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of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
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congreg./
churches/
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countries
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Notes
Catholic Nicaragua 1,494,000 90.00% - - 1965 Carpenter, Allan & Tom Balow. Nicaragua (series: Enchantment of Central America). Chicago: Childrens Press (1971), pg. 90. "Official Religion - None, but more than 90% of people are Roman Catholic... Population History... 1965: 1,660,000 "
Catholic Nicaragua - 96.00% - - 1971 Carpenter, Allan & Tom Balow. Nicaragua (series: Enchantment of Central America). Chicago: Childrens Press (1971), pg. 63. "...though there is no official religion, today about 96% of the population is Catholic. "
Catholic Nicaragua - 88.00% - - 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% "
Catholic Nicaragua 4,047,000 89.00% 205
units
- 1995 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997), pg. 333-367. Figures are as of Dec. 31, 1995. Number used for "congregations " is from number of Catholic parishes.
Catholic Nicaragua 3,770,000 - - - 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.
Catholic Nicaragua 4,167,079 95.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 4,386,399. Roman Catholic 95%, Protestant 5%.
Catholic Nicaragua 3,960,000 90.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 330. "Location: Nicaragua; Population: 4.4 million "; "Approximately 90% of the Nicaraguan people are Roman Catholics. City dwellers and those from the middle and upper class are most likely to attend Mass and receive the sacraments. The lower classes tend to be less religious... "
Catholic Nicaragua - 79.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Catholic Nicaragua - 95.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Wholesome Words: Worldwide Missions " by Stephen Ross, "First Edition, 1998 "; [original sources: The World Book Encyclopedia, c1998.] Table: "Major Roman Catholic Countries of the World "
Catholic - nuns Nicaragua 484 - - - 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 Nicaragua 921 - - - 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 Nicaragua 310 - - - 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 Nicaragua 400 - - - 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 Nicaragua 45 - - - 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 Nicaragua 218 - - - 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 "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Nicaragua - - - - 1971 Carpenter, Allan & Tom Balow. Nicaragua (series: Enchantment of Central America). Chicago: Childrens Press (1971), pg. 63. "There are many Protestant churches, including those of the Episcopal, Baptist, Mormon, and Methodist faiths. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Nicaragua 3,100 - - - 1985 "New Stake Presidencies " in LDS Church News (Aug. 15, 1998), pg. 13. "At year-end 1985 membership in the country was 3,100. Within six years, membership increased to 11,000, and at the end of 1997, Nicaragua had a membership of 25,000. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Nicaragua 11,000 - - - 1991 "New Stake Presidencies " in LDS Church News (Aug. 15, 1998), pg. 13. "At year-end 1985 membership in the country was 3,100. Within six years, membership increased to 11,000, and at the end of 1997, Nicaragua had a membership of 25,000. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Nicaragua 18,000 0.40% 96
units
- 1995 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996), pg. 188-408. "Year-end 1995: Est. population [of country]; Members, [number shown in '# of adherents' column to left] "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Nicaragua 25,000 - - - 1997 "New Stake Presidencies " in LDS Church News (Aug. 15, 1998), pg. 13. "At year-end 1985 membership in the country was 3,100. Within six years, membership increased to 11,000, and at the end of 1997, Nicaragua had a membership of 25,000. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Nicaragua 25,000 0.70% 75
units
- 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998), pg. 267-410. Information from a variety of sources. Figures for year-end 1997.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Nicaragua 26,000 - - - 1998 "The Church in Central America " in Ensign (Aug. 1998), pg. 79. "The Church has no stakes there yet, but about 26,000 members are organized into several strong districts. "
Church of the Nazarene Nicaragua 7,677 0.23% 111
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site: Nazarene World Mission Society Church Statistics: Churches; 12 Jan. 1998; total population: 3,374,000
Convencion Bautista de Nicaragua Nicaragua 10,000 - 87
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 "
Convencion de Iglesias Evangelicas Menonitas de Nicaragua Nicaragua 3,050 - 63
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " NICARAGUA... Convencion de Iglesias Evangelicas Menonitas de Nicaragua (CIEMN); Members: 3,050; Congregations: 63
Fraternidad de Iglesias Evangelicas Menonitas de Nicaragua Nicaragua 750 - 23
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " NICARAGUA... Fraternidad de Iglesias Evangelicas Menonitas de Nicaragua; Members: 750; Congregations: 23
Jehovah's Witnesses Nicaragua 14,104 0.30% 230
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 60,432.
