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Hinduism India 453,000,000 82.88% - - 1971 *LINK* web site: Invest India; web page: Religions of India (viewed 16 Jan. 1999) "The 1971 census produced the following statistics: 453 million Hindu; 61 million Muslim; 14 million Christian; 10 million Sikh; 3.8 million Buddhist; 2.6 million Jain; 2.2 million Parsis, Jews and others "
Hinduism India 485,000,000 85.09% - - 1972 Raman, T. A. India; Grand Rapids, Michigan: Fideler Company (1972), pg. 44, 49. Pg. 44: "The population of the Republic of India is about 570 million... "; Pg. 49: "The Hindus are the most numerous of the peoples of India... There are about 485 million Hindus in India. "
Hinduism India - 85.00% - - 1979 Edmonds, I.G. Hinduism; New York: Franklin Watts (1979), pg. 51. "The majority of Hindus live in India, which is 85% Hindu. "
Hinduism India - 83.08% - - 1981 *LINK* "News in Brief " in Hinduism Today International (Feb.1996: Vol. 18, No. 2) NDIA'S RELATIVE HINDU population dropped by 0.68% according to a 1995 Census Commissioner's report based on 1991 census data. In 1981 Hindus comprised 83.08% of India and only 82.41% in 1991--a result of a higher growth rate among other communities.
Hinduism India 547,000,000 79.00% - - 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. 186. "Of the 700 million inhabitants of the Republic of India in 1984 more than 547 million (or 79 per cent of the total population) were Hindus. "
Hinduism India 595,000,000 - - - 1986 Pastva, Loretta. Great Religions of the World; Winona, Minnesota: Saint Mary's Press, Christian Brothers Publications (1995) [9th printing. 1st printing in 1986], pg. 73. "Hinduism today is the religion of 85% of the nearly 700 million people of India. "
Hinduism India 600,000,000 - - - 1989 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: Global Prayer Digest 7/29/89); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) "PRAY FOR THE 600,000,000 HINDUS OF INDIA "
Hinduism India - 82.41% - - 1991 *LINK* "News in Brief " in Hinduism Today International (Feb.1996: Vol. 18, No. 2) NDIA'S RELATIVE HINDU population dropped by 0.68% according to a 1995 Census Commissioner's report based on 1991 census data. In 1981 Hindus comprised 83.08% of India and only 82.41% in 1991--a result of a higher growth rate among other communities.
Hinduism India 700,000,000 83.00% - - 1991 Neusner, Jacob (ed). World Religions in America: An Introduction; Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press (1994); pg. 179. Table: "breakdown of major religions in India, according to the population totals of the 1991 census, is roughly as follows "
Hinduism India - 85.00% - - 1991 Wolpert, Stanley. India. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press (1991), pg. 72. "Most of the world's Hindus inhabit India, representing about 85% of her population. "
Hinduism India 760,000,000 85.00% - - 1992 *LINK* "Hindu Timeline #5 " in Hinduism Today International (Dec. 1994) 1992: World population is 5.2 billion; 17% or 895 million, live in India. Of these, 85%, or 760 million, are Hindu.
Hinduism India - 83.00% - - 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% "
Hinduism India 650,000,000 - - - 1993 O'Brien, J. & M. Palmer. The State of Religion Atlas. Simon & Schuster: New York (1993). Pg 24-25. map
Hinduism India 753,580,032 82.00% - - 1994 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "India (CNI)/Church of North India (CNI) " (viewed 31 May 1999). "Country information: Population (1994 United Nations estimate): 919 million... Main religions: Hinduism (82%), Islam (11%), Christianity (2%), Sikhism (2%)? "
Hinduism India 765,000,000 - - - 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.
Hinduism India 700,000,000 82.00% - - 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. 87. "The vast majority of Hindus--some 700 million--live in India, where they account for 82% of the population. "
Hinduism India 751,000,000 - - - 1997 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything, DK Publishing, Inc.: New York (1997), pg. 160-161. List: "Top 10 Largest Hindu Populations in the World "; (Rank: 1)
Hinduism India 650,000,000 - - - 1997 Breuilly, Elizabeth, et al. Religions of the World: The Illustrated Guide to Origins, Beliefs, Traditions & Festivals. Facts on File Inc.: New York, NY (1997). Pg. 10-11. "There are nearly 750 million Hindus worldwise, almost all living in southern Asia. In INdia, where the Hindu religion began, there are 650 million Hindus. "
Hinduism India 773,426,560 80.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Hindu 80%, Muslim 14%, Christian 2.4%, Sikh 2%, Buddhist 0.7%, Jains 0.5%, other 0.4%; Total Population: 966,783,171.
