Malaysians in India

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Malaysians in India
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Total population
2,500
Regions with significant populations
Karnataka · Tamil Nadu
Languages
English · Tamil · Malay · Mandarin · Other Indian Languages
Religion
Hinduism · Islam · Roman Catholicism · Protestantism · Buddhism · Taoism
Related ethnic groups
Singaporeans in India · Malaysian Indian

Malaysians in India consists of expatriates and international students from Malaysia as well as Indian people of Malaysian descent. Most of them are Malaysians of Indian origin. As of 2011, an estimated 2,500 Malaysians, mostly working for Malaysian-based companies as well as 2,000 students, reside in India, mainly in South India.[1]

Distribution[edit]

Karnataka[edit]

There are several hundred Malaysians in Karnataka, most of them students in Bangalore, Mangalore, Manipal and Hassan medical and engineering colleges.[2] There are around 400 Malaysians registered in Bangalore. Most of them came there to study medicine. While most of them are students, there are also some business families in the city as well.

Tamil Nadu[edit]

There are several Malaysian families and students residing in Chennai. A number of Malaysians work in the private sectors such as AZRB Construction, TDM Infrastructure, BMW, Nokia, Hyundai and etc.[3] There are also Malaysian students studying in colleges such as the Saveetha Dental College, Ragas Dental College, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Sri Ramacanchra Medical College, St Joseph College and Loyola College.[4]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MALAYSIANS IN INDIA TOLD TO REGISTER AT HIGH COMMISSION", Yahoo Malaysia News, 4 June 2011.
  2. ^ "FRROs told to keep a watch on Malaysians", The Indian Express, 13 March 2003.
  3. ^ "Merdeka Gathering", Putera Blog, 31 July 2008.
  4. ^ "Malaysians Students Jam @ Pelita Nasi Kandar", Putera Blog, 28 January 2010.