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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Mexico 783,000 - - - 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 Mexico - 0.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Mexico 789,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "End of Times Apostacy Online Database " (1998) [Orig. source: Aug. 21, 1998, David W. Cloud, Fundamental Baptist Information Service, 1701 Harns Rd., Oak Harbor, WA 98277] "According to the World Churches Handbook, there are also 780,000 Jehovah's Witnesses and 789,000 Mormons in Mexico. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Mexico 783,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* "Dateline: Monday-April-05-1999 - Barbados - News-General "; Barbados Nation Online newspaper (viewed online 6 April 1999). "Mexico and Brazil, with 783 000 and 640 000 members, respectively, follow the United States in membership, and Chile and Peru are fifth and sixth. The country with the fourth highest Latter-Day Saints membership is the Philippines, with 389 000. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples Mexico - - 1
unit
- 1996 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996), pg. 435-436. Table: "Temples of the Church "; Mexico City
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples Mexico - - 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)
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples Mexico - - 2
units
- 1999 "Temples Dedicated in Colonia Juarez and Madrid " in Ensign (May 1999), pg. 115. "A total of about 5,000 people attended four dedicatory sessions held 6-7 March for the Church's 55th and Mexico's second operating temple. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples Mexico - - 2
units
- 1999 *LINK* Parker, Katie (NewsNet Staff Writer). "LDS Church dedicates Colonia Juarez Chihuahua Temple " on BYU NewsNet web site (viewed 8 March 1999); "This story was posted on Sunday, March 7 1999 " "The Colonia Juarez Chihuahua Temple... begins operation today after its weekend dedicatory sessions. '[It is the] 55th temple in operation for the LDS Church,' said Dan Rascon, from the LDS Church public affairs office. " [This is the 2nd LDS temple in Mexico. The first is in Mexico City.] "In the last four months, ground breaking has occurred for two [additional] temples in Mexico "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples Mexico - - 2
units
- 1999 *LINK* web site: "Kim Siever's Temple Site "; web page: "Mexico " (viewed 18 April 1999). Table with columns: Name [of temple], Year: Operating temples: "Mexico City, Mexico 1083; Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua 1999 "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples Mexico - - 2
units
- 1999 *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); Colonia Juarez temple dedicated March 1999.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples Mexico - - - - 2000 "Seven Temples Dedicated " in Ensign, May 2000, pg. 109-110. "...dedicated the new Hermosillo Sonora Mexico Temple in four sessions on 27 February [2000]... More than 10,500 people visited the templ during its open house... will serve some 46,200 membes in 11 stakes and 6 districts. Nearly 6,000 members attended the dedicatory services. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples Mexico - - - - 2000 "Seven Temples Dedicated " in Ensign, May 2000, pg. 109. "...six dedicatory sessoins for the Ciudad Juarez Mexico Temple on 26 February [2000]... will serve more than 36,000 members in 10 stakes and one district. More than 8,000 members, including many from El Paso, Texas, just across the border, attended the dedicatory services. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples Mexico - - - - 2000 "Seven Temples Dedicated " in Ensign, May 2000, pg. 110-111. "Oaxaca Mexico Temple was dedicated in four sessions on 11 March [2000]... More than 10,000 people visited the temple during its open house... The dedicatory services drew more than 18,000 members. The new temple serves more than 26,000 members in 10 stakes, 1 district, and 4 branches. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples Mexico - - - - 2000 "Seven Temples Dedicated " in Ensign, May 2000, pg. 111. "The Tuxtla Gutierrez Mexico Temple, in the state of Chiapas on Mexico's southern border, was dedicated... in four sessions on 12 March... More than 3,300 members attended the four dedicatory sessions... The temple serves more than 18,000 members in five stakes, one district and three missions. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples - small Mexico - - 1
