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The percentage of Hindu population of each country was taken from the US State Department's International Religious Freedom Report 2004.[1] Other sources used were CIA Factbook[2] and adherents.com.[3] The total population of each country was taken from census.gov[4] (2005 estimates). Hinduism (known as in modern Indian languages[1]) is a religious tradition[2] that originated in the Indian subcontinent. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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By country

Of the total Hindu population of the world, approx. 900 million live in India. Significant numbers of Hindus reside in Indonesia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Fiji, Guyana, Nepal, Mauritius, Suriname, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, South Africa and Trinidad and Tobago. In Nepal and Bali, Hinduism is the major religion, and is still reflected in the traditional culture and architecture. There are also sizeable Hindu populations in Sri Lanka (3.62 million),[1] Pakistan (2 million),[2], Philippines (1,757,150), United States (1,478,670),[3] ref</ref> the Middle East (1.4 million)[4] and the United Kingdom (558,342).[5] Bali is an Indonesian island located at , the westernmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ...

Hinduism by country
Region Country Total Population (2005 est)  % of Hindus Hindu total
Central Asia Afghanistan 29,928,987 0.5% 149,644
Balkans Albania 3,563,112 n/a n/a
North Africa Algeria 32,531,853 n/a n/a
Southern Africa Angola 11,190,786 n/a n/a
South America Argentina 39,537,943 n/a n/a
Middle East Armenia 2,982,904 n/a n/a
Oceania Australia 20,090,437 0.38% 76,343
Central Europe Austria 8,184,691 0.002% 163
Middle East Azerbaijan 7,911,974 n/a n/a
Middle East Bahrain 688,345 7.7%[citation needed] 53,002
South Asia Bangladesh 144,233,000 15%[citation needed] 14,431,962
Eastern Europe Belarus 10,300,483 n/a n/a
Western Europe Belgium 10,364,388 n/a n/a
Central America Belize 279,457 1% 2,794
West Africa Benin 7,460,025 n/a n/a
South Asia Bhutan 2,232,291 20% 44,645
South America Bolivia 8,857,870 n/a n/a
Balkans Bosnia and Herzegovina 4,025,476 n/a n/a
Southern Africa Botswana 1,640,115 1% 16,401
South America Brazil 186,112,794 0.002% 3,722
Southeast Asia Brunei 372,361 n/a n/a
Balkans Bulgaria 7,450,349 n/a n/a
West Africa Burkina Faso 13,925,313 n/a n/a
Central Africa Burundi 6,370,609 n/a n/a
Southeast Asia Cambodia 13,607,069 0.3% 40,821
West Africa Cameroon 16,380,005 n/a n/a
North America Canada 32,805,041 1% 328,050
Central Africa Central African Republic 3,799,897 n/a n/a
Central Africa Chad 9,826,419 n/a n/a
South America Chile 15,980,912 n/a n/a
East Asia China 1,306,313,812 0.01% 130,631
South America Colombia 42,954,279 n/a n/a
East Africa Comoros 671,247 0.02% 134
Central Africa Congo (Brazzaville) 3,039,126 n/a n/a
Central Africa Congo (Kinshasa) 60,085,004 n/a n/a
Central America Costa Rica 4,016,173 n/a n/a
Balkans Croatia 4,495,904 n/a n/a
North America Cuba 11,346,670 n/a n/a
Middle East Cyprus 780,133 n/a n/a
Central Europe Czech Republic 10,241,138 n/a n/a
West Africa Côte d'Ivoire 17,298,040 n/a n/a
Western Europe Denmark 5,432,335 0.1% 5,432
East Africa Djibouti 476,703 n/a n/a
Caribbean Dominican Republic 8,950,034 n/a n/a
Southeast Asia East Timor 1,040,880 n/a n/a
South America Ecuador 13,363,593 n/a n/a
North Africa Egypt 77,505,756 n/a n/a
Central America El Salvador 6,704,932 n/a n/a
East Africa Eritrea 4,561,599 n/a n/a
Eastern Europe Estonia 1,332,893 n/a n/a
East Africa Ethiopia 73,053,286 n/a n/a
Oceania Fiji 893,354 33% 294,806
Western Europe Finland 5,223,442 n/a n/a
Western Europe France 60,656,178 0.2% 121,312
West Africa Gabon 1,389,201 n/a n/a
West Africa Gambia 1,593,256 n/a n/a
Middle East Georgia 4,677,401 n/a n/a
Western Europe Germany 82,431,390 0.1% 82,431
West Africa Ghana 21,029,853 n/a n/a
Balkans Greece 10,668,354 n/a n/a
Caribbean Grenada 89,502 2% 1,790
Central America Guatemala 14,655,189 n/a n/a
West Africa Guinea 9,467,866 n/a n/a
West Africa Guinea-Bissau 1,416,027 n/a n/a
South America Guyana 765,283 35% 267,849
Caribbean Haiti 8,121,622 n/a n/a
Central America Honduras 6,975,204 n/a n/a
Central Europe Hungary 10,006,835 n/a n/a
Western Europe Iceland 296,737 n/a n/a
