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Indians in French Guiana

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Indians in French Guiana are mostly descendants of Tamil indentured labourers from India who live in the French Overseas Department of French Guiana

They are often referred to as Indians or East Indians and make up of 4% of the populationdubious – discuss


  • 1 Migration History
  • 2 Notable people
  • 3 See also
  • 4 References

Migration Historyedit

Between 1838 and 1917 there were 19,276 Indian immigrants to French Guiana1 Labour from India began to enter French Guiana beginning in 1862 By the mid-1880s, however, the British stopped shipments of Indians in response to allegations that the French were ill treating indentured the Indian workers under their employ2

In recent years, immigrants of East Indian origin have been arriving from French Guiana's neighbouring countries such as Guyana, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobagocitation needed

Notable peopleedit

  • Lotus Vingadassamy-Engel

See alsoedit

  • Asian Latin American
  • Indo-Caribbean
  • Indians in Guadeloupe
  • Indo-Martiniquais
  • Tamil Diaspora


  1. ^ : EAST INDIAN IMMIGRATION, 1838–1917
  2. ^ : Dutch, French, and British Guiana Archived 15 September 2005 at the Wayback Machine

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