Greece
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Sikhism is a contemporary phenomenon in Greece closely related to the immigration of Punjabi Sikh Indians, which occurred over the last quarter of the 20th century within the broader frame of the so-called new migration, brought on by globalizing trends that affected the countries in Southern Europe.

The causes for the appearance of the new migration waves to Greece are set within a broader framework of internal and external factors both at the global and at the local level. On the one hand are the collapse of the former Soviet Union, which …

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Niki Papageorgiou, “Greece”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Sikhism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Gurinder Mann Singh, Kristina Myrvold, Eleanor Nesbitt. Consulted online on 14 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-2118_BESO_COM_031445>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170712



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