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total
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churches/
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Sikhism world 20,000,000 - - - 1998 McCourt, Frank. "God in America " in Life (Dec. 1998); pg. 65. "There are 20 million Sikhs worldwide, including more than 2 million in North America. "
Sikhism world 9,000,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "All Faiths Press "; web page: "Sikhism " (viewed 27 Feb. 1999) "Estimated at nine million, mostly in India's state of Punjab. "
Sikhism world 18,800,500 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Mike Croghan's Religion Page "; web page: "Sikhism " (viewed 27 Feb. 1999; viewed & URL updated 1 July 1999) Table: "Table of Faiths "
Sikhism world 20,000,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "The Sikhism Home Page "; home page (viewed 1 March 1999); (C) 1998 Sandeep Singh Brar -
Sikhism world 15,000,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "United Church of Canada Inter-Faith Dialogue "; web page: "Sikhism " (viewed 19 Feb. 1999), written by Fritz B. Voll, "Updated: Tue Jun 9 23:39:38 1998. " "The world population of Sikhs is around 15 million. In India they number about 14 million (two percent of the total population). "
Sikhism world 16,000,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance (viewed circa Nov. 1998) [Original sources: J.W. Wright, Editor, The Universal Almanac, 1996, Andrews & McMeel, Kansas City. Greg H. Parsons, Executive Director, "U.S. Center for World Mission, " Pasadena, CA; quoted in Zondervan News Service, 1997-FEB-21.] Table: "Number of Adherents of World Religions "
Sikhism world 21,000,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Stack, Peggy (compiler). "World View " (subtitle: "Sikhs Mark Anniversary ") in Salt Lake Tribune (3 April 1999; viewed online 3 April 1999). Source: Religious News Service. "The world's 21 million Sikhs are marking the 300th anniversary of the Khalsa... Sikhism began some 500 years ago in what is now western India, still home to the majority of Sikhs... "
Sikhism Yukon - - - - 1991 Gall, Timothy L. & Susan Bevan Gall (editors). Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Canadian Provinces. Detroit: U.X.L. (1997), [Source: Canadian Census]; pg. 186. "In 1991, 43.1% of the population--or about 12,000 people--was Protestant... There were less than 100 people each of the following: Eastern Orthodox, Jews, Moslems, Buddhists, Sikhs, and Hindus. "
Sikhism Yukon - 0.00% - - 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 "
Sikhism Zambia - - 1
unit
- 1993 O'Brien, J. & M. Palmer. The State of Religion Atlas. Simon & Schuster: New York (1993); pg. 30-31. Map: Number of Sikh gurdwaras ( "a gurdwara is both a place of worship and community centre ")
Sikhism - Namdhari world - - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally published as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 692. "Sikh sects and orders.... There are several religious orders of Sikhs... d) Namdhari. A subsect of the Sikhs founded by Balak Singh (1797-1862) at Hazro in the Northwest Frontier Province. Balak Singh criticized the rich life-style of the Sikh aristocracy, preached the virtues of poverty, and exhorted Sikhs to practice no ritual except repeating God's name, therefore namdhari (adopters of the name). The Namdhari continue their tradition of simple living. They dress in white handspun cloth, abstain from liquor, and are vegetarians. Their gurdwaras are unostentatious, and their wedding ceremonies performed in austere simplicity. "
Sikhism - Nihangi world - - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally published as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 692. "Sikh... orders.... There are several religious orders of Sikhs... c) Nihangi are an order of militant Khalsa started during the time of Guru Gobind to act as shock troops. The word nihang derives from the Persian for 'crocodile.' They wear blue clothes and always carry arms on their person. They are subdivided into two groups, the buddha dal (veterans army) and the taruna dal (youthful army). "
Sikhism - Nirmala world - - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally published as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 692. "Sikh... orders.... There are several religious orders of Sikhs... b) Nirmala ('unsullied') were a class of theologians started by Guru Gobind Singh. He sent a group of scholars to study Sanskrit and the Vedas to be better equipped to interpret the writings of the gurus, which make frequent allusions to Hindu mythology and sacred texts. Nirmala wear white clothes and are vegetarians. "
