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…

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Frank Neubert, “Switzerland”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 26 March 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_9000000203>
First published online: 2012



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