Indian Population in Trinidad and Tobago 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 556,800(5.57 Lakhs) Indians residing in Trinidad and Tobago. Out of which around
- Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) – 555,000 (5.50 Lakhs)
- Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) – 1800
Source: MEA report about overseas Indian population.
Indians in Trinidad and Tobago
Indians make around 38% of the Trinidad and Tobago population & approx population of Indians in Trinidad and Tobago as of 2021 is 5.50 Lakhs. Indians in Trinidad and Tobago 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 Trinidad and Tobago 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.
Religion of Indian population in Trinidad and Tobago
Hinduism is the majority religion followed by Indo-Trinidadians. The breakdown of religious affiliation for Indo-Trinidadians is as follows
- Hinduism – 49.54%
- Christians – 28 %
- Islam – 11.64%
- Others – 10% ( Jainism, Sikhism, the Baháʼí Faith)