Islam in Réunion

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Mosque de Moufia in Saint-Denis, Réunion

Islam is the religion of about 3% of the people of Réunion.[1] Most large towns have a mosque, allowing the Muslim community to practice their religion.[2]

In Réunion, Zarabes is the name given to the Muslim community of Réunion. The Muslims migrated to Réunion in mid-nineteenth century. Zarabes are mostly South Asian and specifically from the modern state Gujarat in India.

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  1. ^ Religious Intelligence profile on Réunion Archived 2008-02-28 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Peoples of Africa: Réunion-Somalia. Marshall Cavendish. 2001. pp. 412–. ISBN 978-0-7614-7166-0.

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