unit
- 1999 Gaunt, LaRene Porter. "Taking Temples to the People " in Ensign (March 2000), pg. 15. Table: "Smaller Temples (as of 31 Dec. 1999) "; Colonia Juarez Chihuahua
Church of the Living Word Mexico - - 1
unit
- 1975 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 283. "mid-1970s there were... 14 congregations in Brazil, Canada, Germany, Ghana, Guam, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Philippine Islands, and South Africa. "
Church of the Nazarene Mexico 37,742 0.04% 481
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site: Nazarene World Mission Society Church Statistics: Churches; 27 March 1998; total population: 88,598,000
Concilio Olazabal de Iglesias Latino Americano Mexico - - 4
units
- 1967 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 280. "In 1967 there were... four churches in Mexico. "
Conferencia de Iglesias Evangelicas Anabautistas Menonitas de Mexico Mexico 192 - 10
units
- 1994 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " MEXICO... Conferencia de Iglesias Evangelicas Anabautistas Menonitas de Mexico; Members (1994): 192; Congregations: 10
Conferencia Evangelica Misionera de Mexico Mexico 285 - 15
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " MEXICO... Conferencia Evangelica Misionera de Mexico; Members: 285; Congregations: 15
Convencion Nacional Bautista de Mexico Mexico 65,398 - 791
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 "
Curanderismo Mexico - - - - 1998 Davis, Rod. American Voudou: Journey Into A Hidden World. Denton, Texas: University of North Texas Press (1998), pg. 9. "In different areas, voudou has different rituals and doctrines, running a sectarian range roughly comparable to that from Judaism through Protestantism to Catholicism. In Haiti, the religion metamorphosed into vodun or vaudoux; in Cuba, santeria, in Brazil, candomble; in Trinidad, Shango Baptist; in Mexico, curanderismo; in Jamaica, obeah. In the American South, it became voodoo and, in the most extreme caricature, hoodoo... "
Ethiopian Orthodox Coptic Church of North and South America Mexico - - 1
unit
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 140. Section: Non-Chalcedonian Orthodoxy. "Ethiopian Orthodox Coptic Church of North and South America... In the few years of its existence it has established churches in Trinidad, Mexico, and Pennsylvania... Membership: Not reported. It is estimated that several hundred members can be found in the 3 parishes in New York and Pennsylvania. "
Evangelical Mexico - 4.30% - - 1993 *LINK* DAWN FridayFax 1997 #37: "Mexico: already 15% Evangelicals "; Source: PULSE, 7/97 A recently published government report in Mexico shows that 15% of the inhabitants are Evangelical Christians. The 1993 edition of Operation World claims that 4.3% of the population was Evangelical at that time.
Evangelical Mexico 4,530,000 - - - 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. Listed in table as "Evangelical (Protestant and Catholic) "
Evangelical Mexico - 15.00% - - 1997 *LINK* DAWN FridayFax 1997 #37: "Mexico: already 15% Evangelicals "; Source: PULSE, 7/97 A recently published government report in Mexico shows that 15% of the inhabitants are Evangelical Christians. The 1993 edition of Operation World claims that 4.3% of the population was Evangelical at that time.
Iglesia Cristiana de Paz en Mexico Mexico 240 - 12
units
- 1994 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " MEXICO... Iglesia Cristiana de Paz en Mexico; Members (1994): 240+/-; Congregations: 12
Iglesia de Dios en Cristo Menonita Mexico 369 - 24
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " MEXICO... Iglesia de Dios en Cristo Menonita; Members: 369; Congregations: 24
Iglesia Evangelica Menonita del Noroeste de Mexico Mexico 260 - 12
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " MEXICO... Iglesia Evangelica Menonita del Noroeste de Mexico; Members: 260; Congregations: 12
Islam Mexico 39,000 0.03% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Jehovah's Witnesses Mexico 133,852 0.18% 4,474
units
- 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 "; Adherent count here is from "1983 Peak Publishers " column
Jehovah's Witnesses Mexico 488,264 0.52% 11,099
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 1,601,817.
