Telugu diaspora

The Telugu Diaspora refers to Telugu people who live outside their homeland of Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.[12] They are predominantly found in North America, Europe, Australia, Caribbean, Gulf, Africa and other regions around the world.

Telugu diaspora
తెలుగు ప్రవాసులు
Total population
c. 1.5 – c. 2 million
 United States415,414[1][2]
 Saudi Arabia337,000[3]
 South Africa4,600[10]
Related ethnic groups
Telugu people

The Telugu BoomEdit

The Telugu Boom refers to the migration of a large number of Telugu speaking people from the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to the United States of America and Canada from late 80s largely consisting of the migration of students and Information Technology workers which continues to the present day.[13] As of 2017, as per Katherine Hadda, American Consulate general in Hyderabad, one in every four Indians going to USA is a Telugu person.[14]


With the onset of IT revolution in the late 1980s and 1990s coupled with high unemployment and corruption led more families to send their undergraduate children for higher studies to universities of developed countries on better job prospects. This was also supported with F1 visas program of USA and similar programs of other countries such as Canada and UK. The Y2K problem and Indian government's Software Technology Park initiative also helped many small companies to set up shops in Hyderabad that helped prospective employees to use H-1B Visa program.[15][16]

Effects of the Migration on the society of Andhra PradeshEdit

Andhra Bank and State Bank of Hyderabad predominantly regional banks of the state of AP have reported rise in Non Resident Indian deposits over the last decade.[17]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Hindi is largest spoken Indian language in U.S."
  2. ^ "Almost Half Speak a Foreign Language in America's Largest Cities".
  3. ^ "Telugu in Saudi Arabia".
  4. ^ "Telugu in Myanmar (Burma)".
  5. ^ Project, Joshua. "South Asian, Telugu-speaking in Malaysia". Retrieved 2020-12-30.
  6. ^ "Telugu in Australia".
  7. ^ "Telugu in Fiji (Burma)".
  8. ^ "Telugu in Mauritius".
  9. ^ "Total - Mother tongue for the total population excluding institutional residents - 100% data". Census Profile, 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Statistique Canada. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  10. ^ "Telugu in South Africa".
  11. ^ [1]
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  13. ^ A. Srivathsan (2011-04-21). "News / The India Cables : Hyderabad a U.S. visa fraud hub". The Hindu. Retrieved 2012-12-31.
  14. ^ "ప్రస్తుతానికి అమరావతిలో కాన్సులేట్‌ పెట్టం". Andhrajyothy. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  15. ^ "Hyderabad booms: IT exports top $1 billion". Retrieved 2012-12-31.
  16. ^ "Fab City | Hyderabad India". Retrieved 2012-12-31.
  17. ^ "Andhra Bank will focus on NRI cash - Money - DNA". 2008-08-09. Retrieved 2012-12-31.

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