are found in several countries of South America, but they are strongest in Guyana
.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
, 120,000 in Suriname
, and some others in French Guiana
. In Guyana, Hindus
form 35% of the population.
Hinduism in Argentina
Indians in Argentina
Argentina 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-
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