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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
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countries
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Notes
Arab Bahrain 363,000 66.00% - - 1997 Russell, Malcom B. The Middle East and South Asia 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 42. Estimates of % of population in ethnic (NOT religious) backgrounds, & est. 1997 total pop.
Catholic Bahrain 30,000 5.08% 1
unit
- 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.; "Population is Muslim; Catholics are foreign workers. Under ecclesiastical jurisdiction of Arabia vicariate apostolic. "
Christianity Bahrain 25,900 5.00% - - 1992 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 67-68. "Location: Bahrainis; Population: 518,000 (1992 estimate) "; "A small percentage (5%) of the population is Christian, and the remaining 1% is Hindu, Jewish, Baha'i or other faiths. "
Christianity Bahrain 40,150 7.30% - - 1992 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies About 550,000 [total pop.] in early 1992. Population 85 percent Muslim, including about 70 percent Shia and 30 percent Sunni. Non-Muslim foreigners include 7.3 percent Christians and 7.7 percent Hindus and others.
Hinduism Bahrain 42,350 7.70% - - 1992 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies About 550,000 [total pop.] in early 1992. Population 85 percent Muslim, including about 70 percent Shia and 30 percent Sunni. Non-Muslim foreigners include 7.3 percent Christians and 7.7 percent Hindus and others.
Islam Bahrain 300,000 91.00% - - 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 Bahrain 398,000 - - - 1983 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986), pg. 218. "All of the approximately 398,000 Bahainis are Moslem, save for the tiny indigenous Jewish community... resident aliens [not counted in pop. total], nearly 1/3 of the people, are mostly non-Arab Asians from India, Iran & Pakistan. "
Islam Bahrain 220,000 99.00% - - 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 Bahrain 486,920 94.00% - - 1992 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 67-68. "Location: Bahrainis; Population: 518,000 (1992 estimate) "; "At least 94% of the Bahraini population is Muslim. About 70% are Shi'ite, and 24% Sunni. "
Islam Bahrain - 85.00% - - 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 Bahrain 467,500 85.00% - - 1992 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies About 550,000 [total pop.] in early 1992. Population 85 percent Muslim, including about 70 percent Shia and 30 percent Sunni. Non-Muslim foreigners include 7.3 percent Christians and 7.7 percent Hindus and others.
Islam Bahrain 603,318 100.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Shi'a Muslim 75%, Sunni Muslim 25%; Total Population: 603,318 (July 1997 est.) note: includes 221,182 non-nationals (July 1997 est.)
Islam Bahrain 550,000 100.00% - - 1997 Russell, Malcom B. The Middle East and South Asia 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 42. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.; "Population: 550,000, including 150,000 expatriates... Principal Religion: Islam, about 60% Shi'a and 40% Sunni "
Islam Bahrain - 100.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Bahrain Human Rights Organization web page RELIGIONS: Muslim (Shi`a 70%, Sunni 30%).
