|20 million|
|Regions with significant populations|
|Predominantly Sunni Islam Minority Hinduism, Christianity and Sikhism|
The Saraikis (Saraiki: سرائیکی قوم), also known as Multanis in India, are an ethnolinguistic group in central and southeastern Pakistan, primarily southern Punjab. Their language is Saraiki. Saraiki people did not see themselves as a distinct ethnic group until the 1960s. An Islamic identity formed the basis of the majority community's group consciousness for centuries prior to the establishment of Pakistan.
The Saraiki people follow many religions, though most are predominantly followers of Islam. A small minority of Saraikis follow Hinduism, Christianity and Sikhism . After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, most of the Hindus and Sikhs migrated to India.
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