Jag Venugopal's Blog

March 26, 2012

African Indians

Filed under: India — Jag @ 6:48 am

Everyone has heard of African Americans. But African Indians? No, I don’t mean the Gujaratis from India who went to Africa as traders, but Africans who migrated to India in the past, and are now as Indian as every Thambi, Devinder and Harish?

Well, let me introduce you to the Siddis of Karnataka, who reportedly migrated out of Africa some four hundred years ago. The Wall Street Journal has a photo story of this tribe, who though African in looks, are Indian in language, religion, and pretty much everything else you can think of.

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