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Indians in Venezuela

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Indians in Venezuela form one of the smaller populations of the Indian diaspora According to the Indian Ministry of External Affairs IMEA, among the approximately 690 East Indians living in Venezuela, 400 were Venezuelans of East Indian origin, 280 were Indian citizens, and 10 were stateless residents1 However, unofficial records put the East-Indian community from Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago over 50,0002


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

Migration Historyedit

During the oil-related high-income years of the 1970s, there were around 400 NRIs in Venezuelacitation needed The Indian community consisted of personnel from the petroleum and petrochemical sectors, as well as a large number of traders Many of them had taken their families with them to Venezuela Most of the traders belonged to the Sindhi community but there were also some persons from Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Punjabcitation needed

When the oil boom ended in 1982, followed by devaluation of the local currency, many of the NRIs decided to seek their fortunes elsewherecitation needed Currently, the diaspora has been whittled down to half its former size

Notable peopleedit

  • Kamala Lopez - American actress, director, and political activist born in New York City but was raised in Venezuela

See alsoedit

  • Asian Latin American
  • Hinduism in Venezuela
  • Indo-Caribbean


  1. ^ "Venezuela: Treatment of citizens of East Indian descent by the police and general population" Refworld Retrieved 2004-06-28 
  2. ^ http://wwwstabroeknewscom/2009/business/11/06/thriving-guyanese-community-in-puerto-ordaz-seeking-consular-services-from-Guyana

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