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countries
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Presbyterian South Africa - blacks 360,000 1.53% - - 1986 Stein, R. Conrad. South Africa (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Childrens Press (1986), pg. 24, 37. Pg. 24: "estimated 1986 population of South Africa stood at 33,185,000... Using the government-created categories, 71% of the people were black, 17% were white, colored made up 9%...; Pg. 37: "Other black Christians, include 700,000 Lutherans, 800,000 Anglicans, 360,000 Presbyterians, and 1.6 million Roman Catholics. "
Zulu South Africa - blacks - 25.00% - - 1980 Mack, John. Zulus. Morristown, NJ: Silver Burdett Co. (1980), pg. 4. "Today, the Zulu are still a powerful nation of four million people, making up about 25% of all the black people in South Africa. "
Christianity South Africa - whites - - - - 1986 Stein, R. Conrad. South Africa (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Childrens Press (1986), pg. 37. "White religious preferences are split primarily along ethnic lines. Most Afrikaners are members of the Dutch Reformed Church. English-speaking whites tend to join the Anglican or Methodist churches. Other whites go to Roman Catholic, Lutheran, and Jewish services. "
Christianity South Africa - whites - - - - 1997 Meisel, Jacqueline Drobis. South Africa: A Tapestry of Peoples and Traditions (series: Exploring Cultures of the World). New York: Benchmark Books/Marshall Cavendish (1997), pg. 24. "Most English-speaking South Africans are Christians. They belong to churches such as the Anglican... and Methodist. A small group belongs to the Catholic church. "
Judaism South Africa - whites 120,000 5.00% - - 1977 Bermant, Chaim. The Jews. New York: NY Times Books (1977), pg. 242. "Until a decade or two ago the one hundred and twenty thousand Jews of South Africa seemed secure in a golden land which was partly of their creation. Although they formed only about five percent of the white population they enjoyed an influence and prosperity which was out of all proportion to their number. Their wealth is still intact but they have been immobilized... South African Jews have never been noted for their religious zeal. They treat their membership of synagogues as an affirmation of Jewishness rather than of Judaism. Zionism is the better part of their religion. No community gives more generously to Israel, and none has sent such a high proportion of its members to live there... Johannesburg Jews, in particular are to South Africa what Viennese Jews were to Austro-Hungary... "
Protestant South Africa - whites 2,125,000 85.00% - - 1972 Marty, Martin E. Protestantism (History of Religion Series). New York: Hold, Rinehart and Winston (1972), pg. 13. "85% of South Africa's 2,500,000 Europeans are Protestant. "
Christianity South Africa: Johannesburg - - - - 1981 Gibbs, Richard. Living in Johannesburg (series: "Living in Famous Cities "). East Sussex, England: Wayland Publishers (1981), pg. 38. "Johannesburg is a city rich in religion... The majority of the blacks are Christians, belong to a variety of sects -- Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Methodist and Apostolic. The Independent Church has the largest following... Most Afrikaners belong to the Dutch Reformed Church... The English-speaking population are mainly Anglicans, Roman Catholics, Methodists or Presbyterians. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples South Africa: Johannesburg - - 1
unit
- 1996 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996), pg. 435-436. Table: "Temples of the Church "; Johannesburg, South Africa
Dutch Reformed Church (NGK) South Africa: Johannesburg - - - - 1981 Gibbs, Richard. Living in Johannesburg (series: "Living in Famous Cities "). East Sussex, England: Wayland Publishers (1981), pg. 39. "Johannesburg is a city rich in religion... Most Afrikaners belong to the Dutch Reformed Church which wields considerable influence in the political affairs of the country. "
Greek Orthodox South Africa: Johannesburg - - - - 1981 Gibbs, Richard. Living in Johannesburg (series: "Living in Famous Cities "). East Sussex, England: Wayland Publishers (1981), pg. 39. "Johannesburg is a city rich in religion... There are a number of Jewish synagogues, a sprinkling of Greek Orthodox churches and even a small Russian Orthodox church. "
Independent Church South Africa: Johannesburg - - - - 1981 Gibbs, Richard. Living in Johannesburg (series: "Living in Famous Cities "). East Sussex, England: Wayland Publishers (1981), pg. 38-39. "Johannesburg is a city rich in religion... The majority of the blacks are Christians... The Independent Church has the largest following, but very few churches. Members, identified by their blue and white robes, gather and hold services wherever a few of them get together. Street corners, backyards, waste grounds -- all can serve as a suitable site. The Church's doctrine is a blend of Christianity and traditional African tribal religion... "
Judaism South Africa: Johannesburg - - - - 1981 Gibbs, Richard. Living in Johannesburg (series: "Living in Famous Cities "). East Sussex, England: Wayland Publishers (1981), pg. 39. "Johannesburg is a city rich in religion... There are a number of Jewish synagogues, a sprinkling of Greek Orthodox churches and even a small Russian Orthodox church. "
Russian Orthodox South Africa: Johannesburg - - 1
unit
- 1981 Gibbs, Richard. Living in Johannesburg (series: "Living in Famous Cities "). East Sussex, England: Wayland Publishers (1981), pg. 39. "Johannesburg is a city rich in religion... There are a number of Jewish synagogues, a sprinkling of Greek Orthodox churches and even a small Russian Orthodox church. "
