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Sunni United Arab Emirates 2,000,000 - - - 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.
Sunni USA 2,000,000 - - - 1993 *LINK* Religious Requirements & Practices of Certain Selected Groups: A Handbook for Chaplains (1993) - (online ed. - 1998); contract #: MDA903-90-C-0062 w/ Dept. of Defense; J. Gordon Melton, Project Director & James Lewis. "MEMBERSHIP: Not reported. [Editor's note: It is estimated that there are more than two million Sunni Muslims in the United States.] "
Sunni Western Sahara 271,000 - - - 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.
Sunni world 150,000,000 - - - 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 501. "The Sunnites number 150,000,000 and as the majority body hold firmly to the orthodox traditions. "
Sunni world 280,500,000 - - - 1976 Hopfe, Lews M. Religions of the World, Macmillan Publishing Co.: New York (1983) [3rd edition]; pg. 454. "Eighty-five percent of all Muslims are classified as Sunnis (traditionalists) and are regarded as the orthodox of Islam. " [Total world Muslim population previously given as one-third of a billion, on page 431.]
Sunni world 560,000,000 - - - 1983 Berger, Gilda. Religion: A Reference First Book. New York: Franklin Watts (1983); pg. 44. "Most Moslems, over 560 million, are Sunnites. The Shiites number fewer than 26 million. "
Sunni world 720,000,000 - - - 1986 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986); pg. 123. "About 90 percent of all Moslems are Sunnis " [Total Muslim population given as 800 million on page 119.]
Sunni world 960,000,000 - - - 1990 Fisher, Mary Pat & Robert Luyster. Living Religions, I.B. Tauris & Co.: New York (1990); pg. 282, 302. "Sunni, who now comprise about eighty per cent of all Muslims worldwide... "; "Islam is the fastest-growing of all world religions, with one billion two hundred million followers. "
Sunni world 900,000,000 - - - 1994 Fluehr-Lobban, Carolyn. Islamic Society in Practice; Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida (1994); pg. 20. "The religion of Islam is divided into two great branches, the Sunni and the Shi'a, with the former branch constituting over 90% of the world community of believers. " [total world Muslim pop. given as nearly 1 billion, pg. 1]
Sunni world 850,000,000 - - - 1994 Neusner, Jacob (ed). World Religions in America: An Introduction; Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press (1994); pg. 243-244. "The majority of the world's one billion Muslims are Asian and African...The two major groups are Sunni Muslims, who comprise about 85% of Muslims, and Shii Muslims, who account for 15% of the world's Muslim population. "
Sunni world 912,696,192 15.97% - - 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. "Muslims. 83% Sunni Muslims, 16% Shia Muslims (Shiites), 1% other schools. " Islam world total: 1,099,634,000. Total world population: 5,716,425,000.
Sunni world 934,849,728 16.11% - - 1996 The World Almanac & Book of Facts 1998 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ), [Source: 1997 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year]; pg. 654. "Muslims. 83% Sunni Muslims, 16% Shia Muslims (Shiites), 1% other schools. " Islam world total: 1,126,325,000. Total world population: 5,716,425,000.
Sunni world - 16.00% - - 1996 Halverson, Dean C. (ed.) The Compact Guide to World Religions; Colorado Springs, Colorado: International Students Inc. (1996). [Publisher is an Evangelical missionary organization.]; pg. 103-105. "Islam makes up around 20% of the world's population. It is the second largest religion in the world, trailing only Christianity. "; "The Sunnis now comprise 80% of the Muslim population... " [80% of 20% = 16% of world pop. Sunni.]
