|c. 221 million|
|Regions with significant populations|
|Pakistan not specific||212,742,631|
|United Arab Emirates||1,200,000+|
|Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Balochi, Saraiki, Kashmiri, Brahui, Balti and others|
|Islam 97% (majority Sunni, while 20% being Shia) Other Religions: Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, Ahmadiyya, Bahai Faith, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism|
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Pakistanis (Urdu: پاكِستانى قوم; Pakistani Qaum) are the people who are citizens of the modern Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Pakistan is a multi-ethnic and multilingual state: the majority of its people belong linguistically to the Indo-Aryan group while the remaining minority mainly belongs to a small amount of other language groups and families. As per the 2017 Census, the estimated population of Pakistan was over 207 million making it the world's fifth most-populous country.
Pakistan has one of the world's fastest growing populations. As the country is located in South Asia, Pakistani people belong to different ethnic groups mainly from North India, Afghanistan and Iran.
Specific-linguistic groups: Punjabi, Sindhi, Saraiki, Pashtun, Balochi, and Kashmiri, with substantial numbers of Brahui, Hindko language , Pahari, Shin, Burusho, Wakhi, Balti, Chitrali and other minority ethnic groups in the remote north of the country.
Pakistan has a conservative culture, with all of the provinces maintaining differing social mores. However, Islam is the driving force behind the unity of varying ethnic groups from different parts of the country, and has significantly shaped the values and traditions of Pakistanis. Pakistani culture falls in the category of high context, and Pakistani wear the Shalwar Qamiz that is the culture of Pakistan.
Pakistan's main language is Urdu. Urdu was chosen as a token of unity and as a lingua franca so as not to give any native Pakistani language preference over the other. It is mostly learned as a second language, with nearly 93% of Pakistan's population having a mother tongue other than Urdu. Urdu is spoken as a first, second or at times third tongue by almost all Pakistani people. Numerous regional and provincial languages are spoken as first languages by the ethno-linguistic groups making up the country, with Punjabi having a plurality of native speakers with 45% of the total population. English is spoken at an official level.
The largest religion practiced in Pakistan is Islam. Islam is main religion of Pakistan.Other religious group are Hinduism Sikhism and Christianity. 95% people are Muslims, 2% people are Hindus , 2% people are Christians and 1% people are Sikhs.
There are large populations of Pakistani ancestry around the world, due to emigration. The population of Pakistanis abroad is considered to exceed seven million and can be found in the Middle East, North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
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