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Pakistan, meaning "land of the pure," is a Muslim nation that is home to multiple races and linguistic groups: Arab, Indian, Mongolian, and Persian. Pakistan's most widespread religion is Islam, though some Pakistanis practice Hinduism or Buddhism.
Refugees from Afghanistan put a strain on Pakistan's resources, and the population is continually increasing. The climate is semi-arid, and the terrain is mostly mountainous. Major industries include textiles and agriculture, and trades include ceramics, engraving, and jewelry.