The overseas Indian population, excluding the South Indian subcontinent, in 2001 was estimated at 17 million. Indian Americansconstituted 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 PopulationMyanmar 2,902,000United States 1,678,765Malaysia 1,665,000Saudi Arabia 1,500,000United Kingdom 1,200,000South Africa 1,000,000U.A.E. 950,000Canada 851,000Mauritius 715,756Trinidad & Tobago 500,600Guyana 395,350Fiji 336,829Oman 312,000Singapore 307,000Kuwait 295,000Reunion Islands 220,055Netherlands 217,000Australia 190,000Suriname 150,456Qatar 131,000Bahrain 130,000Kenya 102,500Yemen 100,900Tanzania 90,000Thailand 85,000Italy 71,500Portugal 70,000France 65,000Jamaica 61,500Indonesia 55,000New Zealand 55,000Hong Kong 50,500Israel 45,300Guadeloupe 40,000Philippines 38,000Germany 35,000Madagascar 29,000Spain 29,000Nigeria 25,000Mozambique 20,870Zimbabwe 16,700Russia 16,044Switzerland 13,500Zambia 13,000Libya 12,400Uganda 12,000Austria 11,945Lebanon 11,025Sweden 11,000Japan 10,000Maldives 9,001Botswana 9,000Brunei 7,600Belgium 7,000Greece 7,000Norway 5,630Seychelles 5,000Ghana 3,800Ukraine 3,400South Korea 2,700Barbados 2,200Panama 2,164Denmark 2,152Brazil 1,900Syria 1,800Taiwan 1,800Eritrea 1,753Argentina 1600Ireland 1,600Bhutan 1,500Sudan 1,500Egypt 1,390Finland 1,170Kazakhstan 1,127Papua New Guinea 1,000Jordan 930Poland 825Iran 800Ethiopia 734Uzbekistan 690Venezuela 690Chile 650Afghanistan 500Belize 500Romania 491Benin 450Czech Republic 420Mexico 400Tajikistan 400Morocco 375Vietnam 320China 305Burundi 300Cambodia 300Cote d’Ivoire 300Cyprus 300Turkey 300Djibouti 280Azerbaijan 250Cameroon 250Andorra 200Armenia 200St Lucia 200St.Vincent/Grenadines 160Peru 145Gambia 135Chad 125Laos 125Iraq 110Namibia 110Kyrgyzstan 100Slovakia 100Belarus 70Tunisia 70Comoros 50Vanuatu 50Algeria 45Angola 45Mongolia 35G.Bissau 25Guatemala 22Senegal 21Bulgaria 20Colombia 20Dominica 20Mali 20Solomon Islands 20Costa Rica 16Croatia 10Ecuador 5North Korea 5Lithuania 5Cape Verde 4 Related Items
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