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Islam China 10,000,000 - - - 1950 Zehavi, A.M. (editor) Handbook of the World's Religions. New York: Franklin Watts (1973); pg. 135. "Islam... In most areas there are no exact censuses, but approximate figures for the mid-20th century are as follows, by major groups:... in China, 10,000,000. "
Islam China 50,000,000 - - - 1969 Hutchinson, John A. Paths of Faith; New York: McGraw-Hill (1969); pg. 443. "Outside this zone are the approximately fifty million Muslims of China, another thirty million in Negro regions of Africa, and approximately 800,000 in the Western world. "
Islam China 70,000,000 - - - 1969 Hutchinson, John A. Paths of Faith; New York: McGraw-Hill (1969); pg. 476-478. "Today the Muslim population of China is variously estimated at from 50 million to 70 million, while another 75 million are to be found in Indonesia, and between 1 million and 2 million in Mindanao of the Philippines. "
Islam China - - - - 1970 Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996); pg. 191-192. "the People's Republic of China was established along Communist lines in 1949. The Marxist government discouraged religion but did not ban it outright; that prohibition occurred during the disastrous period of the Great Cultural Revolution, 1966-78. Then, many Buddhist and Taoist temples and shrines were closed or destroyed and the clergy forced into labor. The same thing happened to the Catholic, Protestant, and Islamic clergy and places of worship that had been established in China. "
Islam China 10,000,000 1.33% - - 1972 Kinmond, William. The First Book of Communist China. New York: Franklin Watts (1972, revised edition); pg. 4, 74. Pg. 4: "No one really knows how many Chinese there are because distances are so great... roughly 750,000,000... "; Pg. 74: "There are approx. 100 million Chinese Buddhists, 10 million Moslems, 3 million Catholics, 700,000 Protestants, and 20,000 Taoist priests and nuns. "
Islam China 30,000,000 - - - 1976 Hopfe, Lews M. Religions of the World, Macmillan Publishing Co.: New York (1983) [3rd edition]; pg. 452. "Today large portions of India and Pakistan are Muslim, and there are an estimated thirty million Muslims in China. "
Islam China 17,900,000 2.00% - - 1978 Welch, Alford T. "Islam " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991 reprint; 1st pub 1984). [Orig. source: Weeks, R. (ed.), "Muslim Peoples: A World Ethnographic Survey " (1978)]; pg. 164-165. Table: "Approximate Muslim populations and percentages of total populations "
Islam China 30,000,000 - - - 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. 358. "The Muslims of China, who now number some thirty million people, constitute one of the largest yet least known communities in the Islamic world. "
Islam China 10,000,000 0.97% - - 1982 McLenighan, Valjean. China (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Childrens Press (1984); pg. 129. "The estimate of the number of Muslims in China is anywhere from 7 to 10 million... Population: China's population was 1,031,882,511, including Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao, according to the 1982 census. "; Pg. 116: "Among them are the uighurs, Kazakhs, and Kirhiz of the Sinkiang (Xinjiang) Autonomous Region. "
Islam China - - - - 1984 Time-Life BooksChina (series: Library of Nations). Amsterdam: Time-Life Books (1984); pg. 14. "Islam, introduced to China by Arab traders in the seventh century, thrives largely among the minority peoples of the north-west, although there are faithful even in Peking. "
Islam China 100,000,000 11.00% - - 1986 *LINK* Web site: "Arabic Paper "; web page: "Muslim Countries of the World " (viewed 15 June 1999). [Written 1998.] [NOTE: Questionable statistical methodology.] "In 1986... Muslim Education Trust organization [U.K.] obtained... 1971 census & [info. from] Embassies of the respective countires... 1971 census showed the Muslim Minorities countries had around 308 Million Muslim.. "; "...add (784.5M [independent Muslim countries]+ 308M) = 1092.5 Million Muslims in 1971 "; Table shows country, "population " [number of Muslims in the country], & % Muslim. Total adds up to 317,391,000, so these figures are apparently intended to be estimates for 1986.
