Islam in Bhutan

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Islam has no recognition in Bhutan and is practised by just 2,000 people, where the constitution establishes the "Chhoe-sid-nyi" (dual system of religion and politics) of Bhutan as unified in the person of the King who, as a Buddhist, is the upholder of the Chhoe-sid (religion and politics; temporal and secular) and the protector of all religions in Bhutan.[1] In 2009, the Pew Research Center estimated based on 2005 data that 0.5% of the population, or 2,750 people, were Muslims.[2]

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  1. ^ Constitution of Bhutan
  2. ^ Miller, Tracy, ed. (October 2009), Mapping the Global Muslim Population: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World’s Muslim Population (PDF), Pew Research Center, p. 31, archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-10-10 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)