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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
est United Kingdom: Britain 8,000 - - - 1987 Chryssides, George. Exploring New Religions. London, U.K.: Cassells (1999). [Orig. source: Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987)] "I have selected the best available [statistics], providing a range where adjudication is impossible... Est: Britain: 8,000 (1987) [original source: Clarke]; World: 1,000,000 (1996) "
est United Kingdom: Britain 8,000 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10 to 14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "; Total membership: "8,000 +/- 500 "
est world - - - - 1971 *LINK* Hexham, Irving. Concise Dictionary of Religion. Carol Stream, USA: InterVarsity Press (1994). (v. online 6 Oct. 1999) "EST: Erhard Seminar Training founded in 1971 by Werner ERHARD... "
est world 20,000 - - - 1972 Wuthnow, Robert. The Restructuring of American Religion: Society and Faith Since World War II, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press (1988); pg. 151. "...the est movement (Erhard Seminars Training). Blending a brash, pragmatic self-help ideology with a mixtrue of psychic experience, self-awareness techniques, and social activism, it 'trained' some 20,000 particpants in the first three years of its existence. "
est world 300,000 - - - 1981 Petersen, William J. Those Curious New Cults in the 80s. New Canaan, Connecticut: Keats Publishing (1982); pg. 206. "...Erhard Seminars Training. Between 1975 and 1981, more than 300,000 people took the course which costs around $400 and lasts sixty hours. "
est world 1,000,000 - - - 1996 Chryssides, George. Exploring New Religions. London, U.K.: Cassells (1999). [Original source of world figure: web site: New Religious Movements (University of Virginia)] "I have selected the best available [statistics], providing a range where adjudication is impossible... Est: Britain: 8,000 (1987); World: 1,000,000 (1996) "
est world 1,000,000 - - - 1996 *LINK* web site: New Religious Movements (University of Virginia) (1998) "By 1985, EST/Landmark Forum claimed 500,000 alumni and developed all around the world with 530 employees and 20,000 volunteers. There are about one million Forum Graduates worldwide. "; [University of Wolverhampton religious scholar George Chryssides wrote us to point out that "est no longer exists as such, but continues as 'Landmark' "]
est - volunteers world 20,000 - - - 1996 *LINK* web site: New Religious Movements (University of Virginia) (1998) "By 1985, EST/Landmark Forum claimed 500,000 alumni and developed all around the world with 530 employees and 20,000 volunteers. There are about one million Forum Graduates worldwide. "; [University of Wolverhampton religious scholar George Chryssides wrote us to point out that "est no longer exists as such, but continues as 'Landmark' "]
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church California 523 0.00% 2
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center (Mars Hill, NC). Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. Courtesy of American Religion Data Archive. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members' column: 421. [Listed as 'Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church.']
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Canada 6,268 - 13
units
- 1990 Bedell, Kenneth (ed.). Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1993. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn (1993); pg. 244-247. Table 1: Canadian Current Statistics. (# of adherents is from table's "inclusive membership " column, not the sometimes smaller "full communicant or confirmed members " col.) Listed in table as "Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church. "
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Canada 5,089 - 11
units
- 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999). [Orig. sources: 1999 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches; World Almanac research]; pg. 694. Table: "Membership of Religious Groups in U.S. "; Based on reports from officials by each group. Figs. inclusive; refer to all "members ". Listed as Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Connecticut 690 0.02% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 567. [Listed as 'Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church.']
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Florida 194 0.00% 3
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 164. [Listed as 'Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church.']
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Illinois 397 0.00% 2
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 310. [Listed as 'Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church.']
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Indiana 33 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 26. [Listed as 'Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church.']
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Maryland 280 0.01% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 224. [Listed as 'Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church.']
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Michigan 111 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 90. [Listed as 'Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church.']
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Minnesota 123 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 100. [Listed as 'Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church.']
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church New Jersey 828 0.01% 4
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 672. [Listed as 'Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church.']
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church New York 1,326 0.01% 5
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 1,128. [Listed as 'Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church.']
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Ohio 126 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 102. [Listed as 'Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church.']
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Oregon 130 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 106. [Listed as 'Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church.']
