South Asian Peoples

Peoples and Countries of South Asian Peoples

Bangladesh Info

Despite poverty and distress, there are signs of life.

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Bhutan Info

The Kingdom of Bhutan, a tiny landlocked nation, nestles within the folds of the Himalayas.

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India Info

Everywhere you go in India, you’ll find a mosaic of cultures and experiences.

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Maldives Info

Officially, the Maldives boasts a religious demographic as pure as its waters: 100% Muslim.

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Nepal Info

These mountains also serve as the birthplace of Buddha.

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Pakistan Info

Pakistan is a nation defined by paradox: dangerous, yet filled with hospitable people.

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Sri Lanka Info

Picturesque coastlines, mountain waterfalls and lush rainforests draw tourists to Sri Lanka every year.

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South Asian Population Infographic

South Asia includes seven countries. How many people in each? Get a taste of the populations with this graphic.

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Religions of South Asian Peoples

Buddhism Info

Buddhism, which walks the middle path between indulgence and asceticism (self-denial), has millions of followers.

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Hinduism Info

Hinduism refers to a diverse set of religious, philosophical and cultural beliefs and practices.

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Islam Info

Islam, which literally means submission, is the second largest religion in the world.

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Jainism Info

Jainism is considered one of the oldest religions of the world.

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Sikhism Info

Sikhism is the youngest world religion, dating back only about five hundred years.

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Dominant Religions Infographic

More than 70 percent of each South Asian country follows one of three major religions.

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