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Top 10 Countries with the Most Hindus

Name the ten countries that have the largest Hindu population.
Source: Wikipedia
Quiz by KoljiVriVoda
First submittedJanuary 22, 2016
Last updatedNovember 14, 2018
Times taken15,121
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# Hindus
1,040 mil
23.5 mil
13.6 mil
10.0 mil
3.63 mil
2.67 mil
Sri Lanka
2.23 mil
United States
1.95 mil
0.893 mil
0.832 mil
United Kingdom
level 53
Apr 4, 2017
Missed Sri lanka.
level 69
Jan 17, 2018
Here is one made by me. The countries that are at least 10% Hindu.Hindu countries
level 45
Sep 6, 2018
I am a Hindu from Sri Lanka lol
level 43
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.
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:


level 66
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.
level 69
Jan 15, 2018
Buddhism is kind of practiced to varying degrees in certain parts of the country, but yeah, you're right
level 49
Mar 27, 2018
oh noes an atheistic country.. that doesn't have whacky people like the US does, thats the worst thing ever
level 42
Mar 27, 2018
Well, there are more than 70 mil Christians in China, and their numbers are growing.
level 43
Jan 16, 2018
but, but TIBET
level 71
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.
level 79
Jan 16, 2018
I would have guessed that there would be enough Indians in South Africa to make the top ten. In fact I did. Looking it up it's in 12th place. A perhaps more interesting quiz would be the countries that are at least 10% Hindu. Maybe I'll do that later today when I get a chance.
level 77
Jan 16, 2018
That quiz has been made more than once. Here's one version
level 69
Jan 17, 2018
Here it is.Hindu countries
level 74
Mar 27, 2018
Any idea on how many reside in Guyana?
level 50
Mar 27, 2018
There are about 200,000 Hindus in Guyana
level 35
Mar 27, 2018
Mauritius is one of 3 majority Hindu countries (plus India and Nepal) and yet its tiny population means that it cannot be featured on this quiz.
level 50
Mar 27, 2018
I believe the U.A.E should qualify; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinduism_in_Arab_states. According to the link, the Hindu population in the U.A.E is 1.4 million
level 61
May 30, 2018
Probably a question of citizenship. 80% of the UAE population is non-citizen temporary workers according to the Wikipedia site this quiz must refer to as it only lists up to 0.45 mil Hindus for the UAE.
level 59
Jul 9, 2019
The list does not match the the source.
level 65
Sep 25, 2019
Needs updating for the current stats - switch Myanmar and UK, and then replace Myanmar with Mauritius.