Indians in Saudi Arabia
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~13.22% of Saudi Arabia's population (2017)
|Regions with significant populations|
|Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Jubail, Jizan|
|Malayalam • Tulu • Urdu • Hindi • Marathi • Telugu • Kannada • Tamil|
Hinduism • Sikhism • Jainism • Zoroastrianism • Buddhism • Christianity • Judaism • Baháʼí
|Related ethnic groups|
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.
The following table shows the estimated population of Indians in Saudi Arabia since 1975.
Slightly less than one-third of the Indians in Saudi Arabia are Muslims, mainly from Kerala. Gada nagri established for Indians Workers Gada, are a Muslim community or caste found in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana
Indian curriculum schools in Saudi Arabia include:
- International Indian School, Dammam
- International Indian School Jeddah
- International Indian School, Al-Jubail
- International Indian School, Riyadh
- New Middle East International School, Riyadh
- International Indian Public School, Riyadh
- Al-Yasmin International School , Riyadh
- Talal International School , Jeddah
Notable Indian Saudi Arabians
- Abdulbasit Hindi, Saudi Arabian footballer of distant Indian origin
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- Ian Talbot, A History of Modern South Asia: Politics, States, Diasporas, Yale University Press, 2016, chapter 3