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Overseas Indian Population

Which countries have the most people of Indian origin or descent?
According to Wikipedia
Includes migrant workers who have no permanent resident status
Not counting people in Bangladesh or Pakistan who may self-identify as Indian
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Last updated: January 3, 2017
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Country
4.0 mil
United States
3.0 mil
Saudi Arabia
2.9 mil
United Arab Emirates
2.9 mil
Malaysia
2.0 mil
Nepal
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Country
1.5 mil
United Kingdom
1.3 mil
South Africa
1.2 mil
Canada
1.1 mil
Myanmar
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level 69
Jan 4, 2017
No Bangladesh either?
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level ∞
Jan 4, 2017
Added that to the caveat. No data exists. I would assume that Pakistani, Bangladeshi, and Indian were not separate national identities until their countries split apart.
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level 67
Jan 4, 2017
I think mostly heading for where there is no language problem and little religious fanaticism.
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level ∞
Jan 4, 2017
Saudi Arabia?

According to Gallup, 5% of Indian adults would like to leave the country. That's about 50 million people. Obviously, that's beyond the level that the tolerant English-speaking countries are willing to absorb.

So a large number of South Asians work as laborers with few rights in Middle Eastern countries.

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level 68
Feb 25, 2017
Which ones are the tolerant English-speaking countries?
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level 79
Feb 26, 2017
really tshalla?
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level 54
Feb 27, 2017
Many Indians don't speak English; a lot could probably go to non-English speaking developed countries
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level 72
Jan 4, 2017
The UAE figure is astonishing - according to Wikipedia, they are the largest ethnic group in the UAE, even more than Emiratis.
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level 77
Feb 25, 2017
Not difficult to accept if you've ever been to Dubai before.
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level 73
Feb 28, 2017
It's the same for Qatar, where Qatari people are in minority due to massive immigration from Nepal and Bangladesh if I'm not mistaken. But it doesn't bother them since they give super cheap labor while Qatari earn very high wages "employing" them (to not say "exploiting them")
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level 57
Feb 1, 2017
Haven't guessed Nepal, Myanmar and Malaysia - the term "overseas" deceived me.
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level 65
Feb 25, 2017
Agreed. "Overseas" isn't correct and the title should be changed, IMO.
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level 67
Feb 25, 2017
In my opinion one of the best migrants to arrive anywhere are the Indian peoples. They do not carry with them the hidden agendas of the religious fanatics that many immigrant people do, they are generally intelligent, quick to learn and cheerful by personality and bring with them the wonderful cuisine of India which has become one of the favourite foods of countries lucky enough to receive great cooks with the work ethic to open up Indian Restaurants. You only have to see the popularity of Indian food in Countries such as UK and Australia, just to name two.
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level 77
Feb 25, 2017
"hidden agendas of the religious fanatics that many immigrant people do"-- what are you talking about? Do you mean the Pilgrims who settled in New England?
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level 67
May 23, 2017
Don't try and outsmart yourself Kal.
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level 76
Nov 13, 2018
Well said kalbahamut.
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level 45
Feb 25, 2017
they are also the highest paid demographic in America (Indian Americans have an average income >$100,000 according to Wikipedia), which I think is interesting, considering this is over 40 times what they would be earning in their native cojntry.
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level 77
Feb 25, 2017
It's harder to get to the United States from India than some of these other countries. The ones who make it are often highly educated, skilled, and motivated. Not all of them, but, a higher percentage than those who go to Saudi Arabia to work as drivers, janitors, and clerks, for sure.
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level 73
Feb 28, 2017
kalbahamut -> Is it because they are above the cap for Green Card lottery application? It would be logical since the lottery may be the only way for less skilled / poorer people to have access permanent residency.
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level 77
Mar 4, 2017
Yamaneko to be honest I don't know exactly why. I'm just repeating what I've been told by Indians- it's much easier for them to find work and get visas to Gulf countries than to the USA. Plus, geographically, it's a lot closer.
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level 63
Apr 12, 2017
Thanks Malbaby!
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level 58
Feb 25, 2017
thats was tough
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level 39
Feb 25, 2017
I could see this being a series, either with different countries of origin, or along the lines of what states have the most immigrants from the countries.
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level 44
Feb 26, 2017
No Australia? Wow
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level 67
May 23, 2017
I was surprised at that 'Captain', I'm sure those numbers will change shortly and Australia will be on this list.
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level 76
Nov 13, 2018
Google "White Australia Policy." It's the name for a group of racist immigration policies that were in place until 1973. For example, the dictation test. Starting in 1901 an immigration officer would dictate a text to you...and here's the kicker: the test could be given in any European language (and even if you passed it the first time, they could re-administer it in any other European language they wanted!).

Here's one 50-word English sample from the test, in all its awesomeness: "If the land is ploughed when wet the furrows may, and in all probability will, wear a more finished appearance, and will be more pleasant to the eye, but land so ploughed will be more inclined to become set or baked, and when in this state will not produce a maximum yield."
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level 32
Feb 27, 2017
this was very vwery easi quiz for me quiote fun
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level 20
May 9, 2017
I am from Nepal and I didn't put it down because the title sais 'overseas'.
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level 67
May 23, 2017
Yes, I can see your point. Maybe should be changed to Indians living in Foreign Countries.
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level 53
May 23, 2017
Only slightly bothers me that this quiz only have nine answers instead of 10 lol
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level 66
May 23, 2017
Sri Lanka should either be added to the list or comments, looking at the source, which states 1.6 million Indians in Sri Lanka
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level 47
Jan 11, 2018
If you're interested, I have a quiz about Indian food!
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level 54
Mar 19, 2018
Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Singapore, Guyana, Trinidad, Fiji, Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya have sizeable amounts too.
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level 28
Mar 22, 2018
I am an Indian born in bahrain and felt sad it wasn't there.
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level 8
Mar 31, 2018
I was surprised Australia wasn't there.
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