People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Dutch Caribbean of Canada

People Group Info

Total Population: 2,100

ROP3 Code: 100390
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Afro-Caribbean, Dutch
Language: Papiamento - (pap)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin:

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Majority Located Where

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 2,100

  Amarillo-Dumas, TX - 107

  Midland-Odessa, TX - 107

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Brief Profile

Dutch Caribbean people originated to North America from one of six Dutch Caribbean islands, which include Sint Eustatius, Saba, Bonaire, Sint Maarten, Curacao, or Aruba. Currently, there are two main divisions in the Dutch Caribbean: (1) those islands that have the status of being constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, (2) those islands that have the status of being special municipalities of the Netherlands alone, as distinct from the Kingdom in its entirety.

Most of the population is descended from Dutch and to a lesser extent of Indians, Africans, Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, and Sephardic Jewish ancestors. They speak Dutch along with several different creole language which incorporates words from Portuguese, West African languages, Dutch, and Spanish. English is known by many. They also may be conversant in Portuguese, Chinese, German, Spanish, or French.

A large majority claim Roman Catholicism as their religion, which is often in name only.

Prayer Points

  • Pray God will work among Dutch Caribbeans to grow in their understanding of Jesus Christ.
  • Pray for evangelical Dutch Caribbean people to be light among other Dutch Caribbean.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON2,100
United StatesMidlandMidland-OdessaTX107
United StatesAmarilloAmarillo-DumasTX107