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total
pop.
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congreg./
churches/
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countries
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primal-indigenous Guinea 518,376 7.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Muslim 85%, Christian 8%, indigenous beliefs 7%; Total Population: 7,405,375.
primal-indigenous Guinea 1,185,000 15.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 49. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
primal-indigenous Guinea 700,000 10.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 197-198. "Location: Guinea; Population: 6-7 million... "; "The vast majority of Guineans (80%) profess Islam. Christians, mainly Catholics, make up 10% of the population. Traditional religions account for the rest. "
primal-indigenous Guinea-Bissau 710,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; listed as "traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Guinea-Bissau 766,080 65.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) indigenous beliefs 65%, Muslim 30%, Christian 5%; Total Population: 1,178,584.
primal-indigenous Guinea-Bissau 858,000 66.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 52. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
primal-indigenous Guyana - 3.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Ethnologue Database " (viewed circa Dec. 1998) "Religion: Christian 50%, Hindu 36%, Muslim 9%, traditional religion 3%, secular 2% "
primal-indigenous Honduras - 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 India 9,774,611 3.09% - - 1921 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 368. Table: "The latest census gives the following enumeration of the adherents... " [1921 and 1931 figures.] Listed in table as "Tribal "
primal-indigenous India 8,280,347 2.36% - - 1931 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 368. Table: "The latest census gives the following enumeration of the adherents... " [1921 and 1931 figures.] Listed in table as "Tribal "
primal-indigenous India - - - - 1972 Raman, T. A. India; Grand Rapids, Michigan: Fideler Company (1972); pg. 47-48. "In the remote hills and jungles of India there are several million people who belong to primitive tribes. The men shown in the picture at the right are Naga tribesmen from the Indian state of Assam. Many of these tribes live in much the same way as the American Indians did before the white men came. However, some of the people are gradually settling in farm villages. "
primal-indigenous India 40,000,000 - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 707. "South Asian Tribal Religions. Though some of the least developed Indian tribes have been reduced to fewer than a thousand members, the total strength of the tribal population in India is close to 40 million. The conventional grouping of the tribes is based on linguistic criteria. Speakers of Dravidian languages are found mainly in South India and include primitive hunters and food gatherers such as Chenchus and Kadars, as well as relatively advanced farming peoples such as Gonds and Oraons. Tribes speaking Munda languages and extending over parts of Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, and Orissa include the Santal, Ho, Gadaba, Bondo, and Saora. Very different from all of these tribe of peninsular India are the Tibeto-Burmean tribes of Northeast India, whoe inhabit such hill regions as Nagaland as well as the territory bordering Tibet... No tribal society in South Asia is without a belief in supernatural beings... "
primal-indigenous India - 1.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 904,800,000; listed in table as "animism "
primal-indigenous India: Nagaland - - - - 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. 709. "Conversion to Christianity... has resulted in a total abandonment of tribal faiths in such areas as Nagaland, where foreign missionaries have been active since the end of the nineteenth century. "
primal-indigenous Indonesia - 1.00% - - 1978 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, by P. J. Johnstone STL Publications, P. O. Box 48, Bromley, Kent, England. Published in 1978); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Animists 1% - mostly in Irian Jaya.
primal-indigenous Indonesia - 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 Indonesia: Borneo 2,500,000 50.00% - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 3). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970); pg. 312. "Borneo, famous for its headhunters, is the third largest island in the world and has a population of around five million. Although headhunting has now died out, the practice is still deeply relevant to the religion and mythology of the people. Over half the population live inland, up the great rivers and maong the rugged mountains. These lively, able and artistic people live in long-houses, each a self-contained community of up to 500 under a single, palm-thatched roof. All are, or have been until recently, pagan animists but divided into some 20 linguistic and cultural groups with many variations on a common theme of belief. "
primal-indigenous Indonesia: East Sumba - 39.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 711. "Adherents of the traditional belief system, however, still number a relatively high 39% in East Sumba and a similar percentage in West Sumba. "
primal-indigenous Indonesia: Kalimantan Tengah - 17.71% - - 1980 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 581. "According to the 1980 census, 17.71% of the population of Kalimantan Tengah (and a much larger percentage of the specifically Ngaju portion thereof) adhered to traditional animism, predominating in the more upriver vilalges. "
primal-indigenous Indonesia: West Sumba - 39.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 711. "Adherents of the traditional belief system, however, still number a relatively high 39% in East Sumba and a similar percentage in West Sumba. "
primal-indigenous Kenya - 26.00% - - 1988 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Kenya ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1988); pg. 48. "Protestants number 38%, Roman Catholics represent 28%, and supporters of traditional beliefs account for 26%. "
primal-indigenous Kenya - 19.00% - - 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 Kenya 5,510,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; listed as "traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Kenya 7,488,802 26.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Protestant (including Anglican) 38%, Roman Catholic 28%, indigenous beliefs 26%, other 8%; Total population: 28,803,085.
primal-indigenous Kenya 6,072,000 24.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 174. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
primal-indigenous Kenya - 10.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; listed in table as "animism "
primal-indigenous Korea, North 3,730,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; listed as "traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Laos - 24.00% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD -1979 edition); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total pop.: 3,400,000. Animists 24% -- more among the tribal and Meo peoples.
