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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
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of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Islam Nigeria 100,000,000 75.00% - - 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 Nigeria 32,668,000 - - - 1987 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: 4/9/87 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) "PRAY FOR THE 32,668,000 MUSLIMS IN NIGERIA. "
Islam Nigeria 52,593,000 47.00% - - 1988 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Nigeria ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1988), pg. 33, 38. Pg. 33: "...Nigeria's 111.9 million people... "; Pg. 38: "Approximately 37% of Nigerians are Muslims. Islamic religious practices are strictly followed in the north, although in remote areas practices may be less traditional. "
Islam Nigeria - 39.00% - - 1988 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: 3/11/88 issue of GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Official statistics indicate that Nigeria's population is currently 39% Muslim while it is 49% Christian. Less than one-fifth of the population exclusively adheres to traditional tribal religions... Evangelicals are 14% of Nigeria's Christian pop.
Islam Nigeria - 45.00% - - 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 Nigeria 41,595,000 47.00% - - 1992 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Est. 88.5 million [total pop.] (1992). In last officially accepted census (1963), about 47 percent of population self-identified as Muslims (chiefly adherents of Sunni Islam)
Islam Nigeria 51,960,000 - - - 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.
Islam Nigeria 47,720,000 - - - 1997 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything, DK Publishing, Inc.: New York (1997), pg. 160-161. List: "Top 10 Largest Muslim Populations in the World "; (Rank: 8)
Islam Nigeria 53,564,736 50.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 107,129,469. Muslim 50%, Christian 40%, indigenous beliefs 10%
Islam Nigeria 56,400,000 47.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 74. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
Islam Nigeria - 45.00% - - 1998 "Pope John Paul III visits Nigeria " in Christian Century (Apr. 8, 1998), pg. 33. "Each faith group [Muslims and Christians] includes about 45 percent of Nigeria's population. "
Islam Nigeria 42,000,000 39.25% - - 1998 "Pope's Visit Blindsides Evangelicals " in Christianity Today (May 18, 1998), pg. 22. "With a total population of 107 million people, Nigeria has 42 million Muslims. The country includes 10 million Roman Catholics, 6.7 million Pentecostals and 5.7 million Anglicans, according to World Churches Handbook. "
Islam Nigeria 46,384,120 - - - 1998 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything 1999. New York: DK Publishing (1998), pg. 77. Table: "Top 10 Largest Muslim Populations in the World "; Rank: #9
Islam Nigeria 50,265,000 45.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 330. "Location: Nigeria; Population: 111.7 million "; "Nigerians widely hold to their traditional African religious beliefs in addition to subscribing to various branches of Islam and Christianity... Muslims now constitute 45% of the population... Currently, Protestants account for 26.35%, Catholics 12.1%, and African Christian 10.6% of the population. "
Islam Nigeria - 40.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Islam Nigeria 35,745,560 34.00% - - 1998 Owhonda, John. Nigeria: A Nation of Many Peoples. Parsipany, New Jersey: Dillon Press (1998), pg. 6-7. "Population: 105,134,000 (1995 estimated)... Major Religions:... Followers of Islam form 48% of the population, Christians 34%, with the rest of the population divided among various ethnic religions. "
Islam Nigeria - 50.00% - - 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 Nigeria 61,195,200 45.40% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Jehovah's Witnesses Nigeria 108,189 0.13% 2,212
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 Nigeria 203,110 0.20% 3,944
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 598,717.
Jehovah's Witnesses Nigeria 222,306 0.21% 4,073
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 Nigeria - 0.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Jehovah's Witnesses - Memorial attendance Nigeria 303,994 - 2,212
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 Nigeria 598,717 0.58% 3,944
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 Nigeria 539,978 0.50% - - 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.
Kunari Nigeria - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Lutheran Nigeria 480,000 - - - 1996 "Lutherans by the numbers " in Christian Century (March 4, 1998), pg. 228. "But the most significant Lutheran growth, the LWF said, was found in Nigeria, where the number of Lutherans reached 655,000 in 1997--an increase of 175,000, or more than 36 percent, over 1996. "
Lutheran Nigeria 655,000 - - - 1997 "Lutherans by the numbers " in Christian Century (March 4, 1998), pg. 228. "But the most significant Lutheran growth, the LWF said, was found in Nigeria, where the number of Lutherans reached 655,000 in 1997--an increase of 175,000, or more than 36 percent, over 1996. "
Mambilla Baptist Convention Nigeria 14,667 - 194
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 "
Mennonite Church Nigeria 7,002 - 60
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Africa: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " NIGERIA... Mennonite Church (Nigeria)... Members: 7,002; Congregations: 60
Mennonite World Conference Nigeria 7,268 - - - 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: 2.
