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primal-indigenous Mexico 3,200,000 100.00% - - 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 Mexico 4,500,000 100.00% - - 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: Rosenblat (1954).
primal-indigenous Mexico 4,500,000 100.00% - - 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: Steward (1949).
primal-indigenous Mexico 15,000,000 100.00% - - 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 Mexico 37,500,000 100.00% - - 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 Mozambique - 48.00% - - 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 Mozambique 9,300,000 60.00% - - 1994 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "Southern Africa (UCCSA) " (viewed 31 May 1999). Population (1994 United Nations estimate):.. Mozambique: 15.5 million... Main religions:... Mozambique: Indigenous beliefs (60%). Christianity (30%). Islam (10%). "
primal-indigenous Mozambique 8,550,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; listed as "traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Mozambique 7,200,000 45.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 110. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
primal-indigenous Mozambique - 40.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; listed in table as "animism "
primal-indigenous Mozambique - 50.00% - - 1999 James, R. S. Mozambique ( "Major World Nations " book series). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999); pg. 65-66. "...16% of the population... Catholic... About 20%... Muslims... Another 14%... Protestant... The remaining 50% of Mozambicans practice traditional tribal religion. Most of these tribal religions are animistic... Some Mozambicans combine the dancing, chants, and rituals of their traditional religions with some form of Christianity... "
primal-indigenous Myanmar 2,000,000 5.00% - - 1990 Noss., David S. & John B. Noss. A History of the World's Religions. Macmillian (1990).; pg. 227-228. "Burma's recent population is etimated to be nearly forty million, approximately 85% Buddhist. About 5% could be described as animist, 4% Hindu, 4% Muslim and 2% Christian... The Burmese of today are profoundly Theravadin... "
primal-indigenous Myanmar 1,368,000 3.00% - - 1994 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "Presbyterian Church of Myanmar (PCM) " (viewed 31 May 1999). "Country information: Population (1994 United Nations estimate): 45.6 million... Main religions: Buddhism (85%), Christianity (5%), Islam (4%), Animist (3%)... "
primal-indigenous Myanmar 509,025 1.10% - - 1995 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: April, 1995 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 46,275,000. Buddhist 87.8 percent. Muslim 3.8 percent (Rohingya and Bengalis). Animist 1.1 percent. Hindu 0.5 percent. Christian 6.5 percent.
primal-indigenous Myanmar 530,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; listed as "traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Myanmar 468,219 1.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Buddhist 89%, Christian 4% (Baptist 3%, Roman Catholic 1%), Muslim 4%, animist beliefs 1%, other 2%; Total population: 46,821,943.
primal-indigenous Myanmar - 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 Namibia 340,000 20.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 320-321. "Location: Namibia; Population: 1,700,000 "; Pg. 321: "Namibians describe themselves as very spiritual. European missionaries saw early success here, and today 90% are Christians, mostly Lutheran. While it is typical for Africans to incorporate traditional animist beliefs and practices into their religious life, less than 20% of Namibians claim to do so. "
primal-indigenous Namibia - 5.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; listed in table as "animism "
primal-indigenous New Caledonia 9,000 5.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 570-571. "Location: New Caledonia...; Population: 180,000 "; Pg. 571: "The remaining 5% of the population follows traditional religious practices and has not been affected by missionary activity. "
primal-indigenous New York: Brooklyn - - - - 1968 Pinney, Roy. Vanishing Tribes. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1968); pg. 6. "'Tribe' popularly has an exotic flavor. But why are the Navaho and the Tutsi called 'tribes,' and not the Irish, or the inhabitants of Brooklyn? "
primal-indigenous New Zealand 291 0.01% - - 1986 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Total 1986 NZ population: 3,263,228.; listed in table as "animism "
primal-indigenous New Zealand 579 0.02% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Total 1991 NZ population: 3,373,853.; listed in table as "animism "
primal-indigenous New Zealand 132 0.00% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "VisionNet Census " (created by a Protestant group); (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); original source: Statistics New Zealand Data taken from New Zealand national censuses, based on self-identification, down to denominational level. Total 1996 NZ population: 3,616,633.; listed in table as "animism "
primal-indigenous Niger - 20.00% - - 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 Nigeria - 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 Nigeria 10,390,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; listed as "traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Nigeria 22,800,000 19.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 74. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
primal-indigenous Nigeria - 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 Nigeria 18,924,120 18.00% - - 1998 Owhonda, John. Nigeria: A Nation of Many Peoples. Parsipany, New Jersey: Dillon Press (1998); pg. 6-7. "Population: 105,134,000 (1995 estimated)... Major Religions:... Followers of Islam form 48% of the population, Christians 34%, with the rest of the population divided among various ethnic religions. "
primal-indigenous North America 900,000 100.00% - - 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 North America 1,000,000 100.00% - - 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: Rosenblat (1954).
