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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Herero Botswana 25,000 - - - 1993 Laure, Jason. Botswana (series: "Enchantment of the World "). Chicago: Childrens Press (1993); pg. 7. "There are about 1.3 million people living in Botswana. Most of them belong to the eight Tswana clans. There also are small groups of people belonging to other cultures who make their home here, including about 25,000 Herero... "
Heritage Christian Center Colorado 3,000 - 1
unit
- 1992 *LINK* Thumma, Scott. web site: "Megachurches in the U.S. " (viewed Aug. 20, 1999; data collected 1992; last updated Aug. 19, 1999). Center for Social & Religious Research, Hartford Seminary. Table; "size " is avg. weekly attendance. Study finding all U.S megachurches.; Indep. cong. in Denver, CO; pastor Dennis Leonard.
Heritage Netherlands Reformed Churches North America 2,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "Reformed.Net " (1998) Page created 1997 by Daniel Knight. Graphs: "Dutch Reformed Denominational Membership: North America and Netherlands "; "Data from denominational sources where possible. " [Note: figures here estimated from graphs]
Hermandad en Cristo Colombia 84 - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " COLOMBIA... Hermandad en Cristo; Members: 84; Congregations: 1
Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn world 3 - 1
unit
- 1887 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 8). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970); pg. 1131. "The Hermetic Society of the Golden Dawn or Stella Matutina was formed in 1887 by three members of the Rosicrucian Society in England, which had been founded in 1866... "
Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn world - - 4
units
2
countries
1887 Edighoffer, Roland. "Rosicrucianism: From the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century " in Modern Esoteric Spirituality (vol. 21 of "World Spirituality: An Encyclopedic History of the Religious Quest "), edited by Antoine Faivre and Jacob Needleman. New York, NY: Crossroad (1992); pg. 207-208. "In 1887 an offshoot of [the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia] appeared under the name of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. It had opened lodges in London, Bristol, Bradford, and Paris and counted among its members Arthur Waite... and Aleister Crowley... "
Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn world - - - - 1890 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. 631. "Rosicrucian teaching and mystique influenced such later developments as Swedenborgianism, Theosophy, and the late nineteenth century Order of the Golden Dawn. "
Hezbollah Iran - - - - 1996 Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996); pg. 460. "Hezbollah (Ar. Hizb Allah, 'Party of God') is a fundamentalist Shiite set that came into being after the Iranian revolution of 1979. "
Hezbollah Lebanon 5,000 - - - 1992 Ovendale, Ritchie. The Longman Companion to The Middle East since 1914. London & New York: Longman (1992); pg. 282. "Hezbollah (Party of God): Lebanese Shiite fundamentalist group in opposition to rival Shiite movement Amal. Estimated strength in 1990 was 5,000. "
Hezbollah world - - - - 1996 Knoke, William. Bold New World: The Essential Road Map to the Twenty-First Century. New York: Kodansha International (1996), Chapter 10: "The Global Tribes "; pg. 191-192. "Laced across this grass-roots, decentralized network are more formal organizations--the Islamic Group, the Islamic Jihad, the Hezbollah, Hamas... and dozens more--each group connected by secret memberships, international bank transfers, telephone, and global couriers. In the fundamentalist movement, no one person or group of people has control. "
Hidatsa North America 2,500 - - - 1780 Legay, Gilbert. Atlas of Indians of North America. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's (1995); pg. 47. "Hidatsa... They numbered 2,500 in 1780... "
Hidatsa North America 731 - - - 1937 Legay, Gilbert. Atlas of Indians of North America. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's (1995); pg. 47. "Hidatsa... They numbered 2,500 in 1780 and 731 in 1937, at Fort Berthold in North Dakota. "
Hidatsa North America - Northern Great Plains 2,500 - - - 1780 Terrell, John Upton. American Indian Almanac. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1974); pg. 288. Table: "Northern Great Plains: Earliest Population Estimates " (mainly relying on James Mooney, John R. Swanson, & A. L. Kroeber)
Hidatsa world 2,500 - - - 1780 Terrell, John Upton. American Indian Almanac. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1974); pg. 288. Table: "Northern Great Plains: Earliest Population Estimates " (mainly relying on James Mooney, John R. Swanson, & A. L. Kroeber)
Higher Dimensions Evangelistic Center Oklahoma 3,500 - 1
unit
