British Indo-Caribbean people

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British Indo-Caribbean
Total population
Indo-Guyanese - Unknown
Indo-Jamaican - Unknown
Indo-Trinidadians - Approx 25,000[1]
Indo-Surinamese - Unknown
Regions with significant populations
United Kingdom
In particular London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leicester, Leeds, Glasgow, Preston, Sheffield, Liverpool, Nottingham, Southampton, Bristol, Newcastle upon Tyne, Slough, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Stoke on Trent, Coventry
British English · Caribbean Hindustani · Caribbean English · Various Languages of India
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Related ethnic groups
British Indian · Indian diaspora · Indo-Caribbean · Indo-Caribbean Americans

British Indo-Caribbean people are residents of the United Kingdom who were born in the Caribbean and whose ancestors are indigenous to India. The UK has a large population of Indo-Caribbean people.[2]


Indian people were first introduced to the Caribbean by the British government in the 1800s after the abolition of slavery and when cheap labour was needed. The majority settled in Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and smaller but well established population in Jamaica. The Indian communities in these countries have now become extremely well established and currently have a very successful diaspora. With the strong links between the Caribbean and the UK, as well as the large Indian community in the UK, it has proven a popular destination for Indo-Caribbean emigrants. In 1990, between 22,800 and 30,400 Indo-Caribbean people were estimated to be living in the UK.[3]



Notable Britons of Indo-Guyanese descent include Waheed Alli, Baron Alli, Shakira Caine, David Dabydeen and Mark Ramprakash.



Indo-Trinidadian people are thought to number well over 25,000, which is even more than the number of people born in Trinidad and Tobago living in the UK according to the 2001 Census.[1] Notable Britons of Indo-Trinidadian descent include Waheed Alli, Baron Alli, Chris Bisson, Vahni Capildeo, Krishna Maharaj, Shiva Naipaul, V. S. Naipaul, Basdeo Panday, Lakshmi Persaud, Raj Persaud and Ron Ramdin.


See also


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  2. ^ Archived May 31, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Indo-Caribbean British history
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