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Group Where Number
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Catholic Latin America 402,691,008 87.16% - - 1995 The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 646. [Source: 1996 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1995 "
Catholic Latin America 408,968,000 83.39% - - 1996 The World Almanac & Book of Facts 1998 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 654. [Source: 1997 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1996 "
Catholic Latin America 405,623,008 87.00% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "The Geography of Religion Website " (assembled by the students of Morehead State University, under Prof. Timothy C. Pitts); web page: "The Geography of Roman Catholicism " (viewed 2 March 1999); [Orig. source: Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers (1996), pp. 356-357.] table with 3 columns: "Area "; "Adherents "; "Population Percentage "
Catholic Latin America 442,808,000 88.64% - - 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999), pg. 695. [Source: 1999 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1998 " [Note that for Latin America the combined totals given for Catholic and Protestants add up to 25 million more people than the total number of Christians, meaning that many are double counted.]
Catholic - nuns Latin America 117,103 - - - 1972 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Statistical Yearbook of the Church 1996; Catholic Almanac 1975. Table 3.1: "Growth or Decline in Religious Sisters, 1972-1996 "
Catholic - nuns Latin America 126,891 - - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Statistical Yearbook of the Church 1996; Catholic Almanac 1975. Table 3.1: "Growth or Decline in Religious Sisters, 1972-1996 "
Catholic - priests Latin America 46,720 - - - 1972 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Statistical Yearbook of the Church 1996; Catholic Almanac 1975. Table 2: "Increase in Priests, 1972-1996 "
Catholic - priests Latin America 58,156 - - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Statistical Yearbook of the Church 1996; Catholic Almanac 1975. Table 2: "Increase in Priests, 1972-1996 "
Catholic - seminarians Latin America 5,334 - - - 1972 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Statistical Yearbook of the Church 1996; Catholic Almanac 1975. Table 1.1: "Increase in Seminarians "
Catholic - seminarians Latin America 27,532 - - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Statistical Yearbook of the Church 1996; Catholic Almanac 1975. Table 1.1: "Increase in Seminarians "
Chinese traditional religion Latin America 66,000 0.01% - - 1995 The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 646. [Source: 1996 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by 6 Continental Areas,1995 "; "Chinese folk religionists: Followers of traditional Chinese religions (local deities, ancestor veneration, Confucian ethics, Taoism, universism, divination, some Buddhist elements. "
Chinese traditional religion Latin America 68,000 0.01% - - 1996 The World Almanac & Book of Facts 1998 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 654. [Source: 1997 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by 6 Continental Areas,1996 "; "Chinese folk religionists: Followers of traditional Chinese religions (local deities, ancestor veneration, Confucian ethics, Taoism, universism, divination, some Buddhist elements. "
Chinese traditional religion Latin America 73,000 - - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "Geography of Religions " (Geography Department of Morehead State University); web page: "Geography of Taoism " (viewed 1 July 1999); [Orig. source: Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 1996.] Table: "Geography of Taoism ". "The figures of distribution listed below are for all traditional Chinese religionists, including local deities, ancestor veneration, Confucian ethics, Taoists, divination, as well as some Buddhist elements. "
Chinese traditional religion Latin America 184,000 0.04% - - 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999), pg. 695. [Source: 1999 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1998 " [Listed in table as 'Chinese folk religionists': Followers of traditional Chinese religion (local deities, ancestor veneration, Confucian ethics, Taoism, universism, divination, some Buddhist elements).]
