Countries with the Most Muslims

Name the countries with the highest Muslim population.
Percentages based from Pew Research Center (2017) and Wikipedia
Total population based from Worldometers, 1 June 2021
Quiz by valdo94
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Last updated: June 1, 2021
First submittedSeptember 7, 2014
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# Muslims
%
Answer
239 mil
86.7
Indonesia
217 mil
96.5
Pakistan
203 mil
14.6
India
150 mil
90.4
Bangladesh
113 mil
53.5
Nigeria
96.2 mil
92.3
Egypt
84.5 mil
99.4
Iran
84.5 mil
99.2
Turkey
44.2 mil
99
Algeria
43.5 mil
97
Sudan
# Muslims
%
Answer
39.9 mil
33.9
Ethiopia
39.6 mil
99.7
Afghanistan
39.3 mil
95.7
Iraq
36.9 mil
99
Morocco
34.7 mil
98.2
Saudi Arabia
30.2 mil
99.2
Yemen
30.1 mil
88.7
Uzbekistan
25.1 mil
98.3
Niger
24.7 mil
1.7
China
21.6 mil
35.2
Tanzania
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Level 74
Sep 12, 2014
1.8% of people in China are Muslim and yet they account for over 23 million people. It's insane how many people there are in China.
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Level 53
Oct 1, 2014
Yeah and in India as well! Only 14.6% are Muslim and yet account for 177.3 million. Crazy.
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Level 59
Mar 11, 2016
Atleast the population growth in these to countries has redused. I don't think any of thoes two will pass 1.5 Billion. It is very insteresting to learn and talk about population and religion. Watch Hans Rosling on Ted Talk (you can find videos on YouTube)
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Level 74
Jun 30, 2018
India is set to pass 1.5 billion.
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Level 66
Jun 30, 2018
China is probably being reduced because they have laws saying you can't have more than two kids per married couple. As well as they kill the 2nd born girl once they're born.
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Level 57
Apr 9, 2019
Nah, they recently made a new law, and now everyone under 18 is set for execution, and no more children can be had. That's communist regime for ya.
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Level 85
Oct 26, 2019
Yeah, get your spoon-fed propaganda straight.
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Level 42
Jul 21, 2021
Lots of wrong comments here lol. India's population is still exploding, and will pass China in the very near future. They will almost certainly pass 1.5 billion people, baring some catastrophic event.

As for China, they just passed a law allowing couples to have 3 children now as of May 2021.

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Level 54
Nov 13, 2016
Yup. That's half roughly less then half the population of just the Guangzhou/Shenzen area. I agree it's insane.
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Level 70
Apr 11, 2017
1,388,040,453 in 2017
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Level 44
Oct 20, 2014
Forgot 4 of them, tried Turkmenistan, tried Tajikistan, tried Kyrgyzstan, cant believe i did not type in Uzbekistan too.
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Level 58
Apr 24, 2015
Sometimes, after spelling a few of them, I just run out of energy to try to spell the others. Sad but true.
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Level 64
Oct 1, 2016
....I did literally the EXACT same thing. Typed the exact same countries, still missed Uzbekistan, missed 4 countries total. Funny...
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Level 63
Nov 14, 2016
I only tried Turkmenistan, then thought: ugh, never mind. No regrets.
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Level 38
Oct 20, 2014
Missed out Sudan...
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Level 56
Nov 14, 2014
yes, by some accounts india has more muslims than pakistan, here they show about equal
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Level 29
Aug 12, 2020
Pakistan has 220 million muslims now
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Level 30
Apr 18, 2015
Got 100% on my first try! With Uzbekistan being the least guessed country, I'm guessing people started typing a few of the -stans (not Afghanistan or Pakistan) and then decided that none of the others had it. On another note: There would be much different results if this quiz was the highest percentage of Muslims.
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Level 72
Apr 19, 2015
There is a quiz called majority muslim countries which includes highest percenatage
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Level 71
Jun 15, 2015
missed number 20, a pretty easy guess considering I've been there multiple times.
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Level 41
Jun 26, 2015
love how 2% of china is more than Australia's population
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Level 82
Jul 14, 2015
cool...got 100% on first try....guessed ethiopia with 5 seconds left
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Level 55
Mar 11, 2016
I can't believe I forgot afghanistan.. What is wrong with me~!?
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Level 73
May 13, 2016
Surprised not to see Libya
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Level 72
May 14, 2016
Libya has population of 6 million people, while last country on this list has 17 million
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Level 67
Aug 15, 2016
Missed Uzbekistan, never realized their total population exceeded 30 million. Guess the other 3 million are Orthodox due to it being a former Soviet Republic.
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Level 79
Jan 2, 2021
or atheist
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Level 63
Nov 13, 2016
19/20. Dang Uzbekistan! >:-(
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Level 73
Nov 13, 2016
must be tough to be that 0.1% in Morocco
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Level 43
Nov 13, 2016
hahahahahaha
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Level 58
May 31, 2019
actually no, the jewish moroccan minority was always very well treated by the Moroccan monarchy, protected by the king during World War II, and one of the king's closest counselors is a Jewish Moroccan.
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Level 63
Nov 13, 2016
easy
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Level 61
May 31, 2019
You so smart!
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Level 44
Nov 14, 2016
I'm surprised Tanzania hasn't made this list yet. The country has a population of 55 million which is roughly evenly split between Muslims and Christians
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Level 67
Nov 14, 2016
Unfortunately, the number for Syria has decreased significantly since the quiz's data was gathered (refugee crisis).
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Level 56
Dec 8, 2016
got 'em all with a minute left.
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Level 76
Feb 15, 2017
What wonderful and progressive countries.
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Level 33
Mar 15, 2017
All on the first try!

