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Methodist Church of South Africa South Africa - - - - 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. 478. "The largest [Methodist] churches, all having 500,000 members or more are: the Methodist Church of Great Britain; the Methodist Church of South Africa; and, in the U.S... "
Methodist Episcopal Church Bolivia - - - - 1993 Morrison, Marion. Bolivia (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Childrens Press (first ed. 1988; revised edition 1997); pg. 116-117. "95% of the Bolivian people are Roman Catholic... Protestant denominations include the Methodist Episcopal church, the Baptists, and Jehovah's Witnesses. "
Methodist Episcopal Church Massachusetts: Brookline 810 - 1
unit
- 1926 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997). [Orig. source: 1926 U.S. govt. census from Bureau of the Census, 1930, vol. 1]; pg. 8. "Table 31. Number of churches, membership [incl. children] by age, and Sunday Schools, by denomination, in each city having 25,000 inhabitants or more... 1926 "; Reports prepared by pastors/boards of elders. Under category "Methodist bodies " only one church listed: "Methodist Episcopal Church "
Methodist Episcopal Church New York: Buffalo 10,667 - 27
units
- 1926 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997). [Orig. source: 1926 U.S. govt. census from Bureau of the Census, 1930, vol. 1]; pg. 8. "Table 31. Number of churches, membership [incl. children]... 1926 "; Reports prepared by pastors/boards of elders. Listed in table as Methodist Episcopal Church under subheading "Methodist bodies ".
Methodist Episcopal Church USA 4,921 - 65
units
- 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 25. "The Methodists have quite complete and apparently accurate statistics for this period. The 1776 Minutes of the Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church report a total membership of 4,921. If we divide this number by the 65 Methodist congregations reported by Jernegan, we arrive at an average of 75.7 members. "
Methodist Episcopal Church USA 1,000,000 - - - 1866 Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People; Yale University Press: New Haven & London (1973); pg. 718. "In 1866 its [Methodist Episcopal Church, or "Southern Methodists "] membership rolled past the million mark, to reach 1,443,517 by 1906. "
Methodist Episcopal Church USA - 8.40% - - 1890 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 148. "In 1890 the Methodist Episcopal Church (including the Methodist Episcopal Church, South) had 84 members per 1,000 Americans... "
Methodist Episcopal Church USA - 8.40% - - 1890 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 149. Figure 5.3: "Adherents per 1,000 Population for Methodist Episcopal Church and Southern Baptist Convention, 1890-1986 "; "The rates for 1890, 1906, and 1926 include only the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. "
Methodist Episcopal Church USA 1,443,517 - - - 1906 Ahlstrom, Sydney E. A Religious History of the American People; Yale University Press: New Haven & London (1973); pg. 718. "In 1866 its [Methodist Episcopal Church, or "Southern Methodists "] membership rolled past the million mark, to reach 1,443,517 by 1906. "
Methodist Episcopal Church USA - 8.00% - - 1906 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 149. Figure 5.3: "Adherents per 1,000 Population for Methodist Episcopal Church and Southern Baptist Convention, 1890-1986 "; "The rates for 1890, 1906, and 1926 include only the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. "
Methodist Episcopal Church USA - 8.20% - - 1926 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 149. Figure 5.3: "Adherents per 1,000 Population for Methodist Episcopal Church and Southern Baptist Convention, 1890-1986 "; "The rates for 1890, 1906, and 1926 include only the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. "
Methodist Episcopal Church USA 4,080,777 - 26,130
units
- 1926 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997). [Orig. source: 1926 U.S. govt. census from Bureau of the Census, 1930, vol. 1]; pg. 11. "Table 1. - Summary of Statistics for Churches in Urban and Rural Territory, 1926: Methodist Episcopal Church "; From Totals column: "Churches (local organizations): 26,130... Members: 4,080,777 " [includes 313,840 children less than 13 years old]
Methodist Episcopal Church USA - 7.90% - - 1951 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 149. Figure 5.3: "Adherents per 1,000 Population for Methodist Episcopal Church and Southern Baptist Convention, 1890-1986 "; "The rates for the Methodist Episcopal Church are slightly inflated, after 1926, owing to mergers. The rates for 1890, 1906, and 1926 include only the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Later rates include the Methodist Protestant Church, added in 1939... "
Methodist Episcopal Church USA - 5.50% - - 1971 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 149. Figure 5.3: "Adherents per 1,000 Population for Methodist Episcopal Church and Southern Baptist Convention, 1890-1986 "; "The rates for the Methodist Episcopal Church are slightly inflated, after 1926, owing to mergers. The rates for 1890, 1906, and 1926 include only the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Later rates include the Methodist Protestant Church, added in 1939, and the Evangelical United Brethren, added in 1968. "
