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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
Roma Spain 250,000 - - - 1967 Keefe, Eugene K., et al. Area Handbook for Spain (1st Ed.). Washington, D.C.: Foreign Area Studies of The American University (1976; research completed 1975), pg. 114, 130. Pg. 114: "Statistics on Gypsies are notoriously contradictory and unreliable because of official difficulties in classifying them... and because of their habit of registering in many different places according to the advantages gained thereby. One semiofficial estimate for 1967 gave a total for Spain of 250,000 (a suspiciously rounded figure), of whom 5% were nomadic, 80% were sedentary but without a fixed job and permanent residence, and 15% were sedentary with a fixed job and permanent residence. "; Chapter on religious groups (pg. 130): "Such marginal groups as Gypsies constitute a special case; they adhere to a unique syncretic mixture of belief and practice and are also groups about which little is known. "
Roma Spain - - - - 1999 Miller, Arthur. Spain (series: Major World Nations). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999), pg. 80-81. "One ethnic group exists that has no geographic community. As in other countries in Europe, Gypsies wander from place to place and are a deprived minority. They can be seen on the roads and streets, driving carts, begging, and peddling. There are several hundred thousand Gypsies in Spain. The largest Gypsy communities are found in Granada, Madrid, Barcelona, and Murcia. "
Roma - Kalderasha Spain - - - - 1975 Keefe, Eugene K., et al. Area Handbook for Spain (1st Ed.). Washington, D.C.: Foreign Area Studies of The American University (1976; research completed 1975), pg. 115. "Spanish Gypsies may be divided into two main groups: gitanos and hungaros (Hungarians)... Hungaros, also known as zingaros, are Kalderash, one of the four rather arbitrarily named divisions of European Gypsies to be found largely in Central Europe. It is thought that the Spanish hungaros entered Spain in comparatively recent times from France, Russia, and Greece, where they practiced their traditional tinker trades, which some continue in present-day Spain... They are found in various parts of Spain, generally in tents or shacks on the outskirts of towns. "
Scientology Spain - - 5
units
- 1999 *LINK* web page (OPPOSING VIEW): "Scientology Worldwide " (viewed 13 Feb. 1999); "Last Update on 10th Feb. 1999 " Number here ( "# congregations ") represent total of all orgs: Dianetic Centers, Celebrity Centers, missions, etc.; "CoS web sites have lists of Missions (1998) & Orgs (1996) from which the Table below is derived. Original concept and research by 'Inducto'. "
Spanish Reformed Church Spain - - - - 1975 Keefe, Eugene K., et al. Area Handbook for Spain (1st Ed.). Washington, D.C.: Foreign Area Studies of The American University (1976; research completed 1975), pg. 132. "...a number of Protestant groups in the mid-1970s. Among these were the Church of England; the Evangelicals & associated groups;... the Spanish Reformed Church... All groups were concentrated in Madrid and on the periphery--Catalonia, Galicia, Andalusia, and Valencia. "
Tenrikyo Spain - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* official Tenrikyo web site; page: "A Statistical Review of Tenrikyo: 1 of 2 " (viewed 10 Dec. 1999) Table: "A Statistical Review of Tenrikyo 1998 ". Church-supplied data. 2 mission stations
Tenrikyo - graduated from Shuyoka Spain 0 - - - 1998 *LINK* official Tenrikyo web site; page: "A Statistical Review of Tenrikyo: 2 of 2 " (viewed 10 Dec. 1999) Table: "Statistics on followers who... graduated from Shuyoka... between Jan. and Dec. 1998. "; "Data by Research Section and Overseas Mission Department "
Tenrikyo - new Besseki Pledge Spain 0 - - - 1998 *LINK* official Tenrikyo web site; page: "A Statistical Review of Tenrikyo: 2 of 2 " (viewed 10 Dec. 1999) Table: "Statistics on followers who took the Besseki Pledge... between Jan. and Dec. 1998. "; "Data by Research Section and Overseas Mission Department "
Tenrikyo - received the Sazuke Spain 1 - - - 1998 *LINK* official Tenrikyo web site; page: "A Statistical Review of Tenrikyo: 2 of 2 " (viewed 10 Dec. 1999) Table: "Statistics on followers who... received the Sazuke... between Jan. and Dec. 1998. "; "Data by Research Section and Overseas Mission Department "
Unity Church Spain - - 2
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site (viewed 1998) Counted the churches in their directory.
