Indian population in Jamaica 2022

Indian Population in Jamaica 2022

India has the largest diaspora in the world & as per the Ministry of External Affairs, there are 3.2 Crores or 32 million Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) residing outside India.

As per the Ministry of External Affairs report, there are 80,000 (80 thousand) Indians residing in Jamaica. Out of which around

  • Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) – 75000 (75 thousand)
  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) – 5000

read about Population of Overseas Indians

Source: MEA report about overseas Indian population.

Indians in Jamaica

Indo-Jamaicans or Indian-Jamaicans make around form the third largest ethnic group in Jamaica & approx population of Indians in Trinidad and Tobago as of 2022 is 1 Lakhs. Indians in Jamaica can trace their ancestors back to northern India, especially the Bhojpur and Awadh region of the Hindi Belt & some Indians from southern India. Indians first arrived in Jamaica as indentured laborers from 1845 till 1917 and some Indians later came as entrepreneurs beginning in the mid-20th century and continuing till the present day.

In the mid-20th century, smaller numbers of Indians from the Sindh, Gujarat, Kutch, and Punjab regions came to Jamaica not as laborers but as merchants conducting business alongside Chinese and Arab immigrants.

Regions with significant populations

  • Kingston
  • Savanna-la-Mar
  • May Pen
  • Spanish Town
  • Ocho Rios

Source: Wikipedia


Religion of Indian population in Jamaica

 Hinduism is the majority religion followed by Jamaica. Other religions followed by Indians are Christianity, Islam, Jainism & Sikhism