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Pennsylvania 94 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 76. [Listed as 'Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church.']
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church USA 7,298 - 24
units
- 1989 Bedell, Kenneth (ed.). Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1993. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn (1993); pg. 248-255. Table 2: US Current Stats. (# of adherents from table's "inclusive membership " column, not sometimes smaller "full communicant " col.) Listed in table as "Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church. "
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church USA 4,942 - 25
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. [Listed as 'Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church.']
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Washington 87 0.00% 1
unit
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 71. [Listed as 'Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church.']
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church world 70,209 - - - 1994 *LINK* Evangelical Lutheran Church in America web site; web page: "January 25, 1996 News Releases " (viewed 9 July 1999). Story: "More than 60 Million Lutherans Worldwide " [96-01-003-FI] "An increase in the membership of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church, from 70,209 to 204,000, is due to a change in the way of counting. Previously only paying members were counted, whereas the latest figure refers to baptized members. "
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church world 204,000 - - - 1995 *LINK* Evangelical Lutheran Church in America web site; web page: "January 25, 1996 News Releases " (viewed 9 July 1999). Story: "More than 60 Million Lutherans Worldwide " [96-01-003-FI] "An increase in the membership of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church, from 70,209 to 204,000, is due to a change in the way of counting. Previously only paying members were counted, whereas the latest figure refers to baptized members. "
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church world - - 228
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Eesti-info serveri sisu "; web page: "The Estonian Lutheran Church " (viewed 27 Feb. 1999); web page maintained by: Walter Johanson . Historical circumstances following the Soviet Union's occupation of Estonia have shaped the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church into two autonomous churches: one of 165 congregations in Estonia (EELK), the other of 63 congregations outside of Estonia.
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church (in Estonia) Estonia - - 165
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Eesti-info serveri sisu "; web page: "The Estonian Lutheran Church " (viewed 27 Feb. 1999); web page maintained by: Walter Johanson . Historical circumstances following the Soviet Union's occupation of Estonia have shaped the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church into two autonomous churches: one of 165 congregations in Estonia (EELK), the other of 63 congregations outside of Estonia.
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church (in Estonia) world - - 165
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Eesti-info serveri sisu "; web page: "The Estonian Lutheran Church " (viewed 27 Feb. 1999); web page maintained by: Walter Johanson . Historical circumstances following the Soviet Union's occupation of Estonia have shaped the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church into two autonomous churches: one of 165 congregations in Estonia (EELK), the other of 63 congregations outside of Estonia.
Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church (in Exile) world - - 63
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "Eesti-info serveri sisu "; web page: "The Estonian Lutheran Church " (viewed 27 Feb. 1999); web page maintained by: Walter Johanson . Historical circumstances following the Soviet Union's occupation of Estonia have shaped the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church into two autonomous churches: one of 165 congregations in Estonia (EELK), the other of 63 congregations outside of Estonia.
Estonian Orthodox Church in Exile North America 1,700 - - - 1975 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 121. "Estonian Orthodox Church in Exile... Los Angeles, CA... Membership: In the mid-1970s, the Church reported 1,700 members in North America. "
