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Pakistanis (Urdu: پاكِستانى قوم, romanized: Pākistānī Qaum, lit.'Pakistani Nation') are the citizens and nationals of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. According to the 2017 Pakistani census, the population of Pakistan stood at over 213 million people, making it the world's fifth-most populous country.[26] The majority of Pakistanis natively speak languages belonging to the Indo-Iranic family (Indo-Aryan and Iranic subfamilies).

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پاكِستانى قوم
Total population
c.242,341,368[lower-alpha 1]
Regions with significant populations
Flag_of_Pakistan.svg Pakistan233,500,636[1]
Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia.svg Saudi Arabia2,600,000 (2017 estimate)[2]
Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates1,700,000 (2017 estimate)[3]
Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom.svg United Kingdom1,587,819 (2021 official British census)[4][lower-alpha 2]
Flag_of_the_United_States.svg United States526,956 (2018 American Community Survey estimate)[5]
Flag_of_Oman.svg Oman235,000 (2013 estimate)[6]
Flag_of_Canada_%28Pantone%29.svg Canada215,560 (2016 official Canadian census)[7]
Flag_of_Kuwait.svg Kuwait150,000 (2009 estimate)[8]
Flag_of_Germany.svg Germany140,000 (2022)[9]
Flag_of_Qatar.svg Qatar125,000 (2016 official Qatari estimate)[10]
Flag_of_France.svg France120,000 (2017 estimate)[11]
Flag_of_Italy.svg Italy118,181 (2017 official Italian estimate)[12]
Flag_of_Bahrain.svg Bahrain112,000 (2013 estimate)[6]
Flag_of_Spain.svg Spain82,738 (2018 official Spanish estimate)[13]
Flag_of_Australia_%28converted%29.svg Australia61,913 (2016 official Australian census)[14]
Flag_of_Malaysia.svg Malaysia59,281 (2017 official Malaysian estimate)[15][16]
Flag_of_the_People%27s_Republic_of_China.svg China54,000[17]
Flag_of_Norway.svg Norway38,000 (2019 official Norwegian estimate)[18]
Flag_of_Japan.svg Japan23,000 (2023)[19]
Flag_of_Hong_Kong.svg Hong Kong18,094 (2016 estimate)[20]
Flag_of_Ireland.svg Ireland12,891 (2016 estimate)[21][22]
Flag_of_Switzerland_%28Pantone%29.svg  Switzerland3,094 (2016 estimate)[citation needed]
Pakistani languages, including:
Islam (96.28%)
(85–90% Sunni, 10–15% Shia)
Hinduism, Christianity, Ahmadiyya, Baháʼí Faith, Kalasha, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism[25]

Located in South Asia, the country is also the source of a significantly large diaspora, most of whom reside in the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf, with an estimated population of 4.7 million.[citation needed] The second-largest Pakistani diaspora resides throughout both Northwestern Europe and Western Europe, where there are an estimated 2.4 million; over half of this figure reside in the United Kingdom (see British Pakistanis).[27][28]

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