- 1990 Russell, Chandler. Racing Toward 2001; Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids, MI (1992); pg. 182. "Carlton Pearson, founding pastor of 3,500-member Higher Dimensions Evangelistic Center in Tulsa, is convinced that God will bring whites and blacks to the future that started in 1906 [at Azusa Street Revival] "
Higher Dimensions Evangelistic Center Oklahoma: Tulsa 3,500 - 1
unit
- 1992 *LINK* Thumma, Scott. web site: "Megachurches in the U.S. " (viewed Aug. 20, 1999; data collected 1992; last updated Aug. 19, 1999). Center for Social & Religious Research, Hartford Seminary. Table; "size " is avg. weekly attendance. Study finding all U.S megachurches.; Indep. cong. in Tulsa, Oklahoma; pastor Carlton Pearson. [Listed in table as "Higher Dimensions Center "]
Higher Dimensions Evangelistic Center USA 3,500 - 1
unit
- 1990 Russell, Chandler. Racing Toward 2001; Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids, MI (1992); pg. 182. "Carlton Pearson, founding pastor of 3,500-member Higher Dimensions Evangelistic Center in Tulsa, is convinced that God will bring whites and blacks to the future that started in 1906 [at Azusa Street Revival] "
Higher Dimensions Evangelistic Center world 3,500 - 1
unit
1
country
1990 Russell, Chandler. Racing Toward 2001; Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids, MI (1992); pg. 182. "Carlton Pearson, founding pastor of 3,500-member Higher Dimensions Evangelistic Center in Tulsa, is convinced that God will bring whites and blacks to the future that started in 1906 [at Azusa Street Revival] "
Highland Park Baptist Church Tennessee 3,000 - 1
unit
- 1992 *LINK* Thumma, Scott. web site: "Megachurches in the U.S. " (viewed Aug. 20, 1999; data collected 1992; last updated Aug. 19, 1999). Center for Social & Religious Research, Hartford Seminary. Table; "size " is avg. weekly attendance. Study finding all U.S megachurches.; Indep. cong. in Chattanooga, Tenn.; pastor David Bouler.
Highway Christian Church of Christ world 3,000 - 13
units
- 1980 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Pentecostal Family; section: Apostolic Pentecostals; pg. 265-266. "Highway Christian Church of Christ... Washington, DC [H.Q.]... was founded in 1929 by James Thomas Morris, formerly a minister with the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World... Membership: In 1980 there were 13 congregations and about 3,000 members. "
Hijra world - - - 11
countries
1999 *LINK* web site: "Shadows " (Luke Wa); web page: "The Wanna Be Invisibles " (viewed 23 Jan. 1999). Document written specifically for this web site: "The following is an short explaination of the hijra (eunuch) community written by one of it's members. It leaves a lot of questions unanswered, but considering how unusual it is for hijras to talk about themselves, this should not be surprising. " "The Hijra community is a religious community with branches in 11 countries whose modern day roots are in India. Historically the community spread from China as far west as Spain. The community is older than recorded history... The community is based on a shared direct experience of God, rather than on a shared orthodoxy. Many outsiders are suprised to find Muslim Hijras, Hindu Hijras, and Christian Hijras living and worshipping God together. " [eunuchs]
Hiligaynon Philippines 5,393,333 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 252-253. "Hiligaynon: Location: Philippines (Western Visayas); Population: 5,393,333; Language: Hiligaynon; Religion: Pre-Christian belief system, coexisting with Catholicism "; "Among the Hiligaynon, a pre-Christian belief system coexists with the Catholic one brought by the Spaniards. The two exert mutual influence on each other... "
Hill Reddis India: Andhra Pradesh - - - - 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. 708. "The Hill Reddis of Andhra Pradesh and some other tribes have no concept of a soul as an entity different from the body. Deceased relatives to whom food is given at the time of certain ceremonies are referred to as 'the elders' or simply 'the departed,' but never as the 'souls of the departed' or the 'ancestral spirits.' "
Hinayana Buddhism Asia - - - - -200 B.C.E. 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. 299. "Hinayana. The pejorative name applied to all the early schools of Buddhism by an emergen, radical group (ca. 200 B.C.) which referred to itself as Mahayana (lit. 'large vehicle...'). Hinayana thus became a general designation for the two major early schools of Buddhism, the Sthaviras and Mahasanghikas, and their subschools (including the Theravadins). Althogh traditionally there were eighteen schools cited in this category, in actuality there were many more, most of which died out early. "