Sikhism - Udasi world - - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally published as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 692. "Sikh... orders. a) Udasi. There are several religious orders of Sikhs based either on disputes over the succession of gurus or points of ritual and tradition. Thus followers of Sri Chand, the ascetic elder son of Guru Nanak, described themselves as Udasi ('detached'). And though they continue to be in the mainstream of Sikhism, they did not convert to the Khalsa started by Guru Gobind Singh. During the period of Sikh persecution by the Muslim rulers, the Udasi took over the management of several Sikh shrines... they were divested of their control in the 1920s. Most Udasi today observe Hindu customs and pay nominal homage to Adi Granth. "
Silesian Evangelical Czech Republic 30,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Silver Acorn Circle Oklahoma - - - - 1991 Jade. To Know: A Guide to Women's Magic and Spirituality. Oak Park, IL: Delphi Press (1991); pg. 76-77. "Silver Acorn Circle, P.O. Box 850568, Yukon, OK 73085. Mixed, eclectic Wiccan group with many and varied interests (creative ritual, theosophy, philosophy, herstory/women's religions, smithcraft, etc.); scholarship and self-discipline emphasized; Sabbats open by invitation. "
Silver Moon Circle California - - - - 1991 Jade. To Know: A Guide to Women's Magic and Spirituality. Oak Park, IL: Delphi Press (1991); pg. 77. "Silver Moon Circle, Lady Kayla, P.O. Box 2743, Redwood City, CA 94604... Working circle; mixed group; various degrees; study/meditation Thurs. nights; full moon circles; teaching, metaphysical and Craft; open for study and/or membership... "
SIM International Bolivia 30,000 - 1,000
units
- 1999 *LINK* "South America " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "Bolivia is the least developed of South American countries. The SIM-related church-the Evangelical Christian Union (UCE)-has grown from a few churches in 1950 to a fellowship of more than 30,000 believers in about 450 fully organized churches. Including the developing churches and preaching points, the total number of groups of believers reaches about 1,000 "
SIM International Botswana - - - - 1999 *LINK* "Southern Africa " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "We [SIM International] are now working with the Africa Evangelical Church (AEC) to reach the San (Bushman) people of the Kalahari Desert, distribute Bibles and Christian literature through Lesedi Christian Center, and train leaders both locally and at the Shashe Bible Training College. "
SIM International Chile - - - - 1988 *LINK* "South America " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "SIM entered Chile in 1988 to provide theological education, plant churches, and offer social aid. Our missionaries are currently involved in personal evangelism, discipleship through Bible studies, the training of leaders for marriage seminars, and various projects among the Mapuche Indians in the south. "
SIM International Eritrea - - - - 1999 *LINK* "Eastern Africa " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "SIM started our work in Eritrea in the early 1950s with a focus on youth. Today the Kale Hiywot Church of Eritrea (KHCE) has an orphanage at Dekemhare and is composed of three functional churches and several fellowships with a total of 336 members... SIM missionaries assist the KHCE in its Ministry Training Center in Asmara. "
SIM International Ethiopia 150 - - - 1999 *LINK* "Eastern Africa " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "Ethiopia... Nearly 150 missionaries serve in 16 locations... "
SIM International Ethiopia 1,500,000 - 3,500
units
- 1999 *LINK* "Eastern Africa " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "In 1974, the SIM-related congregations formed their own denomination called the Kale Heywet Church (KHC), which today numbers 3,500 congregations and 1.5 million baptized believers. "
SIM International India - - 100
units
- 1999 *LINK* "Asia " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "The SIM-related church in India (CIGM) consists of 100 self-supporting, governing, and propagating churches, primarily in the Tamil and Telugu areas of southern India. "
SIM International Kenya - - - - 1999 *LINK* "Eastern Africa " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "SIM came to Kenya in 1978 and today has missionaries serving in Ileret, Kapsabet, Mombasa, Nairobi, and Wajir. Included in SIM's ministries are evangelistic outreach efforts among the unreached Daasanach, Somali, and the Swahili-speaking Arabs along the coast... "
SIM International Madagascar - - - - 1999 *LINK* "Southern Africa " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "Africa Evangelical Fellowship [which merged with SIM in 1998] missionaries entered Madagascar in 1987 to work with another mission group in a medical and agricultural ministry. Today, missionaries partner with the Association of Bible Baptist Churches in a medical and church-planting project among the unreached Tsimihety people in the north. "
SIM International Malawi - - - - 1999 *LINK* "Southern Africa " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "Africa Evangelical Fellowship [which merged with SIM International in 1998] missionaries have been serving in Malawi since 1900. Today, most of our missionaries work directly with the Africa Evangelical Church in evangelism and leadership training ministries... "
