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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Jehovah's Witnesses - Memorial attendance Gambia 70 - 1
unit
- 1983 Botting, Heather & Gary Botting. The Orwellian World of Jehovah's Witnesses. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (1984), pg. 53-59. Table: "1983 Service Year Report of JWs Worldwide "; Data from columns: "No. of congs. " and "Memorial attendance "
Jehovah's Witnesses - Memorial attendance Gambia 250 0.02% 1
unit
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site From 1997 Statistics "Memorial attendance " column. Count of all who attend this once-a-year meeting, whether or not a "publisher " in full standing. Most would be considered adherents.
Jehovah's Witnesses - Memorial attendance Gambia 265 0.02% - - 1998 *LINK* Jehovah's Witnesses official web site; section: "Statistics "; web page: "Worldwide Report " (viewed 16 April 1999). Table: "1998 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide "; "Memorial attendance " column indicates attendance at yearly communion meeting.
Jola Gambia - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Jola Gambia 112,000 8.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 44. Estimates of % of population in ethnic (NOT religious) backgrounds, & est. 1997 total pop.
Mandingo Gambia 574,000 41.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 44. Estimates of % of population in ethnic (NOT religious) backgrounds, & est. 1997 total pop.
other Gambia 50,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Muslim
primal-indigenous Gambia 12,481 1.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Muslim 90%, Christian 9%, indigenous beliefs 1%; Total Population: 1,248,085.
primal-indigenous Gambia 20,517 2.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 177-178. "Location: The Gambia; Population: 1,025,867 "; Pg. 178: "The majority of people are Muslim (85%). Christians (12%) are found mainly in urban areas. Only a few hold on to traditional beliefs. In the Jolaa area there are still a few shrines where offerings are made to spirits believed to influence human destiny. "
Serahuli Gambia - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Serahuli Gambia 140,000 10.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 44. Estimates of % of population in ethnic (NOT religious) backgrounds, & est. 1997 total pop.
unknown Gambia - 4.00% - - 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 as "Unspecified "
Wolof Gambia - 14.00% - - 1995 Haskins, Jim & Joann Biondi. From Afar to Zulu: A Dictionary of African Cultures. New York: Walker Publishing Co. (1995), pg. 167. "Today, the Wolof in Gambia are a minority and represent only 14% of the population. "
Wolof Gambia 182,000 13.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 44. Estimates of % of population in ethnic (NOT religious) backgrounds, & est. 1997 total pop.
Christianity Gaza Strip 6,950 0.70% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Muslim (predominantly Sunni) 98.7%, Christian 0.7%, Jewish 0.6%; Total Population: 987,869 (July 1997 est.) note: in addition, there are 5,000 Israeli settlers in the Gaza Strip (August 1996 est.).
Islam Gaza Strip 400,000 98.00% - - 1978 Welch, Alford T. "Islam " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st published in 1984], pg. 164-165. [Original src: Weeks, R. (ed.), "Muslim Peoples: A World Ethnographic Survey " (1978).] Table: "Approximate Muslim populations and percentages of total populations "; Location listed as "Gaza "
Islam Gaza Strip 805,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; Muslim is mostly Sunni
Islam Gaza Strip 979,962 98.70% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Muslim (predominantly Sunni) 98.7%, Christian 0.7%, Jewish 0.6%; Total Population: 987,869 (July 1997 est.) NOTE: in addition, there are 5,000 Israeli settlers in the Gaza Strip (August 1996 est.).
Islam Gaza Strip - 98.70% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Wholesome Words: Worldwide Missions " by Stephen Ross, "First Edition, 1998 "; [original sources: The World Book Encyclopedia, c1998.] Table: "Major Muslim Countries of the World "
Judaism Gaza Strip 5,957 0.60% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Muslim (predominantly Sunni) 98.7%, Christian 0.7%, Jewish 0.6%; Total Population: 987,869 (July 1997 est.) note: in addition, there are 5,000 Israeli settlers in the Gaza Strip (August 1996 est.).