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God South Africa: Johannesburg 50,000 - - - 1995 *LINK* Nascimento, Elma Lia. "Praise the Lord and pass the catch-up ", "news from Brazil, November 1995; dateline: Brazzil ". (viewed 30 July 1999, web site: RickRoss.com) "In a same Sunday in September the Igreja Universal assembled 50,000 people in Johannesburg, South Africa, for a session of exorcism and close to 6,000 in New York for a celebration called Domingo dos Milagres (Sunday of Miracles). "
miscellaneous regional info South Africa: Johannesburg - - - - 1981 Gibbs, Richard. Living in Johannesburg (series: "Living in Famous Cities "). East Sussex, England: Wayland Publishers (1981), pg. 38. "Johannesburg is a city rich in religion. The many different race and language groups from all over the world, who have made Johannesburg their home, brought their religions with them. Christian churches of every denomination, Jewish synagogues, Muslim mosques and Hindu temples are scattered in and around the city. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints South Africa: Transkei - - 1
unit
- 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.
Andes Evangelical Mission South America - - - - 1982 *LINK* web site: "Christian Missions "; web page: "SIM History " (viewed 6 July 1999). "In 1907 New Zealander George Allan landed in Bolivia to minister to the Quechua Indians. Allan's Bolivian Indian Mission grew in the years that followed to become the fourth tributary, the Andes Evangelical Mission (AEM). "
Araucanians South America 800,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 50-51. "Araucanians: Location: Chile, Argentina; Population: About 800,000; Religion: Roman Catholicism mingled with indigenous religious beliefs "; "main group of Araucanians that still remain in Chile today are the Mapuche, numbering about 800,000 "; "...Mapuche believe in the forces of creation (Ngenechen) & destruction (Wakufu) & the ultimate balance between them. When the Spends arrived they were perceived as an expression of Wakufu. [Spaniards] drove the Mapuch from their lands & forced them to pay tribute to the Spanish crown... Jesuit missions were established early on during the Spanish colonial period, even as far south as Chiloe, and Roman Catholicism has coexisted alongside the original religious beliefs of the Araucanians, in some cases mingling with them... "
Ashaninka South America 45,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 60-61. "Ashaninka: Alternate names: Campa (derogatory); Location: Peru, Brazil; Population: 45,000; Religion: Native mythical beliefs "; "The Ashaninka cosmovision is mainly mythical. There is not a figure of a creator but a hero, Avireri, who transformed humans into animals, plants, mountains, and rivers... Throughout their history, the Ashaninka have had an apocalyptic vision of the world. They believe that this world is plagued by evil forces and people will be destroyed, and then there will be a new world with new people without sickness or death. "
Bahai Faith South America 128,693 - - - 1973 MacEoin, Denis. "Baha'ism " in Hinnells, John R. (ed). A Handbook of Living Religions, Penguin Books: New York (1991) [reprint; 1st published in 1984], pg. 492. [Orig. source: Hampson, A. "The Growth and Spread of the Baha'i Faith "] "Table 13.1: Statistics on Baha'ism "; "Estimated number of adherents (1973) "
Baptist World Alliance South America 1,284,374 - 8,407
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 "
Bolivian Indian Mission South America - - - - 1907 *LINK* web site: "Christian Missions "; web page: "SIM History " (viewed 6 July 1999). "In 1907 New Zealander George Allan landed in Bolivia to minister to the Quechua Indians. Allan's Bolivian Indian Mission grew in the years that followed to become the fourth tributary, the Andes Evangelical Mission (AEM). "
Buddhism South America 193,200 - - - 1981 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983), pg. 433. [Orig. source: 1981 Britannica Book of the Year.] Table: Membership in the Major Religions of the World "
Buddhism South America 194,450 0.08% - - 1982 Robertson, Ian. Sociology (2nd ed.); New York, NY: Worth Publishers (1981) [2nd edition is updated since 1977 1st edition], pg. 405. [Orig. source: Encyclopaedia Britannica Book of the Year, 1982] Table: "Estimated membership of the principal religions of the world "
Catholic South America - - 14,148
units
- 1977 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years) Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic South America 162,488,992 - - - 1981 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983), pg. 433. [Orig. source: 1981 Britannica Book of the Year.] Table: Membership in the Major Religions of the World "
Catholic South America 161,488,992 64.34% - - 1982 Robertson, Ian. Sociology (2nd ed.); New York, NY: Worth Publishers (1981) [2nd edition is updated since 1977 1st edition], pg. 405. [Orig. source: Encyclopaedia Britannica Book of the Year, 1982] Table: "Estimated membership of the principal religions of the world "
Catholic South America - - 14,885
units
- 1982 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years) Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic South America - 90.00% - - 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. 88. "The Church claims that 90% of the population of South America is Roman Catholic, while in the Far East that figure drops to 2%... "
Catholic South America - - 16,307
units
- 1987 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years) Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic South America - - 18,074