Estonian Orthodox Church in Exile North America 1,700 - - - 1978 Melton, J. Gordon. The Encyclopedia of American Religions, vol. 1. McGrath Publishing Co.: Wilmington, NC (1978); pg. 74. -
Eternal Gospel Church of Seventh-day Adventists Florida - - 1
unit
1
country
2000 *LINK* Associated Press. "World View: Adventists Ask Judge to Bar 'Hate Group " in Salt Lake Tribune, 18 Mar 2000. The national headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church asked a federal judge Monday to bar a West Palm Beach church it considers "a hate group " from using the denomination's trademark name. The Eternal Gospel Church of Seventh-day Adventists denounces Catholics and most Protestants for worshipping on Sunday, likening them to satanists and pagans. An attorney for the national denomination branded the campaign "a classic case of a breakaway church trying to use the mother church's name. " The name "Seventh-day Adventist " was registered as a trademark in 1980, but Robert Pershes, the attorney for the Eternal Gospel Church, argued that "Seventh-day Adventist " is a generic term describing the religion. "What we have here is the trademark law being used in a religious context when it was intended to be used commercially, " Pershes said. "One particular religion, even if it's a large segment of the religion, should not be allowed to get a monopoly. "
Ethical Culture Movement USA 3,212 - 21
units
- 1988 Bedell, Kenneth (ed.). Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1993. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn (1993); pg. 248-255. Table 2: US Current Stats. (# of adherents from table's "inclusive membership " column, not sometimes smaller "full communicant " col.) Listed in table as "Ethical Culture Movement. "
Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus Ethiopia 1,625,994 - - - 1995 *LINK* Evangelical Lutheran Church in America web site; web page: "January 25, 1996 News Releases " (viewed 9 July 1999). Story: "More than 60 Million Lutherans Worldwide " [96-01-003-FI] List: "Lutheran Churches with more than 1/2 million members "; "Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (Ethiopia) 1,625,994 "
Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus world 1,000,000 - - - 1993 *LINK* Evangelical Lutheran Church in America web site; web page: "January 25, 1996 News Releases " (viewed 9 July 1999). Story: "More than 60 Million Lutherans Worldwide " [96-01-003-FI] "the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY)... membership has increased from more than 1 million in 1993 and more than 1.6 million in 1994. "
Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus world 1,600,000 - - - 1994 *LINK* Evangelical Lutheran Church in America web site; web page: "January 25, 1996 News Releases " (viewed 9 July 1999). Story: "More than 60 Million Lutherans Worldwide " [96-01-003-FI] "the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY)... membership has increased from more than 1 million in 1993 and more than 1.6 million in 1994. "
Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus world 1,847,116 - - - 1995 *LINK* Evangelical Lutheran Church in America web site; web page: "January 25, 1996 News Releases " (viewed 9 July 1999). Story: "More than 60 Million Lutherans Worldwide " [96-01-003-FI] "Among the data received after the Nov. 30 deadline, the only major change is for the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY), which last year registered an increase of over 234,000 compared with the previous year. The EECMY's membership in 1995 totaled 1,847,116. "
Ethiopian Jews Ethiopia 250,000 - - - 1905 *LINK* web site: "Ethiopian Jewry Home Page " (1998); Article/web page: "The Last Jews in Ethiopia " by Larry Thompson. "In the past, they comprised a sizable percentage of the population. Israeli Embassy officials cited to us estimates that Ethiopian Jews numbered from 160,000 to 250,000 in 1905. Their numbers declined as many Jews converted to Christianity, were absorbed into the Christian population, and lost their identity as Jews. "
Ethiopian Jews Ethiopia 25,000 - - - 1965 Kaula, Edna Mason. The Land and People of Ethiopia (series: Portraits of the Nations Series). Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co. (1965); pg. 23. "Falashas are builders, thatchers, weavers, and expert potters. Their number is estimated to be twenty-five thousand. At one time Falashas are more numerous, but through the years they have been either conquered, killed, or absorbed into the Ethiopian culture. Their religion is a combination of paganism, Judaism, and Christianity. "
