Islam in Nepal

Mosque in Kathmandu, Nepal

Islam is a minority religion in Nepal. According to the 2011 Nepal census, 4.4% of the population are Muslim.[1]

Islam is thought to have been introduced by the Indian Muslims settling in Nepal, with 4.2% of the population being Muslim according to a 2006 Nepalese census.[2] However, more recent estimates indicate that Muslims constitute approximately 5-10% of the population.[3] Ahmadis maintain a small presence in Nepal.[4]

See also


  1. Government of Nepal. Central Bureau of Statistics., Nepal in figures 2006 (PDF), Kathmandu.
  2. NEPAL IN FIGURES 2006 - Government of Nepal
  3. MUSLIMS of NEPAL: Becoming an assertive minority
  4. Sijapati, Megan Adamson (2011). Islamic Revival in Nepal: Religion and a New Nation. London and New York: Rouledge.

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