Christian Fundamentalist Latin America - - - - 1998 Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe. "Religion " in The Future Now: Predicting the 21st Century. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson (1998), pg. 62. "'Christian fundamentalism' is becoming as much a political term as 'Islamic fundamentalism'. In parts of Latin America, radical Protestant sects are already guilty of trying to mobilize congregatios in support of military-backed dictatorships and hierarchies of wealth and race. "
Christianity Latin America 200,000 1.50% - - 1500 C.E. Walls, Andrew. "Christianity " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st published in 1984], pg. 71-72. "Figure 2.2: Geography and statistics of Christian profesion, 1500-2000 " [showing both population in millions and percentage of total population]
Christianity Latin America 348,700,000 93.80% - - 1980 Walls, Andrew. "Christianity " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st published in 1984], pg. 71-72. "Figure 2.2: Geography and statistics of Christian profesion, 1500-2000 " [showing both population in millions and percentage of total population]
Christianity Latin America 448,008,000 96.97% - - 1995 The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 646. [Source: 1996 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by 6 Continental Areas,1995 "; "Christians: Followers of Jesus Christ affiliated w/ churchs (church members, incl. children: 1,791,227,000 [world total] plus persons professing in censuses or polls though not affiliated. "
Christianity Latin America 455,819,008 92.94% - - 1996 The World Almanac & Book of Facts 1998 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 654. [Source: 1997 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by 6 Continental Areas,1996 "; "Christians: Followers of Jesus Christ affiliated w/ churchs (church members, incl. children: 1,782,809,000 [world total] plus persons professing in censuses or polls though not affiliated. "
Christianity Latin America 435,811,008 93.50% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "The Geography of Religion Website " (assembled by the students of Morehead State University, under Prof. Timothy C. Pitts); web page: "The Geography of Christianity " (viewed 2 March 1999); [Orig. source: Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers (1996), pp. 356-357.] table with 3 columns: "Area "; "Adherents "; "Population Percentage "
Christianity Latin America 450,000,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "Monday Morning Reality Check " (Protestant); web page: "Status of Global Mission 1997 " by Justin D. Long, 1997 (viewed 5 March 1999) "309 million live in Africa, 299 million in Asia, 526 million in Europe, 450 million in Latin America, 202 million in North America and 19 million in Oceania. "
Christianity Latin America 462,964,992 92.68% - - 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999), pg. 695. [Source: 1999 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1998 "; "Total Christians include those affiliated with churches not shown [Roman Catholic; Protestants; Orthodox; Anglicans], plus other persons professing in censuses or polls to be Christians but not affiliated with any church. "
Christianity Latin America - - - - 1999 Woodward, Kenneth L. "2000 Years of Jesus " in Newsweek (March 19, 1999), pg. 63. "Numerically, it is already clear, the future of Christianity lies with the youthful churches of Africa, the Hispanics of the Americas and -- who knows? -- the millions of stalwart Christians in China. "
Christianity Latin America 571,200,000 92.10% - - 2000 Walls, Andrew. "Christianity " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st published in 1984], pg. 71-72. "Figure 2.2: Geography and statistics of Christian profesion, 1500-2000 " [showing both population in millions and percentage of total population; year 2000 figures are projections, made circa 1980]
Christianity - affiliated Latin America - 90.90% - - 1993 Johnstone. Operation World. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1993, p. 21. Table
Christianity - missionaries Latin America 40,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Monday Morning Reality Check " (Protestant); web page: "Brazil, or Saudi Arabia? " by Justin D. Long, 1998 (viewed 5 March 1999) "Yet while more than 40,000 missionaries work in Latin America, only about 2,000 work in the Middle East in general, and most of these are in the more open countries. "
Christianity - other Latin America 11,997,000 2.60% - - 1995 The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 646. [Source: 1996 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by 6 Continental Areas,1995 "; "Other Christians: Catholics (non-Roman), marginal Protestants, crypto-Christians, and adherents of African, Asian, black and Latin American indigenous churches. "
Christianity - other Latin America 10,486,000 2.14% - - 1996 The World Almanac & Book of Facts 1998 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 654. [Source: 1997 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by 6 Continental Areas,1996 "; "Other Christians: Catholics (non-Roman), marginal Protestants, crypto-Christians, and adherents of African, Asian, black and Latin American indigenous churches. "
Christianity - other Latin America - - - - 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999), pg. 695. [Source: 1999 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1998 "; Christianity - other: Those Christians not included in the four other groupings of Roman Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox and Anglican [Note that for Latin America the combined totals given for Catholic and Protestants add up to 25 million more people than the total number of Christians, meaning that many are double counted. That's why this number is negative, and probably won't even appear in the rendered html pages.]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latin America 3,000,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* web site (1998): "Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry "; web page: "The Mormon Church Statistics " "As of 1997, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints... claims membership of a little more than 10 million worldwide. US: 5 Million; Latin America: 3 Million; Asian: 2 Million; South Pacific & Africa: 1/2 Million "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Latin America 2,200,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Goering, Laurie (Chicago Tribune). "Straight-Laced LDS Win Souls in Sensual Brazil " in Salt Lake Tribune, Saturday, Aug. 7, 1999. (Viewed online 14 Aug. 1999). "...Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints... church membership in Latin America has boomed to 2.2 million, almost half the U.S. membership. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples Latin America - - 6