Hinayana Buddhism world - - - - -200 B.C.E. 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. 150. "Buddhist Sectarianism... By around 200 B.C., a movement began in Buddhism which offered a new literature known as Prajnaparamita or 'perfection of wisdom,' a new Buddhology, a redefinition of the goal of Buddhism (as well as a new path to that goal), a radical new approach to the question of reality, an an attempt to provide a more expansive role to the laity. This new movement referred to itself as Mahayana or 'great vehicle,' while branding the earlier Buddhist sects, which included primarily the Sthaviras, Mahasanghikas, Pudgalavadins, and Theravadins as Hinayana or 'lesser vehicle.' "
Hinayana Buddhism world - - - - -100 B.C.E. Fischer-Schreiber, Ingrid, et al. The Encyclopedia of Eastern Philosophy & Religion: Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Zen. Shambhala: Boston (English: pub. 1994; orig. German: 1986); pg. 129-130. "The Hinayana school developed between the death of the Buddha and the end of the first century B.C.E. According to its adherents it represents the original, pure teaching as it was taught by the Buddha. "
Hinayana Buddhism world - - - - 1973 Zehavi, A.M. (editor) Handbook of the World's Religions. New York: Franklin Watts (1973); pg. 126. "Hinayana... Southern School of Buddhism emphasizing salvation by objective attainment. Prevailing in Burma, Cambodia, Ceylon, Laos, and Thailand, its only surviving sect is Theravada. "
Hinayana Buddhism world - - - - 1986 Fischer-Schreiber, Ingrid, et al. The Encyclopedia of Eastern Philosophy & Religion: Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Zen. Shambhala: Boston (English: pub. 1994; orig. German: 1986); pg. 129. "Hinayana, 'Small Vehicle'; originally a derogatory designation used by representatives of the Mahayana ('Great Vehicle') for early Buddhism. The followers of Hinayana themselves usually refer to their teachings as the Theravada (Teachings of the Elders), in spite of the fact that strictly speaking, Theravada was one of the schools within Hinayana; it is, however, the only one still existing today. Hinayana is also referred to as Southern Buddhism, since it is prevalent chiefly in countries of southern Asia (Sri Lanka, Thailand, Burma, Kampuchea, Laos). "
Hinduism Afghanistan - 0.60% - - 1998 Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: 1998) 99.3% Muslim; .6% Hindu; .1% all other (Christian, tribal, etc). Population: 15,551,358 (1979 Census)
Hinduism Africa 490,500 - - - 1977 Edmonds, I.G. Hinduism; New York: Franklin Watts (1979); pg. 51. "The 1977 estimate... South America has 533,000 [Hindus]; Europe 350,000; Africa 490,500; and Oceania (islands of the Pacific) 640,000. "
Hinduism Africa 1,179,800 - - - 1981 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983). [Source: 1981 Britannica Book of the Year]; pg. 433. Table: Membership in the Major Religions of the World "
Hinduism Africa 1,379,800 0.29% - - 1982 Robertson, Ian. Sociology (2nd ed.); New York, NY: Worth Publishers (1981 2nd edition; updated since 1977 1st ed.). [Orig. source: Encyclopaedia Britannica Book of the Year, 1982]; pg. 405. Table: "Estimated membership of the principal religions of the world "
Hinduism Africa 1,535,000 0.21% - - 1995 The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ), [Source: 1996 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year]; pg. 646. Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1995 "; "Hindus. 70% Vaishnavites, 25% Shaivites, 2% new-Hindus and reform Hindus. "
Hinduism Africa 1,986,000 0.27% - - 1996 The World Almanac & Book of Facts 1998 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ), [Source: 1997 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year]; pg. 654. Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1996 "; "Hindus. 70% Vaishnavites, 25% Shaivites, 2% new-Hindus and reform Hindus. "
Hinduism Africa 1,475,000 0.20% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "The Geography of Religion Website " (assembled by the students of Morehead State University, under Prof. Timothy C. Pitts); web page: "The Geography of Hinduism " (viewed 2 March 1999); [Orig. source: Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers (1996), pp. 356-357.] table with 3 columns: "Area "; "Adherents "; "Population Percentage "
Hinduism Africa 2,411,000 0.31% - - 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999). [Source: 1999 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year]; pg. 695. Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1998 "
Hinduism Alabama - 0.10% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Hinduism Alberta 10,200 0.40% - - 1991 Gall, Timothy L. & Susan Bevan Gall (editors). Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces. Detroit: U.X.L. (1997), [Source: Canadian Census]; pg. 6. "In 1991, 48.4% of the population, or about 1,232,000 people, was Protestant... Alberta also had... 20,400 Buddhists, 12,700 Sikhs, 10,200 Hindus, and 10,200 Jews... "
Hinduism Alberta 10,800 0.43% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Statistics Canada "; web page: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census " (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); Source: Statistics Canada, Catalogue no. 93-319-XPB. table: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census "
