Around 7% or 1.8 million are Indians; of whom, around 80% are Tamils. Out of 1.8 million, 80% are Hindus.
Hinduism was predominant in Malaysia preceding the entry of Islam in the fifteenth century.
Hints of Hindu impact stay in the Malay dialect, writing and craftsmanship.
Indian pilgrims came to Malaysia from Tamil Nadu in the late nineteenth and mid twentieth hundreds of years. A considerable lot of these came to function as workers on elastic ranches, while the individuals who were English-taught involved more expert positions.
Issue in Malaysia home Indians began in the mid 90s when their domains got sold for mechanical , lodging purpooses. A few countless them ended up urban ghetto tenants and had all the orderly issues - wrongdoing, segregation, drugs and so forth. In the bequests - they may have been poor, yet had a quiet life and no stresses over lodging and so forth. The sanctuaries in those grounds suddently wound up illicit. So while illicit muslim structures moe frequently thatn not got lawful terrains, not suprisngly hindu structures did not and were destroyed. (This was exacerbated by the way that the Islamic state considers the roadside devatas, places of worship an excessive number of for a little Hindu populace and don't undertand the ideas driving them.
The Indian Muslims in Malaysia today can be named takes after :
Those mamaks who have entomb hitched with Malays for ages and have really moved toward becoming Malays. You can just know their mamak family line by their mamak sounding names like Merican, Shah, Syed, Sheik and so on, by their 'Indian' appearances – noticeable nose, rounder eyes and so on.
Those mamaks who have not entomb hitched with Malays but rather who have absorbed intently into the Malay culture. They can just speak Malay and have cut off the entirety of their connections with India. These would incorporate a huge number of mamaks in Penang, Kedah, Melaka and different parts of the nation. Just their DNA stays Indian. Be that as it may, for all intents and purposes, in every practical sense they are Malay.
Those mamaks who are still especially Tamil and who can just talk pasar Malay. They might not have joins with India but rather they watch Tamil films and don't read the Malay papers or know much about the Malays. In spite of being conceived in Malaysia regardless they would not know a 'kuih talam' from an 'otak-otak'. Numerous KIMMA individuals fall in this classification.