units
- 1996 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996), pg. 435-436. Table: "Temples of the Church "; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Peru; Mexico City; Guatemala City
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples Latin America - - 6
units
- 1998 *LINK* web site: "LDSWorld "; web page: "Gems Temple Status Page " (viewed 17 July 1999); compiled by Dave Kenison. Updated regularly. Original sources: Deseret News Church Almanac, & announcements thru Church News & other media.; Table: "LOCATIONS & DEDICATIONS OF TEMPLES " (incl. dedication dates); Mexico City; Chile; Sao Paulo, Brazil, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Guatemala; Lima, Peru
Confucianism Latin America 2,000 0.00% - - 1995 The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 646. [Source: 1996 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by 6 Continental Areas,1995 "; "Confucians: Non-Chinese followers of Confucius and Confucianism, mostly Koreans in Korea. "
Confucianism Latin America 2,500 0.00% - - 1996 The World Almanac & Book of Facts 1998 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 654. [Source: 1997 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by 6 Continental Areas,1996 "; "Confucians: Non-Chinese followers of Confucius and Confucianism, mostly Koreans in Korea. "
Confucianism Latin America 2,000 0.00% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "The Geography of Religion Website " (assembled by the students of Morehead State University, under Prof. Timothy C. Pitts); web page: "The Geography of Confucianism " (viewed 2 March 1999); [Orig. source: Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers (1996), pp. 356-357.] table with 3 columns: "Area "; "Adherents "; "Population Percentage "
Confucianism Latin America 0 0.00% - - 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999), pg. 695. [Source: 1999 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1998 "; "Confucians: Non-Chinese followers of Confucius and Confucianism, mostly Koreans in Korea. "
cults Latin America - - - - 1998 Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe. "Religion " in The Future Now: Predicting the 21st Century. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson (1998), pg. 62. "'Christian fundamentalism' is becoming as much a political term as 'Islamic fundamentalism'. In parts of Latin America, radical Protestant sects are already guilty of trying to mobilize congregatios in support of military-backed dictatorships and hierarchies of wealth and race. Some religious cults, with their crushing effects on individual identity, their ethic of obedience to charismatic leadership, their paranoid habits and their campaigns against the rest of the world, behave in frightening ways like early fascist cells. "
Cuna Latin America - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 144-145. "Cunas: Location: San Blas Islands (or Mulatas Archipelago), along the Gulf of Darien from Panama to the Colombian border); Language: Cuna...; Religion: Indigenous spirit-based beliefs "; "Today the Cunas inhabit an area that includes part of Panama and part of Colombia... The comparative inaccessibility of the Cuna settlements has helped them preserve their way of life... The Cunas have a close connection with nature and see themselves as a part of it... Becoming a shaman is regarded as an important vocation. Shamans may be men or women, and they perform three types of functions: curing illness in individuals, believed to be caused in most cases by the loss of one's soul; curing villages of epidemic illness; and establishing rapport with spirits... "
Eastern Orthodox Latin America 481,000 0.10% - - 1995 The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 646. [Source: 1996 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1995 "
Eastern Orthodox Latin America 460,000 0.09% - - 1996 The World Almanac & Book of Facts 1998 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 654. [Source: 1997 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1996 "
Eastern Orthodox Latin America 1,764,000 0.40% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "The Geography of Religion Website " (assembled by the students of Morehead State University, under Prof. Timothy C. Pitts); web page: "The Geography of Eastern Orthodoxy " (viewed 2 March 1999); [Orig. source: Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers (1996), pp. 356-357.] table with 3 columns: "Area "; "Adherents "; "Population Percentage "
Evangelical Latin America 250,000 - - - 1900 *LINK* "The church is larger than you think " in DAWN Fridayfax 1998 #28. (Original source: Patrick Johnstone. "The Church is bigger than you think ", WEC, Bulstrode, Gerrards Cross, Bucks, U.K.) In this century, however, the number of Evangelicals has grown from under 250,000 in 1900 to over 40 million in 1990, with over 60 million probably in the year 2000.
Evangelical Latin America 40,000,000 - - - 1990 *LINK* "The church is larger than you think " in DAWN Fridayfax 1998 #28. (Original source: Patrick Johnstone. "The Church is bigger than you think ", WEC, Bulstrode, Gerrards Cross, Bucks, U.K.) In this century, however, the number of Evangelicals has grown from under 250,000 in 1900 to over 40 million in 1990, with over 60 million probably in the year 2000.
