People of Indian origin

Global Organization for People of Indian Origin

Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) is an international network of people of Indian origin (PIO).


GOPIO was founded at the First Global Convention of People of Indian Origin in New York in 1989. The initial thrust of GOPIO was fighting human rights violation of people of Indian origin.

Although this has been improved in the last one decade, human rights violations continue to be a major issue for PIOs living outside India. GOPIO has now set its priorities in pooling its resources, both financial and professional, for the benefit of PIOs, the countries they come from and India.

The incumbent president of the GOPIO is P. P. Devaraj, a Tamil politician represents the Sri Lankan Tamils of Indian origin.


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Continent / Country Articles Overseas Indian Population
Asia 13,700,000
Nepal 4,000,000
Malaysia Malaysian Indian, Chitty, Tamil diaspora 2,400,000
Myanmar Burmese Indians, Myanmar Indian Muslims,
Saudi Arabia 1,500,000
United Arab Emirates 1,300,000
Sri Lanka Indian Tamils of Sri Lanka 850,000
Oman 450,000
Singapore Indian Singaporean, Tamil diaspora 320,000
Kuwait 295,000
Bahrain 150,000
Qatar 125,000
Thailand 65,000
China (PRC, ROC, Hong Kong) South Asians in Hong Kong 62,300
Philippines Indian Filipino, Filipinos of Indian descent 125,000
Indonesia Indian Indonesian, Tamil diaspora 55,000
Israel 45,000
Pakistan Mohajir 4,100,000
Japan 16,400
Lebanon 11,000
Maldives 9,000
Yemen 9,000
Brunei 7,600
Cyprus 2000
South Korea #
Syria 1,800
Bhutan 1,500
Kazakhstan 1,200
Afghanistan 1000
Iran 800
Uzbekistan 700
Turkmenistan 700
Vietnam 320
Cambodia 300
Europe 2,300,000
United Kingdom British Asian, Anglo-Indian 1,100,000
Netherlands Hindoestanen 217,000
Germany Indian-Germans 80,000
France 75,000
Italy 71,500
Portugal 70,000
Spain 29,000
Russia 16,000
Switzerland 13,500
Austria 12,000
Sweden 11,000
Belgium 7,000
Greece 7,000
Norway 6,000
Ukraine 3,500
Denmark 2,500
Republic of Ireland 1,600
Finland 1,200
Americas 4,200,000
United States Indian American, Indo-Caribbean American,
South Asian American
Canada Indo-Canadian, Tamil Canadians 960,000
Trinidad and Tobago Indo-Trinidadian, Indo-Caribbean 525,000
Guyana Indo-Guyanese, Indo-Caribbean 327,000
Suriname Hindoestanen 175,000
Jamaica Indo-Jamaican, Indo-Caribbean 90,000
Guadeloupe Indo-Caribbean 41,000
Brazil Asian Latin American 16,900
Panama Indo-Caribbean 9,000
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Indo-Caribbean 21,500
St. Lucia Indo-Caribbean 4,700
Puerto Rico Asian Latin American 4,500
Barbados Indo-Caribbean 2,200
Argentina Asian Latin American 1,600
Saint Kitts and Nevis Indo-Caribbean 1,100
Belize Indo-Caribbean, Asian Latin American 500
Mexico Indian Mexicans
Africa 2,800,000
South Africa Indian South Africans,
Asians in South Africa
Mauritius Indo-Mauritian 855,000
Réunion Indo-Réunionnaise 220,000
Kenya 100,000
Tanzania 90,000
Uganda 90,000
Madagascar 28,000
Nigeria Indian Language School 1 2 25,000
Mozambique 21,000
Libya 20,000
Zimbabwe 16,000
Botswana Indians in Botswana 9,000
Zambia 6,000
Seychelles Indo-Seychellois 5,000
Ghana 3,800
Oceania 600,000
Fiji Indians in Fiji 340,000
Australia Indo Australian, Indian Australian 235,000
New Zealand Indo Kiwi 105,000
Total Overseas Indian Population 24,000,000

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