Islam China 40,000,000 - - - 1991 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: Jan.`91 GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) The PRC is the home of between 15,000,000 and 40,000,000 Muslims. With the exception of the Hui, Chinese Muslims are all part of 10 non-Han Chinese ethnic groups.
Islam China - 2.00% - - 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% "
Islam China 34,973,128 3.00% - - 1992 *LINK* web page: "ChinaStats " (viewed 19 Feb. 1999) "Population, year 1992: 1,165,771,000 "; "Religions: officially atheist, but traditionally pragmatic and eclectic; most important elements of religion are Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism; Muslim 2-3%, Christian 1% (est.) "
Islam China 18,000,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Islam China 36,647,752 3.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Daoism (Taoism), Buddhism, Muslim 2%-3%, Christian 1% (est.) note: officially atheist, but traditionally pragmatic and eclectic; Total population: 1,221,591,778.
Islam China 28,800,000 2.40% - - 1998 "A Tale of China's Two Churches " in Christianity Today (July 13, 1998). [Source: Amity News Service, Operation World]; pg. 33. Chart
Islam China - - - - 1999 Stefoff, Rebecca. China (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999); pg. 81. "Many ethnic groups have their own religious preferences. For example... The Hui, Uygur, Kazak, Kirgiz, Tatar, Ozbek, Tajik, Dongxiang, Salar, and Bonan follow Islam. "
Islam China 22,100,000 2.00% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Islam China: Guangzhou 5,000 - - - 1998 Rutherford, Scott (ed.) East Asia. London: Apa Publications (1998); pg. 85. "Near the crossroads of Renmin Zhong Lu and the sixth section of Zhongshan Lu, in Guangtalu south of Zhongshan Lu, is Huaisheng Si, a mosque dating back to 627 and founded by a trader who was said to be an uncle of Mohammad. At that time, Arab traders visited China, so the legend may well contain some truth, although it does not give sufficient evidence for an exact date of the foundation of the mosque... The mosque is a cultural center for Guangzhou's 5,000 Muslims. "
Islam China: Shaanxi: Xi'an 60,000 - - - 1998 Rutherford, Scott (ed.) East Asia. London: Apa Publications (1998); pg. 73-74. Pg. 73: "Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi Province "; Pg. 74: "Some 60,000 Hui Muslims live in Xi'an "
Islam China: Xinjiang - 80.00% - - 1958 Rutherford, Scott (ed.) East Asia. London: Apa Publications (1998); pg. 41. "In the autonomous region of Xinjiang, Uighurs remain the largest existing ethnic group, but make up only 45 percent of the population. Only when grouped together with the Kazakhs, Kirghiz and others do Uighurs constitute an Islamic, Turkic-speaking majority. Forty years ago, 80 percent of the population fulfilled these criteria. "
Islam China: Xinjiang 8,200,000 63.00% - - 1993 Twining, David T. The New Eurasia: A Guide to the Republics of the Former Soviet Union. Westport, CT: Praeger (1993); pg. 141. "China is concerned that the 8.2 million Muslims in the Xinjian-Uigur Autonomous Region, 63% of its population, may become restless and seek to renew links with fellow Uigurs and Kazakhs in Kazakhstan and Krygyzstan. "
Islam China: Xinjiang - - - - 1998 Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe. "Religion " in The Future Now: Predicting the 21st Century. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson (1998); pg. 78. "There are movements of resistance by Muslim minorities waging war in Thailand, the Philippines and incipiently in Xinjiang. "
Islam Christmas Island 74 10.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Buddhist 55%, Christian 15%, Muslim 10%, other 20% (1991); Total population: 743 (1997 est.).
Islam Christmas Island 720 20.00% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Islam Cocos (Keeling) Islands 352 57.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Sunni Muslim 57%, Christian 22%, other 21% (1981 est.); Total population: 617 (1997 est.).
Islam Cocos (Keeling) Islands 410 51.30% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table. Listed in table as "Cocos Islands "
Islam Colombia 120,000 0.20% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Islam Colorado - 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.
