Little India: Overseas Indian, NRI, Asian Indian, Indian American

Overseas Indian Population 2001

The overseas Indian population, excluding the South Indian subcontinent, in 2001 was estimated at 17 million. Indian Americans

constituted the second largest group, outside Mynamar and are now believed to have overtaken that country as well. The top 10 countries accounted for almost three quarter of all overseas Indians and just 25 countries for almost 95% of all overseas Indians.

 

Country  Indian Population
Myanmar  2,902,000
United States  1,678,765
Malaysia  1,665,000
Saudi Arabia  1,500,000
United Kingdom  1,200,000
South Africa  1,000,000
U.A.E.  950,000
Canada  851,000
Mauritius  715,756
Trinidad & Tobago  500,600
Guyana  395,350
Fiji  336,829
Oman  312,000
Singapore  307,000
Kuwait  295,000
Reunion Islands  220,055
Netherlands  217,000
Australia  190,000
Suriname  150,456
Qatar  131,000
Bahrain  130,000
Kenya  102,500
Yemen  100,900
Tanzania  90,000
Thailand  85,000
Italy  71,500
Portugal  70,000
France  65,000
Jamaica  61,500
Indonesia  55,000
New Zealand  55,000
Hong Kong  50,500
Israel  45,300
Guadeloupe  40,000
Philippines  38,000
Germany  35,000
Madagascar  29,000
Spain  29,000
Nigeria  25,000
Mozambique  20,870
Zimbabwe  16,700
Russia  16,044
Switzerland  13,500
Zambia  13,000
Libya  12,400
Uganda  12,000
Austria  11,945
Lebanon  11,025
Sweden  11,000
Japan  10,000
Maldives  9,001
Botswana  9,000
Brunei  7,600
Belgium  7,000
Greece  7,000
Norway  5,630
Seychelles  5,000
Ghana  3,800
Ukraine  3,400
South Korea  2,700
Barbados  2,200
Panama  2,164
Denmark  2,152
Brazil  1,900
Syria  1,800
Taiwan  1,800
Eritrea  1,753
Argentina  1600
Ireland  1,600
Bhutan  1,500
Sudan  1,500
Egypt  1,390
Finland  1,170
Kazakhstan  1,127
Papua New Guinea  1,000
Jordan  930
Poland  825
Iran  800
Ethiopia  734
Uzbekistan  690
Venezuela  690
Chile  650
Afghanistan  500
Belize  500
Romania  491
Benin  450
Czech Republic  420
Mexico  400
Tajikistan  400
Morocco  375
Vietnam  320
China  305
Burundi  300
Cambodia  300
Cote d’Ivoire  300
Cyprus  300
Turkey  300
Djibouti  280
Azerbaijan  250
Cameroon  250
Andorra  200
Armenia  200
St Lucia  200
St.Vincent/Grenadines  160
Peru  145
Gambia  135
Chad  125
Laos  125
Iraq  110
Namibia  110
Kyrgyzstan  100
Slovakia  100
Belarus  70
Tunisia  70
Comoros  50
Vanuatu  50
Algeria  45
Angola  45
Mongolia  35
G.Bissau  25
Guatemala  22
Senegal  21
Bulgaria  20
Colombia  20
Dominica  20
Mali  20
Solomon Islands  20
Costa Rica  16
Croatia  10
Ecuador  5
North Korea  5
Lithuania  5
Cape Verde  4