A Pictorial Essay  on an African Indian Community
 in the Southwestern India

Last Updated on: January 29, 2014

During colonial years, Europeans brought with them several people of African origin  to India as labor. Most of them set themselves free thanks to complicated mosaic of kingdom boundaries and a dense forest cover and have come to be known as Siddis. Siddis are completely Indianized - they speak local languages, practice local religions including Hinduism, Islam and Roman Catholic.

Some Indians of African origin, settled in India since the medieval times are also sometimes referred to as Siddis.

Pictures of Indians of African Origin
Indians of African Origin


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