Monday, 27 March 2017

Status of Punjabi in World, Pakistan and Muslim World.

According to the Pew Research Center in 2010, Worldwide, Punjabi is a 9th most widely spoken language. 130 million native speakers of Punjabi, makes the Punjabi nation the 9th biggest nation of the world.

There were 50 Muslim-majority countries. The largest Muslim population in a country is in Indonesia, a nation home to 12.7% of the world's Muslims, followed by Pakistan (11.0%), India (10.9%), and Bangladesh (9.2%).

In the Middle East, the non-Arab countries of Turkey and Iran are the largest Muslim-majority countries; in Africa, Egypt and Nigeria have the most populous Muslim communities. The study found more Muslims in the United Kingdom than in Lebanon and more in China than in Syria.

About 20% of Muslims live in Arab countries. The largest ethnic group of the world's Muslim is the Arabs, followed by the Bengalis and then Punjabis. Out of 180 million population of Pakistan, with a population of more than 100 million Muslim Punjabis, Muslim Punjabis are the largest ethnic group in Pakistan, which makes the Muslim Punjabi the third largest ethnic Muslim community (6.4%) in the world.