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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Tamils Sri Lanka 1,000,000 10.00% - - 1966 Welty, Paul Thomas. The Asians: Their Heritage and Their Destiny (Revised Edition). Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co. (1966), pg. 54-55. "Ceylon has a population of approximately 10 million, the great majority of whom are Singhalese... The Tamils, who make up about 10% of the population, came to Ceylon at a later date from South India... "
Tamils Sri Lanka 2,970,000 18.00% - - 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%. "
Tamils Sri Lanka 3,325,000 19.00% - - 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.
Tamils Sri Lanka 3,000,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 746. "Tamils... Population: 67 million in India; 3 million in Sri Lanka "; "Tamils are mostly Hindus, although there are some Tamil Muslims and Christians. " [NOTE: These statistics are of Tamils as a cultural/ethnic group, NOT a distinct religion.]
Tenrikyo - graduated from Shuyoka Sri Lanka 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 Sri Lanka 3 - - - 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 Sri Lanka 7 - - - 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 "
Theravada 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
Theravada 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 in Sri Lanka is of the southern type, Theravada Buddhism... The Buddhist Sangha, or order of monks, is an important element in Sri Lankan society. "
Unitarian/Unitarian Universalist Sri Lanka 500 - 7
units
- 1998 *LINK* directory on offical church web site MEMBERS: about 500 scattered over the country; CONGREGATIONS: 7 main branches
unknown 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% "; Listed as "Unspecified "
Veddas Sri Lanka 15,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 801. "Veddas: Alternate Names: Veddhas, Veddahs; Vanniyalato; Location: Sri Lanka; Population: 13,000-15,000; Religion: Traditional religion with elements of Buddhism and Hinduism. "; "The veddas... are a small tribal community in Sri Lanka, the former island... "; "As far as can be determined, the primitive religion of the Veddas was based on spirits (yakku) rather than of any gods... Prolonged contact with Tamil and Sinhalese society has resulted in many Vedda groups absorbing elements of Hinduism and, especially, Buddhism. These groups worship gods as well as spirits... "
Vipassana Meditation Centers Sri Lanka - - 1
unit
- 1999 *LINK* web site: "Vipassana Meditation "; web page: "Vipassana Meditation Centers in South Asia " (viewed 13 Feb. 1999) counted meditation centers listed in directory; Cambodia; Yangon, Myanmar; Mandalay, Myanmar; Mogok, Myanmar; Kathmandu, Nepal; Lumbini, Nepal; Sri Lanka; Taiwan; Bangkok, Thailand; Phitsanulok, Thailand
Christianity Sri Lanka: Colombo - 30.00% - - 1985 *LINK* web site: Library of Congress Country Studies: "Sri Lanka - A Country Guide " (1998) "In the 1980s, Christians still were concentrated heavily in the low country in the southwest. They comprised 30 percent of the population in Colombo. "
African Traditional Religion Sudan 2,077,400 38.00% - - 1900 *LINK* web page: "Geographical Distribution of Followers of ATR... " (viewed 13 March 1999); Arranged by Chidi Denis Isizoh from the entries made in: Barret, D.B. World Christian Encylopedia. Nairobi (1982). Table: "Geographical Distribution of Adherents of African Traditional Religion in the Continent of Africa "
African Traditional Religion Sudan 3,258,652 20.80% - - 1970 *LINK* web page: "Geographical Distribution of Followers of ATR... " (viewed 13 March 1999); Arranged by Chidi Denis Isizoh from the entries made in: Barret, D.B. World Christian Encylopedia. Nairobi (1982). Table: "Geographical Distribution of Adherents of African Traditional Religion in the Continent of Africa "
African Traditional Religion Sudan 3,421,000 18.70% - - 1975 *LINK* web page: "Geographical Distribution of Followers of ATR... " (viewed 13 March 1999); Arranged by Chidi Denis Isizoh from the entries made in: Barret, D.B. World Christian Encylopedia. Nairobi (1982). Table: "Geographical Distribution of Adherents of African Traditional Religion in the Continent of Africa "
African Traditional Religion Sudan 3,579,000 16.70% - - 1980 *LINK* web page: "Geographical Distribution of Followers of ATR in African Nations "; (viewed 13 March 1999); Arranged by Chidi Denis Isizoh from the entries made in: Barret, D.B. World Christian Encylopedia. Nairobi (1982). Table: "Geographical Distribution of Adherents of African Traditional Religion in the Continent of Africa "
African Traditional Religion Sudan 3,545,000 9.10% - - 2000 *LINK* web page: "Geographical Distribution of Followers of ATR in African Nations "; (viewed 13 March 1999); Arranged by Chidi Denis Isizoh from the entries made in: Barret, D.B. World Christian Encylopedia. Nairobi (1982). Table: "Geographical Distribution of Adherents of African Traditional Religion in the Continent of Africa "; Projection, made circa 1982.