Jehovah's Witnesses Mexico 518,307 0.54% 11,299
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 Mexico - 0.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Jehovah's Witnesses Mexico 780,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "End of Times Apostacy Online Database " (1998) [Orig. source: Aug. 21, 1998, David W. Cloud, Fundamental Baptist Information Service, 1701 Harns Rd., Oak Harbor, WA 98277] "According to the World Churches Handbook, there are also 780,000 Jehovah's Witnesses and 789,000 Mormons in Mexico. "
Jehovah's Witnesses - Memorial attendance Mexico 619,564 - 4,474
units
- 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 Mexico 1,601,817 1.71% 11,099
units
- 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 Mexico 1,569,363 1.64% - - 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 Mexico 350,000 - - - 1992 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: 11/2/92 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Now there are up to 350,000 Jews living in Mexico City alone. A recent survey showed that perhaps only 19% of the parents of Jewish university students attend synagogue regularly.
Judaism Mexico 40,700 - - - 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. "
Kleinegemeinde in Mexiko Mexico 1,335 - 12
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " MEXICO... Kleinegemeinde in Mexiko; Members: 1,335; Congregations: 12
Mennonite World Conference Mexico 20,689 - - - 1997 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site; page: "Mennonite and Brethren in Christ World Membership Totals " (viewed 8 Aug. 1999). Table: "Mennonite and Brethren in Christ World Membership Totals "; "based on the most recent data available... from 1996 or 1997... statistics indicate baptized members "; Dif. religious bodies: 9.
Mennonitengemeinde zu Mexiko Mexico 430 - 3
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " MEXICO... Mennonitengemeinde zu Mexiko; Members: 430; Congregations: 3
Methodist Mexico - - - - 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. 478. "[Methodist] Churches having more than 20,000 members are found in... New Zealand; Germany, Ireland; Jamaica, Mexico, and Brazil. "
Mexican National Catholic Church Mexico - - 120
units
- 1928 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 80. "Mexican National Catholic Church... Over the next decades, as church-state relations improved in Mexico, the National Church, which by 1928 had claimed 120 priests and parishes in 14 Mexican states, began to dissolve. "
Molokan Spiritual Christians (Pryguny) Mexico - - 1
unit
- 1991 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 327-328. "Molokan Spiritual Christians (Pryguny)... There is also a... small group in Baja California. "
New Kadampa Tradition Mexico - - 10
units
- 1999 *LINK* official organization web site; web page: "Directory of NKT Centers for Asia, Australasia and America " (viewed 23 Jan. 1999). counted listings on directory.
Nonreligious Mexico - 3.00% - - 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% "
Nonreligious Mexico 3,000,000 - - - 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.
other Mexico 2,020,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Roman Catholic, Protestant and Evangelical Catholic, or Nonreligious
Pentecostal Mexico 120,000 - - - 1976 Quebedeaux, Richard. The New Charismatics: The Origins, Development, and Significance of Neo-Pentecostalism; Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1976), pg. 46-47. "thanks to Prudencio Damboriena and Walter Hollenweger's work, we can offer a very approximate estimate of total [Classical] Pentecostal adherents in nations where the movement has had a measurable impact... "
primal-indigenous Mexico 3,200,000 100.00% - - 1492 C.E. Utter, Jack. American Indians: Answers to Today's Questions. Lake Ann, MI: National Woodlands Publishing Co. (1993), pg. 23. Table: "Some Estimates of Aboriginal American Population, ca. 1492 "; Figures from 5 different sources. Source: Kroeber (1939).
primal-indigenous Mexico 4,500,000 100.00% - - 1492 C.E. Utter, Jack. American Indians: Answers to Today's Questions. Lake Ann, MI: National Woodlands Publishing Co. (1993), pg. 23. Table: "Some Estimates of Aboriginal American Population, ca. 1492 "; Figures from 5 different sources. Source: Rosenblat (1954).
