Indians in French Guiana
|Regions with significant populations|
|French · French Guiana Creole · Tamil · Other Languages of India|
|Hinduism & Catholicism|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Indo-Caribbean · Tamil Diaspora|
Indians in French Guiana are mostly descendants of indentured labourers from India who live in the French Overseas Department of French Guiana.
They are often referred to as Indians or East Indians and make up of 4% of the population.
The Indian community in French Guiana are mostly descendants of indentured workers and immigrants from French Indian colonies such as Pondicherry, Karaikal and Yanam. Labour from India began to enter French Guiana beginning in 1862. By the mid-1880s, however, the British stopped shipments of Indians in response to allegations that the French were ill treating indentured the Indian workers under their employ.