Urantia Book Readers, Fellowship of Spain - - 1
unit
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site (1998) directory: "1996-1997 International Study Group Directory for readers of The Urantia Book "
Visigoth Spain - - - - 450 C.E. Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996), pg. 325. "Arianism. Arius (c. 256-366)... Vandals in North Africa, Visigoths in Spain and lower Gaul, Ostrogoths in Italy were Arians. "
Roma Spain: Madrid 15,000 - - - 1967 Keefe, Eugene K., et al. Area Handbook for Spain (1st Ed.). Washington, D.C.: Foreign Area Studies of The American University (1976; research completed 1975), pg. 114. "Gypsies themselves estimated only 15,000 in Madrid. "
Chuetas Spain: Majorca 15,000 - - - 1982 Ross, Dan. Acts of Faith: A Journey to the Fringes of Jewish Identity. New York: St. Martin's Press (1982), pg. 60. "There are now som ten to fifteen thousand Chuetas on Majorca... Many Majorcans predict the final assimilation of Chuetas within another generation or two. " [Previously in the chapter it is mentioned that almost without exception the Chuetas do NOT consider themselves Jewish any more, and are very pious Catholics.]
Baptist World Alliance Sri Lanka 2,003 0.01% 21
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 "; [BWA stats. in individual countries are sum of figures for member bodies of BWA in the countries.]; [County population figures for 1998 from United Nations data available here.]
Buddhism Sri Lanka - 60.00% - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 4). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), pg. 445. "Ceylon: Since 1948, an independent state: some 60% of its people ae Buddhists, with a substantial minority of Hindus and smaller numbers of Christians and Muslims... See SINHALESE BUDDHISM "
Buddhism Sri Lanka - 67.00% - - 1985 Barker, Carol. Ananda in Sri Lanka: A Story of Buddhism; London: Hamish Hamilton (1985), frontispiece. "Today, Buddhism is found in Sri Lanka (where 67% of the population are Buddhists)... "
Buddhism Sri Lanka 11,481,393 69.00% - - 1988 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Est. 16,639,695 [Total pop.] (1988). n: Theravada Buddhist, 69 percent; Hindu, 15 percent; Christian, 8 percent; Muslim, 8 percent
Buddhism Sri Lanka 11,801,070 69.00% - - 1990 Zimmermann, Robert. Sri Lanka (series: "Enchantment of the World "). Chicago: Childrens Press (1992), pg. 18-19. "The four main religions of the world are represented, though not in equal numbers. 69% of the population is Buddhist; 15%, Hindu; 8%, Muslim; and 8%, Christian. "; Pg. 115: "17,103,000 (1990) "
Buddhism Sri Lanka - 69.00% - - 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% "
Buddhism Sri Lanka 12,489,000 69.00% - - 1995 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 706-707. "Location: Sri Lanka; Population: 18.1 million... (1995 estimate) "; Pg. 707: "Most, though not all, Sinhalese are Buddhists, who make up 69% of the population. "
Buddhism Sri Lanka 12,690,000 - - - 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.