Methodist Episcopal Church USA - 4.70% - - 1986 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 149. Figure 5.3: "Adherents per 1,000 Population for Methodist Episcopal Church and Southern Baptist Convention, 1890-1986 "; "The rates for the Methodist Episcopal Church are slightly inflated, after 1926, owing to mergers. The rates for 1890, 1906, and 1926 include only the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Later rates include the Methodist Protestant Church, added in 1939, and the Evangelical United Brethren, added in 1968. "
Methodist Episcopal Church - black USA 200,000 - - - 1861 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990); pg. 43. [Another name for the Methodist Episcopal Church is "Southern Methodist "] "...in 1861, there were 200,000 black members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South... "
Methodist Episcopal Church - black USA 250,000 - - - 1865 Zehavi, A.M. (editor) Handbook of the World's Religions. New York: Franklin Watts (1973); pg. 9. "At the close of the Civil War there were more than 250,000 Negro members in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. "
Methodist Episcopal Church in Canada Canada 3,500 - - - 1837 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Section: Pietist-Methodist Family: British Methodism; pg. 199. "Since most of the meeting halls and members had been lost in the merger, the new church began with almost nothing, but by 1837 reported over 3,500 members. By 1843 there were over 8,000 members... "
Methodist Episcopal Church in Canada Canada 8,000 - - - 1843 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Section: Pietist-Methodist Family: British Methodism; pg. 199. "...by 1837 reported over 3,500 members. By 1843 there were over 8,000 members... "
Methodist Episcopal Church in Canada Canada 25,671 - - - 1884 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Section: Pietist-Methodist Family: British Methodism; pg. 199. "The Methodist Church, Canada (1884-1925) was formed by a merger of the Methodist Church of Canada with 3 smaller Methodist bodies... Membership: At the time of their merger in 1884, the four uniting churches reported as follows: Methodist Church in Canada, 128,644 members; Methodist Episcopal Church in Canada, 25,671 members; Primitive Methodist Church, 8,090 members; Bible Christian Church, 7,398. "
Methodist Protestant Church Honduras - - 2
units
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Section: Pietist-Methodist Family: Non-Episcopal Methodism; pg. 191. "Methodist Protestant Church... Monticello, MS [H.Q.]... Mission work has been established in Korea and in two locations and in British Honduras... Membership: Not reported. "
Methodist Protestant Church Korea - - 1
unit
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Section: Pietist-Methodist Family: Non-Episcopal Methodism; pg. 191. "Methodist Protestant Church... Monticello, MS [H.Q.]... Mission work has been established in Korea and in two locations and in British Honduras... Membership: Not reported. "
Methodist Protestant Church world - - - 3
countries
1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Section: Pietist-Methodist Family: Non-Episcopal Methodism; pg. 191. "Methodist Protestant Church... Monticello, MS [H.Q.]... The continuing Methodist Protestant Church was formed by ministers and members of the Mississippi Conference of the former Methodist Protestant Church who did not wish to join in the 1939 Methodist merger because of the liberalism of the newly formed church, The Methodist Church (1939-1968)... The church has congregations in Mississippi, Alabama, Missouri, Louisiana, and Ohio, in three conferences. Mission work has been established in Korea and in two locations and in British Honduras... Membership: Not reported. "
Metis Alberta 18,005 - - - 1991 *LINK* 1991 Census Highlights of Registered Indians: Annotated Tables, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (1995); pg. 3. Table 1.0: "Ethnic Composition of the Aboriginal Population: Canada, Provinces and Territories, 1991 Census "; NOTE: These figures represent ethnic/tribal affiliation, not stated religious preference.
Metis Alberta 40,000 - - - 1991 Gall, Timothy L. & Susan Bevan Gall (editors). Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces. Detroit: U.X.L. (1997), [Source: Canadian Census]; pg. 5-6. "In 1991, Alberta had some 68,000 Native People (of Aboriginal descent) and 40,000 Metis (people of mixed European and Aboriginal descent. The largest Aboriginal bands are at Blood and Saddle Lake. "
Metis British Columbia 4,245 - - - 1991 *LINK* 1991 Census Highlights of Registered Indians: Annotated Tables, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (1995); pg. 3. Table 1.0: "Ethnic Composition of the Aboriginal Population: Canada, Provinces and Territories, 1991 Census "; NOTE: These figures represent ethnic/tribal affiliation, not stated religious preference.
