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Theravada Buddhism Asia - Southeast - - - - 1966 Welty, Paul Thomas. The Asians: Their Heritage and Their Destiny (Revised Edition). Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co. (1966), pg. 291, 295. "The religion of the vast majority of people in the countries of Burma, Cambodia, and Laos is Buddhism in the form called Theravada... "; Pg. 295: "The only word that properly describes the role of Buddhism in the countries of Burma, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand is pervasive. There is no aspect of a person's life in these countries which is not affected by Buddhism... "
Vipassana Meditation Centers Asia - Southeast - - 10
units
- 1999 *LINK* web site: "Vipassana Meditation "; web page: "Vipassana Meditation Centers in South Asia " (viewed 13 Feb. 1999) counted meditation centers listed in directory; Cambodia; Yangon, Myanmar; Mandalay, Myanmar; Mogok, Myanmar; Kathmandu, Nepal; Lumbini, Nepal; Sri Lanka; Taiwan; Bangkok, Thailand; Phitsanulok, Thailand
Ashurism Assyria - 0.00% - - 256 C.E. *LINK* web site: "Assyria Online! "; web page: "Brief History of the Asyrians " (viewed 10 Feb. 1999), by Peter BetBasoo. "Assyria is located in north Mesopotamia and spans four countries: In Syria it extends west to the Euphrates river; in Turkey it extends north to Harran, Edessa, Diyarbakir, and Lake Van; in Iran it extends east to Lake Urmi, and in Iraq it extends to about 100 miles south of Kirkuk. "; "Assyrians have practiced two religions throughout their history: Ashurism and Christianity. Ashurism was, of course, the first religion of the Assyrians. The very word Assyrian, in its Latin form, derives from the name of Ashur, the Assyrian god. Assyrians continued to practice Ashurism until 256 A.D, although by that time, most Assyrians had accepted Christianity. "
Chaldean Church Assyria - 45.00% - - 1999 *LINK* web site: "Assyria Online! "; web page: "Brief History of the Asyrians " (viewed 10 Feb. 1999), by Peter BetBasoo. Pie chart graphic: "Approximation by Assyria Online " "Assyria is located in north Mesopotamia and spans 4 countries: In Syria it extends west to the Euphrates river; in Turkey it extends north to Harran, Edessa, Diyarbakir, and Lake Van; in Iran it extends east to Lake Urmi, and in Iraq it extends to about 100 miles south of Kirkuk. "; Pie chart: "Chaldean 45%; Syriac Orthodox 26%; Church of the East 19%; Other 6%; Syriac Catholic 4%. "
Nestorian Assyria - 19.00% - - 1999 *LINK* web site: "Assyria Online! "; web page: "Brief History of the Asyrians " (viewed 10 Feb. 1999), by Peter BetBasoo. Pie chart graphic: "Approximation by Assyria Online " "Assyria is located in north Mesopotamia and spans 4 countries: In Syria it extends west to the Euphrates river; in Turkey it extends north to Harran, Edessa, Diyarbakir, and Lake Van; in Iran it extends east to Lake Urmi, and in Iraq it extends to about 100 miles south of Kirkuk. "; Pie chart: "Chaldean 45%; Syriac Orthodox 26%; Church of the East 19%; Other 6%; Syriac Catholic 4%. "
other Assyria - 6.00% - - 1999 *LINK* web site: "Assyria Online! "; web page: "Brief History of the Asyrians " (viewed 10 Feb. 1999), by Peter BetBasoo. Pie chart graphic: "Approximation by Assyria Online " "Assyria is located in north Mesopotamia and spans 4 countries: In Syria it extends west to the Euphrates river; in Turkey it extends north to Harran, Edessa, Diyarbakir, and Lake Van; in Iran it extends east to Lake Urmi, and in Iraq it extends to about 100 miles south of Kirkuk. "; Pie chart: "Chaldean 45%; Syriac Orthodox 26%; Church of the East 19%; Other 6%; Syriac Catholic 4%. "
