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.