British Indo-Caribbean people are residents of the United Kingdom who were born on a Caribbean island, and whose ancestors are indigenous to India. The UK has a large population of Indo-Caribbean people.
Indian people were first introduced to the Caribbean by the British government in the 1800s after the abolition of slavery and when cheap labour was needed. The majority settled in Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and smaller but well established population in Jamaica. The Indian communities in these countries have now become extremely well established and currently have a very successful diaspora. With the strong links between the Caribbean and the UK, as well as the large Indian community in the UK, it has proven a popular destination for Indo-Caribbean emigrants. In 1990 between 22,800 and 30,400 Indo-Caribbeans were estimated to be living in the UK, it is unknown how many of the 1.6 million Britons of Indian origin are also linked to the Caribbean.