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The many religions of India

There are numerous religions in India.
In its long history, India is the mother nation of a mulitude of religions - most of them basing itself on Hinduism, the religion of the majority still in India - and in Nepal.
Religions which have come off of Hinduism include Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism. The latter two themselves are part of the six major world religions. So India has claim to half of the world's major religions.
India is also the home to followers of Christianity, Judaism, Zorastianism and Baha'ism.
The second most followed religion in India is Islam, which although is proportiontely small compared to the Hindu population, is a large amount, which until recently, was greater than the population of Muslims in Pakistan.


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