Sunni world 850,000,000 - - - 1996 Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996); pg. 430. "Roughly 85% of the 1 billion Muslims in the world today are Sunni, although there are dozens of non-Sunni sects. "
Sunni world 1,061,393,024 - - - 1998 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything 1999. New York: DK Publishing (1998); pg. 77. Table: "Top 10 Organized Religious Groups in the World "; Rank: #2; Listed in table as "Sunni Muslim "
Sunni Yemen - 43.00% - - 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% "
Sunni Yemen Arab Republic 3,848,000 50.00% - - 1983 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986); pg. 226-229. "North Yemen... Population: 7,696,000. "; "Unlike North Yemen's population, evenly divided between Shi'ites & Sunnis, South Yemen's population is vitually all Sunni. "
Sunni Yemen, Democratic Republic of 2,009,000 100.00% - - 1983 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986); pg. 229-229. "South Yemen... Population: 2,009,000. "; "Unlike North Yemen's population, evenly divided between Shi'ites & Sunnis, South Yemen's population is vitually all Sunni. "
Sunni Yugoslavia 1,990,000 - - - 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.
Sunni Zaire (Democratic Republic of Congo) 54,000,000 90.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 135-136. "Location: Egypt; Population: 60 million "; Pg. 136: "About 90% of Egyptians are Sunni Muslims, 8.5% are Coptic Christians, and 1.5% are other christian denominations... "
Sunray Meditation Society USA - - - - 1991 Jade. To Know: A Guide to Women's Magic and Spirituality. Oak Park, IL: Delphi Press (1991); pg. 71. "There are several groups which are based on Native American traditions which are considered to be on the periphery of Paganism... the Sunray Meditation Society has a large following within some communities. Sunray is a combination of Cherokee traditions and Tibetan Buddhism combining chanting, visualization, and movement meditation. Sunray was specifically created as a vehicle to make available Native American teachings to non-natives. "
Sunray Meditation Society USA - - - - 1991 Jade. To Know: A Guide to Women's Magic and Spirituality. Oak Park, IL: Delphi Press (1991); pg. 77. "Sunray Meditation Society, P.O. Box 308, Bristol, VT 05443. A combination of Cherokee and Tibetan Buddhism which includes chanting, visualization and movement meditation... "
Susan B. Anthony Coven #1 California - - - - 1991 Jade. To Know: A Guide to Women's Magic and Spirituality. Oak Park, IL: Delphi Press (1991); pg. 77. "Susan B. Anthony Coven #1, P.O. Box 11363, Oakland, CA 94611... Dianic; publishes Thesmorphia newsletter; Z. Budapest, High Priestess; women only. "
Susquehanna North America - Eastern Woodlands 5,000 - - - 1600 Terrell, John Upton. American Indian Almanac. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1974); pg. 200. Table: "Eastern Woodlands: Earliest Population Estimates " (mainly relying on James Mooney, John R. Swanson, & A. L. Kroeber)
Susquehanna world 5,000 - - - 1600 Terrell, John Upton. American Indian Almanac. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1974); pg. 200. Table: "Eastern Woodlands: Earliest Population Estimates " (mainly relying on James Mooney, John R. Swanson, & A. L. Kroeber)
Susu Guinea - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995); pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Svetambara Sthanakvasi India - - - - 1987 Bishop, Peter & Michael Darton (editors). The Encyclopedia of World Faiths: An Illustrated Survey of the World's Living Faiths. New York: Facts on File Publications (1987); pg. 212. "During the sixteenth century a further sect, the Sthanakavasis, developed in western India out of the Shvetambara order. Their chief feature is the rejection of image worship and temple services, which they claim is not sanctioned by the scriptures -- although this attitude may also be due to Islamic influence. Image worship is also repudiated by one of the subgroups of the Digambaras. "
Svetambara Sthanakvasi India - - - - 1999 *LINK* web site: Jainworld; web page: "History of various sects " (viewed 16 Jan. 1999) "The Svetambara Sthanakvasi are also spread in different business centers in India but they are found mainly in Gujarat, Punjab, Harayana and Rajasthan. "
Svetambara Sthanakvasi - monastic India 865 - - - 1984 Bishop, Peter & Michael Darton (editors). The Encyclopedia of World Faiths: An Illustrated Survey of the World's Living Faiths. New York: Facts on File Publications (1987); pg. 208. "According to a survey, in 1984 there were about 5,620 Jaina ascetics -- monks and nuns -- the majority belonging to the Scvetambara sect (1,200 monks and 3,400 nuns), followed by the Sthanakavasis (325 monks and 520 nuns), and then the Digambaras (65 monks, 60 'lay brothers' and 50 'lay sisters'). "
Svetambaras India - - - - 1000 C.E. 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. 370. "In the centuries after the Svetambara-Digambara division, the Svetambaras were predominant in th West and Northwest (modern-day Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Rajasthan), while the Digambaras dominated the movement in Central and Southern India. "