Evangelical Latin America - 11.10% - - 1993 Johnstone. Operation World. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1993, p. 21. Table. "Affiliated Evangelical "
Evangelical Latin America 60,000,000 - - - 2000 *LINK* "The church is larger than you think " in DAWN Fridayfax 1998 #28. (Original source: Patrick Johnstone. "The Church is bigger than you think ", WEC, Bulstrode, Gerrards Cross, Bucks, U.K.) In this century, however, the number of Evangelicals has grown from under 250,000 in 1900 to over 40 million in 1990, with over 60 million probably in the year 2000.
Evangelical Friends Alliance Latin America 6,000 - - - 1978 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. 267. "Of the nearly 200,000 Friends in the world in 1978, 121,000 were in the U.S., 20,000 in Great Britain,... and 6,000 in Latin America (E.F.A. converts). "
Flagellants Latin America - - - - 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. 260. "Flagellants. Those practicing public whipping as penance or ascetism. Organized bodies of flagellants appeared in the thirteenth century... Some still exist in Spanish America. "
Hinduism Latin America 748,000 0.16% - - 1995 The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 646. [Source: 1996 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1995 "; "Hindus. 70% Vaishnavites, 25% Shaivites, 2% new-Hindus and reform Hindus. "
Hinduism Latin America 760,000 0.15% - - 1996 The World Almanac & Book of Facts 1998 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 654. [Source: 1997 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1996 "; "Hindus. 70% Vaishnavites, 25% Shaivites, 2% new-Hindus and reform Hindus. "
Hinduism Latin America 884,000 0.20% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "The Geography of Religion Website " (assembled by the students of Morehead State University, under Prof. Timothy C. Pitts); web page: "The Geography of Hinduism " (viewed 2 March 1999); [Orig. source: Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers (1996), pp. 356-357.] table with 3 columns: "Area "; "Adherents "; "Population Percentage "
Hinduism Latin America 785,000 0.16% - - 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999), pg. 695. [Source: 1999 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1998 "
Inca Latin America - - - - 1500 C.E. *LINK* Hexham, Irving. Concise Dictionary of Religion. Carol Stream, USA: InterVarsity Press (1994). (v. online 6 Oct. 1999) "INCA RELIGION: much of what is known of Inca religion comes from Spanish sources and archaeological evidence. The Inca appear to have WORSHIPED a CREATOR GOD who had no name but was given a series of titles. Numerous other DEITIES also existed and were worshiped. Ceremonies were held in large areas in the open air and TEMPLES were used to store RITUAL paraphernalia. Many PRIESTS and attendants served the religion which involved large public ceremonies and constant SACRIFICE. Human victims--mainly women and children--appear to have been sacrificed in times of crisis. "
Independent Restoration Branches Latin America - - 14
units
- 1997 *LINK* web site: "Algonac Restoration Branch " "Directory of Restoration Branches: This is a list of the Restoration Branches that we know about... last updated 10/3/97 "
Islam Latin America 1,329,000 0.29% - - 1995 The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 646. [Source: 1996 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1995 "; "Muslims. 83% Sunni Muslims, 16% Shia Muslims (Shiites), 1% other schools. "
Islam Latin America 1,356,000 0.28% - - 1996 The World Almanac & Book of Facts 1998 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 654. [Source: 1997 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1996 "; "Muslims. 83% Sunni Muslims, 16% Shia Muslims (Shiites), 1% other schools. "
Islam Latin America 1,350,500 0.30% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "The Geography of Religion Website " (assembled by the students of Morehead State University, under Prof. Timothy C. Pitts); web page: "The Geography of Islam " (viewed 2 March 1999); [Orig. source: Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers (1996), pp. 356-357.] table with 3 columns: "Area "; "Adherents "; "Population Percentage "
Islam Latin America 1,624,000 0.33% - - 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999), pg. 695. [Source: 1999 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1998 "
Jainism Latin America 4,000 0.00% - - 1995 The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 646. [Source: 1996 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1995 "
Jainism Latin America 4,500 0.00% - - 1996 The World Almanac & Book of Facts 1998 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 654. [Source: 1997 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1996 "