Hinduism Arizona - 0.00% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Hinduism Arkansas - 0.00% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
Hinduism Asia 500,000,000 - - - 1977 Edmonds, I.G. Hinduism; New York: Franklin Watts (1979); pg. 51. "The 1977 estimate... Asia has over 500 million [Hindus]. "
Hinduism Asia 475,072,992 - - - 1981 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983). [Source: 1981 Britannica Book of the Year]; pg. 433. Table: Membership in the Major Religions of the World "
Hinduism Asia 478,072,992 18.34% - - 1982 Robertson, Ian. Sociology (2nd ed.); New York, NY: Worth Publishers (1981 2nd edition; updated since 1977 1st ed.). [Orig. source: Encyclopaedia Britannica Book of the Year, 1982]; pg. 405. Table: "Estimated membership of the principal religions of the world "
Hinduism Asia 775,251,968 22.42% - - 1995 The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ), [Source: 1996 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year]; pg. 646. Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1995 "; "Hindus. 70% Vaishnavites, 25% Shaivites, 2% new-Hindus and reform Hindus. "
Hinduism Asia 786,990,976 22.40% - - 1996 The World Almanac & Book of Facts 1998 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ), [Source: 1997 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year]; pg. 654. Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1996 "; "Hindus. 70% Vaishnavites, 25% Shaivites, 2% new-Hindus and reform Hindus. "
Hinduism Asia 728,118,016 22.50% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "The Geography of Religion Website " (assembled by the students of Morehead State University, under Prof. Timothy C. Pitts); web page: "The Geography of Hinduism " (viewed 2 March 1999); [Orig. source: Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers (1996), pp. 356-357.] table with 3 columns: "Area "; "Adherents "; "Population Percentage "; [Geographical regions in this table: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Northern America, Oceania, and Eurasia]
Hinduism Asia 755,500,032 21.05% - - 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999). [Source: 1999 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year]; pg. 695. Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1998 "
Hinduism Asia - Southeast - - - - 850 C.E. 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. 321. "The first major adaptation of Hindu religion in Southeast Asia came during the period from the ninth to the fourteenth centuries when the 'Indianized' civilizations of Southeast Asia held sway. Subsequently, Hindu religious elements were molded into a new syncretism with Islam in Java and were accorded a supporting role in the world views of Buddhism in mainland Southeast Asian societies. "
Hinduism Asia - Southeast - - - - 1150 C.E. 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. 321. "The eleventh and twelfth centuries saw the climax of Indianized civilizations with Angkor in Cambodia, Champa in southern Vietnam, Pagan in Burma, and Majapahit in Java. These civilizations were Indianzied not because they had been created or peopled by natives from the Indian subcontinent... but because their culture, art, architecture, and patterns of sociopolitical action had been formulated with reference to the thought of India. "
Hinduism Asia - Southeast - - - - 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. 321. "While Hinduistic practices are still followed among a small number of Chams, in southern Vietnam and Cambodia, only among the Balinese in Indonesia did a distinctive Southeast Asian Hinduism remain and develop. During the nineteenth century migrants from India, many from Hindu backgrounds, began to settle in large numbers in several Southeast Asian states. Yet their Hinduism also underwent significant change as they adapted their religious practices to life in their new homes. "
Hinduism Australia - 0.00% - - 1947 *LINK* Anglican Communion News Service (ACNS). "Australia: Statistics Show Australians Religious Affiliation " in ACNS #1315, 3 Sept. 1997 [97.8.5.2] (viewed online 24 June 1999). "Since 1947 there has been great change in the religious composition of Australian society due to immigration and to conversion. Then, Anglicans were the biggest group - with 39% - and Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and Pentecostals were undetectable. " [national census data]
Hinduism Australia 43,600 0.30% - - 1991 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) -
Hinduism Australia 67,900 0.40% - - 1996 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998) -
Hinduism Australia 67,278 0.38% - - 1996 *LINK* Parliament of Australia web site; page: "Census 96: Religion " (viewed 18 Dec. 1999) Self-identification, from 1996 govt. census.
