Indo-Iranian Relations - World's Largest Zoroastrian Population

World's Largest Zoroastrian Population

Further information: Parsi

The world's largest population of Zoroastrians are the Parsi community in India. When the Islamic Arabs invaded Persia, the local population which was unwilling to convert to Islam or accept dhimmi status were either persecuted or scattered to different regions of the world with western India being the most significant. They sought refuge in the western coast of India, ever since then India turned into their home holding the highest numbers of Zoroastrians of the world.

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