Jainism Latin America 4,000 0.00% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "The Geography of Religion Website " (assembled by the students of Morehead State University, under Prof. Timothy C. Pitts); web page: "The Geography of Jainism " (viewed 2 March 1999); [Orig. source: Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers (1996), pp. 356-357.] table with 3 columns: "Area "; "Adherents "; "Population Percentage "
Jainism Latin America 0 0.00% - - 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999), pg. 695. [Source: 1999 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1998 "
Judaism Latin America - - - - 1977 Bermant, Chaim. The Jews. New York: NY Times Books (1977), pg. 239. "...it is quite possible that in another generation or two French Jewry could cease to exist as an identifiable group. The same could be said of Argentinian Jewry (and indeed other Latin American communities such as the Brazilian community with its 175,000 Jews, or Chile with its 30,000 Jews), although for entirely different reasons. Latin American Jewry... is [mainly] of recent orign, and dates mainly from the final decades of the last century and the inter-war years. They hail mainly from eastern Europe and though not particularly devout, they have a strong Yiddishist tradition and numerous cultural institutions which have helped to maintain their identity in spite of their isolation from major Jewish centres. They are, however, mostly composed of prosperous middle-class families who feel threatened by social and political upheavals... an increasing number... are emigrating to Israel & North America. "
Judaism Latin America 1,098,000 0.24% - - 1995 The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 646. [Source: 1996 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1995 "
Judaism Latin America 1,084,000 0.22% - - 1996 The World Almanac & Book of Facts 1998 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 654. [Source: 1997 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1996 "
Judaism Latin America 1,092,000 0.20% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "The Geography of Religion Website " (assembled by the students of Morehead State University, under Prof. Timothy C. Pitts); web page: "The Geography of Judaism " (viewed 2 March 1999); [Orig. source: Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers (1996), pp. 356-357.] table with 3 columns: "Area "; "Adherents "; "Population Percentage "
Judaism Latin America 1,121,000 0.22% - - 1998 World Almanac and Book of Facts 2000. Mahwah, NJ: PRIMEDIA Reference Inc. (1999), pg. 695. [Source: 1999 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1998 "; "Jews: Adherents of Judaism "
Lacandon Maya Latin America - - - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 13). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 1773. "In the forests of the Peten a few very primitive families of Lacandon Maya still survive. However the Katun wheel of fate suggests that in the near future their wanderings will end. It is to be hoped that they will be absorbed into the modern world in happiness. "
Lutheran Latin America 1,381,655 - - - 1995 *LINK* Evangelical Lutheran Church in America web site; web page: "January 25, 1996 News Releases " (viewed 9 July 1999). Story: "More than 60 Million Lutherans Worldwide " [96-01-003-FI] Table: "Lutheran World Federation 1995 Membership Figures Summary "
Lutheran Latin America 1,400,000 - - - 1995 *LINK* Evangelical Lutheran Church in America web site; web page: "January 25, 1996 News Releases " (viewed 9 July 1999). Story: "More than 60 Million Lutherans Worldwide " [96-01-003-FI] "Of the nearly 1.4 million Lutherans in Latin America, over 1.1 million are members of the LWF. "
Lutheran - non-LWF Latin America 249,777 - - - 1995 *LINK* Evangelical Lutheran Church in America web site; web page: "January 25, 1996 News Releases " (viewed 9 July 1999). Story: "More than 60 Million Lutherans Worldwide " [96-01-003-FI] Table: "Lutheran World Federation 1995 Membership Figures Summary "
Lutheran World Federation Latin America 1,100,000 - - - 1995 *LINK* Evangelical Lutheran Church in America web site; web page: "January 25, 1996 News Releases " (viewed 9 July 1999). Story: "More than 60 Million Lutherans Worldwide " [96-01-003-FI] "Of the nearly 1.4 million Lutherans in Latin America, over 1.1 million are members of the LWF. "
Lutheran World Federation Latin America 1,131,878 - - - 1995 *LINK* Evangelical Lutheran Church in America web site; web page: "January 25, 1996 News Releases " (viewed 9 July 1999). Story: "More than 60 Million Lutherans Worldwide " [96-01-003-FI] Table: "Lutheran World Federation 1995 Membership Figures Summary "
Mandean Latin America 0 0.00% - - 1995 The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1997 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 646. [Source: 1996 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1995 "
Mandean Latin America 0 0.00% - - 1996 The World Almanac & Book of Facts 1998 (K-111 Reference Corp.: Mahwah, NJ) pg. 654. [Source: 1997 Encyc. Britannica Book of the Year] Table: "Adherents of All Religions by Six Continental Areas, Mid-1996 "


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