Which religion came first to Malaysia?
Islam is thought to have been brought to Malaysia around the 12th century by Indian traders. In the early 15th century the Malacca Sultanate, commonly considered the first independent state in the peninsula, was founded.
When did Hinduism come to Malaysia?
History. Hinduism was prevalent in Malaysia prior to the arrival of Islam in the 15th century. Traces of Hindu influence remain in the Malay language, literature and art. Indian settlers came to Malaysia from Tamil Nadu in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
What was the religion in Malaysia before Islam?
The Malay people existed before Islam. They were animists, Hindus and Buddhists before embracing Islam. The only connection between Malay as an ethnic group and Islam as a religion is the Federal Constitution.
Was Indonesia a Hindu country?
Hinduism in Indonesia, as of the 2018 census, is practised by about 1.74% of the total population, and almost 87% of the population in Bali. Hinduism is one of the six official religions of Indonesia.
Official Census (2010)
|% Hindu 2010||1.69%|
|% Hindu 2000||1.79%|
How many Hindu countries are there in the world?
Hinduism is the third largest religion in the world behind Christianity and Islam. Presently, India and Nepal are the two Hindu majority countries. Most Hindus are found in Asian countries.