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Ossetians world 564,000 - - 2
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1989 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 288-289. "Ossetians: Location: Caucasus Mountains between Russia and Georgia (Ossetian territory); Population: 564,000 (1989); Religion: Orthodox Christian; Muslim "; "Prior to the adoption of Christianity or Islam, Ossetians celebrated an active & ancient pagan faith... Contemporary religion was adopted by Ossetians relatively recently, in the mid-19th cen. Most Ossetians adopted the Orthodox Christian faith. However, a significant minority, between 15% to 20%, adopted Islam... While both Christians & Muslims celebrate the major holidays of their religions, many pagan customs have remained part of the religious practices of both groups. Thus, Ossetian Christians & Muslims have similar, uniquely Ossetian celebrations surrounding the events of death & marriage... Sometimes, families will slaughter a lamb or sheep at the shrine in honor of Wastyrji. Most villages have similar shrines... "
Otani Japan - - - - 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. 163. "Jodo-shin-shu: Jap., lit. 'True School of the Pure Land' [distinct from Jodo-shu ('School of the Pure Land')]. The short form is Shin-shu (Shin school). A school of Japanese buddhism that was founded by Shinran (1173-1262) but first organized as a school by Rennyo (1414-99)... The Jodo-shin-shu has no monastic aspect; it is purely a lay community... Today the Jodo-shin-shu is the most important school of Buddhism in Japan and consists of 2 factions: Otani & Honganji. The main temples... are in Kyoto. This division took place in the 17th century... Both factions maintain large universities. "
Otani Japan - - - - 1996 Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996). Chapter: Buddhism; pg. 125. "Jodo Shin is the leading school of Buddhism in Japan today, with no religious ruls whatever that distinguish its members from ordinary folk. Its two main subschools are Otani and Honganji. "
other Afghanistan 230,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = Not Sunni or Shiite
other Afghanistan 247,924 1.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed June 24, 1999) Religions: Sunni Muslim 84%, Shi'a Muslim 15%, other 1%; Total Population: 24,792,375 (July 1998 est.)
other Africa 1,000,000 1.00% - - 1900 Mbiti, John S. Introduction to African Religion (Second Edition), Heinemann Educational Books: Portsmouth, New Hampshire (1991); pg. 33-34. "followers of other religions [everything other than African Traditional Religion (58%), Islam (32%), and Christianity (9.2%)] including Judaism, Hinduism, Bah'aism, Sikhism, etc., counted about 1 million (1%).
other Africa 7,000,000 2.00% - - 1900 Mbiti, John S. Introduction to African Religion (Second Edition), Heinemann Educational Books: Portsmouth, New Hampshire (1991); pg. 33-34. "followers of other religions [everything other than African Traditional Religion (12%), Islam (41%), and Christianity (45%)] including Judaism, Hinduism, Bah'aism, Sikhism, etc., counted about 7 million (2%).
other Africa 88,000 0.01% - - 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 "; "Other religionists. Incl. 70 minor world religions and a large number of spiritist religions, New Age religions, quasi-religions, pseudoreligions, parareligions, mystic systems,etc. "
other Africa 90,000 0.01% - - 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 "; "Other religionists. Incl. 70 minor world religions and a large number of spiritist religions, New Age religions, quasi-religions, pseudoreligions, parareligions, mystic systems,etc. "
other Africa 68,000 0.01% - - 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 "; "Other religionists. Including minor world religions and a large number of spiritist religions [although 'Spiritists' listed separately], New Age religions, quasi-religions, pseudo religions, parareligions, religious or mystic systems, and religious and semireligious brotherhoods of numerous varieties. "
other Africa 8,500,000 1.00% - - 2000 Mbiti, John S. Introduction to African Religion (Second Edition), Heinemann Educational Books: Portsmouth, New Hampshire (1991); pg. 34. followers of other religions [everything other than African Traditional Religion, Islam, and Christianity]; projection to year 2000 done in or before 1991
other Alabama - 3.00% - - 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: "Other " [Respondents who identified with a religious group other than the largest ones: Catholic, Baptist, No religion, Christian - no denomination supplied, Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Protestant - no denomination supplied, Pentecostal, Episcopalian/Anglican, Jewish, Latter-day Saints/Mormon, Church of Christ, Nondenominational, Congregationalist/UCC, Jehovah's Witnesses, Assemblies of God, Islam/Muslim, Buddhist, Evangelical, Church of God, Seventh-Day Adventist, Refused to answer]
other Alberta 1,800 0.07% - - 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 "; listed in table as "Other religions " -- those groups NOT included in: Catholic, Protestant, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Eastern Orthodox, Judaism, Para-religious groups & Nonreligious.