Metis Canada 64,530 - - - 1991 *LINK* 1991 Census Highlights of Registered Indians: Annotated Tables, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (1995); pg. 3. Table 1.0: "Ethnic Composition of the Aboriginal Population: Canada, Provinces and Territories, 1991 Census "; NOTE: These figures represent ethnic/tribal affiliation, not stated religious preference.
Metis Canada 480,000 - - - 1991 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 315. "The Canadian Census of 1991 counted a total of 1,016,335 Native North Americans, including about 500,000 North American Indians; 480,000 Metis and nonstatus Indians; and approximately 35,000 Inuit. [NOTE: This is an ethnic statistic, NOT a measure of how many people practice traditional Native American religion.]
Metis Manitoba 15,960 - - - 1991 *LINK* 1991 Census Highlights of Registered Indians: Annotated Tables, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (1995); pg. 3. Table 1.0: "Ethnic Composition of the Aboriginal Population: Canada, Provinces and Territories, 1991 Census "; NOTE: These figures represent ethnic/tribal affiliation, not stated religious preference.
Metis New Brunswick 115 - - - 1991 *LINK* 1991 Census Highlights of Registered Indians: Annotated Tables, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (1995); pg. 3. Table 1.0: "Ethnic Composition of the Aboriginal Population: Canada, Provinces and Territories, 1991 Census "; NOTE: These figures represent ethnic/tribal affiliation, not stated religious preference.
Metis Newfoundland 300 - - - 1991 *LINK* 1991 Census Highlights of Registered Indians: Annotated Tables, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (1995); pg. 3. Table 1.0: "Ethnic Composition of the Aboriginal Population: Canada, Provinces and Territories, 1991 Census "; NOTE: These figures represent ethnic/tribal affiliation, not stated religious preference.
Metis Northwest Territories 1,875 - - - 1991 *LINK* 1991 Census Highlights of Registered Indians: Annotated Tables, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (1995); pg. 3. Table 1.0: "Ethnic Composition of the Aboriginal Population: Canada, Provinces and Territories, 1991 Census "; NOTE: These figures represent ethnic/tribal affiliation, not stated religious preference.
Metis Nova Scotia 185 - - - 1991 *LINK* 1991 Census Highlights of Registered Indians: Annotated Tables, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (1995); pg. 3. Table 1.0: "Ethnic Composition of the Aboriginal Population: Canada, Provinces and Territories, 1991 Census "; NOTE: These figures represent ethnic/tribal affiliation, not stated religious preference.
Metis Ontario 3,785 - - - 1991 *LINK* 1991 Census Highlights of Registered Indians: Annotated Tables, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (1995); pg. 3. Table 1.0: "Ethnic Composition of the Aboriginal Population: Canada, Provinces and Territories, 1991 Census "; NOTE: These figures represent ethnic/tribal affiliation, not stated religious preference.
Metis Prince Edward Island 30 - - - 1991 *LINK* 1991 Census Highlights of Registered Indians: Annotated Tables, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (1995); pg. 3. Table 1.0: "Ethnic Composition of the Aboriginal Population: Canada, Provinces and Territories, 1991 Census "; NOTE: These figures represent ethnic/tribal affiliation, not stated religious preference.
Metis Quebec 7,140 - - - 1991 *LINK* 1991 Census Highlights of Registered Indians: Annotated Tables, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (1995); pg. 3. Table 1.0: "Ethnic Composition of the Aboriginal Population: Canada, Provinces and Territories, 1991 Census "; NOTE: These figures represent ethnic/tribal affiliation, not stated religious preference.
Metis Saskatchewan 12,780 - - - 1991 *LINK* 1991 Census Highlights of Registered Indians: Annotated Tables, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (1995); pg. 3. Table 1.0: "Ethnic Composition of the Aboriginal Population: Canada, Provinces and Territories, 1991 Census "; NOTE: These figures represent ethnic/tribal affiliation, not stated religious preference.
Metis Yukon 95 - - - 1991 *LINK* 1991 Census Highlights of Registered Indians: Annotated Tables, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (1995); pg. 3. Table 1.0: "Ethnic Composition of the Aboriginal Population: Canada, Provinces and Territories, 1991 Census "; NOTE: These figures represent ethnic/tribal affiliation, not stated religious preference.