SIM International Mauritius - - 6
units
- 1999 *LINK* "Southern Africa " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "Mauritius is a predominantly Hindu country, with evangelical Christians accounting for less than three percent of the population. Africa Evangelical Fellowship [which merged with SIM International in 1998] was invited to the island in 1969 and has planted churches in Rose-belle, Rose Hill, Flacq, Vacoas, Petit Paquet, and Blue Bay (an English-speaking church, mainly for expatriates), which are registered individually with the government. They are known as the Mauritian Evangelical Churches (MEC). "
SIM International Namibia - - - - 1999 *LINK* "Southern Africa " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "AEF began its work in 1970 with outreach to youth, especially among the Herero people. This resulted in a flourishing church in Windhoek, the capital city. Work began in northern Namibia in 1981 among Angolan refugees along the northern border. Today, [SIM's] our missionaries work alongside Africa Inland Mission (AIM) missionaries at the Namibia Evangelical Theological Seminary in Windhoek, the Evangelical Bible Institute at Rundu, with churches along the Caprivi Strip, and in several secondary schools. "
SIM International Nepal - - 20
units
- 1999 *LINK* "Asia " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "SIM has also worked across the border in India at Duncan Hospital, from which 20 churches have sprung up inside Nepal. "
SIM International Pakistan - - - - 1999 *LINK* "Asia " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "When SIM entered Pakistan in 1954, there were large pockets of the population with virtually no Christian witness. Today, the SIM-related Pakistan Christian Fellowship has churches in Rahim Yar Khan, Khanpur, and Sadiqabad, along with several village congregations. "
SIM International South Africa - - - - 1999 *LINK* "Southern Africa " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. " More recently, church planting in new urban areas in the northwest has been started. One of the greatest challenges today is the growth of Islam. SIM has been involved in Muslim evangelism in several cities, including Durban and Cape Town, and has emphasized training local Christians to reach their Muslim neighbors. "
SIM International Sudan - - - - 1999 *LINK* "Eastern Africa " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "In 1988, all but two of the churches located in the south were destroyed. Today, including Sudanese refugees in other countries, the SIM-related Sudan Interior Church (SIC) is composed of 56 fully organized churches and 53 developing churches, with nearly 11,000 baptized members, 28 pastors, and 30 evangelists. "
SIM International world - - - - 1985 *LINK* web site: "Christian Missions "; web page: "SIM History " (viewed 6 July 1999). "In the 1980's, AEM [Andes Evangelical Mission], ICF [International Christian Fellowship] and SIM [Sudan Interior Mission] joined hands and forces to become what we know today as SIM, the Society for International Ministries. "
SIM International world - - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Christian Missions "; web page: "SIM History " (viewed 6 July 1999). "The most recent addition occured in 1998 when AEF (Africa Evangelical Fellowship) merged with SIM. "
SIM International Zimbabwe - - - - 1999 *LINK* "Southern Africa " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "Today, our [SIM International] missionaries work together with the United Baptist Church (UBC) in educational, medical, and theological training, as well as translation. "
SIM International - missionaries Ecuador 18 - - - 1999 *LINK* "South America " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "Ecuador is a relatively new country for SIM. We entered in 1989 with a focus on church planting; we now have 18 missionaries serving in Loja and Guayaquil. We recently extended into the more rural areas of Loja province as well. "
SIM International - missionaries Pakistan 22 - - - 1999 *LINK* "Asia " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "When SIM entered Pakistan... Twenty-two missionaries serve in seven cities and towns in evangelism, theological education, and church growth. "
SIM International - missionaries Paraguay 22 - - - 1999 *LINK* "South America " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "SIM has worked in Paraguay since December of 1987 and now has 22 missionaries serving in Asuncion, Fernando de la Mora, Luque, Villarrica, and Caazapa "
SIM International - missionaries Peru 40 - - - 1999 *LINK* "South America " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "Peru... SIM has 40 missionaries located strategically in the coastal cities, mountains, and jungle. "
SIM International - missionaries Philippines 6 - - - 1999 *LINK* "Asia " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "SIM began work here in 1984 and now has four missionaries serving in Manila and two in Mindanao, working among the nearly four million Muslims of the Philippines. "