primal-indigenous Mexico 4,500,000 100.00% - - 1492 C.E. Utter, Jack. American Indians: Answers to Today's Questions. Lake Ann, MI: National Woodlands Publishing Co. (1993), pg. 23. Table: "Some Estimates of Aboriginal American Population, ca. 1492 "; Figures from 5 different sources. Source: Steward (1949).
primal-indigenous Mexico 15,000,000 100.00% - - 1492 C.E. Utter, Jack. American Indians: Answers to Today's Questions. Lake Ann, MI: National Woodlands Publishing Co. (1993), pg. 23. Table: "Some Estimates of Aboriginal American Population, ca. 1492 "; Figures from 5 different sources. Source: Sapper (1924).
primal-indigenous Mexico 37,500,000 100.00% - - 1492 C.E. Utter, Jack. American Indians: Answers to Today's Questions. Lake Ann, MI: National Woodlands Publishing Co. (1993), pg. 23. Table: "Some Estimates of Aboriginal American Population, ca. 1492 "; Figures from 5 different sources. Source: Dobyns (1966).
Protestant Mexico - 3.00% - - 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% "; Protestant "includes all non-Roman Catholic denominations "
Protestant Mexico 5,853,802 6.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 97,563,374; nominally Roman Catholic 89%, Protestant 6%
Protestant Mexico 4,750,000 5.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 299-300. "Location: Mexico; Population: 95 million "; Pg. 300: "About 5% of the population is Protestant. Evangelical Christian groups, including Baptists, Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, and Seventh-Day Adventists... have had particular success in southeastern Mexico, especially among Indian communities. "
Protestant Mexico - 5.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Radha Soami Foundation, Beas Mexico - - 1
unit
- 1972 Harper, Marvin Henry. Gurus, Swamis, and Avatars: Spiritual Masters and their American Disciples; Philadelphia: Westminster Press (1972), pg. 216. "A recent issue [of the Sangat's publication 'R. S. Greetings'] lists the locations... of 14 satsangs east of the Rockies and 26 to the west. 3 satsangs in Canada and 1 each in Mexico and in Hawaii are also listed. "
Scientology Mexico - - 13
units
- 1999 *LINK* web page (OPPOSING VIEW): "Scientology Worldwide " (viewed 13 Feb. 1999); "Last Update on 10th Feb. 1999 " Number here ( "# congregations ") represent total of all orgs: Dianetic Centers, Celebrity Centers, missions, etc.; "CoS web sites have lists of Missions (1998) & Orgs (1996) from which the Table below is derived. Original concept and research by 'Inducto'. "
Seventh-day Adventist Mexico 500,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "End of Times Apostacy Online Database " (1998) [Orig. source: Aug. 21, 1998, David W. Cloud, Fundamental Baptist Information Service, 1701 Harns Rd., Oak Harbor, WA 98277] "...in Mexico. The Seventh-day Adventists reported an increase of more than 7,000 new members in January alone (Ecumenical News International, Feb. 23, 1998). The SDA now claims more than 500,000 members in Mexico. "
Seventh-day Adventist Mexico 504,000 - - - 2000 *LINK* Stack, Peggy Fletcher (compiler). "World View " in Salt Lake Tribune (19 Feb 2000) [Orig. source: Adventist News Network] "More than 4,000 people chose to be baptized and join the Seventh-day Adventist Church last weekend in Veracruz, Mexico. They join the 500,000 other members already living in Mexico. "
Sommerfeld Mennonite Church Mexico 1,078 - 3
units
- 1994 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " MEXICO... Sommerfelder Mennonitengemeinden; Members (1994): 1,078; Congregations: 3
Tenrikyo Mexico - - 10
units
- 1998 *LINK* official Tenrikyo web site; page: "A Statistical Review of Tenrikyo: 1 of 2 " (viewed 10 Dec. 1999) Table: "A Statistical Review of Tenrikyo 1998 ". Church-supplied data. 1 mission centers; 2 churches; 7 mission stations