other Gaza Strip 11,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Muslim
Palestinians Gaza Strip 550,000 - - - 1992 Ovendale, Ritchie. The Longman Companion to The Middle East since 1914. London & New York: Longman (1992), pg. 295. "There are 550,000 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, and almost 70% of these live in refugee camps. "
Palestinians Gaza Strip - - - - 1999 Stefoff, Rebecca. West Bank/Gaza Strip (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999), pg. 9. "Gaza Strip: Population: 929,000... Ethnic Groups: Almost entirely Palestinian Arab except for a small number of Israeli Jews. "
Calvary Chapel Georgia - - 14
units
- 2000 *LINK* official Calvary Chapel website (Jan. 2000) directory
Ku Klux Klan Georgia - - - - 1990 Lang, Susan S. Extremist Groups in America. New York: Franklin Watts (1990), pg. 48-50. "..the Klan... has fragmented into a rabble of feuding groups... Klan groups are known to exist in... California, Texas, Georgia... "
Abkhazians Georgia (country) 100,000 - - - 1989 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 15-16. "Abkhazians: Population: Under 100,000 [1989]; Religion: Islam; Christianity; pagan beliefs "; "Christianity... brought to Abkhazia from Byzantium in 7th cen., & [Sunni Islam] introduced by Turks in the 15th & 16th cen. Neither of these religions, however, ever completely eroded pagan beliefs, which still remain very strong. Families may mark both Islamic & Christian holidays & also conduct pagan rituals... The supreme god is Antzva, the plural form of the word for mother. There are several sacred sites in Abkhazia where individuals & families pray to the spirits of the Abkhazian pantheon. "
Abkhazians Georgia (country) 110,000 2.00% - - 1989 Shoemaker, M. Wesley. Russia, Eurasian States, and Eastern Europe 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 151. "Georgia's population as of the 1989 census was 5.5 million... Ossetians (3.2%), Abkhazians (2%)... " [ethnic minorities]
Armenian Apostolic Church Georgia (country) 454,480 8.00% - - 1994 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Mid-1994 estimate 5,681,025 [total pop.]. In 1993 Georgian Orthodox 65 percent, Muslim 11 percent, Russian Orthodox 10 percent, and Armenian Apostolic 8 percent.
Armenian Apostolic Church Georgia (country) 430,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; Listed in table as "Armenian Apostolic (Orthodox) "
Armenian Apostolic Church Georgia (country) 412,803 8.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Christian Orthodox 75% (Georgian Orthodox 65%, Russian Orthodox 10%), Muslim 11%, Armenian Apostolic 8%, unknown 6%; Total Population: 5,160,042.
attendance - weekly Georgia (country) - 10.00% - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "The University of Michigan News and Information Services "; web page: "Study identifies worldwide rates of religiosity, church attendance " (viewed 17 April 1999). "News Release: December 10, 1997 " By Diane Swanbrow. Table: weekly church attendance in various nations. "Source: Based on latest avail. data from... World Values surveys. Results with an asterisk are from the 1990-1991 survey; all others are from 1995-1997 survey. "
Azerbaijanis Georgia (country) 280,500 5.10% - - 1989 Shoemaker, M. Wesley. Russia, Eurasian States, and Eastern Europe 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 150. "Population: 5.5 million (1989 census)... Ethnic Composition... Azerbaijanis (5.1%)... "
Baptist Union of Georgia Georgia (country) 5,000 - 49
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 "
Baptist World Alliance Georgia (country) 5,000 0.00% 49
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 "; [BWA stats. in individual countries are sum of figures for member bodies of BWA in the countries.]; [County population figures for 1998 from United Nations data available here.]
Catholic Georgia (country) 100,000 1.80% 28
units
- 1995 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997), pg. 333-367. Figures are as of Dec. 31, 1995. Number used for "congregations " is from number of Catholic parishes.
