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Bahai Faith Africa 1,000,000 - - - 1997 Breuilly, Elizabeth, Joanne O'Brien and Martin Palmer. 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 5 million Baha'is worldwide in more than 175 countries, with the largest concentrations in Africa (about 1 million) and the USA (about 300,000). "
Bahai Faith Africa 2,263,000 0.29% - - 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 "
Bakongo Africa 3,300,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 41. "Bakongo: Alternate Names: Kongo; Location: Congo River region (Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo); Population: 3.3 million; Religion: Christianity, Kimbanguism, and indigenous beliefs "; [This is a measure of TRIBAL affiliation, NOT a count of people practicing Bakongo traditional religion.]
Baptist Africa 3,090,000 - - - 1994 *LINK* Wardin, Albert W. Baptists Around the World.
Baptist World Alliance Africa 3,299,599 - 16,973
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 "
Batswana Africa - - - 2
countries
1997 Bolaane, Maitseo & Part T. Mgadla. Batswana (series: The Heritage Library of African Peoples). New York: Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. (1997), pg. 9. "Batswana live in the countries of Botswana and South Africa. Until South Africa's apartheid system of racial discrimination was abandoned in 1994, many Batswana in South Africa lived in the ethnic homeland of Bophuthatswana... located in what is today the Northwest Province of South Africa... Anything that is regarded as an essential part of the culture of Batswana is also called Setswana. For example, one might refer to Batswana customs as Setswana customs. "
Brahma Kumaris Africa - - - 11
countries
1995 Whaling, F. "Brahma Kumaris " in Journal of Contemporary Religion. Vol. 10, No. 1, 1995, pg. 12. "Centres in the African lands--in Botswana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe--came under the Kenya Zone. Centres in nineteen European countries, togther with centres in Israel, Mauritius, Nigeria, and Dubai, remained under the London Zone. " [South Africa was in the Sydney Zone.]
Buddhism Africa 20,000 - - - 1981 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983), pg. 433. [Orig. source: 1981 Britannica Book of the Year.] Table: Membership in the Major Religions of the World "
Buddhism Africa 25,000 0.01% - - 1982 Robertson, Ian. Sociology (2nd ed.); New York, NY: Worth Publishers (1981) [2nd edition is updated since 1977 1st edition], pg. 405. [Orig. source: Encyclopaedia Britannica Book of the Year, 1982] Table: "Estimated membership of the principal religions of the world "
Buddhism Africa 36,000 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 "
Buddhism Africa 38,000 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 Six Continental Areas, Mid-1996 "
Buddhism Africa 21,000 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 Buddhism " (viewed 2 March 1999); Markham, Ian S., (Editor), A World Religions Reader. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers (1996), pp. 356-357. table with 3 columns: "Area "; "Adherents "; "Population Percentage "
Buddhism Africa 138,000 0.02% - - 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 "
Catholic Africa 5,000,000 - - - 1931 Mazrui, Ali A. The Africans: A Triple Heritage. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company (1986), pg. 135. In 1957 "the Paris Academy of Political and Moral Sciences received some pertinent estimates... Between 1931 and 1951 the number of Muslims in the whole of Africa had risen from 40 million to 80 million in comparison with a Roman Catholic rise from 5 million to 15 million. "
Catholic Africa 7,595,000 - - - 1936 Ferm, Vergilius (ed.). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976), pg. 669. [1st pub. in 1945 by Philosophical Library. 1976 reprint is unrevised.] "Statistics:... The Americas 141,528,000; Africa 7,595,000... [H. A. Krose in 'Lexikon fur Theologie and Kirche', VIII, 791 (1936)] "
Catholic Africa 15,000,000 - - - 1951 Mazrui, Ali A. The Africans: A Triple Heritage. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company (1986), pg. 135. In 1957 "the Paris Academy of Political and Moral Sciences received some pertinent estimates... Between 1931 and 1951 the number of Muslims in the whole of Africa had risen from 40 million to 80 million in comparison with a Roman Catholic rise from 5 million to 15 million. "
Catholic Africa 36,000,000 - - - 1970 *LINK* Tucker, Neely (Knight Ridder). "Growth of Christianity Is Exploding in Africa " in Salt Lake Tribune (15 Jan 2000). "Catholic membership, for example, has tripled in the past 30 years, now numbering more than 110 million... "
Catholic Africa 47,024,500 - - - 1981 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983), pg. 433. [Orig. source: 1981 Britannica Book of the Year.] Table: Membership in the Major Religions of the World "
Catholic Africa 48,024,500 9.94% - - 1982 Robertson, Ian. Sociology (2nd ed.); New York, NY: Worth Publishers (1981) [2nd edition is updated since 1977 1st edition], pg. 405. [Orig. source: Encyclopaedia Britannica Book of the Year, 1982] Table: "Estimated membership of the principal religions of the world "
Catholic Africa 107,077,000 14.70% 9,692
units
- 1995 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997), pg. 368. Table: Catholic World Statistics. Figures are as of Dec. 31, 1995.
