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of
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total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
primal-indigenous Central African Republic - 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% "; Listed in table as "Traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Central African Republic 790,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; listed as "traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Central African Republic 802,092 24.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) indigenous beliefs 24%, Protestant 25%, Roman Catholic 25%, Muslim 15%, other 11% note: animistic beliefs and practices strongly influence the Christian majority; Total population: 3,342,051.
primal-indigenous Central African Republic 264,000 8.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 69. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
primal-indigenous Central America 100,000 100.00% - - 1492 C.E. Utter, Jack. American Indians: Answers to Today's Questions. Lake Ann, MI: National Woodlands Publishing Co. (1993); pg. 23. Table: "Some Estimates of Aboriginal American Population, ca. 1492 "; Figures from 5 different sources. Source: Kroeber (1939).
primal-indigenous Central America 700,000 100.00% - - 1492 C.E. Utter, Jack. American Indians: Answers to Today's Questions. Lake Ann, MI: National Woodlands Publishing Co. (1993); pg. 23. Table: "Some Estimates of Aboriginal American Population, ca. 1492 "; Figures from 5 different sources. Source: Steward (1949).
primal-indigenous Central America 800,000 100.00% - - 1492 C.E. Utter, Jack. American Indians: Answers to Today's Questions. Lake Ann, MI: National Woodlands Publishing Co. (1993); pg. 23. Table: "Some Estimates of Aboriginal American Population, ca. 1492 "; Figures from 5 different sources. Source: Rosenblat (1954).
primal-indigenous Central America 6,000,000 100.00% - - 1492 C.E. Utter, Jack. American Indians: Answers to Today's Questions. Lake Ann, MI: National Woodlands Publishing Co. (1993); pg. 23. Table: "Some Estimates of Aboriginal American Population, ca. 1492 "; Figures from 5 different sources. Source: Sapper (1924).
primal-indigenous Central America 13,500,000 100.00% - - 1492 C.E. Utter, Jack. American Indians: Answers to Today's Questions. Lake Ann, MI: National Woodlands Publishing Co. (1993); pg. 23. Table: "Some Estimates of Aboriginal American Population, ca. 1492 "; Figures from 5 different sources. Source: Dobyns (1966).
primal-indigenous Chad - 23.00% - - 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% "; Listed in table as "Traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Chad - 31.00% - - 1992 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: April, 1992 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total Population: 5,200,000. Muslim 35%; Animist 31%; Christian 34% (17% nominal, 17% affiliated).
primal-indigenous Chad 480,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; listed as "traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Chad 1,791,506 25.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Muslim 50%, Christian 25%, indigenous beliefs (mostly animism) 25%; Total population: 7,166,023.
primal-indigenous Chad 2,700,000 45.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 193. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
primal-indigenous Chile - 1.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; listed in table as "animism "
primal-indigenous Chile - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; listed in table as "animism "
primal-indigenous Chile - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Ethnologue Database " (viewed circa Dec. 1998) "Religion: Christian 92%, secular 7%, traditional religion 1% "
primal-indigenous China 1,000,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; listed as "traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous 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; listed in chart as "animism "
primal-indigenous Colombia - - - - 1992 Morrison, Marion. Colombia (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Children's Press (1992); pg. 80. "Some Indians appear to be converted to the Christian faith, but there are still many who prefer their traditional religion of spirits and gods. "
primal-indigenous Colombia - 0.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; listed in table as "animism "
primal-indigenous Colombia - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Ethnologue Database " (viewed circa Dec. 1998) "Religion: Christian 97%, secular 1%, traditional religion 1% "
primal-indigenous Congo, Republic of the (Brazzaville) - 5.00% - - 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% "; Listed in table as "Traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Congo, Republic of the (Brazzaville) 1,280,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; listed as "traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Congo, Republic of the (Brazzaville) 1,239,935 48.00% - - 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 "]
primal-indigenous Congo, Republic of the (Brazzaville) 1,249,500 49.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 98. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.; Republic of Congo
primal-indigenous Cote d'Ivoire - 60.00% - - 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% "; listed in table as "animism " [Interestingly enough, only three countries: Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire and Zimbabwe have listings under "Animism " in this large table, while the other African countries have listings under "Traditional beliefs. " I've listed all these under "primal-indigenous "]
primal-indigenous Cote d'Ivoire 2,510,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; listed as "traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Cote d'Ivoire 3,746,554 25.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) indigenous 25%, Muslim 60%, Christian 12%; Total population: 14,986,218.
