|c. 221 million
|Regions with significant populations
| Pakistan not specific
| Saudi Arabia
| United Kingdom
| United Arab Emirates
| United States
|Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Balochi, Saraiki, Kashmiri, Brahui, Balti and others
|Islam 97% (majority Sunni, while 20% being Shia) Other Religions: Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, Ahmadiyya, Bahai Faith, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism
Pakistanis (Urdu: پاكِستانى قوم; Pakistani Qaum) are the people who are citizens of the modern Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Pakistan is a multi-ethnic and multilingual state: the majority of its people belong linguistically to the Indo-Iranian group while the remaining minority mainly belongs to a small amount of other language groups and families. As per the 2017 Census, the estimated population of Pakistan was over 207 million making it the world's fifth most-populous country.
Pakistan has one of the world's fastest growing populations. As the country is located in South Asia, Pakistani people are a mixture of ethnic groups in their country.
Specific-linguistic groups: Punjabi, Sindhi, Saraiki, Pashtun, Balochi, and Kashmiri, with substantial numbers of Brahui, Hindko language , Pahari, Shin, Burusho, Wakhi, Balti, Chitrali and other minority ethnic groups in the remote north of the country.
Main Groups of Pakistan: the Punjabi people, the Pashtun people, the Sindhi people, the Balochi people and the Kashmiri people.
Pakistan has a heterogeneous culture, with all of the provinces maintaining differing social mores. However, Islam is the driving force behind the unity of varying ethnic groups from different parts of the country, and has significantly shaped the values and traditions of Pakistanis. Pakistani culture falls in the category of high context, and Pakistani wear the Shalwar Qamiz that is the culture of Pakistan.
Pakistan's main language is Urdu. Urdu was chosen as a token of unity and as a lingua franca so as not to give any native Pakistani language preference over the other. It is mostly learned as a second language, with nearly 93% of Pakistan's population having a mother tongue other than Urdu. Urdu is spoken as a first, second or at times third tongue by almost all Pakistani people. Numerous regional and provincial languages are spoken as first languages by the ethno-linguistic groups making up the country, with Punjabi having a plurality of native speakers with 45% of the total population. English is spoken at an official level.
Languages spoken in Pakistan: Most languages spoken are Punjabi, Pashto and Urdu. Followed by Balochi, Kashmiri and Sindhi.
The largest religion practiced in Pakistan is Islam. Islam is the main religion of Pakistan. A second religious group would be Christianity. 90% people are Muslims and 10% people are Christians.
There are large populations of Pakistani ancestry around the world, due to emigration. The population of Pakistanis abroad is considered to exceed seven million and can be found in the Middle East, North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
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