SIM International - missionaries Reunion 0 - - - 1999 *LINK* "Southern Africa " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "At present, we [SIM International] have no missionaries on the island, but we retain links with the small fellowships that have grown out of earlier ministry with the Evangelical Churches of Reunion. "
SIM International - missionaries Somalia 0 - - - 1999 *LINK* "Eastern Africa " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "SIM has been reaching out to Somali people for more than 60 years. During that time, missionaries have been evacuated three times... SIM's Somali Radio Ministry provides a gospel witness to the Somalis in all the countries on the horn of Africa. Though there are currently no missionaries in Somali, SIM's Somali Radio Ministry continues to minister to Somali-speaking people in Kenya and Ethiopia as well as many other parts of the world. "
SIM International - missionaries Sudan 18 - - - 1999 *LINK* "Eastern Africa " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "SIM is the only registered Protestant mission in Sudan and currently has 18 missionaries serving in the capital city, Khartoum. "
SIM International - missionaries Swaziland 0 - - - 1999 *LINK* "Southern Africa " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "AEF began its ministry in Swaziland in 1890. An important emphasis of the early work was schools, which are now managed by the Africa Evangelical Church. Though we [SIM International] no longer have missionaries in Swaziland, we maintain contact with the Church for fellowship and further joint ministry should the opportunity or need arise. "
SIM International - missionaries Tanzania 4 - - - 1999 *LINK* "Southern Africa " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "Tanzania: Our [SIM International] missionaries work in partnership with the Christian Mission to Many Lands (CMML) in the south of the country where the Makua, Makonde, and Yao live-the same people groups are found in Mozambique. At present, one couple is developing a youth and conference center, and another couple is preparing for involvement in Muslim evangelism. "
SIM International - missionaries Uruguay 2 - - - 1995 *LINK* "South America " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "One SIM couple entered Uruguay in 1995 and another in 1998. SIM is beginning a cell church ministry in eastern Montevideo and helping the existing evangelical churches to improve their ministry. "
SIM International - missionaries Uruguay 4 - - - 1998 *LINK* "South America " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "One SIM couple entered Uruguay in 1995 and another in 1998. SIM is beginning a cell church ministry in eastern Montevideo and helping the existing evangelical churches to improve their ministry. "
SIM International - missionaries world 1,800 - - 43
countries
1999 *LINK* web site: "Christian Missions "; web page: "SIM International " (viewed 6 July 1999). "What is SIM? Simply put, SIM is an international mission organization with more than 1,800 missionaries serving in more than 43 countries on five continents and 3 islands in the Indian Ocean. "; "SIM: Society for International Ministries includes the Andes Evangelical Mission, International Christian Fellowship, the Africa Evangelical Fellowship and the Sudan Interior Mission. "
SIM International - missionaries Zambia - - - - 1999 *LINK* "Southern Africa " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "Africa Evangelical Fellowship entered Zambia in 1910 and began working among the Kaonde people in the northwest. More than 600 congregations, which now make up the Evangelical Church of Zambia (ECZ), grew out of this ministry. Today, our [SIM International] ministries include two hospitals, three secondary schools, and congregations in nearly every province. Our missionaries enter Zambia at the invitation of the ECZ
Simalungun Indonesia 200,000 - - - 1990 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 101. "Batak: Location: Indonesia (North Sumatra); Population: 3 to 6 million "; "According to the 1990 census, speakers of the... [three] Batak languages... numbered over 3.1 million... Assuming the percentages given in the 1930 colonial census are still accurate, one can break the total down as follows: 1.65 million Toba, living around Lake Toba, on Samosir Island, & in the highlands to the south; 500,000 Karo to the northwest of the lake; 200,000 Simalungun, east of the lake; 100,000 Dairi, west of the lake; & 650,000 Angkola a&nd Mandailing between the Toba & the Minangkabau. " [NOTE: These are tribal/cultural (NOT religious) stats.]
Sinai Orthodox world 100 - - - 1984 Walls, Andrew. "Christianity " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st published in 1984]; pg. 99. "Figure 2.6: Eastern Christianity today: the Orthodox Church " [autocephalous churches in communion with Constantinople] "Fewer than 100 " adherents.