35 seconds left

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Level 59
Oct 24, 2017
That moment when you got 18/20 and the 2 you missed are Iran and Iraq...
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Level 43
Dec 8, 2017
100% with first try, I almost missed Uzbekistan but then I tried all the stans and got it.
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Level 24
Jul 29, 2018
I missed Nigeria
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Level 46
Jan 31, 2019
How does only 53% guess Saudi Arabia I thought that was the most obvious
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Level 74
Jan 31, 2019
Where is Malaysia?
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Level 70
Feb 1, 2019
Southeast Asia, next to Indonesia. The Wikipedia article Islam in Malaysia with numbers from 2013, tells us are there approximately 19.5 million Muslin adherents. Malaysia probably should be added to this quiz unless their number of muslims has somehow steeply declined in 5 years.
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Level 74
Apr 3, 2020
Haha, I know where Malaysia is, geographically (along with all other countries by the way; well at least nearly all of them; I often get confused between the Caribbean countries and Pacific island ones). Also, I come from Malaysia, so I definitely should know where it is! 😉
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Level 53
Feb 1, 2019
Got Uzbekistan with 40 sec
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Level 66
May 31, 2019
How did more people get Nigeria than Niger?
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Level 54
May 31, 2019
Lol
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Level 74
Apr 3, 2020
Yes. Does anyone know the answer to that question? Is it because many quiz takers type 'Nigeria' so quickly that their computers were unable to accept Niger before Nigeria?
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Level 54
Jul 24, 2020
In that case, both Niger and Nigeria will be accepted simultaneously.
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Level 71
Jul 31, 2020
You start with -igeria, and add the N last. Edit, that brings them both up.
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Level 51
Aug 27, 2020
yeah how is that even possible
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Level 53
Jul 22, 2021
Atleast for me I have a SwiftKey keyboard. Meaning I swipe over letters and it types the word in one go. So no need to type out individual letters.
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Level 49
May 31, 2019
mine us
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Level 54
May 31, 2019
I'm muslim, 19/20. Only missed Sudan.
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Level 38
May 31, 2019
Just missed Uzbekistan.
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Level 52
Jun 2, 2019
If you need to type Niger to spell Nigeria, HOW DO MORE PEOPLE GET NIGERIA?!?
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Level 66
Jun 4, 2019
That's exactly what I'm asking myself right now...
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Level 74
Apr 3, 2020
Me too.
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Level 53
Jul 22, 2021
SwiftKey keyboard. I guess.
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Level 72
May 5, 2020
I already put that, so in next revision of quiz it will be fixed :D
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Level 66
Jul 31, 2020
turkey 99 % that is wrong
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Level 49
Sep 20, 2020
Check the total population, and you will see what is what. Muslim includes the Shi'a, the Alevis, the Bektasis, the Sunnis, etc. etc. etc. There are also Catholics, Orthodox Christians, and Jews, but when you consider the overall population, and figure those numbers in you'll see.
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Level 79
Jan 2, 2021
There are very few Christians and Jews left, but there are way more than 0.8 % atheists in Turkey, so it depends on your source and methodology.
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Level ∞
Jun 1, 2021
It's tricky. 99.8% of people in Turkey are registered Muslims. Only 0.2% belong Christianity or another religion. However, up to 10% of people may be irreligious.
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Level 61
Dec 21, 2020
Most of the countries on this list are - let's say - backwards / 3rd-world countries.

Coincidence?

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Level 66
Jul 21, 2021
Most African countries are third-world for reasons that have nothing to do with religion.
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Level 33
Mar 2, 2021
Good Thanks !
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Level 43
Jul 21, 2021
really surprised that Mauritania wasn't on here.
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Level 54
Jul 21, 2021
According to Wikipedia there is 30.1 million Uzbeks, and 88% of them are Muslim. So there is 26.7 million Uzbek Muslims. Still enough to be on the list though.