Indian Population in Mauritius 2021
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 894,500 (8.94 Lakhs) Indians residing in Mauritius. Out of which around
- Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) – 884,000 (8.84 Lakhs)
- Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) – 10,500
Source: MEA report about overseas Indian population.
Indo-Mauritians Population 2021
Indians make around 66% of the Mauritius population & approx population of Indians in Mauritius as of 2021 is 9 Lakhs. As per the Mauritius Census of 2011, Total Indian Population in Canada is 812,769
( 8.12 Lakhs).
In the 19th Century, Indians arrived as Indentured laborers mostly brought from the Bhojpuri-speaking regions of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, with a large number of Tamils, Telugus and Marathis amongst them. The descendants of these indentured labourers make up two-thirds of the island’s current population.
Religion of Indian population in Mauritius
The Indo-Mauritian population consists of Hindu and Muslim and Christian descendants of Indian laborers. So today the population consists of mainly Hindus with Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, and Baháʼí Faith minorities.
According to the 2011 census, Hinduism is the major religion at 48.54%, followed by Christianity at 32.71%, followed by Islam at 17.30%, Buddhism is at 0.18%, and others at 1.27%