Ethiopian Jews Ethiopia - - - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 6). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970); pg. 841. "Among the Agaw tribes particular interest attaches to the Falasha, the indigenous Ethiopian Jews, who live according to the pre-Mosaic code of the Pentateuch in settled villages, fulfilling the despised roles of metalworkers and potters. "
Ethiopian Jews Ethiopia 28,000 - - - 1976 Ross, Dan. Acts of Faith: A Journey to the Fringes of Jewish Identity. New York: St. Martin's Press (1982); pg. 145-146. "Falashas... could be described as the most biblical of all Ethiopians. A rural people in the hills of northwest Ethiopia, their population is now estimated at twenty to twenty-five thousand--down somewhat from the twenty-eight thousand counted in a 1976 survey. All numbers are inexact because of the inaccessibility of their villages. "
Ethiopian Jews Ethiopia 30,000 - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 251. "It is estimated that there are between twenty and thirty thousand Falasha present in Ethiopia, though official repression has made a more precise count impossible. "
Ethiopian Jews Ethiopia 25,000 - - - 1982 Ross, Dan. Acts of Faith: A Journey to the Fringes of Jewish Identity. New York: St. Martin's Press (1982); pg. 145-146. "Falashas... could be described as the most biblical of all Ethiopians. A rural people in the hills of northwest Ethiopia, their population is now estimated at twenty to twenty-five thousand--down somewhat from the twenty-eight thousand counted in a 1976 survey. All numbers are inexact because of the inaccessibility of their villages. "
Ethiopian Jews Ethiopia - - - - 1984 Pankhurst, Richard. Let's Visit Ethiopia. London, UK: Burke Publishing Co. (1984); pg. 25-26. "Judaism is represented in Ethiopia by the Falashas--sometimes refered to as the Black Jews of Africa... their influence later declied greatly, and today they number no more than fifteen thousand... There has also been a considerable amount of Falasha emigration in recent years, both to Israel and elsewhere. "
Ethiopian Jews Ethiopia - - - - 1985 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Nigeria ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1988); pg. 40, 43. Pg. 40: "Ethiopia has 46 million people... "; Pg. 43: "In 1984 and 1985, about 8,000 Ethiopian Jews were airlifted to Israel from Sudan, where the Falasha had fled from Ethiopia's famine and wars. "
Ethiopian Jews Ethiopia 4,000 0.01% - - 1988 Fradin, Dennis Brindell. Ethiopia (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Childrens Press (1988); pg. 88. "The latest census says that Ethiopia's population is forty-two million... Ethiopia also has a few thousand Jewish people, the Falashas, who live mainly in the Gondar region in the northwest. "
Ethiopian Jews Ethiopia 14,000 - - - 1990 Kertzer, Morris N. & Lawrence A. Hoffman. What is a Jew (New & Completely Revised Ed.); New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1993); pg. 9. ".. in 1991, fourteen thousand Ethiopian Jews were saved by... 'Operation Solomon,' a thirty-six-hour airlift that rescued a Jewish community on the verge of extinction. " [Based on this, there must have been at least 14,000 Jews in Ethiopia prior to 1991. Other sources indicate today there are today very few left (around 500), so while 14,000 is a minimal figure, it probably accounted for the majority of Jews in Ethiopia at the time.]
Ethiopian Jews Ethiopia 12,500 - - - 1995 Haskins, Jim & Joann Biondi. From Afar to Zulu: A Dictionary of African Cultures. New York: Walker Publishing Co. (1995); pg. 61-65. "Falasha: Population: 25,000; Location: Northern Ethiopia, Israel... Today about half of the Falasha population resides in Israel... "
Ethiopian Jews Ethiopia 500 - - - 1997 Breuilly, Elizabeth, et al. Religions of the World: The Illustrated Guide to Origins, Beliefs, Traditions & Festivals. Facts on File Inc.: New York, NY (1997); pg. 41. "There are now believed to be 500 Falashas [Ethiopian Jews] left in Ethiopia. "
Ethiopian Jews Ethiopia - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 165. "One cannot leave issues of religion [in Ethiopia] without mention of the Falasha, the Hebraic people of Ethiopia who practice an ancient, pre-Talmudic form of Judaism. From the 11th through the 13th century the Falasha formed a powerful political entity in the very high reaches of the Semien Mountains and for a period of time controlled the Abyssinian [Ethiopian] population. Because they were vanquished by the Abyssians at the end of the 13th century, they became landless... Because of the upheavals of famine and civil war... and because of high-level political manipulations and the massive airlift called Operation Solomon, the majority of Falasha people have migrated to Israel, their promised land. "
