Jainism in Africa
The history of Jainism in Africa is relatively short when compared with the histories of Judaism, Christianity and Islam on the same continent. There are about 20,000 Jains and around 10 Jain organizations in Africa.
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An exodus of Asians from Uganda in 1972 due to Idi Amin's policies forced some Jains to migrate elsewhere, like Australia, North America and Europe.
Jainism in Kenya
Jainism in South Africa
Jains emigrated to South Africa under British colonial rule in India and South Africa, and exceeded in trade and business. Due to the high number of Jain tourists, in addition to the resident Jain community, many South African restaurants offer Jain food.
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