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Islam Lebanon 1,400,000 51.00% - - 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 Lebanon 3,000,000 57.00% - - 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 Lebanon 1,750,000 - - - 1987 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: 6/23/87 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) "PRAY FOR THE 1,750,000 MUSLIMS OF LEBANON "
Islam Lebanon 2,414,704 70.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Islam 70% (5 legally recognized Islamic groups - Alawite or Nusayri, Druze, Isma'ilite, Shi'a, Sunni), Christian 30% (11 legally recognized Christian groups - 4 Orthodox Christian, 6 Catholic, 1 Protestant), Judaism NEGL%; Total pop.: 3,449,578.
Islam Lebanon - 53.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 3,286,000
Islam Lebanon 2,533,000 41.40% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Islam Lesotho 120,000 10.00% - - 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 Lesotho 1,000 0.05% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Islam Liberia 300,000 15.00% - - 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 Liberia 500,000 30.00% - - 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 Liberia - 14.00% - - 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 Liberia 290,000 - - - 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 Liberia 520,414 20.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) traditional 70%, Muslim 20%, Christian 10%; Total pop.: 2,602,068.
Islam Liberia 390,000 15.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 54. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
Islam Liberia - 13.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Islam Liberia 824,000 25.60% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Islam Libya 2,600,000 98.00% - - 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 Libya 3,243,680 97.00% - - 1983 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986); pg. 210. "Population: 3,344,000. Religion: 97% Moslem. "
Islam Libya 3,630,000 99.00% - - 1984 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Est. 3.63 million [total pop.] (1984). Islam official religion; nearly entire population adheres to Sunni branch of Islam.
Islam Libya 3,000,000 100.00% - - 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 Libya 3,900,000 - - - 1989 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: 8/18/89 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) "PRAY FOR A CHURCH AMONG THE 3,900,000 MUSLIM LIBYANS OF LIBYA BY THE YEAR 2000. Libya relies on a large foreign work force -- as many as 800,000 five years ago -- to maintain its economy... All Libyans are Muslims. "
Islam Libya - 97.00% - - 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 Libya 4,171,000 97.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 252, 256. "Libyans: Population: 4.3 million "; Pg. 256: "The overwhelming majority of Libyans (97%) are Muslims... "
Islam Libya 4,608,800 97.30% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Islam Lithuania - - 48
units
- 1799 Kagda, Sakina. Lithuania (series: Cultures of the World). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1997); pg. 73. "Islam came to Lithuania in the 14th century from Crimea and Kazan, a town on the Volga River, through the Tatars. For the last six centuries, the Tatars of Lithuania have maintained their ethnic identity as well as their religion. They live primarily within compact communities, where the mosque is the central focus of their lives. There were altogether 48 mosques in the Grand ducy of Lithuania from 1397 to the end of the 18th century. "
Islam Lithuania 25,000 - 4
units
- 1997 Kagda, Sakina. Lithuania (series: Cultures of the World). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1997); pg. 73. "Now about 6,000 Tatar Muslims live in Lithuania. After World War II, they were joined by about 18,000 Muslims from other nations. Today the Muslim community numbers about 25,000. There are four major congregations of Muslims in Lithuania and they worship at the Raiziai Mosque in Vilnius (built in the late 19th century), the Kaunas Mosque (1930), the Nemezis Mosque (early 20th century), and the oldest existing mosque in the village of Keturiasdesimt Totoriu (1815). The lifting of religious repression since independence has opened the way for new mosques to be built. "
Islam Louisiana - 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 Louisiana - 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 Macau 60 - - - 1996 RISEAP. Muslim Almanac - Asia Pacific. Table: Muslim Population in Asia Pacific Region (1996)
Islam Macau 100 0.03% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Islam Macedonia 598,758 30.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Eastern Orthodox 67%, Muslim 30%, other 3%; Total pop.: 1,995,859 (July 1997 est.) note: the Macedonian government census of July 1994 put the population at 1.94 million, but ethnic allocations were likely undercounted; [Location listed as "Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of "]
Islam Madagascar 600,000 7.00% - - 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 Madagascar - 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 Madagascar 671,390 5.00% - - 1994 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies 13,427,758 [total pop.] (1994). Estimated 55 percent hold indigenous beliefs; 40 percent Christian, evenly divided between Roman Catholics and Protestants; 5 percent Muslim.
Islam Madagascar 1,001,000 7.00% - - 1994 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "Madagascar " (viewed 31 May 1999). "Country information: Population (1994 United Nations estimate): 14.3 million (26.4% urban)... Main religions: Indigenous beliefs (52%), Christianity (41%), Islam (7%). "
Islam Madagascar 680,000 - - - 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 Madagascar 984,314 7.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) indigenous beliefs 52%, Christian 41%, Muslim 7%; Total pop.: 14,061,627.
