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Buddhism in Malaysia

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Buddhism is the second largest religion in Malaysia, after Islam, with 18.7% of Malaysia's population being Buddhist,[1][2] although some estimates put that figure at 21.6% when combining estimates of numbers of Buddhists with figures for adherents of Chinese religions which incorporate elements of Buddhism.[3] Buddhism in Malaysia is mainly practised by the ethnic Malaysian Chinese, but there are also Malaysian Siamese, Malaysian Sri Lankans and Burmese in Malaysia that practice Buddhism such as Ananda Krishnan and K. Sri Dhammananda and a sizeable population of Malaysian Indians.

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Malaysian Buddhist
Percentage population of Buddhist in Malaysia according to 2020 census
Total population
5,620,483 (2010)
Regions with significant populations
Related ethnic groups
Malaysia Hindus
Hinduism expansion in Asia, from its heartland in Indian Subcontinent, to the rest of Asia, especially Southeast Asia, started circa 1st century marked with the establishment of early Hindu settlements and polities in Southeast Asia.

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