Islam in Nepal

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Mosque in Kathmandu, Nepal

Islam is a minor religion in Nepal. According to the 2011 Nepal census, 4.4% of the population are Muslim.[1]

Islam is thought to have been introduced by the Indian Muslims settling in Nepal. The 4.2 % of the population being Muslim according to a 2006 Nepalese census.[2] However, more recent estimates indicate that Muslims constitute approximately 5-10% of the population.[3][4] Islam is generally thought to have been introduced by Indian Muslims that traveled to Nepal and then settled there. Ahmadis maintain a small presence in Nepal.[5]

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  1. ^ Government of Nepal. Central Bureau of Statistics., Nepal in figures 2006, Kathmandu. 
  2. ^ NEPAL IN FIGURES 2006 - Government of Nepal
  3. ^ Ramadan set to kick off tomorrow
  4. ^ MUSLIMS of NEPAL: Becoming an assertive minority
  5. ^ Marc Gaborieau. "Review of Megan Adamson Sijapati, Islamic Revival in Nepal: Religion and a Nation". Contemporary Islam: 405. 

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