Tenrikyo - graduated from Shuyoka Mexico 1 - - - 1998 *LINK* official Tenrikyo web site; page: "A Statistical Review of Tenrikyo: 2 of 2 " (viewed 10 Dec. 1999) Table: "Statistics on followers who... graduated from Shuyoka... between Jan. and Dec. 1998. "; "Data by Research Section and Overseas Mission Department "
Tenrikyo - new Besseki Pledge Mexico 6 - - - 1998 *LINK* official Tenrikyo web site; page: "A Statistical Review of Tenrikyo: 2 of 2 " (viewed 10 Dec. 1999) Table: "Statistics on followers who took the Besseki Pledge... between Jan. and Dec. 1998. "; "Data by Research Section and Overseas Mission Department "
Tenrikyo - received the Sazuke Mexico 2 - - - 1998 *LINK* official Tenrikyo web site; page: "A Statistical Review of Tenrikyo: 2 of 2 " (viewed 10 Dec. 1999) Table: "Statistics on followers who... received the Sazuke... between Jan. and Dec. 1998. "; "Data by Research Section and Overseas Mission Department "
Toltec Mexico - - - - 1000 C.E. Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 2). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 198, 200. "The Aztecs were a group of American Indians speaking Nahuatl... The language was also spoken by the Toltecs, who controlled most of Mexico between 750 and 1000 AD. "
True People Mexico 400 - - - 1997 Boremanse, Didier. "The Faith of the Real People: The Lacondon of the Chiapas Rain Forest " in South and Meso-American Native Spirituality, ed. by Gary H. Gossen. New York: Crossroad Publishing Co. (1997), pg. 324-326. "The Indians known as the Lacondon who today live in the Chiapas forest, in the southern extremity of Mexico... The roughly 400 'True People' (or Hach Winik, 'real or true men,' as they call themselves in Mayan)... In 1981, traditional religion was practiced by approx. only 20 families... The others have either renounced religion altogether or have converted to Christianity. "
True People traditional religion Mexico 80 - - - 1981 Boremanse, Didier. "The Faith of the Real People: The Lacondon of the Chiapas Rain Forest " in South and Meso-American Native Spirituality, ed. by Gary H. Gossen. New York: Crossroad Publishing Co. (1997), pg. 324-326. "The Indians known as the Lacondon who today live in the Chiapas forest, in the southern extremity of Mexico... The roughly 400 'True People' (or Hach Winik, 'real or true men,' as they call themselves in Mayan)... In 1981, traditional religion was practiced by approx. only 20 families... The others have either renounced religion altogether or have converted to Christianity... During the 1970s, traditional religion had not yet fallen into disuses as is the case today... "
Unity Church Mexico - - 5
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site (viewed 1998) Counted the churches in their directory.
Venta Prieta Jews Mexico 36 - 1
unit
- 1935 Ross, Dan. Acts of Faith: A Journey to the Fringes of Jewish Identity. New York: St. Martin's Press (1982), pg. 13. "Jewish leaders in Mexico City [went to Venta Prieta] to investigate. They discovered a community... a few dozen villagers who gathered each week in a one-room adobe synagogue to worship God with a mixture of Jewish, Protestant, and Catholic prayers and hymns. They... had not been circumcised... they were indigenous Mexicans--mestizos. They did not differ from the other residents of Venta Prieta in any way but religion. "
Venta Prieta Jews Mexico - - 2
units
- 1948 Ross, Dan. Acts of Faith: A Journey to the Fringes of Jewish Identity. New York: St. Martin's Press (1982), pg. 15. "...anthropologist Raphael Patai published his study of Venta Prieta in 1950. Two years earlier, he had spent three months in the village. By that time the 'Jewish Indians' in both Mexico City and Venta Prieta were regular stops on the Jewish tourist circuit. "


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