South Asia India 1,103,596,000 82% 885,816,798
Southeast Asia Indonesia 241,973,879 2% 4,839,477
Middle East Iran 68,017,860 0.1% 68,017
Middle East Iraq 26,074,906 n/a n/a
Western Europe Ireland 4,015,676 n/a n/a
Middle East Israel 6,276,883 n/a n/a
Western Europe Italy 58,103,033 n/a n/a
Caribbean Jamaica 2,731,832 1.2% 32,781
East Asia Japan 127,417,244 n/a n/a
Middle East Jordan 5,759,732 n/a n/a
Central Asia Kazakhstan 15,185,844 n/a n/a
East Africa Kenya 33,829,590 1% 338,295
East Asia Korea, North 22,912,177 n/a n/a
East Asia Korea, South 48,422,644 n/a n/a
Middle East Kuwait 2,335,648 2% 46,712
Central Asia Kyrgyzstan 5,146,281 n/a n/a
Southeast Asia Laos 6,217,141 n/a n/a
Eastern Europe Latvia 2,290,237 n/a n/a
Middle East Lebanon 3,826,018 n/a n/a
Southern Africa Lesotho 1,867,035 0.1% 1,867
West Africa Liberia 3,482,211 n/a n/a
North Africa Libya 5,765,563 0.1% 5,765
Eastern Europe Lithuania 3,596,617 n/a n/a
Western Europe Luxembourg 468,571 n/a n/a
Balkans Macedonia 2,045,262 n/a n/a
Southern Africa Madagascar 18,040,341 0.1% 18,040
Southern Africa Malawi 12,158,924 0.2% 24,317
Southeast Asia Malaysia 23,953,136 6.3% 1,509,047
South Asia Maldives 349,106 n/a n/a
West Africa Mali 12,291,529 n/a n/a
North Africa Mauritania 3,086,859 n/a n/a
Southern Africa Mauritius 1,230,602 50% 615,301
North America Mexico 106,202,903 n/a n/a
Eastern Europe Moldova 4,455,421 n/a n/a
Central Asia Mongolia 2,791,272 n/a n/a
North Africa Morocco 32,725,847 n/a n/a
Southern Africa Mozambique 19,406,703 0.2% 38,813
Southeast Asia Myanmar 42,909,464 0.5% 214,547
Southern Africa Namibia 2,030,692 n/a n/a
South Asia Nepal 27,676,547 79.2% 21,919,825
Western Europe Netherlands 16,407,491 1% 164,074
Oceania New Zealand 4,035,461 1.01% 40,758
Central America Nicaragua 5,465,100 n/a n/a
West Africa Niger 11,665,937 n/a n/a
West Africa Nigeria 128,771,988 0.05% 64,385
Western Europe Norway 4,593,041 0.05% 2,296
Middle East Oman 3,001,583 0.5% 15,007
South Asia Pakistan 162,420,000 1.02% [citation needed] 3,280,882
Middle East Palestine 3,761,904 n/a n/a
Central America Panama 3,039,150 0.1% 3,039
Oceania Papua New Guinea 5,545,268 n/a n/a
South America Paraguay 6,347,884 n/a n/a
South America Peru 27,925,628 n/a
Southeast Asia Philippines 87,857,473 2% 1,757,150
Central Europe Poland 38,635,144 n/a n/a
Western Europe Portugal 10,566,212 0.07% 7,396
Caribbean Puerto Rico 3,916,632 n/a n/a
Middle East Qatar 863,051 1% 8,630
Balkans Romania 22,329,977 n/a n/a
Eastern Europe Russia 143,420,309 0.042% 60,000 [5]
East Africa Rwanda 8,440,820 n/a n/a
Middle East Saudi Arabia 26,417,599 1% 264,175
West Africa Senegal 11,126,832 n/a n/a
Balkans Serbia and Montenegro 10,829,175 n/a n/a
East Africa Seychelles 81,188 1% 811
West Africa Sierra Leone 6,017,643 0.1% 6,017
Southeast Asia Singapore 4,425,720 4% 177,028
Central Europe Slovakia 5,431,363 n/a n/a
Central Europe Slovenia 2,011,070 n/a n/a
East Africa Somalia 8,591,629 n/a n/a
Southern Africa South Africa 44,344,136 1.2% 532,129
Western Europe Spain 40,341,462 n/a n/a
South Asia Sri Lanka 20,064,776 14% 2,809,068
North Africa Sudan 40,187,486 n/a n/a
South America Suriname 438,144 27% 118,298
Southern Africa Swaziland 1,173,900 0.2% 2,347
Western Europe Sweden 9,001,774 0.1% 9,001
Western Europe Switzerland 7,489,370 0.1% 7,489
Middle East Syria 18,448,752 n/a n/a
East Asia Taiwan 22,894,384 n/a n/a
Central Asia Tajikistan 7,163,506 n/a n/a
East Africa Tanzania 36,766,356 0.3% 110,299
Southeast Asia Thailand 65,444,371 0.1% 65,444
West Africa Togo 5,681,519 n/a n/a
Caribbean Trinidad and Tobago 1,088,644 22.5% 244,944
North Africa Tunisia 10,074,951 n/a n/a
Middle East Turkey 69,660,559 n/a n/a
Central Asia Turkmenistan 4,952,081 n/a n/a
East Africa Uganda 27,269,482 0.8% 218,155
Eastern Europe Ukraine 47,425,336 n/a n/a
Middle East United Arab Emirates 2,563,212 7.5% 192,240
Western Europe United Kingdom 60,441,457 1.5% 906,621
North America United States 295,734,134 0.5% 1,478,670
South America Uruguay 3,415,920 n/a n/a
Central Asia Uzbekistan 26,851,195 n/a n/a
South America Venezuela 25,375,281 n/a n/a
Southeast Asia Vietnam 83,535,576 n/a n/a
North Africa Western Sahara 273,008 n/a n/a
Middle East Yemen 20,727,063 0.7% 145,089
Southern Africa Zambia 11,261,795 0.07% 7,883
Southern Africa Zimbabwe 12,746,990 0.1% 12,746
Total 6,437,293,959 14.64% 942,984,912