other Algeria 30,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = not Sunni or Ibadiyah
other Algeria 304,808 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) Sunni Muslim (state religion) 99%, Christian and Jewish 1%; Total population: 30,480,793.
other Andorra 6,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = not Roman Catholic
other Angola 230,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = not Roman Catholic, Protestant or traditional beliefs
other Angola 220,000 2.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 27-28. "Location: Angola; Population: 11 million "; Pg. 28: "Angolans are extremely Christianized with nearly 7 in 10 (68.7%) people identifying themselves as Catholic and 19.8% as Protestant. Traditional religion is practiced by 9.5%, and other religons make up the remaining 2.0%. "
other Antigua and Barbuda 9,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = not Roman Catholic, Protestant or Anglican
other Argentina 3,180,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = not Roman Catholic
other Argentina 2,175,928 6.00% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) nominally Roman Catholic 90% (less than 20% practicing), Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, other 6%; 36,265,463 (July 1998 est.)
other Arizona - 1.00% - - 1995 *LINK* web site: Arizona State University Factbook; web page: "Arizona Demographics " (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Maricopa County Needs Assessment Project 1994-1995. Table: Religious Affiliation of people age 60+.; Listed in table as "Other "--those NOT included in: Protestant, Catholic, LDS, None, Not Ascertained, Jewish, or Eastern Religion
other Arizona - 5.00% - - 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: "Other " [Respondents who identified with a religious group other than the largest ones: Catholic, Baptist, No religion, Christian - no denomination supplied, Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Protestant - no denomination supplied, Pentecostal, Episcopalian/Anglican, Jewish, Latter-day Saints/Mormon, Church of Christ, Nondenominational, Congregationalist/UCC, Jehovah's Witnesses, Assemblies of God, Islam/Muslim, Buddhist, Evangelical, Church of God, Seventh-Day Adventist, Refused to answer]
other Arkansas - 2.00% - - 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: "Other " [Respondents who identified with a religious group other than the largest ones: Catholic, Baptist, No religion, Christian - no denomination supplied, Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Protestant - no denomination supplied, Pentecostal, Episcopalian/Anglican, Jewish, Latter-day Saints/Mormon, Church of Christ, Nondenominational, Congregationalist/UCC, Jehovah's Witnesses, Assemblies of God, Islam/Muslim, Buddhist, Evangelical, Church of God, Seventh-Day Adventist, Refused to answer]
other Armenia 230,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = not Armenian Apostolic (Orthodox): "mostly Roman Catholic and Muslim "
other Armenia 222,000 6.00% - - 1997 Dhilawala, Sakina. Armenia (series: Cultures of the World). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1997); pg. 77. "While the majority of the population of Armenia (about 94%) are members of the Armenian Apostolic Church, there is also a small community belonging to the Russian Orthodox Church. Apart from that, there are Yezidis who practice Zoroastrianism, Christianity, and Islam, and small community of Jews. "
other Aruba 9,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = not Roman Catholic
other Asia 98,000 0.00% - - 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 "; "Other religionists. Incl. 70 minor world religions and a large number of spiritist religions, New Age religions, quasi-religions, pseudoreligions, parareligions, mystic systems,etc. "
other Asia 100,000 0.00% - - 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 "; "Other religionists. Incl. 70 minor world religions and a large number of spiritist religions, New Age religions, quasi-religions, pseudoreligions, parareligions, mystic systems,etc. "
other Asia 11,000 0.00% - - 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 "; "Other religionists. Including minor world religions and a large number of spiritist religions [although 'Spiritists' listed separately], New Age religions, quasi-religions, pseudo religions, parareligions, religious or mystic systems, and religious and semireligious brotherhoods of numerous varieties. "
