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Hinduism in Belize

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The "Om" symbol in Devanagari
The "Om" symbol in Devanagari

Hinduism is a minority faith in Belize. According to 2010 census, 0.2% of Belize population is Hindu.[1]

Demographics

Hinduism in Belize
2000 2010
Number % Number %
Total Population 232,111 304,106
- Hindu Population 367 0.2 612 0.2

However, the Association of Religion Data Archives states that as of 2005, 2.0% identify as Hindu.[2].According to other sources it is 2.3%.[3]

History

The Hindu community in Belize today consists mostly of families who arrived in the 1950s, when Belize was still a British colony. The community is composed almost entirely of Sindhis and so there are few cultural differences within it.

Today

Though 3.9% of the population of Belize are Indians, most of them are Christians. Only a few 40% are still Hindus. [4].

There is a Hindu temple in Albert Street,Belize city. Festivals like Diwali[5], Janmashtmi[6] are celebrated by Hindus in this temple.

References

  1. ^ Belize Population and Housing Census 2010: Country Report (PDF). Belmopan, Belize C.A.: he Statistical Institute of Belize. 2013. p. 23. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 January 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  2. ^ http://www.thearda.com/internationalData/countries/Country_23_2.asp
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20090117042134/http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=93
  4. ^ https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/19211/BH
  5. ^ http://edition.channel5belize.com/archives/121074
  6. ^ http://tvbv.starry.fun/eb5Dp-UI33k/Belize_Hindu_Temple_Celebrates_Janmashtmi_2012/
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