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By region

These percentages were calculated by using the above numbers. The first percentage, 4th column, is the percentage of population that is Hindu in a region (Hindus in the region * 100/total population of the region). The last column shows the Hindu percentage compared to the total Hindu population of the world (Hindus in the region * 100/total Hindu population of the world).


(Note: Egypt, Sudan, and other Arab Maghreb countries are counted as part of North Africa, not Middle East).

Hinduism in Africa
Region Total Population Hindus  % of Hindus  % of Hindu total
Central Africa 83,121,055 0 0% 0%
East Africa 193,741,900 667,694 0.345% 0.071%
North Africa 202,151,323 5,765 0.003% 0.001%
Southern Africa 137,092,019 1,269,844 0.926% 0.135%
West Africa 268,997,245 70,402 0.026% 0.007%
Total 885,103,542 2,013,705 0.228% 0.213%
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Bedugul Hindu temple in Indonesia.
Hinduism in Asia
Region Total Population Hindus  % of Hindus  % of Hindu total
Central Asia 92,019,166 149,644 0.163% 0.016%
East Asia 1,527,960,261 130,631 0.009% 0.014%
Middle East 274,775,527 792,872 0.289% 0.084%
South Asia 1,437,326,682 929,515,433 64.67% 98.475%
Southeast Asia 571,337,070 6,386,614 1.118% 0.677%
Total 3,903,418,706 936,975,194 24.004% 99.266%
Hinduism in Europe
Region Total Population Hindus  % of Hindus  % of Hindu total
Balkans 65,407,609 0 0% 0%
Central Europe 74,510,241 163 0% 0%
Eastern Europe 212,821,296 717,101 0.337% 0.076%
Western Europe 375,832,557 1,306,052 0.348% 0.138%
Total 728,571,703 2,023,316 0.278% 0.214%
Hinduism in The Americas
Region Total Population Hindus  % of Hindus  % of Hindu total
Caribbean 24,898,266 279,515 1.123% 0.030%
Central America 41,135,205 5,833 0.014% 0.006%
North America 446,088,748 1,806,720 0.405% 0.191%
South America 371,075,531 389,869 0.105% 0.041%
Total 883,197,750 2,481,937 0.281% 0.263%
Hinduism in Oceania
Region Total Population Hindus  % of Hindus  % of Hindu total
Oceania 30,564,520 411,907 1.348% 0.044%

