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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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Nugteren, Albertina, “Netherlands”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Sikhism Online, Editor-in-Chief Knut A. Jacobsen. Consulted online on 08 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-2118_BESO_COM_031452>
First published online: 2017



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