Indian Singaporeans

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Indian Singaporeans or Singaporean Indians – defined as persons of Indian ancestry – constitute 9.0% of the country's citizens, making them the third largest ethnic group in Singapore.wikipedia
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Tamils

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Singapore Indians are linguistically and religiously diverse, with ethnic Tamils and nominal Hindus forming majorities.
Tamils constitute 5.9% of the population in India (concentrated mainly in Tamil Nadu), 15% in Sri Lanka, 6% in Mauritius, 7% in Malaysia and 5% in Singapore.

Non-resident Indian and person of Indian origin

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Low-cost carriers, cable television and the Internet now connect the local Indian community with the culture of India and the Indian diaspora.

Self-Respect Movement

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Another social reform movement was the Self-Respect Movement, which emerged in Tamil Nadu in the 1920s to liberate Dravidian people, and especially Adi Dravidas and lower caste Tamils from what was seen as Brahmin oppression.
Among Singapore Indians, groups like the Tamil Reform Association, and leaders such as Thamizhavel G. Sarangapani were prominent in promoting the principles of the Self-Respect Movement among the local Tamil population through schools and publications.

Little India, Singapore

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Some business and non-profit groups, especially those in the Little India neighbourhood, use Tamil on a daily basis.
Little India is commonly known as Tekka in the Indian Singaporean community.

Chinatown, Singapore

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In 2004, it was also Singapore's third most popular free-access tourist attraction, after Orchard Road and Chinatown.
These included areas for Bugis, Arabs, Indians, Malays and Chinese kampungs.

South Asian languages in Singapore

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In 2010, the Singapore census categorised 237,473 Singaporeans and 110,646 permanent residents into a number of 'dialect' groups.

Singapore Indian Development Association

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Consequently, the government established the Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) in 1991 to address the educational and social problems of the Indian community.
The Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) is self-help group (SHG), that was established in August 1991 to address the pressing educational and socio-economic issues facing Indians in Singapore.

S. R. Nathan

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Sellapan Ramanathan, of Tamil Indian descent, was born in Singapore on 3 July 1924.

Gurmit Singh

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Born to a Punjabi Indian father Chainchal Singh Virk and a Chinese–Japanese mother, Gurmit was brought up as a Sikh, but converted to Christianity in 1985.

Kishore Mahbubani

Mahbubani, Kishore
Mahbubani, a Singaporean of Indian ancestry, was born in Singapore to a Sindhi-speaking Hindu family who settled in Singapore after being displaced from the province of Sindh in the erstwhile British India during the Partition of India.

S. Dhanabalan

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Dhanabalan was born in 1937 to a Singaporean Indian family of Tamil descent.

Singaporeans

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Singaporeans of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasian descent historically make up the vast majority of the population.

Thaipusam

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A unique feature of Hinduism in Singapore is the fact that a noticeable number of non-Indians, usually Buddhist Chinese, do participate in a variety of Hindu activities, including praying to Hindu deities, donating money to the temple funds and participating in Hindu festivals like the fire-walking ceremony, and Thaipusam.

Global Indian International School

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Parliament of Singapore

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The Penang and European chambers of commerce each nominated one unofficial, while the governor nominated the others on an ethnic basis: five Europeans, including one each from Penang and Malacca, three Chinese British subjects, one Malay, one Indian and one Eurasian.

Tharman Shanmugaratnam

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Tharman is a Singaporean Tamil of Ceylonese Tamil ancestry.

Ancestor

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Indian Singaporeans or Singaporean Indians – defined as persons of Indian ancestry – constitute 9.0% of the country's citizens, making them the third largest ethnic group in Singapore.

Ethnic group

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Indian Singaporeans or Singaporean Indians – defined as persons of Indian ancestry – constitute 9.0% of the country's citizens, making them the third largest ethnic group in Singapore.

Greater India

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While contact with ancient India left a deep impact on Singapore's indigenous Malay culture, the mass settlement of Indians on the island only began with the founding of modern Singapore by the British in 1819.

Malays (ethnic group)

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While contact with ancient India left a deep impact on Singapore's indigenous Malay culture, the mass settlement of Indians on the island only began with the founding of modern Singapore by the British in 1819.

Founding of modern Singapore

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While contact with ancient India left a deep impact on Singapore's indigenous Malay culture, the mass settlement of Indians on the island only began with the founding of modern Singapore by the British in 1819.

Sex ratio

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By the mid-20th century, a settled community had emerged, with a more balanced gender ratio and a better spread of age groups.

Demographic profile

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By the mid-20th century, a settled community had emerged, with a more balanced gender ratio and a better spread of age groups.

Class stratification

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Singapore's Indian population is notable for its class stratification, with large elite and lower income groups.