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Asia is a continent of great spiritual wealth as the world's most practiced religions emerged in Asia, still home to the five major world religions, Judaism, Christianity,Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism. Because of this, Asian countries such as Israel (sacred place for Jews, Christians and Muslims), Saudi Arabia (where two of the three holy citiesfor Muslims) and India (where the holy places of Hindus and Buddhists) receive millions of pilgrims from around the world. 
Other major religions emerged in Asia are theBaha'is (Iran), Confucianism (China), Eljainism (India), Sikhism (India), Shinto (Japan), Taoism (China) and Zoroastrianism (Iran). 
Between different Asian peoples also practiceanimism and shamanism, from the followers of Bon religion in Tibet and China's traditional religion, to the animistic beliefs of various Indian tribes throughout Asia. 
Asiapracticed religion is Buddhism, practiced mainly in East and Southeast Asia (ranging from northern India and the Himalayas to Japan) 
About Islam remains dominant in theMiddle East and Central Asia (from the Sinai Peninsula to Pakistan) Malaysia and Indonesia. Hinduism is one of the great religions of Asia but more geographically concentrated, amajority only in India and Nepal, but minorities in many Asian countries. 
Judaism is the majority in Israel (the only country where most of the world), and Christianity ispredominant only in the Philippines and has a high rate in South Korea, but has significant minorities across Asia. 
Unlike other continents, religion in Asia is of greatimportance in many countries is seen as part of ethnic identity, which has caused more than an ethnic conflict, such as the Arab-Israeli conflict and other conflicts over. 
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