No Enclave — Exploring Sri Lankan Los Angeles

INTRODUCTION As of 2010, there were 45,159 Sri Lankans living in the US. Substantial immigration began in the 1990s when many fled the violence of the Sri Lankan Civil War. The majority of Sri Lankan-Americans live in the vicinity of either New York City (where there's a Little Sri Lanka on Staten Island), central New Jersey, or Los Angeles. Roughly half of … Continue reading No Enclave — Exploring Sri Lankan Los Angeles

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No Enclave — Exploring Nepali Los Angeles

INTRODUCTION TO NEPALI LOS ANGELES As of 2010, there were only 6,231 Nepali-Americans living in California. However, after Bhutanese, Nepalis make up the second fastest growing population of South Asian immigrants in the US, spurred in large part by the Nepalese Civil War. Although most have so far settled in New York, Washington, DC, Texas, Boston, Somerville, … Continue reading No Enclave — Exploring Nepali Los Angeles

No Enclave — Exploring Pakistani Los Angeles

Los Angeles is home to a large population of Pakistani-Americans, second in size only to the New York-New Jersey area, but the population is fairly diffuse and there is no Little Pakistan, official or unofficial. For this episode of No Enclave, I explore Pakistani-Los Angeles and Southern California. Pakistan is a nation in South Asia. … Continue reading No Enclave — Exploring Pakistani Los Angeles

Unrecognized South Asia: An introduction to the Tripuri people

India is home to over 1.21 billion people, roughly 18% of entire human population. Indians speakAustroasiatic, Dravidian, Indo-European, and Tibeto-Burman languages (as well as two language isolates) and there are over 2,000 ethnic groups in the vast country. India's considerable diversity, however, tends to be simplified or overlooked in the west, where Hindi language Bollywood … Continue reading Unrecognized South Asia: An introduction to the Tripuri people