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Top 25 by population on the left and by percentage on the right. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ...

Top 25
Rank Country Hindu Population  % Hindu Country  % Hindu Hindu Population
1 India 885,816,798 80% India 80% 885,816,798
2 Nepal 21,919,825 82% Nepal 79.2 21,919,825
3 Indonesia 16,938,171 7% Mauritius 52% 615,301
4 Bangladesh 15,473,362 10.5% Guyana 35% 267,849
5 Pakistan 3,026,600 1.02% Suriname 27% 118,298
6 Fiji 294,882 0.6% Trinidad and Tobago 22.5% 244,944
7 Philippines [dubious ] 1,757,150 2% Sri Lanka 15% 3,009,806
8 Malaysia 1,509,047 6.3% Bangladesh 10.5% 15,473,362
9 United States 1,478,670 0.5% Bahrain 7.7% 53,002
10 United Kingdom 906,621 1.5% United Arab Emirates 7.5% 192,240
11 Russia 717,101 0.5% Malaysia 6.3% 1,509,047
12 Mauritius 615,301 50% Singapore 4% 177,028
13 Bhutan 44,645 2% Pakistan 1.85% 3,026,600
14 South Africa 532,129 1.2% Bhutan 2% 44,645
15 Kenya 338,295 1% Philippines [dubious ] 2% 1,757,150
16 Canada 328,050 1% Kuwait 2% 46,712
17 Fiji 294,806 33% Grenada 2% 1,790
18 Guyana 267,849 35% Indonesia 1.81% 4,379,727
19 Saudi Arabia 264,175 1% United Kingdom 1.5% 906,621
20 Trinidad and Tobago 244,944 22.5% South Africa 1.2% 532,129
21 Uganda 218,155 0.8% Jamaica 1.2% 32,781
22 Myanmar 214,547 0.5% New Zealand 1.01% 40,758
23 United Arab Emirates 192,240 7.5% Kenya 1% 338,295
24 Singapore 177,028 4% Canada 1% 328,050
25 Netherlands 164,074 1% Saudi Arabia 1% 264,175
Top 25 countries with the highest percent of hindus.
Top 25 countries with the most hindus.

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See also

Christianity - Percentage by country Buddhism - Percentage by country Islam - Percentage by country Hinduism - Percentage by country The table above is compiled from the relevent Wikipedia pages listing Religions by Country. ... Worldwide distribution of Orthodox (cyan), Catholic (yellow) and Protestant (purple) Christians relative to the total population per country. ... Buddhism - Percentage by country The percentage of Buddhist population of each country was taken from the US State Departments International Religious Freedom Report 2004 [1]. Other sources used were CIA Factbook [2] and adherents. ... Muslim percentage of population by country Distribution of Islam per country. ... Jews by country Who is a Jew? Jewish ethnic divisions Ashkenazi Jews Sephardi Jews Black Jews Black Hebrew Israelites Y-chromosomal Aaron Jewish population Historical Jewish population comparisons List of religious populations Lists of Jews Crypto-Judaism Etymology of the word Jew Categories: | ... This section does not cite its references or sources. ...

References

  • The US State Department's International Religious Freedom Report 2004 [6]
  • CIA FactBook [7]
  • adherents.com [8]
  • Religious Freedom page [9]
  • census.gov[10]

External links

  • www.afghanhindu.info
  • Hindu Students Council (primarily in the Americas, but with international chapters)

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