Syrian Catholic Assyria - 4.00% - - 1999 *LINK* web site: "Assyria Online! "; web page: "Brief History of the Asyrians " (viewed 10 Feb. 1999), by Peter BetBasoo. Pie chart graphic: "Approximation by Assyria Online " "Assyria is located in north Mesopotamia and spans 4 countries: In Syria it extends west to the Euphrates river; in Turkey it extends north to Harran, Edessa, Diyarbakir, and Lake Van; in Iran it extends east to Lake Urmi, and in Iraq it extends to about 100 miles south of Kirkuk. "; Pie chart: "Chaldean 45%; Syriac Orthodox 26%; Church of the East 19%; Other 6%; Syriac Catholic 4%. "
Syrian Orthodox Church (Jacobite) Assyria - 26.00% - - 1999 *LINK* web site: "Assyria Online! "; web page: "Brief History of the Asyrians " (viewed 10 Feb. 1999), by Peter BetBasoo. Pie chart graphic: "Approximation by Assyria Online " "Assyria is located in north Mesopotamia and spans 4 countries: In Syria it extends west to the Euphrates river; in Turkey it extends north to Harran, Edessa, Diyarbakir, and Lake Van; in Iran it extends east to Lake Urmi, and in Iraq it extends to about 100 miles south of Kirkuk. "; Pie chart: "Chaldean 45%; Syriac Orthodox 26%; Church of the East 19%; Other 6%; Syriac Catholic 4%. "
Bahai Faith Australasia - - 5,954
units
- 1994 The Baha'is. Leicestershire, United Kingdom: Baha'i Publishing Trust of the U.K. (1994; 1st ed. 1992), pg. 7. Table: Statistics of the Baha'i world community "; Figures taken from column: "Local Spiritual Assemblies "; Five locations listed: Africa, Americas, Australiasia [Oceania: Australia, Cook Islands, Eastern Caroline Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Western Caroline Islands], Asia, Europe
Lutheran Australasia 500,000 - - - 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. 114. "[Lutheran] present-day distribution by continents is: 60,400,000 in Europe; 8,900,000 in North America; 2,300,000 in Asia; 1,900,000 in South America; 1,900,000 in Africa; and 500,000 in Australasia. "
Methodist Australasia 189,437 - - - 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed.). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976), pg. 489. [1st pub. in 1945 by Philosophical Library. 1976 reprint is unrevised.] Table: "The following statistical table gives the present approx. membership of the main divisions of world-wide Methodism... " Location listed in table as "Australasia "
Aboriginal Evangelical Missions Australia 2,828 0.02% - - 1996 *LINK* Parliament of Australia web site; page: "Census 96: Religion " (viewed 18 Dec. 1999) Self-identification, from 1996 govt. census.
Acharya's Yoga and Meditation Centre Australia 5,000 - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* Ireland, Rowan. Web site: La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia; web page: "New Religious Associations in Australia ", written January 1998. (Viewed 4 July 1999). "So far, 65 religious groups and associations have completed a questionnaire and are listed below... Acharya's Yoga and Meditation Centre is not a religious headquarters but a teaching place for a universal outlook of faiths and beliefs. The movement originated in Australia in 1969 when its founder Acharya Upendra Roy arrived in Sydney. The centre in Sydney is the only one of its kind in the world. It has an estimated 5000 members. "
Aetherius Society Australia - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site directory of branches and groups
Agnostic Australia 8,801 0.05% - - 1996 *LINK* Parliament of Australia web site; page: "Census 96: Religion " (viewed 18 Dec. 1999) Self-identification, from 1996 govt. census. [Listed in table as "Agnosticism "]
Albanian Orthodox Australia 68 0.00% - - 1996 *LINK* Parliament of Australia web site; page: "Census 96: Religion " (viewed 18 Dec. 1999) Self-identification, from 1996 govt. census.