Buddhism Sri Lanka 12,540,000 - - - 1997 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything, DK Publishing, Inc.: New York (1997), pg. 160-161. List: "Top 10 Largest Buddhist Populations in the World "; (Rank: 6)
Buddhism Sri Lanka 12,917,613 69.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 18,721,178. Buddhist 69%, Hindu 15%, Christian 8%, Muslim 8%
Buddhism Sri Lanka 12,250,000 70.00% - - 1997 Russell, Malcom B. The Middle East and South Asia 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 204. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
Buddhism Sri Lanka 12,950,000 70.00% - - 1998 "Dalai Lama, Evangelical Leader Talk " in Christianity Today (Aug. 10, 1998), pg. 27. "Sri Lanka, an island nation south of India, where 70 percent of the 18.5 million inhabitants are Buddhists. "
Buddhism Sri Lanka 13,457,067 - - - 1998 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything 1999. New York: DK Publishing (1998), pg. 76. Table: "Top 10 Largest Buddhist Populations in the World "; Rank: #5
Buddhism Sri Lanka 12,300,000 69.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 133. "...Sri Lanka. Buddhism is the religion of the Sinhalese people, and accounts for 69% (12.3 million people) of the island nation's population. They are distributed throughout the country except in the north, where Hindu Tamils are in the majority. "
Catholic Sri Lanka 100,000 - - - 1977 Bokenkotter, Thomas. A Concise History of the Catholic Church. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1977), pg. 342. "There are also communities of at least 100,000 Catholics in Pakistan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Ceylon, Malaysia, Burma, and Thailand. "
Catholic Sri Lanka 1,129,568 7.04% 313
units
- 1980 *LINK* web site: Library of Congress Country Studies: "Sri Lanka - A Country Guide " (1998) "In 1980... number of Christians had increased to 1,283,600, the percentage of Christians in the total pop. had declined to approx. 8%... Some 88% of the Christians were Roman Catholics... In 1985 there were... 313 parishes... "
Catholic Sri Lanka 1,210,000 6.60% 373
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 Sri Lanka 1,260,000 - - - 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.
Ceylon and India General Mission Sri Lanka - - - - 1893 *LINK* web site: "Christian Missions "; web page: "SIM History " (viewed 6 July 1999). "In 1893, off the southern tip of India, the Ceylon and India General Mission (CIGM) began work among Ceylon's Singhalese Buddhists and Tamil Hindus. From that island, the work begun by B. Davidson, D. Gardner, W. Mallis, and G. Wilson, all Englishmen, expanded into South India, later reaching across the subcontinent and eventually to the Philippines. "
Christianity Sri Lanka - 21.00% - - 1722 *LINK* web site: Library of Congress Country Studies: "Sri Lanka - A Country Guide " (1998) "When the Dutch took control of Sri Lanka, they encouraged their own missionaries of the Dutch Reformed Church. Under their patronage, 21% of the pop. in the low country was officially Christian by 1722. "
Christianity Sri Lanka 378,859 10.60% - - 1900 *LINK* web site: Library of Congress Country Studies: "Sri Lanka - A Country Guide " (1998) "In 1900 a reported 378,859 people, or 10.6% of the population, were officially Christians. "
Christianity Sri Lanka 1,283,600 8.00% - - 1980 *LINK* web site: Library of Congress Country Studies: "Sri Lanka - A Country Guide " (1998) "Although in 1980, the number of Christians had increased to 1,283,600, the percentage of Christians in the total population had declined to approx. 8%... the non-Christian population [had] expanded at a faster rate. "