units
- 1992 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years) Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic South America 276,089,984 88.40% 19,065
units
- 1995 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997), pg. 368. Table: Catholic World Statistics. Figures are as of Dec. 31, 1995.
Catholic South America - - 19,047
units
- 1997 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years) Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic - bishops South America 471 - - - 1977 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years); "Tables courtesy of Anthony Gill " Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic - bishops South America 507 - - - 1982 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years); "Tables courtesy of Anthony Gill " Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic - bishops South America 607 - - - 1987 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years); "Tables courtesy of Anthony Gill " Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic - bishops South America 661 - - - 1992 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years); "Tables courtesy of Anthony Gill " Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic - bishops South America 668 - - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years); "Tables courtesy of Anthony Gill " Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Christianity South America 175,114,000 - - - 1981 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983), pg. 433. [Orig. source: 1981 Britannica Book of the Year.] Table: Membership in the Major Religions of the World "
Christianity South America 174,112,000 69.37% - - 1982 Robertson, Ian. Sociology (2nd ed.); New York, NY: Worth Publishers (1981) [2nd edition is updated since 1977 1st edition], pg. 405. [Orig. source: Encyclopaedia Britannica Book of the Year, 1982] Table: "Estimated membership of the principal religions of the world "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints South America 368,064 - - - 1980 Stark, Rodney. "The Rise of a New World Faith " in Latter-day Saint Social Life: Social Research on the LDS Church and its Members, edited by James T. Duke. Religious Studies Center, BYU: Provo, UT (1998), pg. 17. "Table: 1.3: Two Years of Mormon Growth, 1978-80 "; Two columns: "Percentage rate of membership growth 1978-80 " and "Number of members in 1980 "; Growth 1978-80: 72%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints South America 1,948,000 - 48,000
units
- 1995 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996), pg. 525-529. Table: "Membership and units by lands "; latest figures from year-end 1995
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints South America 2,200,000 - - - 1997 Deseret News 1999-2000 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1998), pg. 114. Graphic: "Church membership worldwide "; "Total: 10 million; Estimate Nov. 2, 1997. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints South America 2,222,700 - - - 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 - temples South America - - 4
units
- 1996 Deseret News 1997-98 Church Almanac. Deseret News: Salt Lake City, UT (1996), pg. 435-436. Table: "Temples of the Church "; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Peru
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples South America - - 4
units
- 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); Chile; Sao Paulo, Brazil, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Peru
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - temples South America - - 4
units
- 1999 *LINK* web site: "Kim Siever's Temple Site "; web page: "South America " (viewed 18 April 1999). Table with columns: Name [of temple], Year: Operating temples: "Sao Paulo Brasil 1978; Santiago Chile 1983; Guatemala City Guatemala 1984 [in Central America]; Lima Peru 1986; Buenos Aires Argentina 1986 "
Confucianism South America 70,000 - - - 1981 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983), pg. 433. [Orig. source: 1981 Britannica Book of the Year.] Table: Membership in the Major Religions of the World "
Confucianism South America 70,000 0.03% - - 1982 Robertson, Ian. Sociology (2nd ed.); New York, NY: Worth Publishers (1981) [2nd edition is updated since 1977 1st edition], pg. 405. [Orig. source: Encyclopaedia Britannica Book of the Year, 1982] Table: "Estimated membership of the principal religions of the world "
Eastern Orthodox South America 516,000 - - - 1981 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983), pg. 433. [Orig. source: 1981 Britannica Book of the Year.] Table: Membership in the Major Religions of the World "
Eastern Orthodox South America 514,000 0.20% - - 1982 Robertson, Ian. Sociology (2nd ed.); New York, NY: Worth Publishers (1981) [2nd edition is updated since 1977 1st edition], pg. 405. [Orig. source: Encyclopaedia Britannica Book of the Year, 1982] Table: "Estimated membership of the principal religions of the world "
General Conference Mennonite Church South America - - 12
units
- 1990 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (9th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1990), pg. 151-152. "There are 35,170 members in 215 churches in the U.S.; 26,713 members in 134 churches in Canada... " and 12 additional churches in South America. Mission work is carried on in 17 overseas countries, where the membership totals about 50,000. "
General Conference Mennonite Church South America - - 12
units
- 1993 Mead, Frank S. (revised by Samuel S. Hill), Handbook of Denominations in the United States (10th Ed.), Abingdon Press: Nashville, Tenn. (1995).