Ananda Marga Australia 500 - 18
units
- 1998 *LINK* Ireland, Rowan. Web site: La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia; web page: "New Religious Associations in Australia ", written January 1998. (Viewed 4 July 1999). "Ananda Marga... arrived in Australia in 1972, and now has 18 centres across the country with an estimated 500 members "
ancestor veneration Australia 653 0.00% - - 1996 *LINK* Parliament of Australia web site; page: "Census 96: Religion " (viewed 18 Dec. 1999) Self-identification, from 1996 govt. census. [Listed in table as "Ancestor Veneration "]
Ancient and Mystical Order of the Rosae Crucis Australia 1,582 - 14
units
- 1998 *LINK* Ireland, Rowan. Web site: La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia; web page: "New Religious Associations in Australia ", written January 1998. (Viewed 4 July 1999). "Rosicrucian Order Amorc... It arrived in Australia in 1928... In Australia, there are 14 centres for exactly 1582 members. "
Ancient Church of the East Australia 1,126 0.01% - - 1996 *LINK* Parliament of Australia web site; page: "Census 96: Religion " (viewed 18 Dec. 1999) Self-identification, from 1996 govt. census. [Listed in table as "Ancient Church of the East ", distinct from the "Assyrian Church of the East "]
Anglican Australia - 39.00% - - 1947 *LINK* Anglican Communion News Service (ACNS). "Australia: Statistics Show Australians Religious Affiliation " in ACNS #1315, 3 Sept. 1997 [97.8.5.2] (viewed online 24 June 1999). "Since 1947 there has been great change in the religious composition of Australian society due to immigration and to conversion. Then, Anglicans were the biggest group - with 39%... "
Anglican Australia 3,723,400 - - - 1986 *LINK* web site: "Growth of Religions in Australia and New South Wales 1986-1996 " Table "Australia " [growth of religion in Australia, 1986-1996]; "Prepared by the Buddhist Council of New South Wales from census data published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics "; "1986 adherents "
Anglican Australia 5,760,000 36.00% - - 1987 Stark, Al. Australia: A Lucky Land (series: Discovering Our Heritage). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Dillon Press (1987), pg. 10-11. "...population... just over 16 million... Formally 36% of the population is Anglican... Other Protestant groups make up about 25% of the population... "
Anglican Australia 4,018,800 23.80% - - 1991 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998)
Anglican Australia 4,018,770 - - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Growth of Religions in Australia and New South Wales 1986-1996 " Table "Australia " [growth of religion in Australia, 1986-1996]; "Prepared by the Buddhist Council of New South Wales from census data published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics "; "1991 adherents "
Anglican Australia 4,360,000 - - - 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.
Anglican Australia 3,924,000 21.80% - - 1996 *LINK* Anglican Communion News Service (ACNS). "Australia: Statistics Show Australians Religious Affiliation " in ACNS #1315, 3 Sept. 1997 [97.8.5.2] (viewed online 24 June 1999). "According to figures recently released by the Australian government's Bureau of Statistics... of Australia's nearly 18 million people... statistics... from the nation's latest census in 1996 [which] includes the question: 'What is your religion?'... Since 1947 there has been great change in the religious composition of Australian society due to immigration and to conversion. Then, Anglicans were the biggest group - with 39%... Roman Catholics (20.7% in 1947) are now the biggest group at 26.8%, with Anglicans next at 21.8%. "
Anglican Australia 3,903,300 22.00% - - 1996 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998)
Anglican Australia 3,903,324 21.82% - - 1996 *LINK* Parliament of Australia web site; page: "Census 96: Religion " (viewed 18 Dec. 1999) Self-identification, from 1996 govt. census. "In the 1996 Census, respondents were asked to mark one of the seven specified religions (Catholic, Anglican, Uniting Church, Presbyterian, Greek Orthodox, Baptist, or Lutheran) or to specify a particular religion. Persons with no religion were asked to mark the no religion box. "
Anglican Australia 3,903,324 21.81% - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "Growth of Religions in Australia and New South Wales 1986-1996 " Table "Australia " [growth of religion in Australia, 1986-1996]; "Prepared by the Buddhist Council of New South Wales from census data published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics "; "1996 adherents " [based on 12,582,764 adherents of Christianity equaling 70.3% of total pop., total population = 17,898,669]
Anglican Australia 4,812,533 26.10% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Anglican 26.1%, Roman Catholic 26%, other Christian 24.3%; Total population: 18,438,824.
