Malaysian Indians (Bahasa Malaysia: Kaum India Malaysia; Tamil: மலேசிய இந்தியர்கள்; Malayalam: മലേഷ്യ ഇന്ത്യൻ; Telugu:మలేషియన్ భారతీయులు; Hindi: मलेशियन भारतीय) are Malaysians of Indian origin. Many are descendants from those who migrated from India during the British colonization of Malaya. Prior to this, Indians have been present in the Malayan archipelago at least since the period of the influential Indian Chola dynasty of the 11th century. Today, they form the third largest ethnic group in Malaysia after the Chinese and the Malays
Malaysia is the home of one of the largest Overseas Indians, constitute 8% of the Malaysian population.
Read more about Indian Malaysian: History, Indian Migration, Geographic Distribution, Overall Statistics of Malaysian Indians, Contribution To Nation Building, Education, Politics, Media and The Performing Arts, Cuisine, Religions and Faiths, Festivals, Challenges Facing The Community
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“We crossed a deep and wide bay which makes eastward north of Kineo, leaving an island on our left, and keeping to the eastern side of the lake. This way or that led to some Tomhegan or Socatarian stream, up which the Indian had hunted, and whither I longed to go. The last name, however, had a bogus sound, too much like sectarian for me, as if a missionary had tampered with it; but I knew that the Indians were very liberal. I think I should have inclined to the Tomhegan first.”
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