Hinduism in South Asia

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Hindus of South Asia
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Regions with significant populations
 India1,053,000,000
   Nepal23,500,000
 Bangladesh14,300,000
 Pakistan4,467,878
 Sri Lanka2,671,000
 Bhutan185,700
 Afghanistanc. 50
 Maldives0
Religions
Hinduism

In South Asia, Hinduism is a the majority population followed by nearly 70% of people in the region.[1] It is a majority religion in Nepal and India, while second biggest religion in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bhutan.[2] Though there are very less Hindus in Afghanistan,[3] and no Hindu in Maldives.[4]

Demographics[change | change source]

Country Total pop Hindus %age Hindus pop
Afghanistan Afghanistan 37,466,414 <0.01% <1,000
Bangladesh Bangladesh 167,000,000 8.54% 14,300,000
Bhutan Bhutan 742,737 22.6% 185,700
India India 1,320,000,000 79.8% 1,053,000,000
Maldives Maldives 369,031 0.01% <1,000
Nepal Nepal 28,901,790 81.3% 23,500,000
Pakistan Pakistan 224,864,293 2.14% 44,678,078
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 21,200,000 12.6% 2,671,000
Total 1,437,326,682 70.05% 1,068,728,901

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References[change | change source]

  1. NW, 1615 L. St; Washington, Suite 800; Inquiries, DC 20036 USA202-419-4300 | Main202-419-4349 | Fax202-419-4372 | Media (2011-01-27). "Region: Asia-Pacific". Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project. Retrieved 2021-06-17.
  2. NW, 1615 L. St; Washington, Suite 800; Inquiries, DC 20036 USA202-419-4300 | Main202-419-4349 | Fax202-419-4372 | Media (2012-12-18). "Hindus". Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project. Retrieved 2021-06-17.
  3. "Sikhs and Hindus of Afghanistan — how many remain, why they want to leave". The Indian Express. 2020-07-28. Retrieved 2021-06-17.
  4. Department Of State. The Office of Electronic Information, Bureau of Public Affairs (2007-09-14). "Maldives". 2001-2009.state.gov. Retrieved 2021-06-17.