Hinduism India 800,000,000 - - - 1997 Koul, Sudha. Come with Me to India On a Wonderful Voyage Through Time; Pennington, NJ: Cashmir, Inc. (1997), pg. 89. "Hindus constitute the largest religious group in India and number well over 800 million. "
Hinduism India 798,000,000 84.00% - - 1997 Russell, Malcom B. The Middle East and South Asia 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 77. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
Hinduism India 814,632,960 - - - 1998 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything 1999. New York: DK Publishing (1998), pg. 77. Table: "Top 10 Largest Hindu Populations in the World "; Rank: #1
Hinduism India 752,000,000 80.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 287. "Location: India; Population: About 940 million; Religion: Hinduism (80%); Islam (14%); Christianity (2.4%); Sikhism (2%); Buddhism (0.7%); Jainism (0.5%)... "
Hinduism India 800,000,000 - - - 1998 McCourt, Frank. "God in America " in Life (Dec. 1998), pg. 62. "About 80% of India's one billion people consider themselves Hindus; there are perhaps 30 million Hindus elsewhere, including a million in the U.S. "
Hinduism India - 79.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 904,800,000
Hinduism India - 75.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Monday Morning Reality Check " (Protestant); web page: "The 'Right' India Strategy? " by Justin D. Long, 1998 (viewed 5 March 1999) "About three-quarters of India's population are Hindus, 10% Muslim, and 6% Christian. "
Ho India - - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 707. "South Asian Tribal Religions... Tribes speaking Munda languages and extending over parts of Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, and Orissa include the Santal, Ho, Gadaba, Bondo, and Saora. "
India Association of General Baptists India 10,300 - 121
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 "
Islam India - - 1
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- 1150 C.E. Peddicord, Kathleen (ed). The World's Best: The Ultimate Book for the International Traveler. Baltimore, MD: Agora, Inc. (1992), pg. 298. "Ten miles south of Delhi is Qutb Minar, a 234-foot victory tower known as the Seventh Wonder of Hindustan... At the foot of the tower lies the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque. The first mosque built in India, it was erected in the 12th century on the foundations of a Hindu temple. "
Islam India 68,735,232 21.74% - - 1921 Ferm, Vergilius (ed.). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976), pg. 368. [1st pub. in 1945 by Philosophical Library. 1976 reprint is unrevised.] Table: "The latest census gives the following enumeration of the adherents... " [1921 and 1931 figures.]
Islam India 77,677,544 22.16% - - 1931 Ferm, Vergilius (ed.). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976), pg. 368. [1st pub. in 1945 by Philosophical Library. 1976 reprint is unrevised.] Table: "The latest census gives the following enumeration of the adherents... " [1921 and 1931 figures.]
Islam India 40,000,000 - - - 1950 Zehavi, A.M. (editor) Handbook of the World's Religions. New York: Franklin Watts (1973), pg. 135. "Islam... In most areas there are no exact censuses, but approximate figures for the mid-20th century are as follows, by major groups:... in Iran and Afghanistan, 27,000,000; in Pakistan, 66,000,000; in India, 40,000,000... "
Islam India 35,000,000 - - - 1957 Welles, Sam. The World's Great Religions, New York: Time Incorporated (1957), pg. 11. "While 71 million Moslems now live in their own state, Pakistan, which was carved out of India in 1947, some 35 million Moslems still remain in India... "
Islam India 40,000,000 - - - 1966 Welty, Paul Thomas. The Asians: Their Heritage and Their Destiny (Revised Edition). Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co. (1966), pg. 124. "The republic of India has a population of Muslims estimated at between 30 and 40 million. "
Islam India 61,000,000 11.16% - - 1971 *LINK* web site: Invest India; web page: Religions of India (viewed 16 Jan. 1999) "The 1971 census produced the following statistics: 453 million Hindu; 61 million Muslim; 14 million Christian; 10 million Sikh; 3.8 million Buddhist; 2.6 million Jain; 2.2 million Parsis, Jews and others "
Islam India 50,000,000 8.77% - - 1972 Raman, T. A. India; Grand Rapids, Michigan: Fideler Company (1972), pg. 44, 48. Pg. 44: "The population of the Republic of India is about 570 million... "; Pg. 48: "More than fifty million of India's people follow Islam... "
Islam India 80,000,000 13.00% - - 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 "
Islam India 72,000,000 12.10% - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 359. "According to recent census figures [Islam] claims in Pakistan 63 million out of a total population of 65 million... and in India, 72 million out of 595 million... "
Islam India 100,000,000 12.00% - - 1986 *LINK* Web site: "Arabic Paper "; web page: "Muslim Countries of the World " (viewed 15 June 1999). [Written 1998.] [NOTE: Unreliable statistical methodology.] "In 1986... Muslim Education Trust organization [U.K.] obtained... 1971 census & [info. from] Embassies of the respective countires... 1971 census showed the Muslim Minorities countries had around 308 Million Muslim.. "; "...add (784.5M [independent Muslim countries]+ 308M) = 1092.5 Million Muslims in 1971 "; Table shows country, "population " [number of Muslims in the country], & % Muslim. Total adds up to 317,391,000, so these figures are apparently intended to be estimates for 1986.
