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Indians in France
Total population
190,000 (2010s) [1]
Regions with significant populations
Paris, Overseas France, French Alps

English , French, Gujarati , Hindi , Konkani , Malayalam , Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and other

Indian languages,
Predominantly Hinduism Minority Sikhism, Islam, Catholicism, Protestantism, Jainism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism
Related ethnic groups
Non-resident Indian and Person of Indian Origin, Tamil, Desi
Hindu grave in the columbarium of Père Lachaise

Indo-French people or Indians in France are expatriate residents from India in France, as well as people of Indian national origin. As of 2000, there were an estimated 65,000 Indians living in metropolitan France, in addition to 300,000 Indians in the French overseas departments and regions of Réunion, Guadeloupe, Martinique and French Guiana.


A majority of the Indian community hails from Puducherry and Chandannagar, the former French colonies in India. Later arrivals to mainland France were mostly Gujaratis, Keralites and Indians from Mauritius, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, the Seychelles, Réunion, and Madagascar.

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