About Us Indian Community in Madagascar

There are about 15 000 persons of India origin in Madagascar, including approximately 2500 Indian passport holders.  Most of them are in trading but also manufacturing and other businesses. In recent years a number of Indian professionals have been working in different companies including multi-national companies in Madagascar. The first Indians settlers, mostly from Gujarat, arrived in Madagascar in 1880. Most of them are in trading but some of them are also in the manufacturing, real estate and other assorted businesses. According to African media sources, among the richest businessmen in Africa, four are from Madagascar and among whom three are PIOs.

The role played by the Indian community and diaspora in economic development of Madagascar is appreciated at all levels.  Some of the Indian Diaspora are quite influential and their contribution to the total GDP of Madagascar is substantial. In recent years a number of Indian professionals have migrated and are working in different companies, including multi-national companies in Madagascar. The Indian Diaspora has been playing a significant role in preserving and promoting Indian culture and traditional values.