Islam Bahrain 616,342 100.00% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) "Population: 616,342 (July 1998 est.); note: includes 224,640 non-nationals (July 1998 est.)... Shi'a Muslim 75%, Sunni Muslim 25% "
Islam Bahrain - 100.00% - - 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 Bahrain 507,600 94.70% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
other Bahrain 5,180 1.00% - - 1992 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 67-68. "Location: Bahrainis; Population: 518,000 (1992 estimate) "; "At least 94% of the Bahraini population is Muslim. About 70% are Shi'ite, and 24% Sunni. A small percentage (5%) of the population is Christian, and the remaining 1% is Hindu, Jewish, Baha'i or other faiths. "
other Bahrain 110,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = not Shiite or Sunni
Qarmatians Bahrain - - - - 900 C.E. 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. 590. "A second Qarmatian movement arose in Bahrein around 900 under one of Hamdan's followers, Abu Sa'id al-Jannabi, who founded a Qarmatian state there. This state organized the nomads of eastern Arabia into a powerful military force that conquered the oasis towns of that area and established a prosperous and egalitarian society. Upon the appearance of the Fatimit Mahdi in Algeria, Hamdan and his brother-in-law 'Abdan rejected Fatimid claims and withdrew their support, creating a schism in Ismailism. The Ismailis in Bahrein and western Iran also refused to recognize the Fatimid claim to the imamate. "
Qarmatians Bahrain - - - - 1077 C.E. 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. 590. "In 930 the Qarmatians of Bahrein committed the shocking act of looting the Ka'ba and carrying away the sacred Black Stone, which they did not return until some twenty years later. Subsequently they declined in power but lived on quietly until the end of their independence in 1077. "
Shiite Bahrain 362,600 70.00% - - 1992 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 67-68. "Location: Bahrainis; Population: 518,000 (1992 estimate) "; "At least 94% of the Bahraini population is Muslim. About 70% are Shi'ite, and 24% Sunni. "
Shiite Bahrain - 51.00% - - 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% "
Shiite Bahrain 327,250 59.50% - - 1992 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies About 550,000 [total pop.] in early 1992. Population 85 percent Muslim, including about 70 percent Shia and 30 percent Sunni. Non-Muslim foreigners include 7.3 percent Christians and 7.7 percent Hindus and others.
Shiite Bahrain 140,000 55.00% - - 1994 Fluehr-Lobban, Carolyn. Islamic Society in Practice; Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida (1994), pg. 21. Map: "Shi'ite population in the Middle East. Copyright by Diederik Vanderwalle. "
Shiite Bahrain 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.
Shiite Bahrain 452,488 75.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Shi'a Muslim 75%, Sunni Muslim 25%; Total Population: 603,318 (July 1997 est.) note: includes 221,182 non-nationals (July 1997 est.)
Shiite Bahrain 330,000 60.00% - - 1997 Russell, Malcom B. The Middle East and South Asia 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 42. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.; "Population: 550,000, including 150,000 expatriates... Principal Religion: Islam, about 60% Shi'a and 40% Sunni "
Shiite Bahrain - 70.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Bahrain Human Rights Organization web page RELIGIONS: Muslim (Shi`a 70%, Sunni 30%).
Shiite Bahrain 462,256 75.00% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) "Population: 616,342 (July 1998 est.); note: includes 224,640 non-nationals (July 1998 est.)... Shi'a Muslim 75%, Sunni Muslim 25% "
Sunni Bahrain 124,320 24.00% - - 1992 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 67-68. "Location: Bahrainis; Population: 518,000 (1992 estimate) "; "At least 94% of the Bahraini population is Muslim. About 70% are Shi'ite, and 24% Sunni. "
Sunni Bahrain - 34.00% - - 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 Bahrain 140,250 25.50% - - 1992 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies About 550,000 [total pop.] in early 1992. Population 85 percent Muslim, including about 70 percent Shia and 30 percent Sunni. Non-Muslim foreigners include 7.3 percent Christians and 7.7 percent Hindus and others.
Sunni Bahrain 150,000 - - - 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.
Sunni Bahrain 150,830 25.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Shi'a Muslim 75%, Sunni Muslim 25%; Total Population: 603,318 (July 1997 est.) note: includes 221,182 non-nationals (July 1997 est.)
Sunni Bahrain 220,000 40.00% - - 1997 Russell, Malcom B. The Middle East and South Asia 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 42. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.; "Population: 550,000, including 150,000 expatriates... Principal Religion: Islam, about 60% Shi'a and 40% Sunni "
Sunni Bahrain - 30.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Bahrain Human Rights Organization web page RELIGIONS: Muslim (Shi`a 70%, Sunni 30%).
