Indians make up less than 10 percent of the population of Malaysia today, but their culture is pervasive in towns and cities. With few exceptions they all come from south india, and approximately 80 percent are tamils and hindus.

There are small numbers of sikhs, Malayees, telugus and parsis. Indian muslims came to Malaysia and opened restaurants,textile and Other businesses.some of them married Malay women, especially in Penang.

The majority of the Indian population is concentrated in the States of Selangor, Perak and Penang.