Anglican Australia 4,680,000 26.00% - - 1997 Meisel, Jacqueline Drobis. Australia: The Land Down Under (series: Exploring Cultures of the World). New York: Benchmark Books/Marshall Cavendish (1997), pg. 60. "Population: 18 million... Religion... Protestant (Church of England), 26%; Roman Catholic, 26%; other Christian faiths, 24%... "
Anglican Australia 4,000,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* web page (viewed 1998): Radio National Transcripts: The Religion Report: "Religious Life in Australia " (Wednesday, 23 July, 1997.) [Discussion of results of 1997 Australian nationwide census, bases on self-identification.] "Garry Bouma: All the census will tell you is the answer to What is your religion? That is, your religious identification. It says nothing about practice. I mean if all those Anglicans, those just under 4-million people who said they were Anglicans, showed up in churches, we wouldn't have pews for them. "
Anglican Australia 4,858,016 26.10% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) "Population: 18,613,087 (July 1998 est.)... Anglican 26.1%, Roman Catholic 26%, other Christian 24.3% "
Anglican Australia 4,680,000 26.00% - - 1999 Dolce, Laura. Australia ( "Major World Nations " book series). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999), pg. 63, 72. Pg. 63: "...Australia's more than 18 million citizens... "; Pg. 72: "At one time the majority of Australians were members of the Church of England, or Anglicans. Today Catholics make up an equal part of churchgoers. Close to 26% of Australians are Catholic. Roughly the same number (26%) are Anglicans. "
animism Australia 727 0.00% - - 1996 *LINK* Parliament of Australia web site; page: "Census 96: Religion " (viewed 18 Dec. 1999) Self-identification, from 1996 govt. census. [Listed in table as "Animism ", i.e., people who specifically identified their religion as such. Distinct from Australian aboriginal religions.]
Anthroposophical Society Australia 750 - 7
units
- 1998 *LINK* Ireland, Rowan. Web site: La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia; web page: "New Religious Associations in Australia ", written January 1998. (Viewed 4 July 1999). "Anthroposophical Society... arrived in Australia in 1925 and now has seven centres and 750 members. "
Antiochian Orthodox Australia 3,969 0.02% - - 1996 *LINK* Parliament of Australia web site; page: "Census 96: Religion " (viewed 18 Dec. 1999) Self-identification, from 1996 govt. census.
Apostolic Australia 13,680 8.00% - - 1996 *LINK* Parliament of Australia web site; page: "Census 96: Religion " (viewed 18 Dec. 1999) Self-identification, from 1996 govt. census. [Categories combined for this figure: "Apostolic Church (so described) " (4,212); "Apostolic Church of Queensland " (3,276); "Apostolic Church (Australia) " (3,707); "New Apostolic Church " (2,485)]
Apostolic Church Australia 4,212 0.02% - - 1996 *LINK* Parliament of Australia web site; page: "Census 96: Religion " (viewed 18 Dec. 1999) Self-identification, from 1996 govt. census. [Listed in table as "Apostolic Church, so described ", distinct from a few other religious bodies with "Apostolic Church " or "Apostolic " in name. Presumably these are census respondents who wrote simply "Apostolic Church " but didn't specify among separate Apostolic denominations: Apostolic Church (Australia), Apostolic Church of Queensland, etc.]
Apostolic Church (Australia) Australia 3,707 0.02% - - 1996 *LINK* Parliament of Australia web site; page: "Census 96: Religion " (viewed 18 Dec. 1999) Self-identification, from 1996 govt. census. [Listed in table as "Apostolic Church (Australia) ", distinct from a few other religious bodies which have "Apostolic " in their name.]
Apostolic Church of Queensland Australia 3,276 0.02% - - 1996 *LINK* Parliament of Australia web site; page: "Census 96: Religion " (viewed 18 Dec. 1999) Self-identification, from 1996 govt. census.