Catholic Africa 122,108,000 16.77% - - 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 Africa 125,376,000 16.76% - - 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 Africa 122,907,000 18.00% - - 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 Africa 114,316,000 14.67% - - 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 "
Catholic Africa 100,000,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Chambers, Steve (Religion News Service). "African Cardinal Considered A Leading Papal Candidate " in Salt Lake Tribune, Saturday, June 26, 1999 (viewed online 26 June 1999). "But Catholicism is undergoing a demographic sea change. Two-thirds of the world's 1 billion Catholics live in developing nations, 10 percent of them in Africa. "
Catholic Africa 100,000,000 - - - 1999 Shillinger, Kurt (Globe Correspondent). "Africans embrace Christian faith, with native touch " in Boston Globe (page A01, 01/03/99). [Posted to Nurel-l newslist by Frank Kaufmann]; Dateline: Harare, Zimbabwe. "Roman Catholics count more than 100 million followers in Africa, most of whom joined in the past two decades. "
Catholic Africa 175,000,000 - - - 2000 Bokenkotter, Thomas. A Concise History of the Catholic Church. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1977), pg. 344. "According to some calculations, black Africa will by 57% Christian by the year 2000, and in Africa as a whole, Christians (175 million Catholics, 176 million Protestants) will surpass the 326 million Moslems. "
Catholic Africa 110,000,000 10.00% - - 2000 *LINK* Tucker, Neely (Knight Ridder). "Growth of Christianity Is Exploding in Africa " in Salt Lake Tribune (15 Jan 2000). "Catholic membership, for example, has tripled in the past 30 years, now numbering more than 110 million, meaning about one in 10 Catholics is African. "
Chewa Africa 5,800,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 98-99. "Chewa: Location: Malawi; Zambia; Mozambique; Population: 5,800,000 in Maravi group million; Religion: Protestant; Roman Catholic; traditional beliefs; Islam "; "The main religino of the Chewa is Christianity... "; "It is estimated that 34% of Malawis population is Protestant, while 27% are Catholic, 19% hold to traditional beliefs, and 16% are Muslim. " [NOTE: This statistic is a measue of tribal/ethnic affiliation, NOT how many people practice Chew religion.]
Chinese traditional religion Africa 12,000 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 "; "Chinese folk religionists: Followers of traditional Chinese religions (local deities, ancestor veneration, Confucian ethics, Taoism, universism, divination, some Buddhist elements. "
Chinese traditional religion Africa 13,000 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 "; "Chinese folk religionists: Followers of traditional Chinese religions (local deities, ancestor veneration, Confucian ethics, Taoism, universism, divination, some Buddhist elements. "
Chinese traditional religion Africa 13,000 - - - 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 Africa 33,000 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 " [Listed in table as 'Chinese folk religionists': Followers of traditional Chinese religion (local deities, ancestor veneration, Confucian ethics, Taoism, universism, divination, some Buddhist elements).]
