Indians in Kuwait
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 1029861 (10.30 Lakhs) Indians residing in Kuwait.
- Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) – 1,028,274 (10.28 Lakh)
- Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) – 1587
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Indian Population in Kuwait 2023
Indian expats are the largest in numbers and makeup around 22% of the Kuwait population and approx population of Indians in Kuwait as of 2023 is 10 Lakh. The majority of these originate from the south Indian states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, with the former constituting 66% of the population of Indian nationals.
Professionals like engineers, doctors, chartered accountants, scientists, software experts, management consultants, architects, skilled workers like technicians and nurses, semi-skilled workers, retail traders, and businessmen mainly constitute the Indian community. The regions with significant Indian populations are
- Kuwait City
- Al Jahra
- Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh
Religion of Indian population in Kuwait
Indians expats consisting of a number of Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists. Muslims account for the largest number of expatriates in Kuwait. Christians and Hindus are also in good numbers have religious freedom and can freely engage in religious activities, including public marriage and other celebrations.