Sunni Bahrain 154,086 25.00% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) "Population: 616,342 (July 1998 est.); note: includes 224,640 non-nationals (July 1998 est.)... Shi'a Muslim 75%, Sunni Muslim 25% "
Twelvers Bahrain - 51.00% - - 1993 Haddad, Yvonne Yazbeck & Jane Idleman Smith. Mission to America: Five Islamic Sectarian Communities in North America; Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida (1993), pg. 5. "The largest Shi'ite roup, known as the Imamis or Ithna 'Asharis ('Twelvers')... constitute most of present-day Iran, over half of Bahrain & Iraq, large minorities in Kuwait, Suadi Arabia, & Dubai... "
unknown Bahrain - 7.00% - - 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 as "Unspecified "
Christianity Balkans - - - - 1350 C.E. Ruggiero, Adriane. The Baltic Countries: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Parsippany, New Jersey: Dillon Press (1998), pg. 35, 39. "The early Baltic people were pagans who believed in many gods. "; "German missionaries first appeared in Latvia in the early 1200s and established churches... By the 1300s the peoples of the Baltic had been conquered and forcibly converted by the crusading knights. The native people of the Baltic did not willingly accept the new faith or their new masters. time and time again they rose up in revolt against German, Danish, Swedish, and Russian conquerors. The last great revolt of the Baltic peoples took place between 1343 and 1345, when Estonian warriors fought the Danes... The Estonians were eventually defeated. "
paganism Balkans - - - - 1250 C.E. Ruggiero, Adriane. The Baltic Countries: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Parsippany, New Jersey: Dillon Press (1998), pg. 35. "The early Baltic people were pagans who believed in many gods. "
Bangladesh Baptist Fellowship Bangladesh 10,345 - 372
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 "
Bangladesh Baptist Sangha Bangladesh 12,100 - 321
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 "
Baptist World Alliance Bangladesh 32,289 0.03% 833
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.]
Bengalis Bangladesh 106,000,000 - - - 1991 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 110. "1991 census puts the pop. of Bengal at just over 174 million. The greatest number of Bengalis are found in Bangladesh (106 million), with the remainder living in the Indian state of West Bengal (68 million). " [This is an ethnic/cultural group, NOT a distinct religion.]
Bengalis Bangladesh 116,620,000 98.00% - - 1997 Russell, Malcom B. The Middle East and South Asia 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 46. Estimates of % of population in ethnic (NOT religious) backgrounds, & est. 1997 total pop.
Bengalis Bangladesh 125,015,664 98.00% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) "Population: 127,567,002 (July 1998 est.)... Ethnic groups: Bengali 98%, Biharis 250,000, tribals less than 1 million "
Bengalis Bangladesh 122,500,000 98.00% - - 1999 *LINK* "Asia " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "Bangladesh is the most densely populated agricultural nation on earth-and one of the poorest. Over 98 percent of its 125 million people are Bangladeshis... Most are Muslim... "
Bihari Bangladesh 250,000 0.20% - - 1998 *LINK* CIA World Factbook 1998 (viewed June 24, 1999) "Population: 127,567,002 (July 1998 est.)... Ethnic groups: Bengali 98%, Biharis 250,000, tribals less than 1 million "
Buddhism Bangladesh - 1.00% - - 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 Bangladesh 360,279 0.30% - - 1995 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 89-91. "Location: Bangladesh; Population: 120,093,000 "; Pg. 91: "Although many non-Muslims fled Bangladesh in 1947... Buddhists (0.6%), Christians (0.3%) and tribal groups (0.3%) form other religious minorities in the country. "
Buddhism Bangladesh - 0.60% - - 1995 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site; (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) POPULATION 1995:132,219,000; Muslim 87%; Hindu 11.7%; Buddhist 0.6%; Christian 0.44%
Buddhism Bangladesh - 0.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 132,219,000
Catholic Bangladesh 231,000 0.19% 73
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.
Chakmas Bangladesh - - - - 1989 Brown, Susan. Pakistan and Bangladesh (series: People and Places). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Silver Burdett Press (1989), pg. 25. "Followers of Buddha: In the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh live several groups of people who follow the Buddhist religion. They originally came from Burma and still look like people of that country. The four main groups are called Chakmas, Marmas, Tripuras, and Mros. Each group speaks a different language. "
Chakmas Bangladesh 300,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 150-151. "The Chakma population today is estimated to be around 550,000 people, but it is spread over 3 different countries. The majority (approx. 300,000 people) are located in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh. " [NOTE: This is a tribal/ethnic group, not a distinct religion.]