General Conference Mennonite Church South America 3,613 - 12
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "USA/Canada: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " General Conference Mennonite Church; Members: Canada - 24,966; USA - 35,852; Total - 64,431; Congregations: Canada - 130; USA - 268; Total - 410; **Includes 3,613 members in 12 South American congregations? "
Guajiros South America - - - 2
countries
1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 199. "Guajiros: Location: Venezuela and Colombia (Guajira peninsula, which borders the Caribbean to the north and east, and Venezuela and the Gulf of Maracaibo to the west) "; "Religious life for the Guajiros is a mix of the Catholic beliefs brought to them by the Spaniards who conquered the New World, and the older belief system that includes a different view of the afterlife. "
Guarani South America - - - 2
countries
1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 202-203. "Guaranis: Location: Paraguay; Brazil; Language: Guarani; Religion: Traditional indigenous religions "; "Not all Guaranis profess identical beliefs. Among the three major groups that remain today, known as the Chiripas, the Mbayas, and the Pai-Kaiovas, there are some interesting differences. Generally, they believe that every person has an earthly soul and a divine one... Some Guaranis believe in reincarnation; others, who have had more Christian influences, believe that evildoers go to a land of darkness, whereas good people go to the Land Without Evil... Shamans often isolate themselves for periods of time in jungles or forests and live austerely... "
Hinduism South America 533,000 - - - 1977 Edmonds, I.G. Hinduism; New York: Franklin Watts (1979), pg. 51. "The 1977 estimate... South America has 533,000 [Hindus]; Europe 350,000; Africa 490,500; and Oceania (islands of the Pacific) 640,000. "
Hinduism South America 850,000 - - - 1981 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983), pg. 433. [Orig. source: 1981 Britannica Book of the Year.] Table: Membership in the Major Religions of the World "
Hinduism South America 852,000 0.34% - - 1982 Robertson, Ian. Sociology (2nd ed.); New York, NY: Worth Publishers (1981) [2nd edition is updated since 1977 1st edition], pg. 405. [Orig. source: Encyclopaedia Britannica Book of the Year, 1982] Table: "Estimated membership of the principal religions of the world "
Inca South America 16,000,000 - - - 1532 C.E. Bleacher, Sonia. The Inca: Indians of the Andes. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1960), pg. 24, 26. Pg. 24: "By 1532, when the Spaniards arrived, the Incas had developed one of the three great civilizations in South America... "; Pg. 26: "For greater convenience the Inca had divided the Empire into four slices, and each of these men [four wise men of royal blood] presided over a province... The Inca called their Empire Tahuantinsuya -- the Land of the Four Quarters. The population of the Land... was between 8 and 16 million. It included thriving, hard-working farmers, outstanding potters, weavers of fine textiles, craftsmen who worked in gold and silver... Quecha, the language of the Inca, was the dominating language of this Empire, and Inca had put its stamp on everything. "
Inca South America 6,000,000 - - - 1532 C.E. McIntyre, Loren. The Incredible Incas and Their Timeless Lands. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society (1975), pg. 8, 12-13. Pg. 8: "Their love of precious metals was esthetic, for neither Incas nor their subjected needed to buy anything. Six million or more worshipful people rendered abundant tribute to the Incas and paid their taxes in work... "; pg. 12-13: "The empire dawned about 1438... Finally, in 1532, Francisco Pizarro led a small band of Spaniards into the Inca Empire. "
Islam South America 251,500 - - - 1981 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983), pg. 433. [Orig. source: 1981 Britannica Book of the Year.] Table: Membership in the Major Religions of the World "
Islam South America 254,000 0.10% - - 1982 Robertson, Ian. Sociology (2nd ed.); New York, NY: Worth Publishers (1981) [2nd edition is updated since 1977 1st edition], pg. 405. [Orig. source: Encyclopaedia Britannica Book of the Year, 1982] Table: "Estimated membership of the principal religions of the world "
