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Religion in India
Index

Religious Life
The Roots of Indian Religion

The Monastic Path

The Worship of Personal Gods

The Ceremonies of Hinduism

Islam

Sikhism

Other Minority Religions

Modern Transformations
Glossary of Religious Terms
Religious Tensions
Relations with Pakistan
India: Country Facts

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Nationality:
noun: Indian(s)
adjective: Indian

Ethnic groups: Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and other 3%

Religions:

Hindu 80%,
Muslim 14%,
Christian 2.4%,
Sikh 2%,
Buddhist 0.7%,
Jains 0.5%,
other 0.4%

Languages: English enjoys associate status but is the most important language for national, political, and commercial communication, Hindi the national language and primary tongue of 30% of the people, Bengali (official), Telugu (official), Marathi (official), Tamil (official), Urdu (official), Gujarati (official), Malayalam (official), Kannada (official), Oriya (official), Punjabi (official), Assamese (official), Kashmiri (official), Sindhi (official), Sanskrit (official), Hindustani (a popular variant of Hindi/Urdu spoken widely throughout northern India)
note: 24 languages each spoken by a million or more persons; numerous other languages and dialects, for the most part mutually unintelligiblr

Country name:
conventional long form: Republic of India
conventional short form: India

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