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Records of the Indian Indentured Labourers

Registration year: 2011
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Trinidad and Tobago

The Indian Indentured immigration was first accounted for in the 1830s and over a period of roughly 100 years 1,194,957 Indians were relocated to 19 colonies. These records are the only documents for ancestral and lineage research for the numerous descendants of those Indian Labourers. The arrival of large groups of Indian labourers in the receiving colonies had immense repercussions, many of which are still being felt today. The Indian Diaspora had an enormous impact on the local economy, the politics and the socio-cultural make up of the colonies.

Please also consult the "Records of the Indian Indentured Labourers", documentary heritage submitted by St. Vincent and the Grenadines and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2017. This records were commended as an addition to the "Records of the Indian Indentured Labourers" inscribed in the Memory of the World Register in 2011.

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