Methodist Nigeria - - - - 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 Angola, Congo, Dahomey-Togo, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone... "
Mt. Zion Sanctuary Nigeria - - 10
units
- 1988 Melton, J. Gordon (ed.). The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Vol. 1. Tarrytown, NY: Triumph Books (1991), pg. 251. Chapter: Pentecostal Family; section: White Trinitarian Pentecostals. Church reporting.
Nigerian Baptist Convention Nigeria 1,026,000 - 5,200
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 "
Nok Nigeria - - - - 200 C.E. Haskins, Jim & Joann Biondi. From Afar to Zulu: A Dictionary of African Cultures. New York: Walker Publishing Co. (1995), pg. 186. "Africa's Lost Cultures... Nok: The oldest culture of West Africa, the Nok peoples date back over 2,000 years. The Nok lived in the central regions of present-day Nigeria... Historians estimate that the Nok lived in Nigeria between 500 B.C. and A.D. 200... Around 100 B.C., hunting and herding societies began to take control of most of the Nok region. These new societies established their own agricultural communities, and many of the Nok slowly merged with them. By about A.D. 200, the Nok became assimilated into these other societies, and their own culture and economic unity dwindled. Eventually the Nok culture withered away. "
Nupe Nigeria - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Ogoni Nigeria 500,000 - - - 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 Ogoni People consists of 500,000 people in the southeastern Nigeria. The struggle against the oil company Shell's exploiting of their land has received considerable international attention and increasingly so after the execution, by the military dictatorship in Nigeria in November 1995, of the human rights and environment activist Ken Saro-Wiva. The Ogoni People has suffered very much by oil spills and oil pollution, which has destroyed their environment. "
Ogoni Nigeria 500,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organisation web site; web page: "Ogoni " (Viewed 16 Aug. 1999). "The Ogoni live in an area of about 100,000 km2 east of Port Harcourt in Rivers State, Nigeria... The Ogoni are a distinct ethnic group with a population more than 500,000. They are an agricultural and fishing people living in several communities spread through six kingdoms where four languages with linguistic similarities are spoken. Archaeological and oral historical evidence suggests that the Ogoni have lived in the Niger Delta for about 500 years. Organisations: The Ogoni are represented in UNPO by the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP). "
Om Sakathi Nigeria - - 1
unit
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site; web page: "Om Sakathi Organization " (viewed 26 Jan. 1999) Table "Numbers of Registered Mandrams "; "Data for the year 1997 "; "Each Mandram has between eight and several thousand members. "; [also called "Adhiparasakthi Movement "]
Pentecostal Nigeria 130,000 - - - 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... "
Pentecostal Nigeria 6,700,000 6.26% - - 1998 "Pope's Visit Blindsides Evangelicals " in Christianity Today (May 18, 1998), pg. 22. "With a total population of 107 million people, Nigeria has 42 million Muslims. The country includes 10 million Roman Catholics, 6.7 million Pentecostals and 5.7 million Anglicans, according to World Churches Handbook. "
polygamy Nigeria - - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.; web page: news release represents a modest edit of the wrap-up prepared by the World Council of Churches (1998). Viewed 7 Oct. 1999. "Membership of the WCC rose to a record 339 churches as the Assembly welcomed eight more. There are now 306 churches in full membership and 33 in associate membership. Appropriately for the Assembly's venue, six of the new churches are African: the United Church of Christ in Zimbabwe, [etc.]... A request for membership by the Celestial Church of Christ in Nigeria was delayed after delegates expressed concern that the church still has polygamous clergy. A later vote ran into a legal problem and the application will now be considered by the new Central Committee. "
primal-indigenous Nigeria - 6.00% - - 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 "
primal-indigenous Nigeria 10,390,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; listed as "traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Nigeria 22,800,000 19.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 74. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
primal-indigenous Nigeria - 10.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; listed in table as "animism "
primal-indigenous Nigeria 18,924,120 18.00% - - 1998 Owhonda, John. Nigeria: A Nation of Many Peoples. Parsipany, New Jersey: Dillon Press (1998), pg. 6-7. "Population: 105,134,000 (1995 estimated)... Major Religions:... Followers of Islam form 48% of the population, Christians 34%, with the rest of the population divided among various ethnic religions. "
Protestant Nigeria - 37.00% - - 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 Nigeria 22,310,000 - - - 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.