Svetambaras India - - - - 1978 Rice, Edward. Ten Religions of the East. New York: Four Winds Press (1978); pg. 16. "Since [A.D. 475] the Svetambaras, who are the larger [Jain] group, have been strongest in Gujarat and Rajasthan, in northewest India, while the Digambaras, now declining, are concentrated in the Deccan, a long mountainous plateau along the southwest coast, and in the old princely state of Mysore. "
Svetambaras India - - - - 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. 728. "Svetambara (Skt.; lit. 'white-clad'). One of the two major monastic traditions in Jainism. The name refers to the requirement that monks and nuns renounce all possessions and wear only simple white cotton garments. "
Svetambaras India - - - - 1987 Bishop, Peter & Michael Darton (editors). The Encyclopedia of World Faiths: An Illustrated Survey of the World's Living Faiths. New York: Facts on File Publications (1987); pg. 211. "The Shvetambaras, who gained ascendancy in Rajasthan and Gujarat, eventually divided into as many as 84 subgroups or gacchas, but only a few of these survive today. "
Svetambaras India - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 94. "Jains in northern India generally belong to the Svetambara sect. "
Svetambaras - monastic India 4,600 - - - 1984 Bishop, Peter & Michael Darton (editors). The Encyclopedia of World Faiths: An Illustrated Survey of the World's Living Faiths. New York: Facts on File Publications (1987); pg. 208. "According to a survey, in 1984 there were about 5,620 Jaina ascetics -- monks and nuns -- the majority belonging to the Scvetambara sect (1,200 monks and 3,400 nuns), followed by the Sthanakavasis (325 monks and 520 nuns), and then the Digambaras (65 monks, 60 'lay brothers' and 50 'lay sisters'). "
Swahili Africa 500,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 406-407. "Swahili: Location: Eastern Africa from southern Somalia to northern Mozambique; Population: About 500,000; Language: KiSwahili; Religion: Islam (Sunni Muslim); spirit cults "; "Being Swahili is inextricably connected to being Muslim... Some communities revere local religious figures from times past... Such local practices are criticized as old fashioned by some who promote either more 'modern' religion or a purer version of Islam. " [NOTE: This statistic is a measure of ethnic/tribal affiliation, NOT a distinct religion.]
Swallah North America - Pacific Coast - - - - 1780 Terrell, John Upton. American Indian Almanac. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1974); pg. 430-431. Table: "The Pacific Coast: Earliest Population Estimates " (mainly relying on James Mooney, John R. Swanson, & A. L. Kroeber); "Swallah (no information) "
Swallah world - - - - 1780 Terrell, John Upton. American Indian Almanac. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1974); pg. 430-431. Table: "The Pacific Coast: Earliest Population Estimates " (mainly relying on James Mooney, John R. Swanson, & A. L. Kroeber); "Swallah (no information) "
Swaminarayanism Africa 30,000 - - - 1987 Bishop, Peter & Michael Darton (editors). The Encyclopedia of World Faiths: An Illustrated Survey of the World's Living Faiths. New York: Facts on File Publications (1987); pg. 207. "In East Africa, the Swaminarayan religion was firmly established in 1950 and active temples remain today in several cities in Kenya and Tanzania. "
Swaminarayanism United Kingdom 30,000 - - - 1987 Bishop, Peter & Michael Darton (editors). The Encyclopedia of World Faiths: An Illustrated Survey of the World's Living Faiths. New York: Facts on File Publications (1987); pg. 207. "In East Africa, the Swaminarayan religion was firmly established in 1950 and active temples remain today in several cities in Kenya and Tanzania. Following the Africanization policy of several states from the mid-1050s, East African Gujaratis, like other Indian groups, emigrated to Britain and brought the Swaminarayan religion with them. The sect now counts more than 30,000 members in Britain... "
Swaminarayanism United Kingdom: Britain 30,000 - - - 1987 Clarke, Peter B. The New Evangelists: Recruitment, Method and Aims of New Religious Movements, London: Ethnographics (1987); pg. 10 to 14. Table with following columns: Movement; Total Membership; Full-Time Members; P/T Members; Sympathizers.; For this study Clarke "approached researchers & observers in the field of new religions [& org./church reps.] to obtain their opinions & any hard... data "; "20-30,000 "
Swaminarayanism world 5,000,000 - - - 1987 Bishop, Peter & Michael Darton (editors). The Encyclopedia of World Faiths: An Illustrated Survey of the World's Living Faiths. New York: Facts on File Publications (1987); pg. 207. "It is estimated now that there are about five million Gujaratis worldwide affiliated to the Swaminarayan sect. "
Swaminarayanism world - - 36
units
- 1998 *LINK* official web site of "International Swaminarayan Satsang Organization (ISSO) "; web page: "ISSO Chapters " (directory), viewed 1998. Hindu:
"Since then ISSO has over 30 chapers worldwide and is still growing. " 36 is how many chapters I counted on the chapter listings page.