Aquarian School of Yoga Australia - - - - 1998 *LINK* Ireland, Rowan. Web site: La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia; web page: "New Religious Associations in Australia ", written January 1998. (Viewed 4 July 1999). "So far, 65 religious groups and associations have completed a questionnaire and are listed below... Aquarian School of Yoga: The Aquarian School of Yoga was founded by Joan Plumridge in 1968. It is a yoga school that teaches 'a way of discovering what it is to be a fully autonomous human being', through physical exercise, study, drama, music and meditation. Yoga originated in India 4000 years ago where it was formulated by ancient Rishis and sages. The teaching of the yoga began in Australia in 1954 with Margrit Segesman. There are now many centres across the country. "
Aquarian Spiritualist Centre Australia - - - - 1998 *LINK* Ireland, Rowan. Web site: La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia; web page: "New Religious Associations in Australia ", written January 1998. (Viewed 4 July 1999). "So far, 65 religious groups and associations have completed a questionnaire and are listed below... Aquarian Spiritualist Centre: The Aquarian Spiritualist Centre is not a religious association. It is a Centre which espouses 'a science, a philosophy and a way of life'. "
Armenian Apostolic Church Australia 8,290 0.05% - - 1996 *LINK* Parliament of Australia web site; page: "Census 96: Religion " (viewed 18 Dec. 1999) Self-identification, from 1996 govt. census. [Listed in table as "Armenian Apostolic Church "]
Arya Samaj Australia - - 3
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site; web page: "Global Directory: Directory of Arya Samaj in Australia " (viewed 24 Jan. 1999) counted listings in directory
Assemblies of God Australia 61,763 0.35% - - 1996 *LINK* Parliament of Australia web site; page: "Census 96: Religion " (viewed 18 Dec. 1999) Self-identification, from 1996 govt. census.
Assyrian Church of the East Australia 5,109 0.03% - - 1996 *LINK* Parliament of Australia web site; page: "Census 96: Religion " (viewed 18 Dec. 1999) Self-identification, from 1996 govt. census. [Listed in table as "Assyrian Church of the East "]
Atheism Australia 7,200 0.04% - - 1996 *LINK* Anglican Communion News Service (ACNS). "Australia: Statistics Show Australians Religious Affiliation " in ACNS #1315, 3 Sept. 1997 [97.8.5.2] (viewed online 24 June 1999). "According to figures recently released by the Australian government's Bureau of Statistics... of Australia's nearly 18 million people... statistics... from the nation's latest census in 1996 [which] includes the question: 'What is your religion?'... The figures from the latest census show a slight decline in religious identification from the figure of 76.6% in 1991; 16.5% now claim to have 'no religion', but only 0.04% describe themselves as 'atheists'. "
Atheism Australia 7,496 0.04% - - 1996 *LINK* Parliament of Australia web site; page: "Census 96: Religion " (viewed 18 Dec. 1999) Self-identification, from 1996 govt. census.