Ethiopian Jews Ethiopia 3,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Ethiopian Jewry Home Page " (1998); Article/web page: "The Last Jews in Ethiopia " by Larry Thompson. "The Judaic - influenced population of Ethiopian can be divided into 3 groups: (1) Beta Israel.  ?Ethiopians who practiced Judaism. Most of the Beta Israel, with the exception of 2,500 - 3,000 people from lower Quara, are now in Israel. (2) Falas Mora... "
Ethiopian Jews Ethiopia 3,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Stack, Peggy Fletcher (compiler). "World View ", subtitle: "Ethiopians Arrive " in Salt Lake Tribune, June 26, 1999 (viewed online 26 June 1999). [Orig. source: Associated Press] "Seventy-six Ethiopian Jews landed Tuesday in Israel in what officials say is the beginning of the end of a decade-long quest to seek a better life in Israel. Most of Ethiopia's Jews were brought to Israel in a series of dramatic airlifts that ended in 1991. But the 3,000 Jews from the remote region Quara were left behind, blocked by tribal feuds, war and bureaucracy. The group hopes to make it to Israel within the next four months. "
Ethiopian Jews Israel 36,000 - - - 1769 *LINK* web site: "Israel Association for Ethiopian Jews " (1998); web site: "History of Ethiopian Jews " "Though it is too early to predict their impact on Israeli society, the 36,000 Ethiopian Jews now living in Israel... "
Ethiopian Jews Israel 165 - - - 1977 Ross, Dan. Acts of Faith: A Journey to the Fringes of Jewish Identity. New York: St. Martin's Press (1982); pg. 164. "A census of Israeli Falashas in early 1977 counted only 165 in that country. "
Ethiopian Jews Israel 286 - - - 1978 Ross, Dan. Acts of Faith: A Journey to the Fringes of Jewish Identity. New York: St. Martin's Press (1982); pg. 164. "A census of Israeli Falashas in early 1977 counted only 165 in that country. The only operation even resembling an airlift began later that year... Two planeloads of Falashas arrived: sity-two in August and fifty-nine in December. "
Ethiopian Jews Israel 318 - - - 1979 Ross, Dan. Acts of Faith: A Journey to the Fringes of Jewish Identity. New York: St. Martin's Press (1982); pg. 164-165. "A census of Israeli Falashas in early 1977 counted only 165 in that country. The only operation even resembling an airlift began later that year... Two planeloads of Falashas arrived: 62 in August and 59 in December... in Jan. 1979... 32 Falasha refugees were brough from neighboring countries. "
Ethiopian Jews Israel 968 - - - 1980 Ross, Dan. Acts of Faith: A Journey to the Fringes of Jewish Identity. New York: St. Martin's Press (1982); pg. 165. [Adding to a 1979 total of 318] "Finally, emigration resumed on a significant scale. Some 650 Falashas were brought from refugee camps in 1980, and 250 more in the first eight months of 1981. "
Ethiopian Jews Israel 1,218 - - - 1981 Ross, Dan. Acts of Faith: A Journey to the Fringes of Jewish Identity. New York: St. Martin's Press (1982); pg. 165. [Adding to a 1979 total of 318] "Finally, emigration resumed on a significant scale. Some 650 Falashas were brought from refugee camps in 1980, and 250 more in the first eight months of 1981. "
Ethiopian Jews Israel 1,200 - - - 1982 Ross, Dan. Acts of Faith: A Journey to the Fringes of Jewish Identity. New York: St. Martin's Press (1982); pg. 144. "Israel's approximately twelve hundred Falashas (as of this writing) are in despair. "
Ethiopian Jews Israel 15,000 0.34% - - 1988 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Israel ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1988); pg. 38-39. "Israel's 4.4 million people... "; Pg. 39: "...Ethiopia. More than 15,000 of Israel's newest immigrants have come from this East African country, in part to escape famine and war. The Ethiopian Jews refer to themselves in the 'Beta Yisrael,' or House of Israel. "
Ethiopian Jews Israel 48,000 - - - 1993 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: 8/18/93 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) SIZE OF GROUP: 50,000. LOCATION: [Mostly Israel] Some still in Ethiopia. There are currently 48,000 Ethiopian Jews living as citizens in Israel.
Ethiopian Jews Israel 45,000 - - - 1993 *LINK* web site: "Ethiopian Jewry " At the beginning of 1977, fewer than 100 Ethiopian Jews had been grudgingly allowed--by either Ethiopian or Israeli authorities--to settle in Israel. By the end of 1993 the number of immigrants had risen to nearly 45,000!


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