Islam in Réunion

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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
  2. ^ Peoples of Africa: Réunion-Somalia. Marshall Cavendish. 2001. pp. 412–. ISBN 978-0-7614-7166-0. 

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