attendance - weekly Australia - 16.00% - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "The University of Michigan News and Information Services "; web page: "Study identifies worldwide rates of religiosity, church attendance " (viewed 17 April 1999). "News Release: December 10, 1997 " By Diane Swanbrow. Table: weekly church attendance in various nations. "Source: Based on latest avail. data from... World Values surveys. Results with an asterisk are from the 1990-1991 survey; all others are from 1995-1997 survey. "
Australasian Conference of Seventh Day Baptists Australia 150 - 5
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 "
Australian Aboriginal religion Australia - - - - 1800 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. 547. "As Europeans began to settle in Australia, many traditional communities were disrupted. Those who were unable to retreat into areas where no Europeans had settled were denied the shared experience of traditional life that enlivened the Law. The Law withered. Australians became strays in a world where physical survival alone had meaning. Where Europeans were unable to penetrate significantly, Australians held to their Law. The rhythmic clack of boomerangs, the drone of the didgeridoo, songs, dances, rituals, and the dreaming that brought men into vital contact with the Dreamtime ancestors continued... "
Australian Aboriginal religion Australia 7,200 0.04% - - 1996 *LINK* Anglican Communion News Service (ACNS). "Australia: Statistics Show Australians Religious Affiliation " in ACNS #1315, 3 Sept. 1997 [97.8.5.2] (viewed online 24 June 1999). "According to figures recently released by the Australian government's Bureau of Statistics... of Australia's nearly 18 million people... statistics... from the nation's latest census in 1996 [which] includes the question: 'What is your religion?'... 0.04% indicated they followed an Australian Aboriginal traditional religion. While the number indicating a traditional religion has increased substantially since 1991, most Australian indigenous people identify with a Christian religious group. "
Australian Aboriginal religion Australia 7,356 0.04% - - 1996 *LINK* Parliament of Australia web site; page: "Census 96: Religion " (viewed 18 Dec. 1999) Self-identification, from 1996 govt. census. [Listed in table as "Australian Aboriginal Traditional Religions "]
Australian Aborigines Australia 300,000 - - - 1770 Peddicord, Kathleen (ed). The World's Best: The Ultimate Book for the International Traveler. Baltimore, MD: Agora, Inc. (1992), pg. 395. "Anthropologists estimate that 300,000 aborigines lived in Australia before 1770. They spoke 500 different languages. "
Australian Aborigines Australia 250,000 - - - 1770 Pinney, Roy. Vanishing Tribes. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1968), pg. vi. "At the beginning of white settlement in Australia, the aborigines numbered 250,000... "
Australian Aborigines Australia 300,000 100.00% - - 1787 Day, A. Grove. The Story of Australia. New York: Random House (1960), pg. 10. "The land [Australia] was very large, and in all of it there were perhaps only 300,000 people. "
Australian Aborigines Australia 300,000 100.00% - - 1787 Luling, Virginia. Aborigines. Morristown, N.J.: Macdonald Educational Ltd. (1979), pg. 6. "The first Australians arrived from Asia. Forty thousand years ago there was less area between Australia and the rest of the world than today. But even then, there were some channels up to 80 kilometres wide, so they must have used boats or rafts, some of the first in the world. The people spread over the land and multiplied. By the time the Europeans arrived there were perhaps 300,000 of them. "
Australian Aborigines Australia 350,000 100.00% - - 1787 Meisel, Jacqueline Drobis. Australia: The Land Down Under (series: Exploring Cultures of the World). New York: Benchmark Books/Marshall Cavendish (1997), pg. 17. "Before 1788, when settlers from Europe arrived, there were about 350,000 Aborigines. They had all of the land of Australia to themselves. "
Australian Aborigines Australia 3,000,000 - - - 1788 Darian-Smith, Kate & David Lowe. The Australian Outback and Its People. New York: Thomson Learning (1995), pg. 14. "In 1788, when the British invaded Australia, it is estimated that there were between 750,000 and three million Aborigines living in about 650 different groups, or tribes. Each group had its own dialect, political and social system, laws, and territory. Aboriginal people depended on the environment for their daily survival, and the land was essential to their cultural and religious life. "
Australian Aborigines Australia 300,000 - - - 1788 Gunther, John & William H. Forbis. John Gunther's Inside Australia; New York: Harper & Row (1972), pg. 66. "Aborigines are increasing at a rate faster than the general population--but they are still fewer than one-half of the 300,000 who, in the estimate of Professor A. R. Radcliffe-Brown, inhabited Australia in 1788. "