Metroplex Chapel Texas: Dallas 2,000 - 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 Dallas, TX; pastor Jim Garlow.
Metropolitan Church Association USA 1,000 - 14
units
- 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 341. Table: "...the leading holiness groups in the United States at the present time are as follows: " [Table lists figures for "Churches " and "Members " for 28 groups.]
Metropolitan Church Association world 960 - 14
units
- 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 489. "Metropolitan Church Association: A small sect, which is also known as the Burning Bush, having headquarters in Waukesha, Wis... became independent in 1918... It claims 14 churches (2 buildings) and 960 members. "
Metropolitan Church Association world 400 - 15
units
3
countries
1975 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: Holiness Family; section: 19th Century Holiness; pg. 212. "Metropolitan Church Association... Lake Geneva, WI [H.Q.]... was formed in 1894. It grew out of a holiness revival at the Metropolitan Methodist Episcopal Church in Chicago. It was first known as the Metropolitan Holiness Church and adopted its present name in 1899... missions are supported in Mexico & in Cape Town and Swaziland (South Africa) [& India]... Membership: Not reported. In the 1970s there were 15 churches and approx. 400 members. "
Mevlevi world - - - - 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. 216. "'Dervish' entered the English language from association with the 'Whirling Dervishes,' a name derived from the frenzied yet orderly dance which they performed during musical assemblies. The real name of this group is the Mawlawis, since they were members of the order loyal to the Mawlana, Jalal ad-Din Rumi. "
Mevlevi world - - - - 1996 Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996); pg. 448. "The Turkish Mevlevi?[Sufi] order, derived from the teachings of Jalaluddin Rumi, was renowned for its use of music in its spiritual exercises; its members came to be known in Europe as Whirling Dervishes. They wore camel-hair hats shaped like inverted flower pots and long blue plaited robes that floated up as they spun. Although technically outlawed today in Turkey where they are based, the Mevlevis continue to meet there as a 'historical society' and have branches in the U.S. "
Mexican National Catholic Church California: Los Angeles - - 1
unit
- 1972 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 80. "Mexican National Catholic Church... The largest remnant united with the Orthodox Church in America and became its Mexican Exarchate in 1972... The Los Angeles parish survived as the single American outpost of the church. "
Mexican National Catholic Church California: Los Angeles 100 - 1
unit
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 80. "Only one parish, in East Los Angeles, California, of the Mexican National Catholic Church remains. It has less than 100 members. "
Mexican National Catholic Church Mexico - - 120
units
- 1928 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 80. "Mexican National Catholic Church... Over the next decades, as church-state relations improved in Mexico, the National Church, which by 1928 had claimed 120 priests and parishes in 14 Mexican states, began to dissolve. "
Mexican National Catholic Church USA - - 1
unit
- 1972 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 80. "Mexican National Catholic Church... Over the next decades, as church-state relations improved in Mexico, the National Church, which by 1928 had claimed 120 priests and parishes in 14 Mexican states, began to dissolve. The largest remnant united with the Orthodox Church in America and became its Mexican Exarchate in 1972... The Los Angeles parish survived as the single American outpost of the church. "
Mexican National Catholic Church world 100 - 1
unit
1
country
1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); pg. 80. "Only one parish, in East Los Angeles, California, of the Mexican National Catholic Church remains. It has less than 100 members. "
Mholo South Africa - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995); pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Mi-tsung China - - - - 750 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. 229. "Mi-tsung - Chin., lit. 'School of Secrets'; Tantric school of Chinese Buddhism, which as brought to China in the 8th century by three Indian masters of Tantra... After the death of Amoghavajra, who was the personal teacher of the three emperors, it quickly decreased in importance, since no more Tantric masters came to China from India. This school was systematized and brought to Japan by Kukai, a Japanese monk and student of the Mi-tsung master Hui-Kuo... The school is known as Shingon in Japan, where it is one of the most important Buddhist schools. "
Miami Indiana 700 - - - 1950 Legay, Gilbert. Atlas of Indians of North America. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's (1995); pg. 30. "Miami... About 350 descendants live on an Oklahoma reservation, with 700 counted in Indiana in 1950. "
