NRI’s are those Indians who are residing outside India. Moving further, now when the definition is clear in your minds. We bring you a list of 10 countries with the highest number of NRI’s . Have a look at some of the pictures:

  1. Saudi Arabia:


Saudi Arabia has the biggest NRI community with around 4.1 millions of NRIs.The number is so high that they make around 9.8 percent of the complete population of the country. The number of Indians in Saudi Arabia are so damn high, that they make daily soaps to target the Indian audience.

2. Nepal:

Nepal also has one of the most highest number of NRIs in the world. The total number of NRIs living in Nepal is over 4 millions, which consists of a 14.7% of the total population of that country.


3. USA :

The population United States of America consists of around 1% of NRIs. The total number of Indians residing in USA are 3.1 million to 3.5 millions.


4. UAE :

After Independence many Indians migrated to UAE. The Indian population there is around 3 to 3.5 millions. The Indian population residing in UAE is concentrated in the three main Emirates – Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah.

5. Malaysia:

The total number of NRIs living in Malaysia are over 2 to 2.4 million NRIs currently living in Malaysia which range from different social and religious backgrounds. Almost 88% of NRIs are Hindus and many of them are Tamils.

6. United Kingdom:

United Kingdom has around 1.4 millions of NRIs living there. The number of Indians are so high at some part that Punjabi is the second most spoken language there.

7. South Africa:

NRIs living in South Africa are around 1.2 millions to 1.3 millions. Although many Indians have descended from indentured laborers who were earlier brought here by the Britishers. Infact, the city of Durban is considered to be the second largest Indian city outside India.

8. Canada:

Canada is famous for having NRIs. The total number of NRIs living in Canada are around 1.3 millions.

9. Mynammar:

The number of NRIs living in Mynammar are around 1 million.

10. Mauritius :

68% of the country’s population consists of Indo- Mauritians. The total number of NRIs living in Mauritius are under 1 million.

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