Protestant Nigeria 29,432,950 26.35% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 330. "Location: Nigeria; Population: 111.7 million "; "Nigerians widely hold to their traditional African religious beliefs in addition to subscribing to various branches of Islam and Christianity... Muslims now constitute 45% of the population... Currently, Protestants account for 26.35%, Catholics 12.1%, and African Christian 10.6% of the population. "
Protestant Nigeria - 26.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Reformed Church of Christ Nigeria - - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.; web page: news release represents a modest edit of the wrap-up prepared by the World Council of Churches (1998). Viewed 7 Oct. 1999. "Membership of the WCC rose to a record 339 churches as the Assembly welcomed eight more... six of the new churches are African:.. the Reformed Church of Christ in Nigeria, and the Congo's Anglican Church and Evangelical Lutheran Church. "
Scientology Nigeria - - 1
unit
- 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'. "
Tiv Nigeria - - - - 1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Unity Church Nigeria - - 34
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site (viewed 1998) Counted the churches in their directory.
Winner's Chapel Nigeria 25,000 - - - 2000 *LINK* Tucker, Neely (Knight Ridder). "Growth of Christianity Is Exploding in Africa " in Salt Lake Tribune (15 Jan 2000). "Pentecostal... David Oyedepo's Winner's Chapel outside Lagos draws more than 25,000 people to each Sunday service, one of the world's largest regular worship services. "
Yoruba Nigeria - - - - 1000 C.E. Brandon, George. Santeria from Africa to the New World: Dead Sell Memories. Bloomington and Indiana: Indiana University Press (1993), pg. 20. "The Yoruba city-states. The Yoruba appear to have entered southern Nigeria before A.D. 1000. They came with only crude tools, but eventually they evolved an urban social life, a distinctive language, artistic traditions which have gained international fame, monarchical government, and a pattern of religious belief and practice which has become a diasporic tradition with millions of adherents in the Americas. "
Yoruba Nigeria 22,380,000 20.00% - - 1988 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Nigeria ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1988), pg. 33, 36. Pg. 33: "...Nigeria's 111.9 million people... "; Pg. 36: "Nigeria's second largest ethnic group, the Yoruba, comprises 20% of the population. The Yoruba language is spoken by over 15 million people, primarily in southwestern Nigeria. "
African Traditional Religion Nigeria: Abeokuta - 71.00% - - 1921 Hallett, Robin. Africa Since 1875: A Modern History; Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press (1974), pg. 296-297. "In Abeokuta... to which Christianity had been introduced as early as the 1940's, 71% still followed the traditional religion in 1921, and only 8% were counted as Christians. "
Christianity Nigeria: Abeokuta - 8.00% - - 1921 Hallett, Robin. Africa Since 1875: A Modern History; Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press (1974), pg. 296-297. "In Abeokuta... to which Christianity had been introduced as early as the 1940's, 71% still followed the traditional religion in 1921, and only 8% were counted as Christians. "
African Traditional Religion Nigeria: Ekiti - 23.00% - - 1952 Hallett, Robin. Africa Since 1875: A Modern History; Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press (1974), pg. 336. "In the district of Oyo, for example... 43% of the population were shown by the 1952 census to be still pagan; in the relatively remote district of Ekiti... only 23% of the pop. were pagans... "
Christianity Nigeria: Ekiti - 69.00% - - 1952 Hallett, Robin. Africa Since 1875: A Modern History; Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press (1974), pg. 336. "in the relatively remote district of Ekiti... only 23% of the pop. were pagans, as many as 69% were Christians, & Muslims numbered no more than 8%. "
Islam Nigeria: Ekiti - 8.00% - - 1952 Hallett, Robin. Africa Since 1875: A Modern History; Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press (1974), pg. 336. "in the relatively remote district of Ekiti... only 23% of the pop. were pagans, as many as 69% were Christians, & Muslims numbered no more than 8%. "
African indigenous churches Nigeria: Ibadan 2,000 - - - 1950 Hallett, Robin. Africa Since 1875: A Modern History; Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press (1974), pg. 336. "the mission churches, with more than 8,000 adult members, enjoyed four times more support than the sects. "
