Sarnámi Hindustani is variant of Caribbean Hindustani
spoken by about 250,000 people in Suriname and the Netherlands.
It is one of the most widely-spoken languages Suriname, along with
Sranan Tongo and Dutch.
Caribbean Hindustani is a language that developed among
people from India who migrated as indentured labourers to Surinam
and parts of the Caribbean from 1870. It combines dialects from
Northern India and Nepal.
Sarnámi Hindustani alphabet and pronunciation
Sab djanne aadjádi aur barabar paidaa bhailèn, iddjat aur hak
mê. Ohi djanne ke lage sab ke samadj-boedj aur hierdaai hai aur doesare
se sab soemmat sè, djaane-maane ke chaahin.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They
are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another
in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
Information Sarnámi Hindustani
Other languages written with the Latin alphabet