Australian Aborigines Australia 66,000 - - - 1900 Luling, Virginia. Aborigines. Morristown, N.J.: Macdonald Educational Ltd. (1979), pg. 36. "By 1900 the number of Aborigines had dropped from about 300,000 to about 66,000. Many had died from bullets and many more from diseases, such as tuberculosis, which they caught from the whites. The rest had lost their land and their sacred places, the homes of their souls. It was not their world any longer and nothing made any sense. The Aborigines became despondent and the death rate rose dramatically. Soon, it seemed, there would be no more Aborigines. "
Australian Aborigines Australia 80,000 - - - 1966 Gunther, John & William H. Forbis. John Gunther's Inside Australia; New York: Harper & Row (1972), pg. 66. "Including persons with 50% or more Aboriginal blood, this race numbers 80,000, according to the 1966 census. "
Australian Aborigines Australia 40,000 - - - 1968 Pinney, Roy. Vanishing Tribes. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co. (1968), pg. vi. "At the beginning of white settlement in Australia, the aborigines numbered 250,000; today no more than 40,000 are left. "
Australian Aborigines Australia 60,000 - - - 1972 Blunden, Godfrey. The Land and People of Australia (series: Portraits of the Nations Series). Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co. (revised edition 1972), pg. 66. "There are about 60,000 full-blooded aborigines surviving in Australia today. You will not see them near the big cities... You will find them in the far interior... "
Australian Aborigines Australia 40,000 - - - 1975 Anderson, Norman (ed.). The World's Religions; Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. (1989). [1st pub. in 1950. 4th ed., completely revised, pub. 1975.] (Article: "Religions of pre-literary societies " by Edward G. Newing.) Pg. 21. "It has been estimated that about 40,000 pure Aborigines are living on reserves, cattle stations, missions and outskirts of towns. Few have been integrated into the dominant European culture. "
Australian Aborigines Australia 150,000 1.11% - - 1977 Cornelia, Elizabeth. Australia: The Land and Its People. London, England: Macdonald Educational (1977), pg. 55. "The Australian population numbers about 13.5 million (estimated). Most people are of British and European origin. There are between 110,000 and 150,000 of Aboriginal descent. "
Australian Aborigines Australia 150,000 - - - 1979 Luling, Virginia. Aborigines. Morristown, N.J.: Macdonald Educational Ltd. (1979), pg. 40. "Today there are at least 150,000 people of Aboriginal descent. Among them are successful people, artists, writers and entertainers, sportsmen and sportswomen, and three elected politicians. But these are the exceptions. Most of the other people are just very poor. "
Australian Aborigines Australia 160,000 1.07% - - 1992 ??? Pg. 383: "Only slightly more than 15 million people live in [Australia] "; pg. 395: "Australia's 160,000 aborigines maintain their tribal traditions mainly in northern and central Australia. (Queensland is populated with more aborigines than any other state). About two-thirds of the aborigines are living a relatively modern lifestyle in the big cities. They are the poorest group in Australia, plagued by health problems, alcoholism, and culture shock. "
Australian Aborigines Australia 160,000 - - - 1993 Willis, Roy (ed.). World Mythology. New York: Henry Holt & Co. (1993), pg. 279. "Of perhaps 200 languages spoken before colonial times, only Abu 50 survive, spoken by a quarter of the present-day Aboriginal population of 160,000. "
Australian Aborigines Australia 270,000 - - - 1995 Darian-Smith, Kate & David Lowe. The Australian Outback and Its People. New York: Thomson Learning (1995), pg. 14. "Today there are about 270,000 Aborigines in Australia. Three-quarters of these live in the rural towns and lands of the outback... "
Australian Aborigines Australia 100,000 1.50% - - 1997 *LINK* Gamming, Jenny. They have a flag-but no country " in Swedish Expressen, 17 Aug. 1997. (Viewed 16 Aug. 1999). Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organisation web site. Translated by SSF/Goran Hansson. "The 100,000 Aboriginals are today only 1.5 percent of the population of Australia. Most of them live outside the cities and other densely populated areas. The Aboriginals are divided into a number of nations and clans. Among them there are a staggering 500 different languages divided into 31 language groups. "
Australian Aborigines Australia 200,000 1.11% - - 1997 Meisel, Jacqueline Drobis. Australia: The Land Down Under (series: Exploring Cultures of the World). New York: Benchmark Books/Marshall Cavendish (1997), pg. 30, 60. Pg. 30: "Only about 200,000 Aborigines are left in Australia. "; Pg. 60: "Population: 18 million... "
Australian Aborigines Australia 350,000 1.84% - - 1999 Associated Press. "Mistreating of Aborigines admitted " in Dallas Morning News Aug. 27, 1999; pg. 21A. " "Numbering more than 350,000 in a population of 19 million, Australia's indigenous peoples... "


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