Indians in Saudi Arabia

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Indians in Saudi Arabia
Total population
4,100,000[1][2]
~13.22% of the Saudi Arabia's population (2017)
Regions with significant populations
Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Jubail, Jizan
Languages
Malayalam • Tamil • Marathi • Telugu • Kannada • Hindi • Urdu
Religion
Majority:
Islam
Minority:
Hinduism • Sikhism • Jainism • Zoroastrianism • Buddhism • Christianity • Judaism • Bahá'í
Related ethnic groups
Indian diaspora

Indians in Saudi Arabia are the largest community of expatriates in Saudi Arabia. India and Saudi Arabia signed an agreement to manage and organize the recruitment of domestic workers in January 2014. Between then and April 2016, 500,000 Indians moved to Saudi Arabia for employment. The agreement includes a provision which stipulates that sponsors must pay a guarantee of US $2,500 for each Indian worker they recruit.[3]

Demographics[edit]

The following table shows the estimated population of Indians in Saudi Arabia since 1975.

Year Population
1975 34,500[4]
1979 100,000[4]
1983 270,000[4]
1987 380,000[4]
1991 351,000[4]
1999 700,000[4]
2000 1,000,000[4]
2004 1,300,000[5]
2015 3,000,000[3][6]
2017 4,100,000[1][2]

Education[edit]

Indian curriculum schools in Saudi Arabia include:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "How Saudi Arabia's 'Family Tax' Is Forcing Indians To Return Home". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Indians brace for Saudi 'family tax'". Times of India. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  3. ^ a b "500K Indian workers arrive in 16 months". Arab News. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Report of the High Level Committee on the Indian Diaspo" (PDF). indiandiaspora.nic.in. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Arab versus Asian migrant workers in the GCC countries" (PDF). p. 10.
  6. ^ "PM Modi's Saudi Agenda Big On Oil And Indian Workers". NDTV. Retrieved 2016-04-02.