Chin Bangladesh 50,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 163-164. "The Chin population in Bangladesh is about 50,000... "; [NOTE: This statistic is of cultural/ethnic affiliation, NOT a count of current practitioners of traditional Chin religion, as almost all Chin today are Christian.]
Christianity Bangladesh 354,000 0.30% - - 1994 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "Bangladesh/Church of Bangladesh (COB) " (viewed 31 May 1999). "Country information: Population (1994 United Nations estimate): 118 million... Main religions: Islam is the constitutional state religion (83%), Hinduism (16%), Christianity (0.3%)? "
Christianity Bangladesh 720,558 0.60% - - 1995 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 89-91. "Location: Bangladesh; Population: 120,093,000 "; Pg. 91: "Although many non-Muslims fled Bangladesh in 1947... Buddhists (0.6%), Christians (0.3%) and tribal groups (0.3%) form other religious minorities in the country. "
Christianity Bangladesh - 0.44% - - 1995 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site; (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) POPULATION 1995:132,219,000; Muslim 87%; Hindu 11.7%; Buddhist 0.6%; Christian 0.44%
Christianity Bangladesh - 0.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; total population: 132,219,000
Church of Bangladesh Bangladesh 12,000 0.01% 24
units
- 1999 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "Bangladesh/Church of Bangladesh (COB) " (viewed 31 May 1999). "Church of Bangladesh (COB)... Country information: Population (1994 United Nations estimate): 118 million... Church information? Members/Congregations: 12,000/24 parishes. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Bangladesh - - 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] "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Bangladesh - - 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.
Church of the Nazarene Bangladesh 546 - 10
units
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site: Nazarene World Mission Society Church Statistics: Churches; 8 Jan. 1998; total population: 132,219,000
Council for World Mission Bangladesh 12,000 0.01% 24
units
- 1999 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "Bangladesh/Church of Bangladesh (COB) " (viewed 31 May 1999). "Church of Bangladesh (COB)... Country information: Population (1994 United Nations estimate): 118 million... Church information... Members/Congregations: 12,000/24 parishes. " [COB is the only Council for World Missions church in Bangladesh]
Garo Baptist Convention Bangladesh 9,844 - 140
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 "
Hinduism Bangladesh - 11.00% - - 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 Bangladesh 17,594,160 16.00% - - 1988 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies [Total pop.] officially given at 109,963,551 in July 1988. Annual growth rate 2.6%. In 1988 nearly 83 percent Muslim, 16 percent Hindu, less than 1 percent Buddhist, Christian, and tribal religions.
Hinduism Bangladesh - 10.00% - - 1989 Brown, Susan. Pakistan and Bangladesh (series: People and Places). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Silver Burdett Press (1989), pg. 35. "In Bangladesh, about 10 percent of the people are Hindus. "
Hinduism Bangladesh - 12.00% - - 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 Bangladesh 15,000,000 - - - 1993 O'Brien, Joanne & Martin Palmer. The State of Religion Atlas. Simon & Schuster: New York (1993). Pg 24-25. map
Hinduism Bangladesh 18,880,000 16.00% - - 1994 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "Bangladesh/Church of Bangladesh (COB) " (viewed 31 May 1999). "Country information: Population (1994 United Nations estimate): 118 million... Main religions: Islam is the constitutional state religion (83%), Hinduism (16%), Christianity (0.3%)? "
Hinduism Bangladesh 12,609,765 10.50% - - 1995 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 89-91. "Location: Bangladesh; Population: 120,093,000 "; Pg. 91: "Although many non-Muslims fled Bangladesh in 1947, Hindus still account for 10.5% of the population. "


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