Swazi Swaziland - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995); pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Swazi Swaziland 860,000 100.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 412. "Swazis: Location: Swaziland; Population: Over 860,000; Language: SiSwati; Religion: Christianity (various sects); traditional religious beliefs "; "'Swazi' refers to the nation, tribe, or ethnic group. "; [NOTE: This is a measure of ethnic/tribal affiliation, not necessarily number who practice traditional Swazi religion.]
Swedenborg Association of Australia Australia 100 - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* Ireland, Rowan. Web site: La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia; web page: "New Religious Associations in Australia ", written January 1998. (Viewed 4 July 1999). "Swedenborg Association of Australia Limited... The name Emanuel Swedenborg has been a part of the history of Australia since the early days of white settlement in 1788... It is in the early 1840s that records begin of individuals studying the works of Emanuel Swedenborg and joining together in groups. Congregations were formed which still meet for public worship. Since 1992, in Sydney, through a bequest of the late Dr. William Moore, a Homoeopathic Practitioner, The Swedenborg Lending Library and Enquiry Centre has carried out specific promotional activities to make Swedenborg and his theological writings better known throughout Australia. All of these avenues of activity are continuing and will continue into the future. The Swedenborg Association of Australia is incorporated under the Australian Companies Code, as a non-profit autonomous company... For the moment, there are two centres in Australia with one hundred members listed. "
Swedenborgian Germany 200 - - - 1999 *LINK* web site: "Religionswissenschaftlicher Medien- und Informationsdienst e.V. " [REMID: Religious Studies Media and Information Service, Marburg, Germany]; web page: "Informationen und Standpunkte " (viewed 2 Aug. 1999). Table: "Religious communities in Germany: Numbers of members " [data published July, 1999]; Listed as "Neue Kirche (Swedenborgianer) " in table. Source: REMID.
Swedenborgian Sweden 200 - - - 1940 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 528. "New Jerusalem, Church of the: Followers of Swedenborg organized the 1st congregation, or society, in London, 1788... In Swedenborg's home country, Sweden, there were in 1940, hardly 200 members. "
Swedenborgian United Kingdom 7,100 - 70
units
- 1926 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 528. "New Jerusalem, Church of the: Followers of Swedenborg organized the 1st congregation, or society, in London, 1788... In 1926 this British Convention counted about 70 societies and 7,100 members. "
Swedenborgian USA 8,000 - - - 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. 728. "Swedenborgianism (Christian). The name commonly given the Church of the New Jerusalem, often called the 'New Church,' and its teachings, which are based on the writings of the Swedish scientist, seer, and mystical philosopher Emmanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772)... The Swedenborgian church has never been large, though it has attracted some persons of excellent intellect. In the 1970s the two Swedenborgian denominations in America reported a total of about eight thousand members. Swedenborgianism has had, however, an influence on American spiritual life out of proportion to its numbers. New England transcendentalism, spiritualism, Theosophy, and 'new thought'... have all, in various ways, been deeply affected by the wisdom of the Swedish philosopher. "
Swedenborgian Church USA 2,423 - 50
units
- 1988 Bedell, Kenneth (ed.). Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 1993. Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn (1993); pg. 248-255. Table 2: US Current Stats. (# of adherents from "inclusive membership " column, not sometimes smaller "full communicant " col.) Listed in table as "Swedenborgian Church. "
Swedenborgian Church USA 2,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance (viewed circa Nov. 1998); "last updated October 1998 " Table: "Christian Organizations "; "Membership numbers, as supplied by various denominations "
Swedenborgian Church world 2,073 - 47
units
- 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995). "2,073 members active in 47 societies "
Swiss South Africa 50,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table; table simply lists "Swiss ", as a subset of Protestant, which is a subset of Christian. I've never heard of "Swiss " as a denomination, but maybe there is a "Swiss Church " in South Africa, quite possibly Swiss Reformed.