Jehovah's Witnesses Nicaragua 14,345 0.30% 239
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 - Memorial attendance Nicaragua 60,432 1.31% 230
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 Nicaragua 57,597 1.21% - - 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.
Mennonite World Conference Nicaragua 6,600 - - - 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: 3.
Mision Hermanos en Cristo Nicaragua 2,800 - 60
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Carribean, Central & South America: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " NICARAGUA... Mision Hermanos en Cristo (Nicaragua); Members: 2,800; Congregations: 60
Moravian Church Nicaragua - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 330-331. "Location: Nicaragua; Population: 4.4 million "; "The 10% of the population that are Protestant chiefly live in the Caribbean part of the nation. The Moravian Church is dominant in this region; almost all Miskito and many Creoles are Moravian. "
other Nicaragua 500,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Roman Catholic; other is mostly Protestant
Protestant Nicaragua - - - - 1971 Carpenter, Allan & Tom Balow. Nicaragua (series: Enchantment of Central America). Chicago: Childrens Press (1971), pg. 63. "There are many Protestant churches, including those of the Episcopal, Baptist, Mormon, and Methodist faiths. "
Protestant Nicaragua 219,320 5.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 4,386,399. Roman Catholic 95%, Protestant 5%.
Protestant Nicaragua 440,000 10.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 330-331. "Location: Nicaragua; Population: 4.4 million "; "The 10% of the population that are Protestant chiefly live in the Caribbean part of the nation. The Moravian Church is dominant in this region; almost all Miskito and many Creoles are Moravian. Pentecostal churches have made important gains among Nicaragua's poor. The Assemblies of God is the largest of the Pentecostal denominations. "
Protestant Nicaragua - 17.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
African Traditional Religion Niger 500,000 54.90% - - 1900 *LINK* web page: "Geographical Distribution of Followers of ATR... " (viewed 13 March 1999); Arranged by Chidi Denis Isizoh from the entries made in: Barret, D.B. World Christian Encylopedia. Nairobi (1982). Table: "Geographical Distribution of Adherents of African Traditional Religion in the Continent of Africa "
African Traditional Religion Niger 545,300 13.60% - - 1970 *LINK* web page: "Geographical Distribution of Followers of ATR... " (viewed 13 March 1999); Arranged by Chidi Denis Isizoh from the entries made in: Barret, D.B. World Christian Encylopedia. Nairobi (1982). Table: "Geographical Distribution of Adherents of African Traditional Religion in the Continent of Africa "
African Traditional Religion Niger 578,110 12.60% - - 1975 *LINK* web page: "Geographical Distribution of Followers of ATR... " (viewed 13 March 1999); Arranged by Chidi Denis Isizoh from the entries made in: Barret, D.B. World Christian Encylopedia. Nairobi (1982). Table: "Geographical Distribution of Adherents of African Traditional Religion in the Continent of Africa "
African Traditional Religion Niger 615,880 11.70% - - 1980 *LINK* web page: "Geographical Distribution of Followers of ATR in African Nations "; (viewed 13 March 1999); Arranged by Chidi Denis Isizoh from the entries made in: Barret, D.B. World Christian Encylopedia. Nairobi (1982). Table: "Geographical Distribution of Adherents of African Traditional Religion in the Continent of Africa "
African Traditional Religion Niger - 15.00% - - 1985 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: INTERNATIONAL INTERCESSORS, Feb., 1985); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 5.4 million. Islam is the predominant religion. About 15 percent of the people still adhere to traditional religion.
African Traditional Religion Niger 742,500 7.80% - - 2000 *LINK* web page: "Geographical Distribution of Followers of ATR in African Nations "; (viewed 13 March 1999); Arranged by Chidi Denis Isizoh from the entries made in: Barret, D.B. World Christian Encylopedia. Nairobi (1982). Table: "Geographical Distribution of Adherents of African Traditional Religion in the Continent of Africa "; Projection, made circa 1982.