Sinai Orthodox world 100 - - - 1994 Neusner, Jacob (ed). World Religions in America: An Introduction; Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press (1994); pg. 144. "The large Orthodox churches of Greece, Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, & Bulgaria all have administrative self-rule, as do the smaller churches of Albania, Cyprus, & Poland, and even the tiny Church of Sinai (whose membership may be as small as 100). "
Singapore Baptist Convention Singapore 5,937 - 30
units
- 1998 *LINK* Baptist World Alliance web site; page: "BWA Statistics " (viewed 31 March 1999). "Figures are for BWA affiliated conventions/unions only (no independents included). "; Table with 3 columns: Country, "Churches ", & "Members "; "1997/1998 Totals "
Sinhalese Buddhism Malaysia - - - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "Malaysia Homepage " (Mimos Berhad); section: "Malaysia Religion "; web page: "Buddhism " (viewed 15 April 1999). "(C) 1997 MIMOS Berhad " [Orig. source: The Information Malaysia Yearbook (1996)] "But in the rest of the country south of Pulau Pinang and Kelantan, most of the Theravada Buddhists are Sinhalese. The earliest known Buddhist foundation in the country is in fact the Sinhalese Buddhist temple in Jalan Berhala, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, built on land granted by the colonial government and consecrated in 1894. "
Sinode Jemaat Kristen Indonesia Indonesia 3,500 - 52
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Asia/Pacific: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " INDONESIA... Sinode Jemaat Kristen Indonesia (JKI)... Members: 3,500+/-; Congregations: 52
Sioux North America 103,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 148, 150. "Dakota and Lakota: Alternate names: Sioux; Location: United States (North & South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Montana); Canada (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba); Population: 103,000; Religion: Traditional "; Pg. 150: "Lakota & Dakota continue to rely upon a variety of healers... In the 19t century some Dakota & Lakota became Christian... Today both group have a deeper respect for traditional religion. Some Dakota & Lakota follow what are called the traditional ways, while others belong to one Christian denomination or another, & some, as in the past, pray in both groups. The majority of Lakota & Dakota today hold that all religions seek to contact the same God... Some... belong to the Native American Church. "
Sioux North America - Southeastern Woodlands 22,300 - - - 1600 Terrell, John Upton. American Indian Almanac. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1974); pg. 133. Table: "Southeastern Woodlands: Earliest Population Estimates " (mainly relying on James Mooney, John R. Swanson, & A. L. Kroeber); "Siouan tribes (1600): 22,300 "
Sioux USA 26,000 - - - 1889 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 8). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970); pg. 1092. "As it travelled, Wovoka's peaceful message of hope became transformed, particularly by the Sioux, who numbered 26,000 and were the largest tribal group in the United States. "
Sioux USA 103,255 - - - 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) "
Sioux USA 103,255 - - - 1990 *LINK* web site: "American West "; web page: "Indian Tribes - Population Rankings " (viewed 13 Feb. 1999) Table: "Native American Tribes: Population Rankings of the 30 largest tribes in the U.S. according to the 1990 census report (U.S. Department of Commerce) "; NOTE: These are tribal affiliation figures, not religious preference figures.
Sioux world 22,300 - - - 1600 Terrell, John Upton. American Indian Almanac. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1974); pg. 133. Table: "Southeastern Woodlands: Earliest Population Estimates " (mainly relying on James Mooney, John R. Swanson, & A. L. Kroeber); "Siouan tribes (1600): 22,300 "
Sioux world 103,000 - - 2
countries
1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 148, 150. "Dakota and Lakota: Alternate names: Sioux; Location: United States (North & South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Montana); Canada (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba); Population: 103,000; Religion: Traditional "; Pg. 150: "Lakota & Dakota continue to rely upon a variety of healers... In the 19t century some Dakota & Lakota became Christian... Today both group have a deeper respect for traditional religion. Some Dakota & Lakota follow what are called the traditional ways, while others belong to one Christian denomination or another, & some, as in the past, pray in both groups. The majority of Lakota & Dakota today hold that all religions seek to contact the same God... Some... belong to the Native American Church. "
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence California: San Francisco 30 - - - 1999 Associated Press. "Habitual offenders: Some Catholics angry as drag queens who dress up as nuns plan Easter party " in Dallas Morning News (Thursday, March 25, 1999); pg. 8A. "San Francisco... The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence... The order came into being in 1979, when a couple of men got dressed in habits they acquired while doing The Sound of Music and went out to the Castro on Easter Sunday. Today, there are about 30 active members -- men and women, gay and straight... "
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence world 30 - - 1
country
1999 Associated Press. "Habitual offenders: Some Catholics angry as drag queens who dress up as nuns plan Easter party " in Dallas Morning News (Thursday, March 25, 1999); pg. 8A. "San Francisco... The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence... The order came into being in 1979, when a couple of men got dressed in habits they acquired while doing The Sound of Music and went out to the Castro on Easter Sunday. Today, there are about 30 active members -- men and women, gay and straight... "


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