Sindhi diaspora

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The Sindhi diaspora consists of Sindhi people who have emigrated from the historical Sindh province of British India,[1] as well as the modern Sindh province of Pakistan,[2] to other countries and regions of the world, as well as their descendants.

Apart from South Asia, there is a large and well-established community of Sindhis throughout different continents of the world - including Canada, Malaysia, Oman, Singapore, UAE, USA and UK etc.[3]


In 1947, about half of the Sindhi Hindu community migrated to India. Today, there are about 2.7 million Sindhis living in India.[4]

Foreign lands[edit]

There is a sizeable population of Sindhis in the U.K. and U.S.A.

It is estimated that around 10,700 Sindhi of Afghanistan are part of a much larger Sindhi people group. Almost all of the Sindhi in Afghanistan are Hanafite Muslim.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Markovits, Claude (22 June 2000). The Global World of Indian Merchants, 1750–1947: Traders of Sind from Bukhara to Panama. Cambridge University Press. p. 277. ISBN 9781139431279. The partition of British India brought in its wake a large-scale exodus of non-Muslims from Sind to independent India.
  2. ^ Rajpar, Mushtaq (10 August 2017). "The Sindhi diaspora". The News International. Retrieved 28 January 2018. Sindhis living abroad have attempted to have an organised one voice for decades. In many ways those who migrate from Sindh to North America remain connected to and deeply concerned about Sindh.
  3. ^ Sindhi, people. "Sindhi diaspora". Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  4. ^ "2011 Indian Census" (PDF).
  5. ^ People, Sindhi. "Sindhi diaspora". Retrieved 16 October 2014.