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Islamic traditions, Buddhism, century bc, Hindu, Buddhist

Buddhism, which was introduced into Sri Lanka in the 3rd century bc, is the prevailing religious faith. As practiced in Sri Lanka, Buddhism exhibits elements of both the Hindu and Islamic traditions. About 69 percent of the population is Buddhist, 15 percent is Hindu, 8 percent is Christian, and 8 percent is Muslim.



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