Religions in Cambodia

 


Cambodia adopted Indian religions from the first century. Hinduism was first predominant. Theravada Buddhism (form himayana or Mini) is since the fourteenth century, although the king Jayavarman VII adopted Mahayana Buddhism (Great Vehicle) in the twelfth century. Most Cambodians are Theravada Buddhists (96% of the population, state religion), the country also has a Muslim Cham population (2%), some tribes in mountainous areas and a Christian community (1%).

 

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