Miami North America - Central Prairies and Woodlands 4,500 - - - 1650 Terrell, John Upton. American Indian Almanac. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1974); pg. 240. Table: "Central Prairies and Woodlands: Earliest Population Estimates " (mainly relying on James Mooney, John R. Swanson, & A. L. Kroeber)
Miami Oklahoma 350 - - - 1995 Legay, Gilbert. Atlas of Indians of North America. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's (1995); pg. 30. "Miami... About 350 descendants live on an Oklahoma reservation, with 700 counted in Indiana in 1950. "
Miami USA 4,477 - - - 1990 Utter, Jack. American Indians: Answers to Today's Questions. Lake Ann, MI: National Woodlands Publishing Co. (1993); pg. 38. Table: "Largest American Indian Tribes (as identified in the 1990 Census, through self-reporting) "
Miami world 4,500 - - - 1650 Terrell, John Upton. American Indian Almanac. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1974); pg. 240. Table: "Central Prairies and Woodlands: Earliest Population Estimates " (mainly relying on James Mooney, John R. Swanson, & A. L. Kroeber)
Miami world 1,050 - - 1
country
1950 Legay, Gilbert. Atlas of Indians of North America. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's (1995); pg. 30. "Miami... About 350 descendants live on an Oklahoma reservation, with 700 counted in Indiana in 1950. "
Miao China 3,000,000 0.29% - - 1984 McLenighan, Valjean. China (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Childrens Press (1984); pg. 117. "More than three million Miao and about a million Yao have also adopted many features of the Han culture. These farming people live in remote mountain settlements and along streams and rivers in the southwest. "
Miao China 8,107,000 0.67% - - 1996 Stefoff, Rebecca. China (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999); pg. 8-9. "Population: 1,210,000,000 (1996)... Ethnic Groups: Han Chinese, 92%; Zhuang, 1.33%; Mancu, .75%; Hui, .67%; Miao, .67%; Uygur, .58%; Yi, .57%; Tibetan, .42%; Mongol, .42% "; Pg. 82: "The Miao and Yao are ethnic groups of southern China. Their languages and cultures are a blend of Chinese and Tibetan influences, but both of these groups are rapidly being assimilated into the Han population. "
Miccosukee USA 500 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 401, 403. "Seminoles and Miccosukees: Location: United States (Florida); Population 2,500 Seminoles; 500 Miccosukees; Religion: Traditional religion; Christianity " [NOTE: This is a measure of tribal/ethnic affiliation, not necessarily a measure of how many practice traditional Miccosukee religion.]
Micmac North America - - - 2
countries
1500 C.E. Legay, Gilbert. Atlas of Indians of North America. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's (1995); pg. 20. "In the 16th century, they occupied the area south and west of the Gulf of St. Lawrence... They were probably seen by John Cabot along the coast in 1497. Jacques Cartier encountered the Micmac in the St. Lawrence Gulf in 1534... Allied with the French, they delayed the settlement of the English in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, after helping eliminate the Beothuk Indians from Newfoundland in 1706. "
Micmac North America 12,000 - - 2
countries
1995 Legay, Gilbert. Atlas of Indians of North America. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's (1995); pg. 20. "The Micmac people live in Canada and Maine with a population today of over 12,000. "
Micronesian religion Micronesia region - - - - 1600 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. 545. "Oceanic tribal religions... Today almost all Polynesians, most Melanesians and Micronesians... are baptized Christians. Still, despite linguistic diversity and the many local variations of the past, it is possible to speak of traditional Australian, Melanesian, and Polynesian types of religion. Micronesian religions, though barely explored, included elements of the Melanesian and Polynesian type. "
Micronesian religion Micronesia region - - - - 1600 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. 549. "While Polynesians were patrilineally organized, and Melanesian communities could be either patrilineal or matrilineal or both, Micronesian peoples were matrilineal. "
Mid-America Yearling Meeting USA 7,600 - 73
units
1
country
1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.) The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991); Chapter: European Free-Church Family; section: Quakers (Friends); pg. 321-322. "Mid-America Yearling Meeting... Wichita, KS [H.Q.]... The movement westward brought Friends into the South Central states in the early 1800s. The Kansas Yearly Meeting was formed in 1872 and includes churches in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Missouri... From 1900 to 1937, the Kansas Meeting was in the Five Years Meeting, but withdrew as conservative evangelical elements became dominant in the Kansas Meeting... In 1957, the Kansas Meeting joined the Evangelical Friends Alliance. Membership: In 1988 the Meeting reported 7,600 members, 73 congregations, and 80 ministers. "


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