Christianity Sri Lanka 1,331,176 8.00% - - 1988 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Est. 16,639,695 [Total pop.] (1988). n: Theravada Buddhist, 69 percent; Hindu, 15 percent; Christian, 8 percent; Muslim, 8 percent
Christianity Sri Lanka 1,368,240 8.00% - - 1990 Zimmermann, Robert. Sri Lanka (series: "Enchantment of the World "). Chicago: Childrens Press (1992), pg. 18-19. "The four main religions of the world are represented, though not in equal numbers. 69% of the population is Buddhist; 15%, Hindu; 8%, Muslim; and 8%, Christian. "; Pg. 115: "17,103,000 (1990) "
Christianity Sri Lanka 1,357,500 7.50% - - 1995 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 706-707. "Location: Sri Lanka; Population: 18.1 million... (1995 estimate) "; Pg. 707: "The efects of colonialism are seen in the 7.5% of Sri Lankans who are Christian (mostly Roman Catholic). "
Christianity Sri Lanka 1,497,694 8.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 18,721,178. Buddhist 69%, Hindu 15%, Christian 8%, Muslim 8%
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sri Lanka 200 - 1
unit
- 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] "
Hinduism Sri Lanka - 15.00% - - 1986 Halverson, Dean C. (ed.) The Compact Guide to World Religions; Colorado Springs, Colorado: International Students Inc. (1996). [Publisher is an Evangelical missionary organization.] [Orig. source: Johnstone, Patrick. "Operation World " (1986)] Pg. 87. "Hindus also comprise a significant portion of the population in seven other countries: Bangladesh (11%), Bhutan (25%), Fiji (41%), Mauritius (50%), Nepal (89%), Sri Lanka (15%), Surinam (27%), and Trinidad (25%). "
Hinduism Sri Lanka 2,495,955 15.00% - - 1988 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Est. 16,639,695 [Total pop.] (1988). n: Theravada Buddhist, 69 percent; Hindu, 15 percent; Christian, 8 percent; Muslim, 8 percent
Hinduism Sri Lanka 2,565,450 15.00% - - 1990 Zimmermann, Robert. Sri Lanka (series: "Enchantment of the World "). Chicago: Childrens Press (1992), pg. 18-19. "The four main religions of the world are represented, though not in equal numbers. 69% of the population is Buddhist; 15%, Hindu; 8%, Muslim; and 8%, Christian. "; Pg. 115: "17,103,000 (1990) "
Hinduism Sri Lanka - 16.00% - - 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% "
Hinduism Sri Lanka 2,500,000 - - - 1993 O'Brien, J. & M. Palmer. The State of Religion Atlas. Simon & Schuster: New York (1993). Pg 24-25. map
Hinduism Sri Lanka 2,805,500 15.50% - - 1995 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 706-707. "Location: Sri Lanka; Population: 18.1 million... (1995 estimate) "; Pg. 707: "Hindus make up 15.5% of Sri Lanka's population... "
Hinduism Sri Lanka 2,840,000 - - - 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.
Hinduism Sri Lanka 2,800,000 - - - 1997 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything, DK Publishing, Inc.: New York (1997), pg. 160-161. List: "Top 10 Largest Hindu Populations in the World "; (Rank: 4)
Hinduism Sri Lanka 2,808,177 15.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 18,721,178. Buddhist 69%, Hindu 15%, Christian 8%, Muslim 8%
Hinduism Sri Lanka 2,713,900 - - - 1998 Ash, Russell. The Top 10 of Everything 1999. New York: DK Publishing (1998), pg. 77. Table: "Top 10 Largest Hindu Populations in the World "; Rank: #5
Islam Sri Lanka 1,000,000 7.00% - - 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 Sri Lanka 1,200,000 9.00% - - 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 Muslim Minorities countries had around 308 Million Muslim.. "; "...add (784.5M [independent Muslim countries]+ 308M) = 1092.5 Million Muslims in 1971 "; Table shows country, "population " [number of Muslims in the country], & % Muslim. Total adds up to 317,391,000, so these figures are apparently intended to be estimates for 1986.