Hinduism Australia 67,279 0.38% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "Growth of Religions in Australia and New South Wales 1986-1996 " Table "Australia " [growth of religion in Australia, 1986-1996]; "Prepared by the Buddhist Council of New South Wales from census data published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics "; "1996 adherents " [based on 12,582,764 adherents of Christianity equalling 70.3% of total pop., total population = 17,898,669]
Hinduism Australia: New South Wales 35,576 0.60% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "Growth of Religions in Australia and New South Wales 1986-1996 " Table "Australia " [growth of religion in New South Wales, 1986-1996]; "Prepared by the Buddhist Council of New South Wales from census data published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics "; "1991 adherents "
Hinduism Austria 120 - - - 1994 *LINK* "News In Brief " in Hinduism Today International (March 1994: Vol. 16, No. 3) Three-hundred Hindu families live in Denmark; 30 families in Austria.
Hinduism Bahrain 42,350 7.70% - - 1992 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies About 550,000 [total pop.] in early 1992. Population 85 percent Muslim, including about 70 percent Shia and 30 percent Sunni. Non-Muslim foreigners include 7.3 percent Christians and 7.7 percent Hindus and others.
Hinduism Bangladesh - 11.00% - - 1986 Halverson, Dean C. (ed.) The Compact Guide to World Religions; Colorado Springs, Colorado: International Students Inc. (1996). [Publisher is an Evangelical missionary organization.] [Orig. source: Johnstone, Patrick. "Operation World " (1986)]; pg. 87. "Hindus also comprise a significant portion of the population in seven other countries: Bangladesh (11%), Bhutan (25%), Fiji (41%), Mauritius (50%), Nepal (89%), Sri Lanka (15%), Surinam (27%), and Trinidad (25%). "
Hinduism Bangladesh 17,594,160 16.00% - - 1988 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies [Total pop.] officially given at 109,963,551 in July 1988. Annual growth rate 2.6%. In 1988 nearly 83 percent Muslim, 16 percent Hindu, less than 1 percent Buddhist, Christian, and tribal religions.
Hinduism Bangladesh - 10.00% - - 1989 Brown, Susan. Pakistan and Bangladesh (series: People and Places). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Silver Burdett Press (1989); pg. 35. "In Bangladesh, about 10 percent of the people are Hindus. "
Hinduism Bangladesh - 12.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994); pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "
Hinduism Bangladesh 15,000,000 - - - 1993 O'Brien, Joanne & Martin Palmer. The State of Religion Atlas. Simon & Schuster: New York (1993); pg. 24-25. map
Hinduism Bangladesh 18,880,000 16.00% - - 1994 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "Bangladesh/Church of Bangladesh (COB) " (viewed 31 May 1999). "Country information: Population (1994 United Nations estimate): 118 million... Main religions: Islam is the constitutional state religion (83%), Hinduism (16%), Christianity (0.3%)? "


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