southern-asia

SRI LANKA

 
Population: 20 million
Capital: Sri Jayawardenapura,Kotte
Religion: Buddhists 70%, Hindus 14%, Christians 8%, MUslim 7%, other 1%
Major Languages: Sinhala and Tamil
 

PAKISTAN

 
Population: 176,242,949
Capital: Islamabad
Religion: Muslim 97% (Sunni (77%),Shia 20%) Other (Includes Christian)
Major Languages: Punjabi 48%, Sindhi 12%, Siraiki(a Punjabi Variant) 10%, Pashtu 8%, Urdu (official)8%, Balochi 3%, Hindko 2%, Brahui 1%
 

Facts
a) Persecution and intimidation try to keep Christians living in fear
b) Christians from a Muslim background face possible execution under the shari'a law.
 

NEPAL

 
Population: More than 23 million
Capital:katmandu
Religion: Hindu 74.82%,Buddhist 16%, Muslim 5%, Christian 1.89%
Other religions 1.7% non-Religious/other 0.5%, Sikh0.06%, Baha'l 0.03%
Major Languages: Nepail 47.8%, Maithali 12.1% Bhojpuri 7.4%, Tharu( Dagaura/Rana) 5.8%
Tamang 5.1%, Newar 3.6%, Magar 3.3% Awadhi 2.4% other 1.0%.
Unspecified 2.5%(2001 Census).There are 124 languages spoken in Nepal
 

MALDIVES

 
Garland of Islands:
Population:
Apporox.350,000 Capital: Male
Religion: 99.8% Islam
Official Language: Dhivehi
 

INDIA

 
Population: 1.2 billion
Capital: Delhi
Religion: 83% Hindus, 13.4 Muslims, 2.3 Christians.
Offical Languages: 18
 

Facts
a) 160 million Muslims
b) 150 Mega peoples ( above one million) are yet to have significant movement of Christ.
c) 70% of the population are less than 35 years
 

BHUTAN

 
Land of the Thunder Dragon
Population:
672,425
Capital: Thimpu
Religion: Buddhists (Mahayana Buddhism) over 75% Hindus over 22%.
Major Languages: Dzongkha, Tshangla, Nepali
 

BANGLADESH

 
Population: 150,000,000
Capital: Dhaka
Religion: Muslim 85.63%, Hindu 12.38%, Christian 0.72% Buddhist0.62% Traditional ethnic 0.57%, non religious/other 0.08%.
Major Languages: Bangla(Bengali), Chittagonian, Sylheti(There are 35 languages spoken in Bangaladesh)
 

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