Netherlands
(2,873 words)

In 2015, most Dutch people had some awareness of persons of South Asian descent in their country, especially of Hindustanis – twice-migrants whose ancestors originated from the South Asian subcontinent and migrated to Surinam as contract laborers after the abolishment of slavery on the Surinam plantations. However, the Dutch often mistake Sikhs for Indian Muslims. So…

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Albertina Nugteren, “Netherlands”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Sikhism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Gurinder Mann Singh, Kristina Myrvold, Eleanor Nesbitt. Consulted online on 17 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-2118_BESO_COM_031452>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170712



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