Indian New Zealanders
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|(186,100 (est. 2015)
4.04% of the population of New Zealand (2015)[not in citation given])
|Regions with significant populations|
|Indian people by region|
|Bay of Plenty||4,352|
|Hindi, Gujarati, Telugu, Punjabi, Tamil, Marathi, Fiji Hindi, Malayalam, English, others|
|Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam, Christianity|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Other Non-resident Indian and person of Indian origin.|
Indian New Zealanders or Indo-Kiwis are New Zealanders of Indian or subcontinental heritage or descent, living in New Zealand. The term includes Indians born in New Zealand, NRI and Indo Fijians, Indians of African origin, Middle Eastern, Europe, South Asia, the Indian subcontinent, East Asia, the Pacific Rim, or any New Zealander with at least one parent, grandparent or great grandparent with an Indian heritage.
Most early New Zealand Indians were of Punjabi or Gujarati descent. Indian New Zealanders are the fastest growing Kiwi ethnic group, and the second largest group of New Zealand Asians.♙The largest number of Indians living in New Zealand are from Fiji. The fourth largest language in New Zealand is Fiji Hindi, shown in the 2013 census. According to ENZ.org (a New Zealand Government affiliate), since 2011 18,000 Indians have migrated to New Zealand. In 2011, the Indian population in New Zealand was 156,000, meaning that there are 174,000 Indians in New Zealand (2014) due to the additional immigration of 18,000. For the year ending in May 2015, New Zealand witnessed a record high of 12,100 immigrants from India.
|Religion||% of Indian population in New Zealand|
|Object to answering||1.6%|
- Sir Owen Glenn, businessman and philanthropist.
- Aaradhna Patel, R&B artist.
- Jacob Rajan, playwright and actor, whose most notable work is Krishnan's Dairy.
- Madeleine Sami, New Zealand actor of Irish and Fiji Indian heritage, best known for her role as 'Tania' in Sione's Wedding.
- Shailesh Prajapati New Zealand actor,best known for his role as "Ernie"in Power Rangers MegaForce
- Rebecca Singh, news presenter on the New Zealand television station, TV3.
- Vanita Prasad, Chief reporter, Western Leader
- Rohit Kumar Happy, Editor, Bharat-Darshan, Hindi literary magazine
- Kanwal Bakshi, Member of Parliament since 2008.
- Mahesh Bindra, NZ First List MP since 2014.
- Ashraf Choudhary, former Member of Parliament from 2002-2011.
- Rajen Prasad, former Race Relations Commissioner and Families Commissioner, and Member of Parliament since 2008.
- Anand Satyanand, former Governor-General of New Zealand, appointed on 23 August 2006.
- Ajit Swaran Singh, District Judge.
- Sukhinder (Sukhi) Turner, Mayor of Dunedin, New Zealand, from 1995 to 2004.
- Dipak Narshibhai Patel, cricket player who has played 37 Tests and 75 one-day internationals for New Zealand.
- Jeetan Patel, former spin bowler for the New Zealand cricket team, the Black Caps.
- Ish Sodhi, current spin bowling all-rounder for the Black Caps Test match team.
- Roy Krishna, New Zealand Fijian football player currently playing for, Wellington Phoenix FC as a striker in the A- league.
- Te Ara, the encyclopedia of New Zealand.
- Indians in New Zealand
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- New Zealand Indian Central Association
- Indian Weekender Newspaper for Kiwi Indians
- List of Indian groups, organizations and associations in New Zealand
- The Indian Diaspora in New Zealand, A bibliography of known published sources
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- Indian philosophy and Hindi literary magazine
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- "2013 Census ethnic group profiles: Indian". New Zealand Statistics Bureau. 13 September 2013. Retrieved 20 February 2016.