SYDA Foundation USA - - - - 1996 Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996), Chapter: Hinduism; pg. 68. "Swami Muktananda (1908-83) was, like his teacher before him, Bhagavan Nityananda, a practitioner of sikkha yoga... In America, he created the SYDA Foundation, which still has its chief ashram in South Fallsburg, New York. Before his death, he named two co-successors: Gurumayi Chidvilasananda now runs the SYDA ashram... Swami Nityananda, named for Muktananda's teacher, teaches siddha yoga at a number of locations across America. "
Sydney Zen Centre Australia - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* Ireland, Rowan. Web site: La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia; web page: "New Religious Associations in Australia ", written January 1998. (Viewed 4 July 1999). "The Melbourne Zen Group adheres to the Zen Buddhist religion. The group originated in Melbourne in May, 1985. It practices a traditional form of Zen Buddhist meditation which has developed through its close relationship with the Sydney Zen Centre and with the Diamond Sangha founded by Robert Aitken Roshi, in Hawaii. "
Synchronicity Foundation Australia 5,500 - - - 1998 *LINK* Ireland, Rowan. Web site: La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia; web page: "New Religious Associations in Australia ", written January 1998. (Viewed 4 July 1999). "The Synchronicity Foundation... now estimates that it has 5500 members in Australia and at least 50,000 worldwide. "
Synchronicity Foundation world 50,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* Ireland, Rowan. Web site: La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia; web page: "New Religious Associations in Australia ", written January 1998. (Viewed 4 July 1999). "The Synchronicity Foundation Inc was founded in Virginia, USA in 1983 by Master Charles... The Foundation now estimates that it has 5500 members in Australia and at least 50,000 worldwide. "
syncretistic Philippines - 3.00% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD (orig. source: 1979) by P. J. Johnstone); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 45,000,000. Syncretic Sects 3% -- over 200. Largest: the aggressive Iglesia ni Cristo with over 500,000 adherents. SDAs also strong and growing (114,000 adherents).
syncretistic Zimbabwe - 50.00% - - 1983 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: INTERNATIONAL INTERCESSORS, July 1983); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Half the people are syncretic, combining Christianity and animism. One-fourth are Christian, mostly Protestant. Another one-fourth of the people follow traditional beliefs involving ancestor worship.
syncretistic Zimbabwe 5,711,588 50.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 11,423,175. syncretic (part Christian, part indigenous beliefs) 50%, Christian 25%, indigenous beliefs 24%, Muslim and other 1%
syncretistic Zimbabwe 5,508,000 51.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 155. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.; "Principal Religions: Christianity combined with traditional tribal beliefs (51%), Christianity (24%), traditional tribal beliefs (24%), Islam. "
Syria Baptist Convention Syria 160 - 5
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 "
Syrian Catholic Assyria - 4.00% - - 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%. "
Syrian Catholic Iraq 20,000 - - - 1982 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: WORLD CHRISTIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA, edited by David B. Barrett, and published by Oxford Press, Oxford, New York, 1982); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Syrian Catholics number 20,000 in 2 dioceses


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