primal-indigenous Cote d'Ivoire 7,425,000 55.00% - - 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.
primal-indigenous Cote d'Ivoire - - - - 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...; Religion: Islam; Christianity (both incorporate traditional indigenous beliefs) "; Pg. 227: "Most people in Cote d'Ivoire follow traditional religions, revering the ancestors and believing in the spirits of nature. 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. "
primal-indigenous Cote d'Ivoire - 30.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; listed in table as "animism "
primal-indigenous Ecuador 2,000,000 - - - 1988 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: 10/27/88 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) "PRAY FOR THE 2 MILLION ANIMIST QUECHUAS OF ECUADOR. "
primal-indigenous Ecuador - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Ethnologue Database " (viewed circa Dec. 1998) "Religion: Christian 98%, secular 1%, traditional religion 1% "
primal-indigenous Equatorial Guinea - 5.00% - - 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% "; Listed in table as "Traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Ethiopia - 25.00% - - 1965 Kaula, Edna Mason. The Land and People of Ethiopia (series: Portraits of the Nations Series). Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co. (1965); pg. 21. "Religion plays an enormous role in the lives of most Ethiopians... another source, which divides the practicing religions into 35% Orthodox Christian, 35% Muslim, 25% pagan, and 5% miscellaneous... Paganism, now confined to the lowlands of west and south Ethiopia, combines the practice of animism--the worship of inanimate objects--with a belief in a Supreme God who now rests since completing the creation of the world. Followers pay homage to spirits also, praying to the good, fearing the evil. "
primal-indigenous Ethiopia - - - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 6). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970); pg. 841. "Ethiopia... Yet, although Christianity is the official religion, almost half the population is Moslem and considerable numbers of pagans thrive in isolated groups throughout the land. "
primal-indigenous Ethiopia 6,900,000 15.00% - - 1988 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Nigeria ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1988); pg. 40, 43. Pg. 40: "Ethiopia has 46 million people... "; Pg. 43: "Traditional belief in the power of nature and of a natural life force is shared by about 15% of Ethiopians. Even those who support another faith, however, may combine elements of these ancient ideas into their own religious faith. "
primal-indigenous Ethiopia 8,400,000 20.00% - - 1988 Fradin, Dennis Brindell. Ethiopia (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Childrens Press (1988); pg. 88. "The latest census says that Ethiopia's population is forty-two million... It is estimated that about 40% are Christians and about 40% are Muslims. Several million Ethiopians are neither Christians or Muslims, but follow various traditional religions in which they worship their own god. Ethiopia also has a few thousand Jewish people... "
primal-indigenous Ethiopia - 11.00% - - 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% "; Listed in table as "Traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Ethiopia 6,920,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; listed as "traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Ethiopia 7,047,909 12.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Muslim 45%-50%, Ethiopian Orthodox 35%-40%, animist 12%, other 3%-8%; Total Population: 58,732,577.
primal-indigenous Ethiopia - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 165. "Whereas Ethiopian Christianity is practiced by a minority of the total Ethiopian population, Islam is practiced by the great majority... The third major category of Ethiopian religion is indigenous religion. This is a generic term for the ancient religions praticed often by tribal peoples who live by 10,000 year old traditions. Sometims one finds the overlay of a Protestant religion taaught by missionaries amongs a particular people, or a thin appearance of Islam which came as an outside influence. But these ancient religions have served the people well, adapting them to the world and allowing them to survive with vitality and spirit to this day. "
primal-indigenous Ethiopia - 6.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; listed in table as "animism "
primal-indigenous Europe 1,200,000 0.17% - - 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 "; Called "Ethnic religionists " in this table.
