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Islam in Botswana

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Islam in Botswana

Islam is a minority religion in Botswana, where most people follow Christianity and indigenous beliefs. Islam came to the country through Muslim immigrants from South Asia, who settled in the area during the British colonial rule. According to the 2001 census, there are around 5,000 Muslims in Botswana,[1] which is less than 1 percent of the population. The relations between the different religious groups remain peaceful and friendly despite rising inter-religious tensions in the other parts of Africa.

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  1. ^ "Botswana. International Religious Freedom Report 2007". U.S. Department of State. 14 September 2007. Retrieved 2010-01-19. 


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