Islam India 90,000,000 - - - 1989 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: Global Prayer Digest 1/10/89); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) "PRAY FOR THE 90,000,000 MUSLIMS OF INDIA. "
Islam India 92,000,000 10.90% - - 1991 Neusner, Jacob (ed). World Religions in America: An Introduction; Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press (1994); pg. 179. Table: "breakdown of major religions in India, according to the population totals of the 1991 census, is roughly as follows "
Islam India - 10.00% - - 1991 Wolpert, Stanley. India. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press (1991), pg. 72. "About 10% of India's population continue to follow the religion of Islam... "
Islam India - 11.00% - - 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% "
Islam India 101,090,000 11.00% - - 1994 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "India (CNI)/Church of North India (CNI) " (viewed 31 May 1999). "Country information: Population (1994 United Nations estimate): 919 million... Main religions: Hinduism (82%), Islam (11%), Christianity (2%), Sikhism (2%)? "
Islam India 93,000,000 11.00% - - 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. "...the four nations with the largest number of Muslims today are all outside the Middle East: Indonesia--166 million, 88% of the population; Pakistan--111 million, 97%, Bangladesh--97 million; India--93 million, 11%. "
Islam India 103,000,000 - - - 1997 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything, DK Publishing, Inc.: New York (1997), pg. 160-161. List: "Top 10 Largest Muslim Populations in the World "; (Rank: 4)
Islam India 135,349,648 14.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Hindu 80%, Muslim 14%, Christian 2.4%, Sikh 2%, Buddhist 0.7%, Jains 0.5%, other 0.4%; Total Population: 966,783,171.
Islam India 104,500,000 11.00% - - 1997 Russell, Malcom B. The Middle East and South Asia 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 77. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
Islam India 130,316,248 - - - 1998 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything 1999. New York: DK Publishing (1998), pg. 77. Table: "Top 10 Largest Muslim Populations in the World "; Rank: #4
Islam India 131,600,000 14.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 287. "Location: India; Population: About 940 million; Religion: Hinduism (80%); Islam (14%); Christianity (2.4%); Sikhism (2%); Buddhism (0.7%); Jainism (0.5%)... "
Islam India 131,000,000 14.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 548. "Although only 14% of India's population is Muslim, the total number of Muslims in India is over 131 million, second in the world only to China. Muslims in India are concentrated in the areas adjacent to Pakistan and Bangladesh, on theplains of the Gangese Valley, and in the interior of the Deccan. "
Islam India - 12.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 904,800,000
Islam India - 10.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Monday Morning Reality Check " (Protestant); web page: "The 'Right' India Strategy? " by Justin D. Long, 1998 (viewed 5 March 1999) "About three-quarters of India's population are Hindus, 10% Muslim, and 6% Christian. "
Islam India 127,131,000 12.00% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Islam India 120,000,000 12.00% - - 2000 *LINK* AP. "India Christians urged to form a national church " in Deseret News (21 Oct 2000) "India, a nation of 1 billion people, is overwhelmingly Hindu. Muslims form 12 percent of the population... "
Jainism India - - - - -350 B.C.E. Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 11). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1481. "For some two centuries the Jains remained a small community of monks and followers. But in the 4th century BC they gained strength and spread from Bihar to Orissa, then so South India and westwards to Gujarat and the Punjab, where Jain communities became firmly established, particularly among the mercantile classes. "
Jainism India - - - - 1100 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. 371. "The period of the Mauryan Dynasty to the twelfth century A.D. was the period of Jainism's greatest growth and influence. Thereafer the Jainas in the South and Central regions lost ground in face of rising Hindu devotional movements. Jainism retreated to the West and Northwest, which have remained its stronghold to the present. "
Jainism India 1,220,000 0.48% - - 1881 Folkert, Kendall W. "Jainism " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st published in 1984], pg. 272. "...1881 census, Jains [were] 0.48% of India's total pop.; by 1941... stood at 0.37%. By the 1970s...the pop. percentage has nearly returned to its level of a century ago... a growth of nearly 1.5 mil. (from c. 1.22 mil in 1881 to c. 2.6 mil. in... 1971 "
Jainism India 1,452,105 - - - 1891 Ferm, Vergilius (ed.). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976), pg. 385. [1st pub. in 1945 by Philosophical Library. 1976 reprint is unrevised.] "...Jain pop. of India according to the 1931 census was 1,252,105... a slight increase over the 1921 census... of 1,178,596, but was nearly 200,000 less than the number in the census of 1891. "
Jainism India 1,178,596 0.37% - - 1921 Ferm, Vergilius (ed.). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976), pg. 368. [1st pub. in 1945 by Philosophical Library. 1976 reprint is unrevised.] Table: "The latest census gives the following enumeration of the adherents... " [1921 and 1931 figures.]