Christianity Africa 1,300,000 2.80% - - 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 profession, 1500-2000 " [showing both population in millions and percentage of total population]
Christianity Africa 10,000,000 9.20% - - 1900 Mbiti, John S. Introduction to African Religion (Second Edition), Heinemann Educational Books: Portsmouth, New Hampshire (1991), pg. 33. statistics cited
Christianity Africa 10,000,000 - - - 1900 Walls, Andrew. "Christianity " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st published in 1984], pg. 109. "At the beginning of the century there were perhaps 10 million professing Christians in Africa. Today [circa 1984] there are 203 million, and by the year 2000 there could be 393 million. "
Christianity Africa 75,000,000 - - - 1971 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. 11. "It has been estimated that in 1971 there were in Africa about 75 million Christians, 140 million Muslims, and 120 million adherents of traditional religions. "
Christianity Africa 203,300,000 44.30% - - 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 profession, 1500-2000 " [showing both population in millions and percentage of total population]
Christianity Africa 128,617,000 - - - 1981 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983), pg. 433. [Orig. source: 1981 Britannica Book of the Year.] Table: Membership in the Major Religions of the World "
Christianity Africa 130,917,000 27.10% - - 1982 Robertson, Ian. Sociology (2nd ed.); New York, NY: Worth Publishers (1981) [2nd edition is updated since 1977 1st edition], pg. 405. [Orig. source: Encyclopaedia Britannica Book of the Year, 1982] Table: "Estimated membership of the principal religions of the world "
Christianity Africa 130,000,000 29.00% - - 1983 Hopfe, Lews M. Religions of the World, Macmillan Publishing Co.: New York (1983) [3rd edition], pg. 59. "It is estimated that of a total population of 448 million, today there are 130 million Christians in Africa. "
Christianity Africa 234,000,000 45.00% - - 1984 Mbiti, John S. Introduction to African Religion (Second Edition), Heinemann Educational Books: Portsmouth, New Hampshire (1991), pg. 34. statistics cited
Christianity Africa 203,000,000 - - - 1984 Walls, Andrew. "Christianity " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st published in 1984], pg. 109. "At the beginning of the century there were perhaps 10 million professing Christians in Africa. Today [circa 1984] there are 203 million, and by the year 2000 there could be 393 million. "
Christianity Africa 348,176,000 47.82% - - 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/ churches (church members, incl. children: 1,791,227,000 [world total] plus persons professing in censuses or polls though not affiliated. "
Christianity Africa 360,873,984 48.24% - - 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/ churches (church members, incl. children: 1,782,809,000 [world total] plus persons professing in censuses or polls though not affiliated. "
Christianity Africa 327,204,000 48.00% - - 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 Christianity " (viewed 2 March 1999); 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 Africa 309,000,000 - - - 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 Africa 356,276,992 45.73% - - 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 Africa 350,000,000 46.67% - - 1999 *LINK* Chambers, Steve (Religion News Service). "Can Christianity, Islam Co-Exist in Africa? " in Salt Lake Tribune, 28 Aug. 1999 (viewed online 28 Aug. 1999). "Roughly 300 million of Africa's 750 million people are Muslims, another 350 million of them Catholics and Protestants. Neither camp is having much success winning converts from the other, drawing instead from a once-bountiful pool of followers of traditional religions. "
Christianity Africa - 3.00% - - 1999 *LINK* web site: "Issues That Make Christians Squirm! " (a Christian apologetics site written by Grantley Morris); Subsection: "Christianity is on the decline " (viewed 25 Feb. 1999) "In Africa, the number who follow Christ has risen from 3% in 1900 to a present figure of 45%. "
Christianity Africa - 45.00% - - 1999 *LINK* web site: "Issues That Make Christians Squirm! " (a Christian apologetics site written by Grantley Morris); Subsection: "Christianity is on the decline " (viewed 25 Feb. 1999) "In Africa, the number who follow Christ has risen from 3% in 1900 to a present figure of 45%. "
Christianity Africa - - - - 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 Africa 351,000,000 - - - 2000 Bokenkotter, Thomas. A Concise History of the Catholic Church. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1977), pg. 344. "According to some calculations, black Africa will by 57% Christian by the year 2000, and in Africa as a whole, Christians (175 million Catholics, 176 million Protestants) will surpass the 326 million Moslems. "
Christianity Africa 394,000,000 48.40% - - 2000 Mbiti, John S. Introduction to African Religion (Second Edition), Heinemann Educational Books: Portsmouth, New Hampshire (1991), pg. 34. statistics cited; projection to year 2000 done in or before 1991
Christianity Africa 350,000,000 - - - 2000 *LINK* Tucker, Neely (Knight Ridder). "Growth of Christianity Is Exploding in Africa " in Salt Lake Tribune (15 Jan 2000). "About 350 million Africans now profess Christianity, making it the largest religious faith on the continent. "
