Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online

Get access

(3,688 words)

Hindus in Switzerland – or, in official statistics language, “members of Hindu communities” – according to the latest census (2000), number 27,839, or 0.38% of the Swiss population. Roughly 92.5% of them are of foreign origin, mostly (81.2%) Sri Lankan Tamils (Bovay, 2004, 33; Eulberg, 2008, 1). Data, however, are hardly reliable, as the relevant categories…

Cite this page
Neubert, Frank, “Switzerland”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 29 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

▲   Back to top   ▲