Christianity Georgia (country) - - - - 330 C.E. Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 172-173. "East Georgia was converted to Christianity by St. Nino of Cappadocia in 330 AD, the third state following Armenia and the Roman Empire to adopt Christianity as its official religion... The adoption of Christianity made it possible to unite the Georgian people under a monarchy by dispensing with numerous cults. With a monarchy in place, the process of setting up a feudal system started. As Christianity became a part of the Georgian institution... "
Doukhobors Georgia (country) 2,000 - - - 1999 "From: C-afp@clari.net (AFP); Newsgroups: clari.world.europe.russia, clari.world.europe; Dukhobor sect members emigrate to Russia and Canada; Copyright 1999 by Agence France-Presse (via ClariNet); Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 8:17:17 PST; [Posted to Nurel-l newslist by Roger Gonnet, 17 Feb. 1999]; Dateline: "MOSCOW, Jan 27 (AFP) " "More than 4,000 members of the Protestant Dukhobor sect have left Georgia to settle in Russia and Canada in recent years, the Russian daily Segodnia said Wednesday. A group of 60 people is expected to leave Saturday to settle in the Bryansk region of central Russia, leaving only 2,000 Dukhobors in Georgia, the paper said. "
Eastern Orthodox Georgia (country) - - - - 1054 C.E. Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 172-173. "As Christianity became a part of the Georgian institution, the state began to dissociate itself from the East and started looking to Western cultural and historical influences. However, when the split between the Roman (Catholic) and Constantinople (Orthodox) Churches occurred in 1054, the Georgian Church sided with Orthodoxy. "
Eastern Orthodox Georgia (country) 3,870,032 75.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Christian Orthodox 75% (Georgian Orthodox 65%, Russian Orthodox 10%), Muslim 11%, Armenian Apostolic 8%, unknown 6%; Total Population: 5,160,042.
Georgian Orthodox Georgia (country) - - 2,000
units
- 1917 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 173. "In common with other churches in the USSR, the Georgian church was devastated by the Soviet state's atheist policies, and its more than 2,000 parishes in 1917 were reduced to 80 by the 1960s. "
Georgian Orthodox Georgia (country) - - 80
units
- 1965 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 173. "In common with other churches in the USSR, the Georgian church was devastated by the Soviet state's atheist policies, and its more than 2,000 parishes in 1917 were reduced to 80 by the 1960s. "
Georgian Orthodox Georgia (country) 3,575,000 65.00% - - 1989 Shoemaker, M. Wesley. Russia, Eurasian States, and Eastern Europe 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 150. "Population: 5.5 million (1989 census)... Principal Religions: Georgian Orthodox 65%; Russian Orthodox 10% "
Georgian Orthodox Georgia (country) 3,692,650 65.00% - - 1994 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Mid-1994 estimate 5,681,025 [total pop.]. In 1993 Georgian Orthodox 65 percent, Muslim 11 percent, Russian Orthodox 10 percent, and Armenian Apostolic 8 percent.
Georgian Orthodox Georgia (country) 3,480,000 - - - 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.
Georgian Orthodox Georgia (country) 3,354,027 65.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Christian Orthodox 75% (Georgian Orthodox 65%, Russian Orthodox 10%), Muslim 11%, Armenian Apostolic 8%, unknown 6%; Total Population: 5,160,042.
Georgian Orthodox Georgia (country) - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 170, 172-173. "Location: Georgia [Europe]; Population: 5-5.4 million; Religion: Georgian Orthodoxy "; Pg. 172: "The state's multiethnicity is reflected by its multiplicity of religions. The religion of most Georgians is Georgian Orthodoxy. "
Georgian Orthodox Georgia (country) - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 173. "In common with other churches in the USSR, the Georgian church was devastated by the Soviet state's atheist policies, and its more than 2,000 parishes in 1917 were reduced to 80 by the 1960s. The church began to recover with the arrival of the glasnost' policy of the late 1980s, and since independence the Georgian church has plated a prominent part in national life. "
Islam Georgia (country) 624,910 11.00% - - 1994 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Mid-1994 estimate 5,681,025 [total pop.]. In 1993 Georgian Orthodox 65 percent, Muslim 11 percent, Russian Orthodox 10 percent, and Armenian Apostolic 8 percent.
Islam Georgia (country) 567,605 11.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Christian Orthodox 75% (Georgian Orthodox 65%, Russian Orthodox 10%), Muslim 11%, Armenian Apostolic 8%, unknown 6%; Total Population: 5,160,042.
Jehovah's Witnesses Georgia (country) 13,011 0.25% 130
units
- 1998 *LINK* Jehovah's Witnesses official web site; section: "Statistics "; web page: "Worldwide Report " (viewed 16 April 1999). Table: "1998 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide "; This adherent/member count is for "1998 Peak Witnesses "
Jehovah's Witnesses Georgia (country) 15,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Religion News Service. "Renegade Group Targets Minority Faiths in Former Soviet Union " in Salt Lake Tribune, 30 Oct. 1999 (v. online). "TBILISI, Georgia... Jehovah's Witnesses... claims about 15,000 members in this... country... According to witnesses and television footage, about 200 Orthodox Christians arrived Sunday on foot and in two buses... and attacked the 124 Witnesses inside with wooden clubs and foot-long iron crucifixes. [The attackers were members] of defrocked Father Basili Mkalashvili's St. George's Open-Air Church... In the past, local Baptists, Pentecostals and even fellow Georgian Orthodox have accused Mkalashvili's parishioners of organized physical attacks... "
Jehovah's Witnesses - Memorial attendance Georgia (country) 32,409 0.63% - - 1998 *LINK* Jehovah's Witnesses official web site; section: "Statistics "; web page: "Worldwide Report " (viewed 16 April 1999). Table: "1998 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide "; "Memorial attendance " column indicates attendance at yearly communion meeting.
