India

India has fostered civilization for 5,000 years. This country is an array of races, religions, and languages with deep cultural meanings.

 

Cultural Snapshots

India contributed the ideology of Ayurvedic medicine to the world.

Faith Fact

Hinduism is the largest practiced religion in India. However, this religion has many different branches or denominations under the larger arch of Hinduism.

Country Profile

Population: 1.3 billion

Major Religions: 79% Hinduism, 14% adheres to Islam, and 6% “other”

Languages: 41% Hindi

Literacy: ~70%

Poverty: 20%