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Indian diaspora in Africa
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The Indian diaspora in Africa currently comprises more than 2.25 million people. They share a fascinating history of free and forced migration, colonial realities and postcolonial consequences, triumph and suffering, integration and assimilation, and conflict and cooperation. In some African countries, South Asians arrived in large numbers and eventually formed …

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Oonk, Gijsbert, “Indian diaspora in Africa”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 20 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_32467>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 9789004356634, 2018, 2018-2



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