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Indians arrive in Suriname in the 1800s. Who knew desis are 37% (the plurality) of this Dutch-speaking South American nation's population?

An Infographic illustrating the African slave trade in American history. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “African American Slave Trade: Ships & Records for Genealogy.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/african-american-slave-trade-ships-records-for-genealogy.html

An Infographic illustrating the African slave trade in American history. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “African American Slave Trade: Ships & Records for Genealogy.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/african-american-slave-trade-ships-records-for-genealogy.html

The second indentured servants in Suriname were the Indians. They arrived with the ship Lala Rookh in 1873 in Suriname. It wasn't easy for the Dutch government to handle the Indians, because they stood up for their rights. They victimized the workers and let them live in poor conditions. Overall, the "collaboration" between the Indians and the government didn't went well and the government decided to "work" with the Javanese instead of the Indians. The first Javanese arrived in 1890.