primal-indigenous North America 1,000,000 100.00% - - 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: Steward (1949).
primal-indigenous North America 3,500,000 100.00% - - 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: Sapper (1924).
primal-indigenous North America 12,300,000 100.00% - - 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 North America - 0.20% - - 1900 *LINK* web site: "Monday Morning Reality Check "; web page: "North America: Decline & Fall of World Religions " (viewed 25 Feb. 1999), written by Justin D. Long. Table: "North America: Decline & Fall of World Religions, 1900-2025 "; "North America, defined by the U.N. to include Bermuda, Canada, Greenland, St. Pierre & Miquelon & U.S. "; listed in table as: "Ethnoreligionists "
primal-indigenous North America - 0.10% - - 1925 *LINK* web site: "Monday Morning Reality Check "; web page: "North America: Decline & Fall of World Religions " (viewed 25 Feb. 1999), written by Justin D. Long. Table: "North America: Decline & Fall of World Religions, 1900-2025 "; "North America, defined by the U.N. to include Bermuda, Canada, Greenland, St. Pierre & Miquelon & U.S. "; listed in table as: "Ethnoreligionists "
primal-indigenous North America - 0.10% - - 1950 *LINK* web site: "Monday Morning Reality Check "; web page: "North America: Decline & Fall of World Religions " (viewed 25 Feb. 1999), written by Justin D. Long. Table: "North America: Decline & Fall of World Religions, 1900-2025 "; "North America, defined by the U.N. to include Bermuda, Canada, Greenland, St. Pierre & Miquelon & U.S. "; listed in table as: "Ethnoreligionists "
primal-indigenous North America - 0.00% - - 1975 *LINK* web site: "Monday Morning Reality Check "; web page: "North America: Decline & Fall of World Religions " (viewed 25 Feb. 1999), written by Justin D. Long. Table: "North America: Decline & Fall of World Religions, 1900-2025 "; "North America, defined by the U.N. to include Bermuda, Canada, Greenland, St. Pierre & Miquelon & U.S. "; listed in table as: "Ethnoreligionists "
primal-indigenous North America 47,000 0.02% - - 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 North America 45,000 0.02% - - 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 North America 424,000 0.14% - - 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 North America 400,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Monday Morning Reality Check "; web page: "North America: Decline & Fall of World Religions " (viewed 25 Feb. 1999), written by Justin D. Long circa 1998. "Smaller religious blocs have a higher growth rate:... At 4%, the 400,000 ethnoreligionists are the fastest growing bloc of religions in North America. "
primal-indigenous North America - 0.10% - - 2000 *LINK* web site: "Monday Morning Reality Check "; web page: "North America: Decline & Fall of World Religions " (viewed 25 Feb. 1999), written by Justin D. Long. Table: "North America: Decline & Fall of World Religions, 1900-2025 "; "North America, defined by the U.N. to include Bermuda, Canada, Greenland, St. Pierre & Miquelon & U.S. "; listed in table as: "Ethnoreligionists "; [Year 2000 projection made circa 1997]
primal-indigenous North America - 0.10% - - 2025 *LINK* web site: "Monday Morning Reality Check "; web page: "North America: Decline & Fall of World Religions " (viewed 25 Feb. 1999), written by Justin D. Long. Table: "North America: Decline & Fall of World Religions, 1900-2025 "; "North America, defined by the U.N. to include Bermuda, Canada, Greenland, St. Pierre & Miquelon & U.S. "; listed in table as: "Ethnoreligionists "; [Year 2025 projection made circa 1997]
primal-indigenous Oceania - 21.00% - - 1900 *LINK* web site: "Monday Morning Reality Check " (Protestant); web page: "Pacific: Decline & Fall of World Religions, 1900-2025 " by Justin D. Long, 1998 (viewed 5 March 1999) "Ethnoreligionists were the largest non-Christian religious bloc in 1900, with 21% of the population. Virtually anyone who wasn't a Christian belonged to an ethnic religion. By 1925, this level had fallen to about 7% of the total population... "
primal-indigenous Oceania - 7.00% - - 1925 *LINK* web site: "Monday Morning Reality Check " (Protestant); web page: "Pacific: Decline & Fall of World Religions, 1900-2025 " by Justin D. Long, 1998 (viewed 5 March 1999) "Ethnoreligionists were the largest non-Christian religious bloc in 1900, with 21% of the population. Virtually anyone who wasn't a Christian belonged to an ethnic religion. By 1925, this level had fallen to about 7% of the total population... "