Christianity Africa 393,000,000 - - - 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. 109. "At the beginning of the century there were perhaps 10 million professing Christians in Africa. Today [circa 1984] there are 203 million, and by the year 2000 there could be 393 million. "
Christianity Africa 393,300,000 47.20% - - 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 profession, 1500-2000 " [showing both population in millions and percentage of total population; year 2000 figures are projections, made circa 1980]
Christianity - affiliated Africa - 48.10% - - 1993 Johnstone. Operation World. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1993, p. 21. Table
Christianity - born-again Africa 338,000,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* [Orig. source: DAWN Friday Fax, 97/28 (http://www.jesus.org.uk/dawn)] "Today, Africa is home to 338 million born-again Christians according to Luis Bush, one of the leading figures in the AD2000 Movement. That's 17% of worldwide Christianity, compared to only 2% in 1900. "
Christianity - other Africa 61,335,000 8.42% - - 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 Africa 68,357,000 9.14% - - 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 Africa 100,560,000 12.91% - - 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
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Africa 50,000 - - - 1991 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998), pg. 12. "In January, 1997, the 100,000th member in the Church's Africa Area was baptized. That almost doubled the membership of six years previous. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Africa 95,000 - 289
units
- 1995 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996), pg. 525-529. Table: "Membership and units by lands "; latest figures from year-end 1995
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Africa 107,785 - - - 1997 "LDS in Africa: Growing Membership Sees American Church with Unique Vision, " Salt Lake Tribune, 4 April 1998. Reprinted in Sunstone (June 1998, pg. 71). Map: Membership totals as of December 1997.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Africa 110,000 - - - 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998), pg. 114. Graphic: "Church membership worldwide "; "Total: 10 million; Estimate Nov. 2, 1997. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Africa 100,000 - - - 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998), pg. 12. "In January, 1997, the 100,000th member in the Church's Africa Area was baptized. That almost doubled the membership of six years previous. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Africa 112,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* official organization web site; web page: "Membership Distribution " in "Global Media Guide " section, (viewed 22 March 1999). Map, with membership figures shown for following areas: Canada, USA, Mexico, South America, Caribbean, Europe, Africa, Asia, Central America, South Pacific; "Membership Worldwide, Dec. 31, 1997 "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - black Africa 100,000 - - - 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998), pg. 119. "A rough estimate would place the number of Church members with African roots at year-end 1997 at half a million, with about 100,000 each in Africa and the Caribbean, and another 300,000 in Brazil. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples Africa - - 1
unit
- 1923 *LINK* web site: "Kim Siever's Temple Site "; web page: "Africa " (viewed 18 April 1999). Table with columns: Name [of temple], Year: Operating temples: "Johannesburg South Africa 1923 "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples Africa - - 1
unit
- 1996 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996), pg. 435-436. Table: "Temples of the Church "; South Africa
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples Africa - - 1
unit
- 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); [NOTE: LDS temples are distinct from and far more rare than church buildings / meetinghouses]; In South Africa
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples Africa - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* web site: "Kim Siever's Temple Site "; web page: "Africa " (viewed 18 April 1999). Table with columns: Name [of temple], Year: Operating temples: "Johannesburg South Africa 1923 "
Church of the Province of Kenya Africa - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 264-265. "Luo: Location: Western Province and Nyanza Province in Kenya; Tanzania; Population: Over 3 million "; "Today there are a variety of religious communities drawing on beliefs from indigenous practices and Christianity. The Anglican Church, known as the CPK, and the Roman Catholic Church are very significant among the Luo. "
Churches of Christ Africa 20,000 - - - 1951 *LINK* official organization web site: "A Brief History of the Churches of Christ in Africa " Most of the growth in the church in Africa has taken place in the past forty years. In that period the memberships has grown from less than 20,000 to near 400,000. (Campbellite)


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