Indian South Africans

Indian South Africans are South Africans who descend from indentured labourers and free migrants who arrived from British India during the late 1800s and early 1900s. The majority live in and around the city of Durban, making it one of the largest "Indian" populated cities outside of India.[3]

Indian South Africans
Total population
c. 1,274,867 (2011)[1]
2.5% of South Africa's population
Regions with significant populations
DurbanCape TownJohannesburgPretoriaPietermaritzburg
South African EnglishZuluAfrikaansHindiUrduTamilTeluguGujaratiBengaliSindhiMarathiAwadhiBhojpuri (Naitali)MalayalamKannadaTuluPunjabiMarwariOdia • Other languages of Indian subcontinent • Other languages of South Africa
Hinduism, Islam, Christianity Others[2]
Related ethnic groups
Indian people, Indian diaspora
Density of the Indian/Asian population.
  <1 /km²
  1–3 /km²
  3–10 /km²
  10–30 /km²
  30–100 /km²
  100–300 /km²
  300–1000 /km²
  1000–3000 /km²
  >3000 /km²
Indian/Asians as a proportion of the total population.

As a consequence of the policies of apartheid, Indian (synonymous with Asian)[1][4][5] is regarded as a race group in South Africa.[6][7]

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