Indians in Brunei

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Indians in Brunei
Total population
7,500
Languages
Malay · Tamil · Malayalam · Punjabi · Hindi · English
Religion
Islam · Hinduism · Christianity · Sikhism
Related ethnic groups
Indian Indonesians · Malaysian Indian

Indians in Brunei consists of expatriate professionals from India to Brunei. According to the High Commission of India in Brunei, there are about 7500 Indians living and working in the country.[1]

Employment[edit]

The number of Indian nationals working in Brunei had increased since 2009.[2] There are many Indian doctors and engineers working in Brunei and there are others working in the education sector, both at school and university or college level as professors and teachers as well as research personnel.

Other areas where Indians are employed include IT, oil and gas and mercantile.[3]

Ethnicity and Religion[edit]

Ethnic Tamils are considered the majority group of Indians in the Sultanate. Other groups include Malayalis and Sikhs. Tamil New Year and Onam are celebrated in the country.[4]

The Indian community of Brunei consists of Muslims, Hindus, Christians and Sikhs. Brunei's 50-year-old Hindu Welfare Board functions as a Hindu religious organization with approximately 3000 members and there are two small Hindu temples in the country.[5] The Sikh community consists of 500 people.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indian Community in Brunei", High Commission of India - Brunei.
  2. ^ "India sees prospects for work in Brunei's education sector", The Brunei Times, 12 October 2011.
  3. ^ "Indian community celebrates Tamil New Year", brunei fm!, 21 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Night of colourful dance and music", The Brunei Times, 27 September 2010.
  5. ^ "Religious Life and Institutions in Brunei", ISIM Newsletter, 27 September 2010.

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