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The term is a general term for people with origins in the Indian subcontinent, to distinguish from West Indians and indigenous people. Guettarda 18:26, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
Because most of this information is being written by people in India. so you have people in indai telling people in the new world what their religion is even though they have never been there. when people interact things change. I'm quite sure a lot of this inforamtion is off. If you would ask people in Suriname or guyana what they practice they would be totally clueless unless, they would say Hinduism or Arya Samaj. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Starbwoy (talk • contribs) 05:43, 3 August 2013 (UTC)
How does the writer have this infroamtion? Were they on the boat when these people went on. I doubt this infroamtion was recorded, as the British didnt record that type of inforamtion, and really wouldnt careStarbwoy (talk) 05:47, 3 August 2013 (UTC) About 84% of the East Indian immigrants were Hindus, and their dominant sect was the Vaishnavite Hinduism of Bihar and North India. Some 30 percent of the East Indians were from agricultural castes and 31 percent were labourers. Brahmins, the highest caste, constituted 14 percent of the East Indian immigrants."