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India

Republic of India
India with about 1/3 rd the land area of the U.S., is second o­nly to China in population, with over 1 billion people. For thousands of years India was invaded from Iran, Central Asia, Afghanistan, Arabia and the West.

 

 

Indian culture has succeeded in absorbing these influences and molding them into a remarkable racial and cultural synthesis. India has many languages, the main o­ne being Hindi, with English the lingua franca. India is predominantly Hindu, but has o­ne of the largest Muslim populations in the world.

The population also includes Christians, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, and Parsis. India is a rich tapestry of ethnic, religious, and cultural traditions and represents o­ne of the most fascinating and richly rewarding experiences that students could have.

 

 

India