Asian Nigerian

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Asian Nigerians are Nigerian citizens whose ancestry lies within the continent of Asia, most notably China, Philippines, India and Japan. It also refers to Asian-born persons currently living in Nigeria. By mid-2008, Filipino residents in the country had increased to an estimated 4,500, up from 3,790 in December 2005.[citation needed] There is a large population of Chinese people in Nigeria which comprise Chinese expatriates and descendants born in Nigeria with Chinese ancestry. As at 2012, there are approximately 20,000 Chinese in Nigeria.[1][2] As at 2013 there are approximately 35,000 Indians in different parts of the country.[3]

Asian immigration to Nigeria

In 1930, colonial Nigeria's census showed four Chinese immigrants residing there. Hong Kong investors started opening factories in Nigeria as early as the 1950s. By 1965 there were perhaps 200 Chinese people in the country. By 1999, that number had grown to 5,800, including 630 from Taiwan and 1,050 from Hong Kong.[4] Filipinos arrived in Nigeria as early as the 1970s; the Philippine Barangay Society of Nigeria was founded in 1973 in an effort to coordinate the various Philippine community organisations that had already sprouted up around the country.[5][6]

See also


  1. ^ Zhao, Shengnan (2012-05-25), "70 Arrested in Nigeria Freed", China Daily, retrieved 2012-09-03 
  2. ^ China-Nigeria relations, Abuja: Embassy of the People's Republic of China, 2004-07-08, retrieved 2011-09-30 
  3. ^ Pushkarna, Neha (9 November 2013). "Thousands of Indian migrants in Nigeria fear backlash following riots in aftermath of Goa murder". Daily Mail. Retrieved 6 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "華人企業在尼日利亞崛起 [Overseas Chinese enterprises sprout up in Nigeria]", Skyline Monthly, June 2006, retrieved 2011-10-06 
  5. ^ Quismundo, Tarra (8 May 2007), "Filipino workers recount nightmare in Nigeria", the Inquirer, Manila, archived from the original on 2009-09-09, retrieved 2008-10-10 
  6. ^ "Presidential Awards for OFWs 2008", the Inquirer, Manila, 13 November 2008, retrieved 2009-04-19 
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