Islam Sri Lanka 1,331,176 8.00% - - 1988 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Est. 16,639,695 [Total pop.] (1988). n: Theravada Buddhist, 69 percent; Hindu, 15 percent; Christian, 8 percent; Muslim, 8 percent
Islam Sri Lanka 1,368,240 8.00% - - 1990 Zimmermann, Robert. Sri Lanka (series: "Enchantment of the World "). Chicago: Childrens Press (1992), pg. 18-19. "The four main religions of the world are represented, though not in equal numbers. 69% of the population is Buddhist; 15%, Hindu; 8%, Muslim; and 8%, Christian. "; Pg. 115: "17,103,000 (1990) "
Islam Sri Lanka - 8.00% - - 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 Sri Lanka 1,375,600 7.60% - - 1995 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 706-707. "Location: Sri Lanka; Population: 18.1 million... (1995 estimate) "; Pg. 707: "...Muslims another 7.6%, or just under 1.5 million people. "
Islam Sri Lanka 1,380,000 - - - 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 Sri Lanka 1,497,694 8.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 18,721,178. Buddhist 69%, Hindu 15%, Christian 8%, Muslim 8%
Islam Sri Lanka 1,500,000 7.60% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 548. "In Sri Lanka, Muslims make up 7.6% of the population, or just under 1.5 million people. These include both Sri Lankan Moors (descendants of Arab seafarers) and Malays from Southeast Asia. "
Islam Sri Lanka 1,622,000 7.60% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Jehovah's Witnesses Sri Lanka 764 0.00% 24
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 Sri Lanka 2,687 0.01% 52
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 7,054.
Jehovah's Witnesses Sri Lanka 3,111 0.02% 52
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 Sri Lanka 2,559 - 24
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 Sri Lanka 7,054 0.04% 52
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 Sri Lanka 7,568 0.04% - - 1998 *LINK* Jehovah's Witnesses official web site; section: "Statistics "; web page: "Worldwide Report " (viewed 16 April 1999). Table: "1998 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide "; "Memorial attendance " column indicates attendance at yearly communion meeting.
Judaism Sri Lanka 3,000 - - - 1170 C.E. Gilbert, Martin (ed.) The Illustrated Atlas of Jewish Civilization: 4,000 Years of Jewish History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. (1990), pg. 73. [Map, pointing to Ceylon]. "1170: Benjamin of Tudela reported some 3,000 Jews. "
Kandyan Sinhalese Sri Lanka 4,000,000 24.24% - - 1988 Zimmermann, Robert. Sri Lanka (series: "Enchantment of the World "). Chicago: Childrens Press (1992), pg. 18-19. "Sri Lanka's population had reached over 16.5 million in 1988... "; "Sri Lanka is a multicultural state. The most important group is the Sinhalese who form 74% of the population. About 7 million of these are low-country Sinhalese who live on the plains, and 4 million Kandyan Sinhalese [An ethnic group] who live in the hill country. "
Mahabodhi Society Sri Lanka - - - - 1891 *LINK* Hexham, Irving. Concise Dictionary of Religion. Carol Stream, USA: InterVarsity Press (1994). (v. online 6 Oct. 1999) "MAHBODHI SOCIETY: founded in Ceylon in 1891 by a BUDDHIST PRIEST, Angarika Dharmapla, the SOCIETY aimed at restoring the Buddhist TEMPLES of India and reviving BUDDHISM in the land of its birth. "
Moor Sri Lanka 1,155,000 7.00% - - 1988 Zimmermann, Robert. Sri Lanka (series: "Enchantment of the World "). Chicago: Childrens Press (1992), pg. 18-19. An ethnic group. "Sri Lanka's population had reached over 16.5 million in 1988... "; Pg. 19: "...The other [cultural] groups are the Tamils, 18%; the Moors, 7%; and very small groups (Eurasians, Burghers, Malays, Pakistanis, Europeans, and Veddahs), 1%. "
Moor Sri Lanka 1,225,000 7.00% - - 1997 Russell, Malcom B. The Middle East and South Asia 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 204. Estimates of % of population in ethnic (NOT religious) backgrounds, & est. 1997 total pop.
Om Sakathi Sri Lanka - - 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 "]; Country is listed in table as "Ceylon "
other Sri Lanka 150,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Roman Catholic
Sri Lanka Baptist Sangamaya Sri Lanka 2,003 - 21
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 "


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