Jainism India 1,178,596 - - - 1921 Ferm, Vergilius (ed.). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976), pg. 385. [1st pub. in 1945 by Philosophical Library. 1976 reprint is unrevised.] "The present Jain population of India according to the 1931 census was 1,252,105. This represents a slight increase over the 1921 census which revealed a Jain population of 1,178,596... "
Jainism India 1,252,105 0.36% - - 1931 Ferm, Vergilius (ed.). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976), pg. 368. [1st pub. in 1945 by Philosophical Library. 1976 reprint is unrevised.] Table: "The latest census gives the following enumeration of the adherents... " [1921 and 1931 figures.]
Jainism India 1,252,105 - - - 1931 Ferm, Vergilius (ed.). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976), pg. 385. [1st pub. in 1945 by Philosophical Library. 1976 reprint is unrevised.] "The present Jain population of India according to the 1931 census was 1,252,105. "
Jainism India 2,600,000 0.37% - - 1941 Folkert, Kendall W. "Jainism " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st published in 1984], pg. 272. "...1881 census, Jains [were] 0.48% of India's total pop.; by 1941... stood at 0.37%. By the 1970s...the pop. percentage has nearly returned to its level of a century ago... a growth of nearly 1.5 mil. (from c. 1.22 mil in 1881 to c. 2.6 mil. in... 1971 "
Jainism India 1,700,000 - - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 11). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1480. "The religion of the Jains, or Jainas, an Indian community some 1,700,000 persons strong... "
Jainism India 2,720,000 0.47% - - 1971 Folkert, Kendall W. "Jainism " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st published in 1984], pg. 272. "...1881 census, Jains [were] 0.48% of India's total pop.; by 1941... stood at 0.37%. By the 1970s...the pop. percentage has nearly returned to its level of a century ago... a growth of nearly 1.5 mil. (from c. 1.22 mil in 1881 to c. 2.6 mil. in... 1971 "
Jainism India 2,600,000 0.48% - - 1971 *LINK* web site: Invest India; web page: Religions of India (viewed 16 Jan. 1999) "The 1971 census produced the following statistics: 453 million Hindu; 61 million Muslim; 14 million Christian; 10 million Sikh; 3.8 million Buddhist; 2.6 million Jain; 2.2 million Parsis, Jews and others "
Jainism India 3,000,000 0.50% - - 1978 Rice, Edward. Ten Religions of the East. New York: Four Winds Press (1978), pg. 5. "The Jains, who number not quite three million members out of India's six hundred million people... "
Jainism India - - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 310. "Jainism had periods of great strength and royal patronage in various areas of India, and ocntinues today as the religion of a small but influential number of Indians. as a result of that early strength and continued presence, it has had considerable influence on the structure and thought of Hinduism. "
Jainism India 2,500,000 0.42% - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 359. "...Jainism numbers only 2 1/2 million [in India]. "
Jainism India - - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 371. "[after] twelfth century A.D... Jainism [mostly] retreated to the West and Northwest [of India], which have remained its stronghold to the present. "
Jainism India - 0.50% - - 1984 Folkert, Kendall W. "Jainism " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st published in 1984], pg. 256. "The community [Jainism] at present includes only some 3 million persons (roughly one-half of 1 per cent of India's population); and its relative size has been small throughout its history. "
Jainism India 2,000,000 - - - 1986 Pastva, Loretta. Great Religions of the World; Winona, Minnesota: Saint Mary's Press, Christian Brothers Publications (1995) [9th printing. 1st printing in 1986], pg. 82. "Toda ere are two million Jains in India. "
Jainism India 3,000,000 - - - 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. 208. "Jainism has remained largely confined to its country of origin [India]. There, it continues to be a living faith with more than 3 million adherents today. It is found in nearly all Indian states but is concentrated mostly in western India, Uttar Pradesh, Mysore, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. "
Jainism India 5,000,000 - - - 1990 Fisher, Mary Pat & Robert Luyster. Living Religions, I.B. Tauris & Co.: New York (1990), pg. 94. "Even within India (according to perhaps low government estimates) there are only four to five million Jains. "


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