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The differences between Arab and Indian people are many. The majority of Arab people live in the Middle East (Western Asia) and North Africa, while the majority of India people live in India, which is located in South Asia. The languages spoken by each group come from dissimilar, unrelated language families, and their religious traditions and social customs differ significantly.
Most Indian people follow one of the four major world religions that were formed in India: Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Buddhism. Hinduism, born out of Brahmanism, is believed to be the oldest religion, having formed 5,000 years ago. It has the greatest following with 80% of the population of Indians being adherents and is the 3rd largest world religion, though, Buddhism and Sikhism are 3rd and 5th, respectively. Of the four, Jainism has the least followers; however, over four million people in India and its diaspora are adherents. Other minority religions include Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.

In the Arab world, however, Islam is predominant and many countries have Islam as the official religion. In some nations, Islamic law known as Sharia fully or partially guides the legal system. Islamic traditions and customs permeate the daily lives of many Arab people, from greetings to work hours, social norms, and diet. Certainly, these vastly different religions, Islam and Hinduism, inform the point of views and lifestyles of their devotees, as well as, that of the general populations in the Middle East & Maghreb, and India, respectively, due to their pervasive impact.

The dominant language of India is Hindi, however, India has 22 official languages and more than 200 with a significant (10,000+) number of speakers. Some of the better known languages of India are: Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada and Punjabi. There are several dialects of Hindi, an Indo-Aryan language like many of the languages spoken in India. The Hindi language is written in the Devanagari alphabet.

Arabic is a Semitic language in the Afro-Asiatic language family and the most spoken language in countries with a majority Arab population. It is the sole official language in several of the countries in North Africa and Southwest Asia that make up the regional organization League of Arab States, and a co-national language in the others. Most Arab people in the Middle East, North Africa, and in the diaspora speak Arabic. There are several major dialects of the language, in addition to, MSA (Modern Standard Arabic), and Classical Arabic (the language of the Quran). The language is closely tied to Islam, and prayers, as well as, greetings are carried out in the Arabic language. Arabic is written in Arabic script.

The diets of Indian and Arab people have been largely determined by what is locally available; however, taste preferences and religious food restrictions have had an impact. Vegetarianism is popular in India, although, some Indian people eat meat. Herbs, spices, millet, beans, and vegetable oil are included frequently in Indian cuisine. Curry, nutmeg, cinnamon, cumin, ginger and similar seasonings are particularly popular. In Arabic cuisine, nuts, the herbs mint and thyme, rice, milk products such as yogurt, butter, and cream, lamb, chicken, olive oil, and grains are extensively used. Hot drinks are popular, such as coffee and tea. Arabic followers of Islam adhere to Islamic dietary laws which govern food hygiene in addition to strictly prohibiting the consumption of intoxicants, blood, and pork.

Consuming food or abstaining from eating (fasting) play a significant part in the holiday celebrations of Arab and Indian people. The two major Islamic holidays celebrated by many Arabs are Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha; however, there are several more, including the most known in the West, Ramadan. Ramadan calls for a month of fasting, after which, Eid Al-Fitr takes places, during which adherents pray and give charity. EidAl-Adha take place after Hajj, the pilgrimage to the Muslim holy land, Mecca. During this holiday, Muslims pray, sacrifice an animal and feast with family and friends. A portion is also set aside to feed the needy, charity being an aspect of this holiday, as well.

Many Indian people celebrate Hindu holidays which may occur during seven of the twelve months of the year. The holidays include: Holi, Mahashivaratri, Rama Navami, Krishna Jayanti, Raksabandhana, Kumbh Mela, Ganesha-Chaturthi, Dassera, Navaratri, and Diwali. They celebrate seasons, and the birthdays and victories of various deities, as well as, promote fertility, familial bonds, and rejuvenation. The two major holidays are Holi and Diwali. Holi, the spring Festival of Colors, takes place in February and March (3-16 days), while Diwali takes place in September/October, and is known as the Festival of Lights. During Hindu celebrations, dancing, bathing, fasting, feasting, and praying take place.