Islam Madagascar - 2.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Islam Madagascar 356,000 2.00% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Islam Maine - 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 Maine - 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 "; Evidently some error regarding Maine data: the columns add up to 107%.; Actual % between 0 and 0.5%, so sell was left blank.
Islam Malagasy Republic 1,400,000 20.00% - - 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. [This is not the same place as Malaysia, which is listed separately in tables.]
Islam Malawi 800,000 15.00% - - 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 Malawi 1,700,000 35.00% - - 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 Malawi - 16.00% - - 1990 Lane, Martha S. B. Malawi (series: "Enchantment of the World "). Chicago: Childrens Press (1990); pg. 83. "Islam was originally brought to Malawi by Arab traders and at first most Muslims in Malawi were from the Yao tribe. Recently the Muslims community has been experiencing a religious revival encouraged by funds from oil-rich Arab states. Many new mosques... have been built all over the country and many new schools have been built. "; Pg. 116: "...16% are Muslims. "
Islam Malawi - 16.00% - - 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 Malawi 2,160,000 20.00% - - 1994 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "Malawi " (viewed 31 May 1999). "Churches of Christ in Malawi (CCM)... Country information: Population (1994 United Nations estimate): 10.8 million... Main religions: Christianity (75%), Islam (20%), indigenous beliefs (5%). "
Islam Malawi 1,890,000 - - - 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 Malawi 1,921,816 20.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Protestant 55%, Roman Catholic 20%, Muslim 20%, traditional indigenous beliefs; Total pop.: 9,609,081.
Islam Malawi 940,000 10.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 108. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
Islam Malawi - 16.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 99. [Chapter about Chewa people group] "It is estimated that 34% of Malawis population is Protestant, while 27% are Catholic, 19% hold to traditional beliefs, and 16% are Muslim. "
Islam Malawi - 14.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Islam Malawi 1,300,000 13.00% - - 2000 *LINK* Jarvik, Elaine. "Challenges daunting in Malawi " in Deseret News (21 Oct 2000) "his country... 10 million people... In all these [humanitarian] projects, he says, the government is working side by side with the country's churches. 'There is no separation of church and state in Malawi,' he says. Eighty percent of Malawi is Christian; 13 percent is Muslim. "
Islam Malawi 1,622,000 17.00% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Islam Malaysia 6,500,000 50.00% - - 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 Malaysia - 45.00% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 12,400,000. Islam 45% - Malays and a few Indians and tribal peoples.
Islam Malaysia - 50.00% - - 1981 Naipaul, V.S. Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey. New York: Alfred A. Knopf (1981); pg. 227, 235. "Malays rule; the country is officially Muslim, with Muslim personal laws "; Pg. 235: "Only half the population was Muslim; but everyone had to make his obeisance to Islam. The pressure came from below: a movement of purification and cleansing, but also a racial movement. "
Islam Malaysia 14,500,000 52.00% - - 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 Malaysia - 53.00% - - 1990 Fisher, Mary Pat & Robert Luyster. Living Religions, I.B. Tauris & Co.: New York (1990); pg. 302. "Malaysia, which is only fifty-three percent Muslim, is considering establishing Shari'ah as civil law, including extreme punishments... "
Islam Malaysia - 53.00% - - 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 Malaysia - 55.00% - - 1994 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: February, 1994 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Muslim 55%. Made up of Malays, Pakistanis, Iranians, Bosnian refugees.
Islam Malaysia 9,850,000 50.00% - - 1994 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "Gereja Presbyterian Malaysia (GPM) " (viewed 31 May 1999). "Population (1994 United Nations estimate): 19.7 million... Main religions: Islam (50%), Buddhism (15%), Taoism (Chinese folk-religions) (15%), Hinduism (7%), Christianity (7%)... "
Islam Malaysia 10,770,000 - - - 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 Malaysia - 53.00% - - 1996 *LINK* Larsen, Anne Kathrine. "The Impact of the Islamic Resurgence on the Belief System of Rural Malays " in Temenos 32 (1996), 137-154. (online: viewed 30 Jan. 1999). "Islam is the official state religion, although all have the constitutional right of freedom of profession and practice of their own religion. Although 53% of the population is Muslim, the Islamic religion is closely identified with the Malay community. Virtually all Malays are Muslims... "
Islam Malaysia - - - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "Malaysia Homepage " (Mimos Berhad); section: "Malaysia Religion "; web page: "Islam " (viewed 15 April 1999). "(C) 1997 MIMOS Berhad " [Orig. source: The Information Malaysia Yearbook (1996)] "Islam is primarily identified with the Malays, although there are a considerable number of non-Malays (i.e. particularly Muslim Indians, and also Chinese, Kadazan and others). It forms the largest single religious group in the country. "


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