other Assyria - 6.00% - - 1999 *LINK* web site: "Assyria Online! "; web page: "Brief History of the Asyrians " (viewed 10 Feb. 1999), by Peter BetBasoo. Pie chart graphic: "Approximation by Assyria Online " "Assyria is located in north Mesopotamia and spans 4 countries: In Syria it extends west to the Euphrates river; in Turkey it extends north to Harran, Edessa, Diyarbakir, and Lake Van; in Iran it extends east to Lake Urmi, and in Iraq it extends to about 100 miles south of Kirkuk. "; Pie chart: "Chaldean 45%; Syriac Orthodox 26%; Church of the East 19%; Other 6%; Syriac Catholic 4%. "
other Australia - 1.60% - - 1983 *LINK* McNair Anderson Associates. web page: "Australian Gallup Poll, June, 1983 ". Social Science Data Archives, Australian National University "sampled population consists of persons aged 16 years and over from all federal electorates throughout Australia, excluding the Northern Territory... This poll is based on 2128 interviews conducted over the first two weekends of June 1983. "; Question: "WOULD YOU MIND TELLING ME YOUR RELIGION? "; response categories: ANGLICAN; CATHOLIC/RC; PRESBYTERIAN; UNITING/METHODIST; BAPTIST; OTHER CHRISTIAN; NON-CHRISTIAN; OTHER NON-CHRISTIAN; NO RELIGION [The choices provided for the answer were all branches of Christianity. So 'other' here represents all people who are not Christian, and did not answer 'no religion'. This would include Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, etc. Only 1.8% of those surveyed would NOT provide an answer to this question, and another 107 respondents are listed in results as 'not established'. Total unknown: 3.29%, but those are not included in this 'other' total.]
other Australia 2,550,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Roman Catholic, Anglican, Uniting Church in Australia, Presbyterian, Protestant-other, Orthodox or nonreligious
other Australia 4,320,000 24.00% - - 1997 Meisel, Jacqueline Drobis. Australia: The Land Down Under (series: Exploring Cultures of the World). New York: Benchmark Books/Marshall Cavendish (1997); pg. 60. "Population: 18 million... Religion... Protestant (Church of England), 26%; Roman Catholic, 26%; other Christian faiths, 24%; the rest belong to Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim and Aboriginal faiths. "
other Austria 623,656 8.00% - - 1991 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies In May 1991 census, [total] population 7,795,786. about 78 percent Roman Catholic, 5 percent Protestant, 8 percent other (includes Jewish, Muslim, and Orthodox), and 9 percent no denomination.
other Austria 690,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Roman Catholic, Evangelical Lutheran or Atheist & Nonreligious
other Austria 1,382,714 17.00% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) "Population: 8,133,611 (July 1998 est.)... Religions: Roman Catholic 78%, Protestant 5%, other 17% "
other Azerbaijan 130,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Islam, Russian Orthodox or Armenian Apostolic (Orthodox)
other Azerbaijan 141,400 1.80% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) "Population: 7,855,576 (July 1998 est.)... Religions: Muslim 93.4%, Russian Orthodox 2.5%, Armenian Orthodox 2.3%, other 1.8% (1995 est.); note: religious affiliation is still nominal in Azerbaijan; actual practicing adherents are much lower "
other Bahamas 16,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Protestant, Anglican or Roman Catholic
other Bahamas 5,597 2.00% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) "Population: 279,833 (July 1998 est.)... Baptist 32%, Anglican 20%, Roman Catholic 19%, Methodist 6%, Church of God 6%, other Protestant 12%, none or unknown 3%, other 2% "
other Bahrain 5,180 1.00% - - 1992 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 67-68. "Location: Bahrainis; Population: 518,000 (1992 estimate) "; "At least 94% of the Bahraini population is Muslim. About 70% are Shi'ite, and 24% Sunni. A small percentage (5%) of the population is Christian, and the remaining 1% is Hindu, Jewish, Baha'i or other faiths. "
other Bahrain 110,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = not Shiite or Sunni
other Bangladesh 1,450,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = not Islam or Hindu
