Religion

Religion


Angkor Wat may be the world's biggest Hindu temple, but Theravada Buddhism is the preferred religion for 96 percent of Cambodians. Most of the remaining four percent of Cambodia's population practise Christianity or Islam, and most of Cambodia's Muslims belong to the country's Malay and Cham minority groups.

Cambodia has been a predominantly Buddhist country for nearly 2,000 years, and Theravada Buddhism has been the nation's dominant religion for centuries, except for the years it was banned by the Khmer Rouge. Many of Cambodia's highland tribal groups have their own local spirits and religious beliefs, and most Cambodians believe in their ancestors' guardian spirits along with their official religions.

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