Judaism Georgia (country) 17,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* Jewish Communities of the World web site (1998) Table: World Jewry. "collected our data from from demographic and other academic studies, community reports, and up-dates in the general media... consulted with experts to verify findings before reaching our assessments and estimates. "
Kurds Georgia (country) 20,960 - - - 1970 Chaliand, Gerard (ed). A People Without a Country: The Kurds and Kurdistan. New York: Olive Branch Press (1993 - revised first American edition), pg. 202-203. "According to the 1970 General Census... 20,960 Kurds living in Georgia, mainly in Tbilissi, in the town's Kurdish quarter. The Kurds of Georgia and Armenia are mainly Yezidis. "
Ossetians Georgia (country) 176,000 3.20% - - 1989 Shoemaker, M. Wesley. Russia, Eurasian States, and Eastern Europe 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 151. "Georgia's population as of the 1989 census was 5.5 million... Ossetians (3.2%), Abkhazians (2%)... " [ethnic minorities]
other Georgia (country) 320,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Georgian Orthodox, Sunni, Russian Orthodox or Armenian Apostolic (Orthodox); other is "mostly nonreligious "
Russian Orthodox Georgia (country) 550,000 10.00% - - 1989 Shoemaker, M. Wesley. Russia, Eurasian States, and Eastern Europe 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 150. "Population: 5.5 million (1989 census)... Principal Religions: Georgian Orthodox 65%; Russian Orthodox 10% "
Russian Orthodox Georgia (country) 568,100 10.00% - - 1994 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Mid-1994 estimate 5,681,025 [total pop.]. In 1993 Georgian Orthodox 65 percent, Muslim 11 percent, Russian Orthodox 10 percent, and Armenian Apostolic 8 percent.
Russian Orthodox Georgia (country) 540,000 - - - 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.
Russian Orthodox Georgia (country) 516,004 10.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Christian Orthodox 75% (Georgian Orthodox 65%, Russian Orthodox 10%), Muslim 11%, Armenian Apostolic 8%, unknown 6%; Total Population: 5,160,042.
St. George's Open-Air Church Georgia (country) - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* Religion News Service. "Renegade Group Targets Minority Faiths in Former Soviet Union " in Salt Lake Tribune, 30 Oct. 1999 (v. online). "TBILISI, Georgia -- Lying in a hospital ward here with blurred vision and a bruised body, Fati Tabagari described in calm, level tones how she and her 13-year-old son were beaten Oct. 17 by a mob of renegade Orthodox Christians. Tabagari, a 40-year-old housewife, was among 20 Jehovah's Witnesses hospitalized following a 30-minute melee inside a theater rented for Sunday services by the Witnesses. The group claims about 15,000 members in this mountainous country... According to witnesses and television footage, about 200 Orthodox Christians arrived Sunday on foot and in two buses, blocked exits to the three-story building and attacked the 124 Witnesses inside with wooden clubs and foot-long iron crucifixes. [The attackers were members] of defrocked Father Basili Mkalashvili's St. George's Open-Air Church... In the past, local Baptists, Pentecostals and even fellow Georgian Orthodox have accused Mkalashvili's parishioners of organized physical attacks... "
Sunni Georgia (country) 590,000 - - - 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.
