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South Asians and Immigration

South Asia is a distinct and separate cultural region but does not encompass a homogeneous cultural pattern. It is home to six modern nation-states: (1) India, (2) Bangladesh, (3) Pakistan, (4) Sri Lanka, (5) Nepal, and (6) Bhutan. Their differences lie in their ethnic, linguistic, and religious characteristics. South Asia is home to, and the birthplace of, some of the world’s greatest religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism. A predominant feature of South Asian history has always been religion, and this persists today in the lives of individuals and groups in these countries or in their diasporas who have immigrated to other countries across the globe seeking new economic and professional opportunities and representing mobility of labor across the globe for over the ...

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