Indian New Zealander

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Indian New Zealanders
Total population
174,000
4.00% of the population of New Zealand (2014)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Indian people by region
Auckland 106,329
Wellington 6,855
Waikato 4,377
Bay of Plenty 3,963
Canterbury 2,937
Manawatu Wanganui 1,407
Hawke's Bay 1,173
Languages
Gujarati, Telugu, Punjabi, Marathi, Malayalam, Fiji Hindi, Tamil, English, others
Religion
Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam, Christianity
Related ethnic groups
Other Non-resident Indian and person of Indian origin.

Indo Kiwi or Indian New Zealander are New Zealanders of Indian or subcontinental heritage, living in New Zealand. The term includes Indians born in New Zealand, NRI and Indo Fijians, Indians of African origin, Middle Eastern, Europe, South Asia, the Indian subcontinent, East Asia, the Pacific Rim, or any New Zealander with at least one parent, grandparent or great grandparent with an Indian heritage.

Most early New Zealand Indians were of Punjabi or Gujarati descent.[2] Indian New Zealanders are the fastest growing Kiwi ethnic group, and the second largest group of New Zealand Asians.[3]♙The largest number of indians living in New Zealand are from Fiji. The fourth largest language in New Zealand is Fiji Hindi, shown in the 2013 census. According to ENZ.org (a New Zealand Government affiliate), since 2011 18,000 Indians have migrated to New Zealand.[4] In 2011, the Indian population in New Zealand was 156,000, meaning that there are 174,000 Indians in New Zealand (2014) due to the additional immigration of 18,000.[5]

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Religion Percentage of the Indian population in New Zealand.
Om.svg Hinduism 53.60%
Gold Christian Cross no Red.svg Christianity 15.86%
Khanda.svg Sikhism 12.50%
Star and Crescent.svg Islam 10.80%
Other Religion 7.24%
Total 100%


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