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Indian diaspora in France

Indian diaspora in France
Total population
400,000
Regions with significant populations
Paris, Strasbourg, Lyon, DOM-TOMs
Languages
French, Indian languages, English
Religion
Hinduism, Islam, Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, Sikhism, Jainism
Related ethnic groups
Non-resident Indian and Person of Indian Origin, Tamil, Desi

The Indian diaspora in France includes expatriate residents of France from India, as well as people of Indian national origin. As of 2000, there were an estimated 65,000 Indians living in (metropolitan France, in addition to 300,000 Indians in the French overseas departements of Réunion, Guadeloupe, Martinique and French Guiana.

History

A majority of the Indian community hails from Puducherry and Chandannagar, the former French colonies in India. Later arrivals were mostly Gujaratis from other Francophone areas, including Mauritius, the Seychelles and Madagascar.

A majority are engaged in small businesses. About 12,000 are in the French government service, while another 6,000 are in the police and armed forces. Most of the Indians are middle class. With France opening up the information technology sector for Indian professionals, there could be an influx of Indians coming to France over the coming years.

See also

References

  • Indian Diaspora in Europe (France pages 13-16)

External links

  • Indians in France
  • Indo-French Alumni Network
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