Tamil New Zealanders

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Tamil New Zealanders are New Zealand citizens and residents of Tamil ethnicity or ancestry. An estimated number of 3000 Tamils currently reside in the country. [1] The 2013 New Zealand census found 732 people usually resident who identified as Sri Lankan Tamil, and 303 as Indian Tamil. [2]

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References

  1. "History of the Tamil Diaspora". V. Sivasupramaniam. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  2. "2013 Census totals by topic - Table 7". Statistics New Zealand. Archived from the original on 13 December 2013. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  3. "New Zealand Sri Lanka Foundation contacts". New Zealand Sri Lanka Foundation. Retrieved 12 December 2011.