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According to the Thai Census of 2005, there are 52,631 Hindus living in Thailand, making up just 0.09% of the total population. They mainly reside in large cities, most prominently in Bangkok.

In the past, the nation came under the influence of the Khmer Empire, which had strong Hindu roots. Modern Hinduism is preserved in the mixture with Buddhism. Hindu deities are worshipped by many Thais despite their official Buddhism, and statues of Ganesh, Indra, and Shiva are everywhere to be seen. In addition, numerous rituals derived from Brahminism are maintainedin rituals, such as use of holy strings and pouring of lustral water from conch shells. 

The Hindus operate their own school where the curriculum is based on the Thai education system, though in addition to Thai it teaches Hindi, Sanskrit, and English.

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