The characteristics, distribution, and complexity of earth's cultural mosaics Gl. Hinduism is an Indian religion and dharma, or way of life. There are many ethnic groups in India. A number of alternative terms have been used instead of ethnic religion.The term primal religion was coined by Andrew Walls in the University of Aberdeen in the 1970s to provide a focus on non-Western forms of religion as found in Africa, Asia, and Oceania. Other than India, some HIndus reside in Nepal and Mauritius. The term ethnic religion is therefore also applied to a religion in a particular place, even if it is a regional expression of a larger world religion. For example, Hinduism in the Caribbean has been considered an ethnic religion by some scholars, because Hindus in Trinidad, Guyana, and Suriname consider themselves a distinct ethnic group. Out: 2. Yes….you got that right, Hinduism is one of the oldest and a divine true religion. Hinduism is not unique in this respect, since other religions also have shown the same feature. Hinduism is concentrated in India, which makes it an ethnic religion. There are many versions of Hinduism, much like there are many versions of many major religions, but their commonalities and shared scriptures/religious histories make them all fall under Hinduism. Lea.  Hinduism is one of the four major religions of the world by percentage of population, this is due to the large population of India. 43) Which of the following is (are) an ethnic religion(s)? Terminology. Hinduism is a religion and Hindus are those that practice that religion. A) Judaism B) Hinduism C) Mormonism D) Judaism and Hinduism E) Judaism, Hinduism and Mormonism Answer: D Diff: 3 Topic/section: 1.6.4 The Geography of World Religions Bloom's Taxonomy: Comprehension GeoStandard1: 10. Hinduism has 1.1 billion adherents worldwide (around 15% of the population). Every religion has the following components: (a) metaphysics and concept of God, (b) ways to salvation or liberation, (c) mythology, (d) rules or customs governing social institutions and rituals, (e) basic ethics. Sc. With over a billion adherents, many claim that the religion is monotheistic and helmed by the supreme being, Brahma. The Sanatan Dharma is commonly known as Hinduism. It is the world's third-largest religion, with over 1.25 billion followers, or 15–16% of the global population, known as Hindus. Hinduism is a religion that defies definite classification, and in practice, it has both monotheistic and polytheistic components.