Yezidi Georgia (country) - - - - 1970 Chaliand, Gerard (ed). A People Without a Country: The Kurds and Kurdistan. New York: Olive Branch Press (1993 - revised first American edition), pg. 202-203. "According to the 1970 General Census... 20,960 Kurds living in Georgia, mainly in Tbilissi, in the town's Kurdish quarter. The Kurds of Georgia and Armenia are mainly Yezidis. "
miscellaneous regional info Georgia (country) - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 4 - Europe. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 170, 172-173. "Location: Georgia [Europe]; Population: 5-5.4 million; Religion: Georgian Orthodoxy "; Pg. 172: "The state's multiethnicity is reflected by its multiplicity of religions. The religion of most Georgians is Georgian Orthodoxy... There are also a small number of Georgian Catholics and larger numbers of Georgian Muslims in Achara in southwest Georgia and along the state's southern periphery. The Ossetians and Abkhazians are mostly Eastern Orthodox, the Azeris, Assyrians, and Kurds are mostly Muslim; and the Armenians, Greeks, and Russians are Gregorian, Greek Orthdox, and Russian Orthodox, respectively. Georgia is noted for its religious tolerance, and the capital of Tbilisi has many synagogues, churches of different denominations, and at least one mosque. "
Abkhazians Georgia (country): Abkhazia 100,000 19.05% - - 1997 *LINK* Gamming, Jenny. They have a flag-but no country " in Swedish Expressen, 17 Aug. 1997. (Viewed 16 Aug. 1999). Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organisation web site. Translated by SSF/Goran Hansson. "In Abkhazia, situated between the Caucasian mountains and the Black Sea, lives about 525,000 inhabitants of which 100,000 are ethnic Abkhasians. 70% are Orthodox Christians and 30% Sunni Muslims. The Soviet Union joined Abkhazia and Georgia to one republic. In 1990 Abkhazia proclaimed independence against the will of the Georgian Government. Cease-fire is now in place after a few years of war, but no formal peace has been agreed to. "
Abkhazians Georgia (country): Abkhazia 94,500 18.00% - - 1999 *LINK* Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organisation web site; web page: "Abkhazia " (Viewed 16 Aug. 1999). "Abkhazia... Situated in Western Transcaucasia, between the Black Sea and the Caucasian mountains, bordering the Russian Federation and Georgia. The capital is Sukhum. Area: 8,700 km2. Population: 525,000 inhabitants. Ethnic Diversity: Abkhazians 18%, Georgians (Mingrelians and Svans) 46%, Armenians 15%, Russians and Ukrainians 14%, Greeks 3%. "
Eastern Orthodox Georgia (country): Abkhazia - Abkhazians 70,000 70.00% - - 1997 *LINK* Gamming, Jenny. They have a flag-but no country " in Swedish Expressen, 17 Aug. 1997. (Viewed 16 Aug. 1999). Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organisation web site. Translated by SSF/Goran Hansson. "In Abkhazia... lives about 525,000 inhabitants of which 100,000 are ethnic Abkhasians. 70% are Orthodox Christians and 30% Sunni Muslims... "
Sunni Georgia (country): Abkhazia - Abkhazians 30,000 30.00% - - 1997 *LINK* Gamming, Jenny. They have a flag-but no country " in Swedish Expressen, 17 Aug. 1997. (Viewed 16 Aug. 1999). Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organisation web site. Translated by SSF/Goran Hansson. "In Abkhazia... lives about 525,000 inhabitants of which 100,000 are ethnic Abkhasians. 70% are Orthodox Christians and 30% Sunni Muslims? "
Advent Christian Church Georgia, USA 1,018 0.02% 16
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 802.
affiliated Georgia, USA - 7.00% - - 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 26. "Now let us consider the adherence rate for each colony... There is substantial variation, from as low as 7% in Georgia and 9% in Vermont and North Carolina, up to 26% in New Jersey... "
affiliated Georgia, USA - 7.00% - - 1776 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 27. Table 2.2: "Religious Adherence Rates by Colony, 1776 (in percent) "; White adherence rate: 20%
affiliated Georgia, USA - 39.20% - - 1850 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997), pg. 68. Figure 3.3: "Religious Adherents per 1,000 Population, 1850 "
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Georgia, USA 6,748 0.10% 32
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 5,651.
Agnostic Georgia, USA - 0.30% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993), pg. 88-93. Table 3-1: Religious Composition of State Populations, 1990 (%). Self-identification of religious loyalty, phone survey w/ 113,000 people; by City U. of New York.
American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. Georgia, USA 11,389 0.18% 16
units
- 1990 Glenmary Research Center. Churches & Church Membership in U.S., 1990. By-county org. reports, figures from 'Churches' & inclusive 'Adherents' columns. More exclusive 'members': 9,114.


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