Islam Colorado 10,000 - - - 1990 Naisbitt, John & Patricia Aburdene. Megatrends 2000: Ten New Directions for the 1990's. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1990); pg. 276. "The Moslem community in Colorado numbers more than 6,000 and may be as high as 10,000, says the Rocky Mountain News. There are mosques in Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins-Greeley, and Pueblo. "
Islam Colorado - 0.00% - - 2001 *LINK* Kosmin, Barry A.; Egon Mayer; & Ariela Keysar. "American Religious Identity Survey. " 2001. City University of New York. ARIS: Nationwide phone survey of 50,000 American adults; open-ended question: 'What is your religion, if any?'; Listed in table: "Muslim/Islamic "; Actual % between 0 and 0.5%, so sell was left blank.
Islam Commonwealth of Independent States - 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% "
Islam Commonwealth of Independent States 55,000,000 - - - 1992 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: 7/18/92 GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) The 55 million Muslims (1/5 of the CIS population) are developing strong leadership in the vacuum left by the fall of Communism
Islam Comoros - 100.00% - - 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% "
Islam Comoros 558,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Islam Comoros 454,848 86.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Sunni Muslim 86%, Roman Catholic 14%; Total population: 528,893.
Islam Comoros - 86.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Wholesome Words: Worldwide Missions " by Stephen Ross, "First Edition, 1998 "; [original sources: The World Book Encyclopedia, c1998.] Table: "Major Muslim Countries of the World "
Islam Comoros 396,550 99.60% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Islam Comoros Islands 300,000 80.00% - - 1978 Welch, Alford T. "Islam " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991 reprint; 1st pub 1984). [Orig. source: Weeks, R. (ed.), "Muslim Peoples: A World Ethnographic Survey " (1978)]; pg. 164-165. Table: "Approximate Muslim populations and percentages of total populations "
Islam Comoros Islands 339,800 95.72% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: P.J. Johnstone's OPERATION WORLD, 1979 edition. BACKGROUND); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total pop.: 355,000. Independent Comoros (pop. 310,000): Muslims 98%; 520 Christians. Mayotte (pop. 45,000): Muslim 80%; Roman Catholic 15%; Protestant 2%. Most of Protestants are Malagasy people, and largely nominal.
Islam Comoros Islands 475,000 95.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 106, 108. "Location: Comoros Islands; Population: 500,000 "; "The Comoros Archipelago -- comprising Grande Comore (Njazidja), Anjouan (Nzwani), Mayotte (Mahore), and Moheli (Mwali)... "; Pg. 108: "Islam is the state religion; more than 95% of Comorians are Sunni Muslims. "
Islam Comoros Islands (Independent) - 98.00% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: P.J. Johnstone's OPERATION WORLD, 1979 edition. BACKGROUND); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total pop.: 355,000. Independent Comoros (pop. 310,000): Muslims 98%; 520 Christians. Mayotte (pop. 45,000): Muslim 80%; Roman Catholic 15%; Protestant 2%. Most of Protestants are Malagasy people, and largely nominal.
Islam Congo, Republic of the (Brazzaville) 150,000 15.00% - - 1986 *LINK* Web site: "Arabic Paper "; web page: "Muslim Countries of the World " (viewed 15 June 1999). [Written 1998.] [NOTE: Questionable statistical methodology.] "In 1986... Muslim Education Trust organization [U.K.] obtained... 1971 census & [info. from] Embassies of the respective countires... 1971 census showed the Muslim Minorities countries had around 308 Million Muslim.. "; "...add (784.5M [independent Muslim countries]+ 308M) = 1092.5 Million Muslims in 1971 "; Table shows country, "population " [number of Muslims in the country], & % Muslim. Total adds up to 317,391,000, so these figures are apparently intended to be estimates for 1986.
Islam Congo, Republic of the (Brazzaville) 50,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Islam Congo, Republic of the (Brazzaville) 51,664 2.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Christian 50%, animist 48%, Muslim 2%; Total population: 2,583,198. [ "Republic of the Congo "]
Islam Congo, Republic of the (Brazzaville) 19,000 0.70% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Islam Connecticut - 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.
