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-'''Eastern religion''' is a term used to refer to [[religion]]s originating in the [[Eastern world]] —[[Indian subcontinent|India]], [[China]], [[Japan]] and [[Southeast Asia]] —and thus have dissimilarities with [[Western religion]]s. This includes the [[East Asian religions|East Asian]] and [[Indian religions|Indian]] religious traditions, as well as [[animism|animistic]] [[indigenous religions]]. 
-The terms Eastern and Western religion are largely synonymous with [[Dharmic religion]] and [[Abrahamic religion]], respectively. However this East-West religious distinction, just as with the [[East West]] culture distinction, and the implications that arise from it, are broad and not precise. Furthermore the geographical distinction has less meaning in the current context of global [[transculturation]].+'''Indian religions''' is a classification for religions that originated in the [[Indian subcontinent]]; namely [[Hinduism]], [[Jainism]], [[Buddhism]] and [[Sikhism]].<ref name = EB>Adams, C. J., [http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-38030/classification-of-religions Classification of religions: Geographical], [[Encyclopaedia Britannica]], 2007. Accessed: July 15, 2010</ref> These [[religion]]s are also classified as [[Eastern religions]]. Although Indian religions are connected through the [[history of India]], they constitute a wide range of religious communities and Indian religions are not confined to the Indian subcontinent.
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 +==See also==
 +* [[Indian philosophy]]
 +* [[History of Yoga]]
 +* [[Religion in India]]
 +* [[Religious thinkers of India]]
 +* [[Ayyavazhi and Hinduism]]
 +* [[Buddhism and Jainism]]
 +* [[Indology]]
 + 
-While many [[Western culture|Western]] observers attempt to distinguish between [[Eastern philosophies]] and religions, this is a distinction that does not exist in some Eastern traditions. 
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Indian religions is a classification for religions that originated in the Indian subcontinent; namely Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism.<ref name = EB>Adams, C. J., Classification of religions: Geographical, Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2007. Accessed: July 15, 2010</ref> These religions are also classified as Eastern religions. Although Indian religions are connected through the history of India, they constitute a wide range of religious communities and Indian religions are not confined to the Indian subcontinent.

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