Indians in Luxembourg

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Indians in Luxembourg
Total population
300
Regions with significant populations
Luxembourg
Languages
Luxembourgish · German · French · Hindi · Tamil
Religion
Hinduism · Islam · Christianity
Related ethnic groups
People of Indian origin

Indians in Luxembourg form a small minority in the country. As of 2007, there are about 300 people of Indian origin living in Luxembourg.[1]

Migration History[edit]

Since the 1980s, Indians have been coming to Luxembourg due to the growth of the IT industry in the country and the fact that the Indian company ArcelorMittal has its head office there. Today, there are about 200 Indian families living in the Grand Duchy. Most of the Indians in Luxembourg today are working in the financial sector or are into hotel management.[2][3]

Language and Religion[edit]

Indians in Luxembourg speak Indian languages such as Hindi and Tamil as well as local languages like German, French and Luxembourgish. Hinduism, Islam and Christianity are practiced by the Indian community and festivals such as Diwali, Eid and Christmas are celebrated.

Organizations[edit]

The Indian Association of Luxembourg was formed in 1991 by a businessman, Ambi Venkataraman. The association was borne with the help of 13 founding members and it also serves an educational role in ensuring that children with Indian heritage understand their cultural history, including the religious festivals. In November 2011, the Indian Association of Luxembourg celebrated its 20th Anniversary.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indian spirit spices up Luxembourg", Daily News and Analysis, 21 January 2007.
  2. ^ "Indian Association of Luxembourg turns 20 - India's friendly face in Luxembourg", wort.lu, 15 November 2011.
  3. ^ "Indian Association of Luxembourg turns 20 - Global grand duchy", The Hindu Business Line, 2 February 2007.