Gujarati Malaysian

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Malaysians of Gujarat origin
Total population
More than 31,500) (>1% of Malaysian Indians)[citation needed]
Regions with significant populations
 Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia)
Gujarati, English and Malaysian
Predominantly Hinduism · Jainism
Related ethnic groups
Tamil, Tamil Malaysian, Indian Singaporeans,

Gujrati Malaysian are people of full or partial Gujarati descent who were born in or immigrated to Malaysia. The community arrived to Malaya during 14 century to trade spices with Sultanate of Malacca.[1] But, only during the 19th century this community settled in Malaysia.[2] Most of this community work as traders. The Gujaratis were mainly from the ports of Cambay, Kutch and Surat in India and settled in urban part of Malaya like Georgetown, Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh.[1][3]

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  1. ^ a b " - Connecting People Through News". Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Gujarati's Of Malaysia Welcome you ALL". Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  3. ^ "The North Indians - Rediscovering Roots in Penang". 11 August 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2017.