primal-indigenous Oceania - - - - 1991 *LINK* Wilson, Andrew (ed). "The World Religions and their Scriptures " in World Scripture. International Religious Foundation, 1991. (viewed 9 July 1999) "The traditional religions of the South Pacific are represented by a tradition from Tahiti and a legend of the Maori of New Zealand. Maori and Polynesian legends celebrate the prowess of those ancestors who bested the elements, explored and settled new islands, and won preeminence over their brethren. These heroes sometimes attained their goals through clever ruses, sometimes were adept at magic, and sometimes showed bravery in war. Some emerged as heroes despite low social status; some were impetuous and had to atone for their own mistakes; many had to deal with strife within their own families. Yet underneath is a deep longing for peace and harmony, even though it is rarely attained. "
primal-indigenous Oceania 113,000 0.40% - - 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 Oceania 108,000 0.37% - - 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 Oceania 259,000 0.88% - - 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 Oceania - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Monday Morning Reality Check " (Protestant); web page: "Pacific: Decline & Fall of World Religions, 1900-2025 " by Justin D. Long, 1998 (viewed 5 March 1999) "Today, ethnic religions comprise less than 1% of the total population of the Pacific. However, it is interesting to note that between 1900 and 2000 ethnic religions have been maintaining their position and even seeing gains. Presently, they are growing at better than 1.5% per year, enough to increase their share of the populationčat the expense, ironically, of Christianity. "
primal-indigenous Palau 5,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; listed in table as "traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Palau - 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 Panama - 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 Papua New Guinea 108,000 3.00% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Ethnologue Database " (viewed circa Dec. 1998) "Population: 3,600,000 (1991 Honolulu Star-Bulletin)... Religion: Christian 94%, traditional religion 3%, cargo cult 2%, Baha'i 1% "
primal-indigenous Papua New Guinea 1,528,715 34.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 4,496,221. Roman Catholic 22%, Lutheran 16%, Presbyterian/Methodist/London Missionary Society 8%, Anglican 5%, Evangelical Alliance 4%, Seventh-Day Adventist 1%, other Protestant sects 10%, indigenous beliefs 34%
primal-indigenous Papua New Guinea - - - - 1997 Leibo, Steven A. East, Southeast Asia, and the Western Pacific 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 132. "Principal Religion: Traditional tribal beliefs, with an overlay of Christianity. "
primal-indigenous Papua New Guinea - 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 Paraguay - 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 Paraguay - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Ethnologue Database " (viewed circa Dec. 1998) "Religion: Christian 98%, secular 1%, traditional religion 1% "
primal-indigenous Peru - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Ethnologue Database " (viewed circa Dec. 1998) "Religion: Christian 98%, traditional religion 1%, secular 1% "
primal-indigenous Philippines 1,980,000 3.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 203, 206. " Location: Philippines; Population: 66 million "; Pg. 206: "The 3% of Filipinos classified as 'tribal' highlanders still follow ancestral animist traditions to varying degrees. "
primal-indigenous Philippines - 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 Polynesia - - - - 1825 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. "The quite remarkable conversion to Christianity in the Polynesian islands, and the smashing of temples and statues, cannot wholly be laid at the door of the pitifully few Christian missionaries. Gods, chiefs, priests, and institutions such as the Arioi had become an alliance of tyrannies. The surge of popular feelings, helped on by missionaries who could not but take advantage of the situation, was not to be denied. A little later, as Europeans began to settle and their goods began to circulate, there were misgivings. Movements similar to Melanesian cargo cults flourished briefly, then died as generalized Christian ways became the norm. "


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