African Traditional Religion Nigeria: Ibadan - 13.00% - - 1952 Hallett, Robin. Africa Since 1875: A Modern History; Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press (1974), pg. 336. [Original souce: G. Parrinder, Religion in an African City (London, 1953)] "A survey of religious observances in the Yoruba city of Ibadan [1952]... showed that no more than 13%... were still adherents of the old 'pagan' religion, while 30% were Christian & 57% Muslim "
Christianity Nigeria: Ibadan - - 58
units
- 1950 Hallett, Robin. Africa Since 1875: A Modern History; Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press (1974), pg. 336. "by 1950... 200 mosques had been constructed to meet the needs of Muslim worshippers, while the Christian community, divided among 9 foreign missionary societies & 14 separatist sects, maintained 58 churches. "
Christianity Nigeria: Ibadan - 30.00% - - 1952 Hallett, Robin. Africa Since 1875: A Modern History; Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press (1974), pg. 336. [Original souce: G. Parrinder, Religion in an African City (London, 1953)] "A survey of religious observances in the Yoruba city of Ibadan [1952]... showed that no more than 13%... were still adherents of the old 'pagan' religion, while 30% were Christian & 57% Muslim "
Christianity - mission churches Nigeria: Ibadan 8,000 - - - 1950 Hallett, Robin. Africa Since 1875: A Modern History; Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press (1974), pg. 336. "the mission churches, with more than 8,000 adult members, enjoyed four times more support than the sects. "
Islam Nigeria: Ibadan - - 200
units
- 1950 Hallett, Robin. Africa Since 1875: A Modern History; Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press (1974), pg. 336. "by 1950... 200 mosques had been constructed to meet the needs of Muslim worshippers, while the Christian community, divided among 9 foreign missionary societies & 14 separatist sects, maintained 58 churches. "
Islam Nigeria: Ibadan - 57.00% - - 1952 Hallett, Robin. Africa Since 1875: A Modern History; Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press (1974), pg. 336. [Original souce: G. Parrinder, Religion in an African City (London, 1953)] "A survey of religious observances in the Yoruba city of Ibadan [1952]... showed that no more than 13%... were still adherents of the old 'pagan' religion, while 30% were Christian & 57% Muslim "
Yoruba Nigeria: Ibadan - 97.70% - - 1963 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 464. "According to the 1963 census, out of a total Yoruba population of 5.3 million, 4.1 million lived in the five states of Oyo, Ibadan, Abeokuta, Ijebu, and Ondo. These states are primarily Yoruba, with the percentages of Yoruba in the population ranging from 89.2% for Ondo state to 97.7% in Ibadan State. " [NOTE: This statistic is count of tribal/ethnic affiliation -- how many Yorubas there are -- not how many currently practice Yoruba traditional religion.]
Yoruba religion Nigeria: Ibadan - - - - 1895 Hallett, Robin. Africa Since 1875: A Modern History; Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press (1974), pg. 336. "Yoruba religion was founded on a pantheon numbering about 400 deities. [in] 1890's, a visitor to Ibadan [spoke of] 'a great number of small idol-houses'; by 1950 the city contained no more than 50 modest pagan shrines. "
Yoruba religion Nigeria: Ibadan - - 50
units
- 1950 Hallett, Robin. Africa Since 1875: A Modern History; Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press (1974), pg. 336. "Traditional Yoruba religion was founded on a pantheon numbering about 400 deities... by 1950 the city contained no more than 50 modest pagan shrines. "
Yoruba religion Nigeria: Ibadan - 13.00% - - 1952 Hallett, Robin. Africa Since 1875: A Modern History; Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press (1974), pg. 336. [Original souce: G. Parrinder, Religion in an African City (London, 1953)] "A survey of religious observances in the Yoruba city of Ibadan [1952]... showed that no more than 13%... were still adherents of the old 'pagan' religion, while 30% were Christian & 57% Muslim "
Christianity Nigeria: Ijebu - 23.00% - - 1921 Hallett, Robin. Africa Since 1875: A Modern History; Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press (1974), pg. 295-296. "Ijebu, lying between Lagos and Ibadan, was one of the largest Yoruba states... By 1923 23% of the people of Ijebu were classified as Christian, 29% as Muslim. "


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