other Barbados 87,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = not Anglican, Protestant or Roman Catholic
other Belarus - - 15
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- 1993 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 63. "In 1993, there were about 1,500 religious congregations in Belarus, including 787 Orthodox, 305 Roman Catholic, 170 Pentecostal, 141 Baptist, 26 Old Believer... 17 Seventh-Day Adventist, 9 Apostolic Christian, 8 Uniate, 8 New Apostolic, 8 Muslim, 7 Jewish, and 15 others. "
other Belarus 50,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = not Belarussian Orthodox or Roman Catholic
other Belarus 2,081,810 20.00% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) "Population: 10,409,050 (July 1998 est.)... Eastern Orthodox 80%, other (including Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim) 20%... "
other Belgium 1,400,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = not Roman Catholic
other Belgium 2,543,730 25.00% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) "Population: 10,174,922 (July 1998 est.)... Roman Catholic 75%, Protestant or other 25% "
other Belize 18,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = not Roman Catholic, Protestant or Anglican
other Benin 270,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Voodoo (traditional beliefs), Roman Catholic or Muslim
other Bermuda 19,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Anglican, Methodist or Roman Catholic
other Bermuda 21,083 34.00% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) "Population: 62,009 (July 1998 est.)... Anglican 28%, Roman Catholic 15%, African Methodist Episcopal (Zion) 12%, Seventh-Day Adventist 6%, Methodist 5%, other 34% (1991) "
other Bolivia 365,000 5.00% - - 1990 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. Judaism and Islam have a small number of adherents... Est. 1990 pop. - 7,300,000... Est. 1993 pop., 7,969,000 "
other Bolivia 398,450 5.00% - - 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. Judaism and Islam have a small number of adherents... Est. 1990 pop. - 7,300,000... Est. 1993 pop., 7,969,000 "
other Bolivia 800,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Roman Catholic or Evangelical Protestant
other Bolivia 358,250 5.00% - - 1999 Schimmel, Karen. Bolivia ( "Major World Nations " book series). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999); pg. 9. "National Population: 7,165,000... Religions: Roman Catholic, 95%; Protestants and practitioners of traditional Indian beliefs, 5% "
other Bosnia and Herzegovina 350,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Sunni, Serbian Orthodox, Roman Catholic or Protestant
other Botswana 50,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT primal-indigenous, Protestant, African Christian or Roman Catholic
other Brazil 7,097,200 4.40% - - 1995 Heinrichs, Ann. Brazil ( "Enchantment of the World Second Series "). New York: Children's Press (1997); pg. 95. Pg. 83: Estimated 1995 population: 161.3 million. Pg. 95: "Religious of Brazil: Roman Catholic: 89%; Protestant: 6.6%; Other (Spiritism, Afro-Christian sects, etc.): 4.4% "
other Brazil 17,743,000 11.00% - - 1995 Heinrichs, Ann. Brazil ( "Enchantment of the World Second Series "). New York: Children's Press (1997); pg. 95-96. "Religious of Brazil: Roman Catholic: 89%; Protestant: 6.6%; Other (Spiritism, Afro-Christian sects, etc.): 4.4% "; "Non-Catholic Christians in Brazil are growing in numbers. They include Anglicans, as well as Protestant denominations such as Lutherans, Methodists, Baptists, and Presbyterians. Evangelical Protestant groups are gaining members much faster than mainstream congregations... Brazil's Japanese people practice Shinto or Buddhism. Members of the Lebanese and Syrian communities follow Islam or Maronite Catholicism. Jewish, Baha'i, and Mormon faiths are among Brazil's other religious minorities. "
other Brazil 17,000,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Roman Catholic or Evangelical Protestant
other British Columbia 2,300 0.07% - - 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 "; listed in table as "Other religions " -- those groups NOT included in: Catholic, Protestant, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Eastern Orthodox, Judaism, Para-religious groups & Nonreligious.
other Brunei 98,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Muslim


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