Islam in Laos

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Mosque in Vientiane

Muslims are a small minority in Buddhist-majority Laos and constitute about 0.01% of the population.[1] Muslims are visible in the capital, Vientiane, which has a mosque.

The Muslim population is mostly engaged in trade and manage meat shops. A small community of Cham Muslims from Cambodia who escaped the Khmer Rouge is also found. Muslims live primarily in urban areas such as Savannakhet.[2]

A new mosque was built in Oudomxay in June 2016.

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  1. ^ “2008 Report on International Religious Freedom,” Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs, United States Department of State, September 2008.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-01-23.