Islam Connecticut - 1.00% - - 2001 *LINK* Kosmin, Barry A.; Egon Mayer; & Ariela Keysar. "American Religious Identity Survey. " 2001. City University of New York. ARIS: Nationwide phone survey of 50,000 American adults; open-ended question: 'What is your religion, if any?'; Listed in table: "Muslim/Islamic "
Islam Cook Islands 4 - - - 1996 RISEAP. Muslim Almanac - Asia Pacific. Table: Muslim Population in Asia Pacific Region (1996)
Islam Cote d'Ivoire 1,800,000 25.00% - - 1978 Welch, Alford T. "Islam " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991 reprint; 1st pub 1984). [Orig. source: Weeks, R. (ed.), "Muslim Peoples: A World Ethnographic Survey " (1978)]; pg. 164-165. Table: "Approximate Muslim populations and percentages of total populations "
Islam Cote d'Ivoire - 25.00% - - 1984 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: INTERNATIONAL INTERCESSORS, November, 1984); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 8.2 million (1980 est.). Animists, traditional beliefs - 63%; Islam (mostly Sunnis) - 25%; Christians (both Protestant and Catholic) - 12%.
Islam Cote d'Ivoire 5,000,000 55.00% - - 1986 *LINK* Web site: "Arabic Paper "; web page: "Muslim Countries of the World " (viewed 15 June 1999). [Written 1998.] [NOTE: Questionable statistical methodology.] "In 1986... Muslim Education Trust organization [U.K.] obtained... 1971 census & [info. from] Embassies of the respective countires... 1971 census showed the Independent Muslim countries pop. was around 784.5 Million. "; "...add (784.5M + 308M [minority Muslim countries]) = 1092.5 Million Muslims in 1971 "; Table shows country, "population " [number of Muslims in the country], & % Muslim. Total adds up to 896,080,000, so these figures are apparently intended to be estimates for 1986.
Islam Cote d'Ivoire 2,650,000 25.00% - - 1987 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Est. 10.6 million [total pop.] (1987). In 1980s one-fourth of population Muslim, oneeighth Christian (mostly Roman Catholic), and remainder local religions or, in smaller numbers, syncretic religions.
Islam Cote d'Ivoire - 20.00% - - 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% "
Islam Cote d'Ivoire 5,700,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Islam Cote d'Ivoire 8,991,731 60.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) indigenous 25%, Muslim 60%, Christian 12%; Total population: 14,986,218.
Islam Cote d'Ivoire 2,295,000 17.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 41. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
Islam Cote d'Ivoire 5,880,000 40.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 226-228. "Ivoirians: Location: West Africa (Cote d'Ivoire); Population: 14.7 million; Language: Approximately 60 ethnic languages... "; Pg. 227: "Even those who profess to follow one of the two major universal religions, Islam and Christianity, generally incorporated traditional practices into their religious observances and daily lives. Many follow syncretic cults loosely based on Islam or Christianity... Islam was brought to Cote d'Ivoire by Malinke immigrants from the Mali Empire of the 13th to 18th centuries and is particularly strong in the northern savannah area of the country, although the spiritual center is Abidjan, where one-third of the population is Muslim. About 40% of the population is currently considered Muslim. "
Islam Cote d'Ivoire - 37.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Islam Cote d'Ivoire - 60.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Wholesome Words: Worldwide Missions " by Stephen Ross, "First Edition, 1998 "; [original sources: The World Book Encyclopedia, c1998.] Table: "Major Muslim Countries of the World "
Islam Cote d'Ivoire 2,693,000 28.00% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Islam Cote d'Ivoire: Abidjan - 33.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 226-228. "...the spiritual center is Abidjan, where one-third of the population is Muslim. About 40% of the population is currently considered Muslim. "
Islam Croatia 55,977 1.20% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Catholic 76.5%, Orthodox 11.1%, Slavic Muslim 1.2%, Protestant 0.4%, others and unknown 10.8%; Total population: 4,664,710.
Islam Croatia - 1.20% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Welcome to Croatia " 76.5 percent of the population is Roman Catholic. The Orthodox religion has a congregation of 11.1 percent, and Muslims 1.2 percent. The remaining 11.2 percent are of various religions with relatively small congregations, and atheists.


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