Are there any Buddhist in Afghanistan?
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Thereof, how many Buddhists are in Afghanistan?
|Country/Territory||Population (2010) Pew estimate||No. of Buddhists (2010) Pew estimate|
|American Samoa||70,000||< 10,000|
One may also ask, what religions are in Afghanistan? Religion in Afghanistan
- Shia Islam.
- Christianity. Catholicism.
Also asked, where did Buddhism spread from into Afghanistan?
It was during the 1st century AD that Buddhism came to Afghanistan, brought by pilgrims of the Kushan Empire ? a realm tucked in beneath the Himalayas, which existed from the early 1st to 3rd century.
What was the religion of Afghanistan before Islam?
Before the arrival of Islam in the 7th century, there were a number of religions practiced in ancient Afghanistan, including Zoroastrianism, Surya worship, Christianity,Paganism, Hinduism and Buddhism. The Kaffirstan region, in the Hindu Kush, was not converted until the 19th century.