to their Indian culture and traditions. They have constructed a gurudwara at Rosarion de la .rontera in Salta province.

Some of them are actively involved in propagating ayurveda, yoga, Indian classical music and the Hindi language.

They have established an Indian Association in the northern provinces and organise social and cultural events to celebrate Indian festivals. Unfortunately, there is little interaction between them and those who have settled down in other parts of this extensive country.

A large number of the Indian Diaspora living in Buenos Aires are businessmen, doctors, financialor business executives, and employees of multinational corporations. Most of them have retainedtheir Indian citizenship

Hinduism in Brazil

Most of the Brazilian Hindus are ethnic East Indians.

There are 1,500 PIOs (People of Indian origin) and about 400 NRIs (Non Resident Indian) in Brazil.

First wave of Immigration-A small number of Sindhis had...
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