Indian Population in Myanmar 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 2018 Ministry of External Affairs report, there are around 2,000,000 (20 Lakhs) Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) in Myanmar & 9207 are Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) in Myanmar.
Source: MEA report about overseas Indian population.
Burmese Indians Population 2021
Burmese Indians make around 3-5% of the Myanmar population & approx population of Indians in Myanmar as of 2021 is 20 Lakhs. Some of the Cities where Indians are in large numbers are
- Yangon (Rangoon)
- Pyin U Lwin
Burmese Indians mostly are Tamils from Tamil Nadu. Others include Telugus from Andhra Pradesh and Marwaris from the Marwar region of India’s Rajasthan state as well as Bengalis hailing from the Indian state of West Bengal and small numbers of Malayalis from Kerala, Kannadigas from Karnataka, Odias from Odisha, Punjabis from the state of Punjab who is mostly Sikhs and two groups of Gujaratis, both Gujarati-speaking Parsis and Gujaratis proper who are mostly Hindus or Muslims by faith hailing from the state of Gujarat.
Religion of Indian population in Myanmar
Burmese Indians practice Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism, and Christianity. Predominantly, Burmese Indians are Hindu. The practice of Hinduism among Burmese Indians is also influenced by Buddhism. In addition to Hindu deities, the Buddha is also worshiped, and many Hindu temples in Myanmar house statues of the Buddha.