British Indo-Caribbean people

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British Indo-Caribbean

Raj Persaud at Humber Mouth 2007-06-30.jpg Shakira and Michael Caine in Venice.jpg

Mark Ramprakash.jpg Waheed Alli 2010.jpg
Notable British people of Indo-Caribbean descent:

Raj PersaudShakira Caine

Mark RamprakashWaheed Alli, Baron Alli
Total population
Indo-Guyanese - Unknown
Indo-Jamaican - Unknown
Indo-Trinidadians - Approx 25,000[1]
Regions with significant populations
United Kingdom
In particular London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leicester, Leeds, Glasgow, Preston, Sheffield, Liverpool, Nottingham, Southampton, Bristol, Newcastle upon Tyne, Slough, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Stoke on Trent, Coventry
Languages
British English · Caribbean English · Various Languages of India
Religion
Hinduism · Sikhism · Islam · Christianity · Amongst others
Related ethnic groups
British Indian · Indian diaspora · Indo-Caribbean · British African-Caribbean community

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.[2]

Background[edit]

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.[3]

Sub-groups[edit]

Indo-Guyanese[edit]

See also: Indo-Guyanese

Notable Britons of Indo-Guyanese descent include Waheed Alli, Baron Alli, Shakira Caine, David Dabydeen and Mark Ramprakash.

Indo-Jamaican[edit]

See also: Indo-Jamaican

Notable Britons of Indo-Jamaican descent include Omar Lye-Fook.

Indo-Trinidadians[edit]

Indo-Trinidadian people are thought to number well over 25,000, which is even more than the number of people born in Trinidad and Tobago living in the UK according to the 2001 Census.[1] Notable Britons of Indo-Trinidadian descent include Waheed Alli, Baron Alli, Chris Bisson, Vahni Capildeo, Krishna Maharaj, Shiva Naipaul, V. S. Naipaul, Lakshmi Persaud, Raj Persaud and Ron Ramdin.

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