  • Most Arab people reside in the Middle East and North Africa while the majority of Indian people live in South Asia, in India.
  • The majority of Indian people practice Hinduism, while the majority of Arabs practice Islam.
  • Arabic, the predominant language in the Arab world is an Afro-Asiatic, Semitic language, while Hindi and many of the Indian minority languages are a part of the Indo-Aryan language family.
  • While Muslim Arabs do not consume pork, many Indian people are strict vegetarians.
  • Many Indians celebrate Hindu holidays, while many Arabs celebrate Islamic holidays.

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  1. This is one of the funniest post I have ever read. I was hoping to read about the origin of Indians and Arab, religion and other interesting stuff. And not on how they look… damn.

  2. Most of the Indians follow Hinduism and most of the Arabs follow Islamic religion.

    • “Most Indian people follow one of the four major world religions that were formed in India: Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Buddhism.”

      About 15% of the indian population is Muslim (the second largest religious community in India) – something admin didn’t mention.
      Hindus -78.35%
      Muslims – 14.88%
      Christianity – 2.5%
      Sikhism – 1.9%
      Buddhism – 0.8%
      Jainism – 0.4%
      Jainism – 0.7%

      I am an Indian Muslim

      • I’m an decent person as a good human being but don’t try to prove it..

      • My friend Shahida very very thanks you to unformed us that the Muslims are 2nd largest population of Bharat. But you know that how many Indian peoples (Hindus) have been forcibly converted in Islam by Muslim invaders (Mughals or Humayu Akbar) these peoples was then Hindus on the since. Before those evils kings came in Bharat, Bharat was all Hinduism, Buddhist & Jainism. Not was Islamic at then & not are now. India’s real king was Samrat Ashoka The Great Then so many Great Kings has came for destroy to Islamic invaders like Our Maharashtra’s Great King Chhatrapati Shivaji, also Gujarat & Rajasthan’s King Maharana Pratap & all that who created great history of Bharat. & one more thing after partitioned between Hindusthan & Pakistan just 2% Muslims approximately lived in India & another gone Pakistan it has only 5% to 6% Muslims people also till now Pakistan’s Hindu population is more than there’s Muslims. It means Pakistan yet now have Hindustan not a pakistan? Where are located our hidusim cultural historical city haddapa & mohenjo daro. I not telling you more it’s just for your Bette knowledge. If I’ll goes to tell you about what the existence of hindusim in all Arab so that I have so many thing to tell you but know very well that I’m not any historian or philosopher.
        & please don’t mind of all that my things because I’m not against of Islam or muslim. I believe Allah because I’m Hindu-Buddhist. Aur humara dharm yahi sikhata hai ki kisi aur dharm ki maan rakho aur us par vishwas karo. & finally let me know you that my so many Muslim friends are good than my Hindu or Buddhist friends. May You also If you can understand of feelings of Insaniyat Dharm.

        Thank you & regards.

  3. We should Appreciate the hardwork done and not make fun of it

  4. Greating from an Arab to all Indeans.

    Between Arab and Indian culture are more similarity than differences. Like respecting the parents, the care of neighbour , keeping family ties with relatives, … etc.

    I myself being an Arab feel more close to Indians than any others like Europeans.

    • Yeah..you are right! Also arabic music share a plethora of similarities with indian music..specially khaleeji tunes! Arab music has inspired our film industry a lot!..Im an indian hindu, but i love kaleeji music, artists lyk abdel majid abdallah, aseel abou bakr salim,abdullah rowaished, ahlam, just to name a few, they are so brilliant! But, Its sad to see how western media tries to depict da dark shades of arab countries..shadowing da gud ones! But anyways, a ‘silent’ form of friendship always exists between india and arabia.. ☺

  5. Indians consume as much dairy products as the arabs if not more. If Arabs have their feta cheese, butter and yoghurt, we have paneer, ghee, dahi and haas. That cannot be a differentiator.Not to mention that copious amounts of milk that we consume daily.

  6. Arabs is vlose to indian culture but the muslim culture one or pakistani culture. Because pakistani culture are from iran and iranian culture have a big impact on arab culture

    • @hussein bin syaikhbubakr. It is totally the other way around. Iran and Pakistan, and any other Muslim country’s culture has been extensively impacted via the Arab culture due to Islam as it began from the Arabic Island .

  7. Is Arabic and Indian language the same?

  8. This answer is not for us but aliens who know nothing about earth and people!!! Lol

  9. hello indian scammer

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