Islam South America 345,000 - - - 1994 Lincoln, C. Eric. The Black Muslims in America (Third Edition, with a new "Postscript "; 1st printing 1961). Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (1994), pg. 224. "Apart from the followers of [Nation of Islam leader Elijah] Muhammad, there are scarcely 33,000 Moslems in the whole of North America--compared with 345,000 in South America, 12.5 million in Europe, and more than 400 million in Africa and Asia. "
Jivaro South America 30,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 268-269. "Jivaro: Location: Ecuador; Peru (Eastern slopes of the Andes mountains); Population: 10,000 - 30,000; Language: Jivaro; Quechua; Religion: Traditional mystical and spiritual beliefs "; "The Jivaro belong to a spiritual and mystical world. The Jivaro hold a deep-rooted belief that spiritual forces all around them are responsible for real-world occurrences..Many daily customs and behaviors are guided by their desire to attain spiritual power or avoid evil spirits... There are a great many deities or gods that the Jivaro revere... "
Judaism South America 595,800 - - - 1981 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983), pg. 433. [Orig. source: 1981 Britannica Book of the Year.] Table: Membership in the Major Religions of the World "
Judaism South America 493,000 - - - 1982 Charing, Douglas. The Jewish World. London, UK: Silver Burdett Co. (1983), pg. 14. Graphic "World population of jews: "...1982. There are about 14.5 million Jews in the world now, which represents less than 1/2% of the world's population. " Pie chart: Israel 23%; North America: 41%; USSR: 14%; Europe: 10%; South America: 3.4%; Rest of world: 8.6% "
Judaism South America 585,800 0.23% - - 1982 Robertson, Ian. Sociology (2nd ed.); New York, NY: Worth Publishers (1981) [2nd edition is updated since 1977 1st edition], pg. 405. [Orig. source: Encyclopaedia Britannica Book of the Year, 1982] Table: "Estimated membership of the principal religions of the world "
Judaism South America 89,600 - - - 1993 O'Brien, J. & M. Palmer. The State of Religion Atlas. Simon & Schuster: New York (1993). Pg 28-29. 0.7% of 12.8 million total world Jews.
Lutheran South America 1,900,000 - - - 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. "
Mapuche South America 800,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 2 - Americas. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 50-51. "Araucanians: Location: Chile, Argentina; Population: About 800,000; Religion: Roman Catholicism mingled with indigenous religious beliefs "; "main group of Araucanians that still remain in Chile today are the Mapuche, numbering about 800,000 "; "...Mapuche believe in the forces of creation (Ngenechen) & destruction (Wakufu) & the ultimate balance between them. When the Spaniads arrived they were perceived as an expression of Wakufu. [Spaniards] drove the Mapuch from their lands & forced them to pay tribute to the Spanish crown... Jesuit missions were established early on during the Spanish colonial period, even as far south as Chiloe, and Roman Catholicism has coexisted alongside the original religious beliefs of the Araucanians, in some cases mingling with them... "
New Kadampa Tradition South America - - 6
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.
Pentecostal South America - - - - 1920 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. 564. "Pentecostal churches... Pentecostalism spread rapidly around the world after 1906, due to a vigorous missionary program, and by 1920 it was established... in South America by W. C. Hoover... "
PL Kyodan South America - - 23
units
- 1999 *LINK* Official web site of PL Kyodan; web page: "South America PL Church Directory " (viewed 11 April 1999). Counted listings on directory: 15 in Brazil, 6 in Argentina, 1 in Paraguay, 1 in Peru.
Protestant South America 12,109,000 - - - 1981 Popenoe, David. Sociology (5th Ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc. (1983), pg. 433. [Orig. source: 1981 Britannica Book of the Year.] Table: Membership in the Major Religions of the World "


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