Beriberi-Manga Niger - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Catholic Niger 19,000 0.20% 21
units
- 1995 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997), pg. 333-367. Figures are as of Dec. 31, 1995. Number used for "congregations " is from number of Catholic parishes.
Christianity Niger 88,000 1.00% - - 1994 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 334, 336. "Location: Niger; Population: 8.8 million (1994) "; Pg. 336: "During the colonia period, Christian missions were established throughout Niger. Today, they are still active but Catholics and Protestants make up less than 1% of Niger's population. "
Christianity Niger - - - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 200. "Principal Religions: Islam. There is a small number of Christians. "
Djerma Niger - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Islam Niger 4,200,000 85.00% - - 1978 Welch, Alford T. "Islam " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st published in 1984], pg. 164-165. [Original src: Weeks, R. (ed.), "Muslim Peoples: A World Ethnographic Survey " (1978).] Table: "Approximate Muslim populations and percentages of total populations "
Islam Niger - - - - 1985 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: INTERNATIONAL INTERCESSORS, Feb., 1985); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 5.4 million. Islam is the predominant religion. About 15 percent of the people still adhere to traditional religion.
Islam Niger 4,500,000 91.00% - - 1986 *LINK* Web site: "Arabic Paper "; web page: "Muslim Countries of the World " (viewed 15 June 1999). [Written 1998.] [NOTE: Unreliable statistical methodology.] "In 1986... Muslim Education Trust organization [U.K.] obtained... 1971 census & [info. from] Embassies of the respective countires... 1971 census showed the Independent Muslim countries pop. was around 784.5 Million. "; "...add (784.5M + 308M [minority Muslim countries]) = 1092.5 Million Muslims in 1971 "; Table shows country, "population " [number of Muslims in the country], & % Muslim. Total adds up to 896,080,000, so these figures are apparently intended to be estimates for 1986.
Islam Niger - 80.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994) pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "
Islam Niger 8,360,000 95.00% - - 1994 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 334, 336. "Location: Niger; Population: 8.8 million (1994) "; Pg. 336: "Today, 95% of the Nigerien population is said to be Muslim, though in many cases being a follower of Mohammed is not antithetical to the propitiation of spirits or the use of divination. "
Islam Niger 7,511,087 80.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 9,388,859. Muslim 80%, remainder indigenous beliefs and Christians
Islam Niger - - - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 200. "Principal Religions: Islam. There is a small number of Christians. "
Islam Niger - 80.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Wholesome Words: Worldwide Missions " by Stephen Ross, "First Edition, 1998 "; [original sources: The World Book Encyclopedia, c1998.] Table: "Major Muslim Countries of the World "
Islam Niger 8,799,000 92.00% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Izala Niger - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 336. "Of late, reformist religious groups such as Izala, an anti-Sufi movement, have made numerous converts among the youth by preaching against an Islam which they see as tainted by local traditions. Izala members advocate frugality, and Islamic education for all, challenge the authority of elders, and condemn the use of amulets. "
Jehovah's Witnesses Niger 77 0.00% 5
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 Niger 241 0.00% 7
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 1,187.
Jehovah's Witnesses Niger 238 0.00% 7
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 - Memorial attendance Niger 152 - 5
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 Niger 1,187 0.02% 7
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 Niger 904 0.01% - - 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.
Kanuari Niger - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Marka Niger - - - - 1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Minianka Niger - - - - 1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
other Niger 130,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Sunni Muslim
primal-indigenous Niger - 20.00% - - 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% "; Listed in table as "Traditional beliefs "
Senufo Niger - - - - 1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Seventh-day Adventist Niger - 0.00% - - 1993 *LINK* web site: "Adventist Images "; web page: "Membership Density " (viewed 25 June 1999); "Copyright 1996 - Pacific Union Conference of Seventh Day Adventists " "Adventist Believers - High and Low Density "; Table: "Ratio of church membership to country population "; Ratio: 1:250,000
Sunni Niger - 80.00% - - 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% "
Sunni Niger 9,340,000 - - - 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.
Tubu Niger - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures


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