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Top 15 Countries with the Most Hindus

Name the fifteen countries that have the largest Hindu population.
Source: Wikipedia
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# Hindus
Country
1,053 mil
India
23.5 mil
Nepal
14.3 mil
Bangladesh
7.20 mil
Indonesia
3.63 mil
Pakistan
2.67 mil
Sri Lanka
2.30 mil
United States
1.95 mil
Malaysia
# Hindus
Country
1.02 mil
United Kingdom
0.600 mil
Mauritius
0.505 mil
South Africa
0.498 mil
Canada
0.490 mil
United Arab Emirates
0.440 mil
Australia
0.359 mil
Qatar
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Level 71
Apr 4, 2017
Missed Sri lanka.
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Level 77
Jan 17, 2018
Here is one made by me. The countries that are at least 10% Hindu.Hindu countries
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Level 49
Nov 4, 2019
Good job! It required some thinking, but I made it through, lol.
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Level 82
Feb 13, 2020
Whilst this quiz is interesting, I think the proportional one is more so.
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Level 41
Sep 6, 2018
I am a Hindu from Sri Lanka lol
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Level 46
Jun 9, 2017
I cant believe in all of China's 1.2 billion people, especially considering proximity to India, that it doesn't even have 800k Hindus.
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Level ∞
Jan 15, 2018
I'm not surprised. The border areas are not heavily populated. China doesn't really allow immigration, and Hinduism is not one of the 5 allowed religions in China. There is apparently a small population of Hindus in Hong Kong:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinduism_in_China

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Level 62
Jan 15, 2018
Also to add to Quizmaster's comment, Mao Zedong's party in the mid 1900's put religion under government control and banned most religions and they ran campaigns to stamp out religion in China.

Theistic religions aren't big at all in China and modern China is one of the most atheistic countries. They almost exclusively practice spiritual, humanist or folk religions (Taoism/Confucianism etc) rather than theism of any kind.

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Level 76
Jan 15, 2018
Buddhism is kind of practiced to varying degrees in certain parts of the country, but yeah, you're right
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Level 38
Mar 27, 2018
Well, there are more than 70 mil Christians in China, and their numbers are growing.
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Level 70
Mar 31, 2024
This is misrepresentative. These definitions of atheism and humanism are Western constructions, and Chinese Folk Traditions have their own philosophy which can't be understood through modern Western standards. Also Islam has had a presence in China for over a thousand years (both among Han Chinese - called the Hui - and minority groups like the Uyghur). Christianity has a modern presence in China too, but I can't find reliable statistics.
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Level 45
Jan 16, 2018
but, but TIBET
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Level 69
Jan 18, 2018
(I'm assuming your comment is in reference to Buddhists in Tibet, not Hindus?) Given the mass murders and mass exodus circa 1959, I'm guessing that the remaining Tibetan Buddhist population is quite motivated to severely underreport themselves. Even if they weren't, I'm not sure China would feel it particularly advantageous to accurately report those numbers either.
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Level 49
Jul 5, 2022
That's what happens if you fall behind the global arms race. Kill or be killed.
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Level 89
Aug 31, 2022
I bet no Tibet
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Level 72
Sep 25, 2019
Needs updating for the current stats - switch Myanmar and UK, and then replace Myanmar with Mauritius.
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Level ∞
Oct 26, 2020
Updated!
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Level 87
Oct 26, 2020
I kept thinking about citizens, not temporary guest workers (however permanent). That would swap a few off this list (and Fiji would then be on).
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Level 72
Oct 31, 2020
Forgot South Africa (sorry, Mahatma).
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Level 42
Nov 10, 2020
Can you do a quiz for Islam, Buddhism, Judaism and Sikhism
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Level 27
Feb 5, 2021
Pakistan has about 7.5-8 million Hindus now, this data is from 1998 census.
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Level 28
Jun 8, 2021
Surprised how well the British managed to draw the borders by religion!
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Level 81
Dec 5, 2021
They didn't.
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Level 59
Oct 9, 2022
Most Muslims migrated to what is now Pakistan, and most Hindus to what is now India
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Level 71
May 26, 2023
They didn't here, or anywhere. Google the Sykes–Picot line. Or just look at this map from Wait But Why: https://149909199.v2.pressablecdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/border-problem-1024x785.png
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Level 85
Mar 9, 2022
According to your source, China should be #9. Also, Wikipedia's other page has UAE with over twice as many.
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Level 31
Aug 31, 2022
I was genuinely surprised to not see Guyana on this list.
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Level 82
Aug 31, 2022
Pretty small population overall. Hinduism does have a narrow plurality among major religions, but the country's small population is pretty religiously fragmented. For Guyana to make this list it would have to be around 50% or more Hindu.
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Level 67
Aug 31, 2022
You're just gonna get more wrath! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR28AVY63wU&ab_channel=chriswilson023
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Level 59
Feb 15, 2023
Are you Indian?

https://www.jetpunk.com/groups/invite/mLtD8LKy

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Level 49
Apr 13, 2023
Wasn't thinking about Australia at all!
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Level 21
Apr 6, 2024
lol u forgot Singapore and Malaysia