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Switzerland
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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 cat…

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Neubert, Frank, “Switzerland”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_9000000203>
First published online: 2018



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