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Jainism in Africa

The history of Jainism in Africa is relatively short when compared with the histories of

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  10. ^ "Many SA hotels offer Jain, veg cuisine - India - DNA". Dnaindia.com. 2009-02-05. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 

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Jains emigrated to South Africa under British colonial rule in India and South Africa, and exceeded in trade and business.[9] Due to the high number of Jain tourists, in addition to the resident Jain community, many South African restaurants offer Jain food[10]

Jainism in South Africa

There are Jain temples in Nairobi and Mombasa.[8]

Jainism in Kenya has been present for about a 100 years.[5] It is practiced by a small community that actively organizes Jain conventions,[6] film festivals[7] and other community programs.

Jainism in Kenya

Exodus of Asians from Uganda in 1972 due to Idi Amin's policies, forced some Jains to migrate elsewhere, like Australia,[3] North America and Europe.[4]

Jainism entered Africa during the late 19th century, when Jains first emigrated from India to Kenya, and then to Uganda, Sudan and Tanzania.[3]

History

Contents

  • History 1
  • Jainism in Kenya 2
  • Jainism in South Africa 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

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