Religion. See also: Buddhism in Central Asia and Islam in Asia. Religion, Approximate population, Center of population.
Islam in Central Asia has existed since the beginning of Islamic history. Islam is the most widely practiced religion in Central Asia. The Hanafi school of thought.
Central Asia is a region which stretches from the Caspian Sea in the west to China in the east, .. of Qing China in the 18th century was Tibetan Buddhist and would sometimes travel from Beijing to other cities for personal religious worship.