primal-indigenous Laos 1,690,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; listed as "traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Laos 746,400 15.00% - - 1999 Zickgraf, Ralph. Laos (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999); pg. 9. "Population: 4,975,000... Religions: Buddhism, 85%; tirbal, 15% "
primal-indigenous Latin America 1,061,000 0.23% - - 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 Latin America 1,042,000 0.21% - - 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 Latin America 1,231,000 0.25% - - 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 Lesotho - 6.00% - - 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 Lesotho 401,563 20.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Christian 80%, rest indigenous beliefs; Total pop.: 2,007,814.
primal-indigenous Lesotho 188,000 10.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 106. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
primal-indigenous Lesotho - 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 Liberia 390,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; listed as "traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Liberia 1,821,448 70.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) traditional 70%, Muslim 20%, Christian 10%; Total pop.: 2,602,068.
primal-indigenous Liberia 520,000 20.00% - - 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.
primal-indigenous Liberia - 49.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; listed in table as "animism "
primal-indigenous Lithuania - - - - 1700 Kagda, Sakina. Lithuania (series: Cultures of the World). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1997); pg. 66. "The religion of the ancient Lithuanians was based on animism... Ancient Lithuanians worshiped objects and natural phenomena. Cults devoted to forests and fire were widespread. There were sacred fields and forets that no one was allowed to enter or work in... Up until the 18th century, Catholic officials were still chopping down sacred oak trees in an attempt to suppress Lithuanians' pagan (non-Christian) beliefs. Lithuanians have retained a reverence for nature and a belief in the sanctity of all living things, and elements of the ancient religion survive to this day through legends, folk tales, exorcisms, and songs. "
primal-indigenous Lithuania - - - - 1997 Kagda, Sakina. Lithuania (series: Cultures of the World). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1997); pg. 66. Photo caption: "There are still a few Lithuanians who practice the ancient religion, and many others who combine some of the old traditions with Christianity. These people are celebrating the Day of Gediminas around the time of the autumn equinox. "
primal-indigenous Madagascar - 47.00% - - 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 Madagascar 7,436,000 52.00% - - 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%). "
primal-indigenous Madagascar 7,520,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; listed as "traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Madagascar 7,312,046 52.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) indigenous beliefs 52%, Christian 41%, Muslim 7%; Total pop.: 14,061,627.
primal-indigenous Madagascar 5,640,000 47.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 276, 278. "Malagasy: Location: Madagascar; Population: 12 million; Religion: Traditional beliefs; Christianity; Islam; animism "; Pg. 278: "All Malgasy believe that there is one supreme being called Zanahary (God) or Andriamanitra (Rakotosoa). There is no dogma or clergy. Men who die 'leave to become God,' having powers with the rank they held in life,' and 'prayers are always asked for blessing with both Zanahary and the ancestors,' observes Harold D. Nelson in his Area Handbook for the Malagasy Republic. He goes on: 'about [half] of the population [of Madagascar] are Christians, divided almost evenly between Roman Catholics and Protestants; [there is a] small Muslim element; [the] rest [of the] population adheres to indigenous belifs and practices... "
primal-indigenous Madagascar - 44.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; listed in table as "animism "
primal-indigenous Malawi - 19.00% - - 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 Malawi 540,000 5.00% - - 1994 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "Malawi " (viewed 31 May 1999). "Country information: Population (1994 United Nations estimate): 10.8 million... Main religions: Christianity (75%), Islam (20%), indigenous beliefs (5%). "
primal-indigenous Malawi 950,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; listed as "traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Malawi 3,290,000 35.00% - - 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.
primal-indigenous Malawi - 19.00% - - 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. "
primal-indigenous Malawi - 4.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; listed in table as "animism "
primal-indigenous Malaysia - 8.00% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 12,400,000. Chinese religions 20%, Hindus 9%, Free thinkers 17%, Animists 8%
primal-indigenous Malaysia - 2.40% - - 1994 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: February, 1994 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Animism 2.4%. Most of these people are from East Malaysia.
primal-indigenous Malaysia: Sarawak - 35.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Sarawak - tribal religion 35%, Buddhist and Confucianist 24%, Muslim 20%, Christian 16%, other 5%
primal-indigenous Malaysia: Sarawak - 35.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Sarawak - tribal religion 35%, Buddhist and Confucianist 24%, Muslim 20%, Christian 16%, other 5%
primal-indigenous Mali - 30.00% - - 1984 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: June, 1984, INTERNATIONAL INTERCESSORS); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Predominantly a Muslim country, Mali is about 65 percent Muslim; 30 percent animist; 2 percent African traditional religions; 1 percent Roman Catholic; 0.5 percent Protestant, and 0.5 percent Evangelical.
primal-indigenous Mali - 9.00% - - 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 Mali 830,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; listed as "traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Mali 881,001 9.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Muslim 90%, indigenous beliefs 9%, Christian 1%; Total pop.: 9,788,904.
primal-indigenous Mali 900,000 9.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 196. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
primal-indigenous Mali 2,520,000 28.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 284. "Location: Mali; Population: 9 million "; "Between 70% and 80% of all Muslims consider themselves Muslims... Christians constitute only about 2% of the population. Most of these are Catholic, although Protestant denominations have been evangelizing aggressively in recent years. The remainder of the population continues to follow indigenous religious practices which may involve sacrifices to the ancestors, divination, spirit possession, and membership in initiation societies. The latter are also known as 'secret societies' because members are enjoined not to divulge their knowledge to non-members. "


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