Terminology. In Britain, the word "Asian" usually refers specifically to people of South Asian ancestry (Pakistanis, Indians, Bangladeshis and Sri Lankans).This usage contrasts to that in the United States, where it is used to refer to people of East Asian origin. The British Sociological Association's guidelines on equality and diversity suggest that "South Asian" is more precise than "Asian England: 5,664,498 (5.5%) (2011). Historical immigration to Great Britain concerns the inward movement of people, cultural and ethnic groups into the island of Great Britain before Irish independence in 1922. A significant amount of this movement was not immigration as a voluntary, peaceful movement but violent invasion or refugees forced to leave their homelands due to war or persecution.
My mother also feels that Britain does not need immigration from Europe. Speaking to other immigrants from former colonies, it’s clear that – like my parents – the reasons why Asian communities voted to leave the EU are nuanced and difficult to assume. The Asian Community in Great Britain J. K. Buda Since prehistoric times, the British Isles have received wave upon wave of human migration from both the adjacent continent of .
Trace the long history of Asians in Britain. With a focus on the period 1858–1950, explore the history through contemporary accounts, posters, pamphlets, diaries, newspapers, political reports and illustrations, all evidence of the diverse and rich contributions Asians have made to British life. The establishment of the East India Company in 1600 began a complex relationship between Britain.