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Jains in Belgium
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An estimated 2,000 Jains reside in Belgium, concentrated in and around the city of Antwerp. Within Antwerp, the focal point of community life is the suburb of Wilrijk. Although Jain individuals and families have made their homes in other European countries as well, Belgium is the only…

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Vekemans, Tine, “Jains in Belgium”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Jainism Online, Edited by: John E. Cort, Denison University, Paul Dundas, University of Edinburgh, Knut A. Jacobsen, University of Bergen, Kristi L. Wiley, University of California, Berkeley. Consulted online on 20 September 2019 <>
First published online: 2018

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