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Is this a trivia question? If so, I'm going with India <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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They speak English in India. They also speak other languages.<br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_India" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_India</a>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>ElaineV</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3046703"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
They speak English in India. They also speak other languages.<br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_India" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_India</a></div>
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I meant countries where english is not the native language.<br><br>
While India is largly vegetarian, I'm looking for vegan populations.
 

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I think it will be hard to find figures, because I think any studies that are done tend to clump vegetarians and vegans together. It looks like the countries that have the highest vegetarian population is India, followed by Malaysia, and Vietnam.
 

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Are we talking absolute number of vegans or percentage of the population? Percentage-wise I'd pick the Netherlands, which is probably wrong but I'm gonna lock that answer in.<br><br>
The numbers from the Dutch Association for Veganism suggest I am indeed wrong. O/L vegetarianism is not at all uncommon, but veganism only sits at .1% of the overall population. I don't know how that compares to other non-English speaking countries, though. I'm guessing Germany has a higher percentage. Not huge, but bigger than a tenth.<br><br>
So I don't win a prize with my answer. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Dave in MPLS</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3046724"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Are we talking absolute number of vegans or percentage of the population? Percentage-wise I'd pick the Netherlands, which is probably wrong but I'm gonna lock that answer in.<br><br>
The numbers from the Dutch Association for Veganism suggest I am indeed wrong. O/L vegetarianism is not at all uncommon, but veganism only sits at .1% of the overall population. I don't know how that compares to other non-English speaking countries, though. I'm guessing Germany has a higher percentage. Not huge, but bigger than a tenth.<br><br>
So I don't win a prize with my answer. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("></div>
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Are you talking about gross number, or a per capita number?<br><br>
It also depends on how we define "vegan"- do you mean just """""dietary vegans""""" (sorry, it needed extra quotation marks)?<br><br>
In that case, and if it's a "dietary vegan" gross you're looking for, I'd probably have to go with China, simply because of the population (despite a lower percentage). There are both proper vegans (in the modern cities, who have come in contact with the Western concept) and effective religious "vegans" (Most Buddhists in China are not vegetarian, much less vegan, but there are a very small percentage that are vegetarian in China- a small percentage of a very large number- and because Chinese don't typically consume dairy as a matter of custom, they are effectively vegan).<br><br>
There are even people who are "accidentally vegan", because they live in the country-side and can't really afford to eat meat and dairy (as much as they may like to do so).<br><br>
I will say that surveys of vegetarianism in China aren't reliable due to the Chinese concept of approximation. "Oh, but it doesn't have very much meat in it". They consider themselves vegetarian if they don't eat "much" meat; which would translate to vegan on surveys due to the general lack of dairy.<br>
Meat is used frequently in the form of broth and shredded dried meat for flavouring things such as tofu (most tofu in China is cooked with meat).<br><br>
If it's anything beyond diet, then maybe Japan? Hard to say. Good question!
 
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