primal-indigenous Europe 1,150,000 0.16% - - 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 "; Called "Ethnic religionists " in this table.
primal-indigenous Europe 1,262,000 0.17% - - 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 "; [Listed in table as 'Ethnic religionists]
primal-indigenous French Antilles - - - - 1990 Gravette, A. Gerald. The French Antilles. New York: Hippocrene Books (1990); pg. 30. [French Antilles/French Caribbean: primarily St. Maartin, St. Barthelemy, Guadeloupe, Martinique] "Early religious beleifs and customs prevail in some of today's French Antillian cults. Indian and African religions can be noted in rural religions with their devotes sharing the same village. Little has survived of the ancient cult associated with voodoo, which early black elements introduced from Haiti. In carnival, however, the mingling of pagan and Christian religions can be identified in such rituals as 'La Fete de la Diablesse.' "
primal-indigenous French Guiana - 4.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Ethnologue Database " (viewed circa Dec. 1998) "Religion: Christian 88%, secular 5%, traditional religion 4%, Chinese traditional religion 1%, Muslim 1%, Baha'i 1% "
primal-indigenous Gabon - 3.00% - - 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% "; Listed in table as "Traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Gabon 270,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; listed as "traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Gabon 512,000 40.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 100. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.; "Principal Religions: Christianity (60%) sometimes with intermingled traditional beliefs, the remaining people worship according to traditional tribal beliefs. "
primal-indigenous Gabon 48,000 4.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 173-174. "Location: Gabon; Population: About 1.2 million "; Pg. 174: "Seventy-five percent of Gabonese identify themselves as Roman Catholic, 20% as Protestants, less than 1% as Muslim, and the rest as animist. In reality, however, many Gabonese hold animist belifes while at the same time practicing Christianity or Islam. "
primal-indigenous Gambia 12,481 1.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Muslim 90%, Christian 9%, indigenous beliefs 1%; Total Population: 1,248,085.
primal-indigenous Gambia 20,517 2.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 177-178. "Location: The Gambia; Population: 1,025,867 "; Pg. 178: "The majority of people are Muslim (85%). Christians (12%) are found mainly in urban areas. Only a few hold on to traditional beliefs. In the Jolaa area there are still a few shrines where offerings are made to spirits believed to influence human destiny. "
primal-indigenous Ghana 6,251,400 45.00% - - 1987 Hintz, Martin. Ghana (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Childrens Press (1987); pg. 111. "Religion: About 45% of the population holds traditional beliefs, 43% are Christians; 12% are Muslims... Population: Estimated 1986 population - 13,892,000... "
primal-indigenous Ghana - 21.00% - - 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% "; Listed in table as "Traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Ghana 2,970,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; listed as "traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Ghana 6,878,267 38.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) indigenous beliefs 38%, Muslim 30%, Christian 24%, other 8%; Total Population: 18,100,703.
primal-indigenous Ghana 7,650,000 45.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 46. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
primal-indigenous Ghana - 20.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; listed in table as "animism "
primal-indigenous Ghana - 38.00% - - 1998 *LINK* official government web site The population of Ghana comprises Christians (43 per cent), animists (38 per cent) and Muslims (12 per cent). There is complete freedom of religion in Ghana.
primal-indigenous Ghana 6,840,000 38.00% - - 1999 Barnett, Jeanie M. Ghana ( "Major World Nations " book series). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999); pg. 24, 26-28. "...Ghana's 18 million people... "; pg. 26: "About 38% of Ghana's people practice traditional African religions. Many of these traditional religions are polytheistic (involving the worship of many gods or spirits). These lesser gods are under the ultimate control of a supreme being or god who is called 'Onyame' or 'onyankopon' by the Akan and 'Mawu' by the Ewes... "; Pg. 28: "The priesthood plays an important role in traditional religions. "
primal-indigenous Guatemala - 2.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; listed in table as "animism "
primal-indigenous Guinea 320,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; listed as "traditional beliefs "


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