Anaak Sudan - - - - 1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Anglican Sudan 80,000 - - - 1972 Marty, Martin E. Protestantism (History of Religion Series). New York: Hold, Rinehart and Winston (1972), pg. 12. "Ethiopia, a Christian (Coptic) exception in North Africa, does include a 125,000-member Protestant group, the Sudan Interior Mission, and Sudan itself has a rather strong Anglican (80,000-member) diocese. "
Beja Sudan - - - 2
countries
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures; "Sudan, Ethiopia "
Beja Sudan - - - - 1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Beri Sudan - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Bor Sudan - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Catholic Sudan - 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% "
Catholic Sudan 2,279,000 8.10% 103
units
- 1995 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997), pg. 333-367. Figures are as of Dec. 31, 1995. Number used for "congregations " is from number of Catholic parishes.
Christianity Sudan 2,830,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; This figure (2,830,000) for Christian "includes affiliated and nominal Christians " [but then, I assume that's what the figure for total Christians always includes on this table. But there's an explicit footnote to this effect for this stat.]
Christianity Sudan 1,629,706 5.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 32,594,128. Sunni Muslim 70% (in north), indigenous beliefs 25%, Christian 5% (mostly in south and Khartoum)
Christianity Sudan 6,374,605 19.00% - - 1999 *LINK* "Statistics - Republic of Sudan " in SIM NOW, April 1999 (vol. #86); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "Population: 33,550,552... Religion: 70% Sunni Muslim, 19% Christian, 9.9% traditional religions, 1.1% non-religious "
Christianity & primal-indigenous Sudan 2,450,000 10.00% - - 1988 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Sudan ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1988), pg. 38, 42. Pg. 38: "24.5 million inhabitants of Sudan... "; Pg. 42: "Non-Muslims--who subscribe to traditional African or to Christian beliefs--mostly inhabit southern Sudan, and constitute no more than 10% of the nation's population. "
Christianity & primal-indigenous Sudan - 30.00% - - 1994 Fluehr-Lobban, Carolyn. Islamic Society in Practice; Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida (1994), pg. 86. "Christian minority groups exist in significant numbers in... the Sudan, with a 30% Christian & animist minority... "
Dinka Sudan 1,000,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 118-119. "Dinka: Location: Republic of Sudan; Population: Over 1 million; Language: Dinka; Religion: Monotheistic-worship of Nhialic "; "Dinka religious beliefs have been described and analyzed in detail by the late British anthropologist R. G. Lienhardt in his book Divinity and Experience: The Religion of the Dinka. "
Islam Sudan 11,700,000 72.00% - - 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 Sudan 22,000,000 85.00% - - 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 Sudan 18,375,000 75.00% - - 1988 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Sudan ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1988), pg. 38, 42. Pg. 38: "24.5 million inhabitants of Sudan... "; Pg. 42: "Muslims... make up about 75% of the total Sudanese population. Approximately 95% of the northern provinces consist of Arabic-speaking Muslims. "
Islam Sudan 12,500,000 50.00% - - 1990 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies Est. 25 million [total pop.] (1990). More than half of total population Muslim, Relatively few Christians. Most people in south and substantial minority in north adherents of various indigenous religions.
Islam Sudan - 73.00% - - 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 Sudan 22,815,890 70.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 32,594,128. Sunni Muslim 70% (in north), indigenous beliefs 25%, Christian 5% (mostly in south and Khartoum)
Islam Sudan 12,465,000 45.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 202. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.; "Principal Religions: Traditional tribal beliefs (55%), Islam (45%); figures are approximate. Most sources overestimate the ratio of practicing Islamic people compared with the remainder of the population. "
Islam Sudan - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 402. "Sudan is now an Islamist state, and the majority of its population is indeed Muslim. "
Islam Sudan 23,485,386 70.00% - - 1999 *LINK* "Statistics - Republic of Sudan " in SIM NOW, April 1999 (vol. #86); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "Population: 33,550,552... Religion: 70% Sunni Muslim, 19% Christian, 9.9% traditional religions, 1.1% non-religious "
Islam Sudan 30,012,000 77.00% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Jehovah's Witnesses Sudan 147 0.00% 3
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 - Memorial attendance Sudan 367 - 3
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 "
Khatmiya Sudan - - - - 1988 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Sudan ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1988), pg. 42. "Muslims... make up about 75% of the total Sudanese population. Approximately 95% of the northern provinces consist of Arabic-speaking Muslims... Sudanese Muslims are of the Sunni--or traditional--sect... In Sudan the Qadiriya is the largest order, but it is also the least organized. The Khatmiya gets most of its support from northeastern Sudan. A strong, centralized order, the Khatmiya is headed by members of one family and has wielded political power since the late nineteenth century. "
Khatmiya Sudan - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 402. "Sudan is now an Islamist state, and the majority of its population is indeed Muslim... Brotherhoods continue to be very important in the practice of Sudanese Islam. The most important Brotherhoods in Sudan today are the Qadiriyya (the oldest Brotherhood) and the Khatmiyya (a more modern organization which grew out of 18th century reformist movements). "
Mahdi Sudan - - - - 1885 Wilson, Bryan. "Traditional Religion Divides Society " in Enduring Issues in Sociology (Lynn Barteck & Karen Mullin, editors). San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press (1995), pg. 215. [Originally source: Religious Sects: A Sociological Study. New York: McGraw-Hill (1970).] "At first glance, sects may appear to be marginal and incidental phenomena in history... Yet, at times, sects have had an immense significance for the course of history... The Mahdi movement in the Sudan in the 1880s, or the Tai-ping movement in China a couple decades earlier, each significantly affected the history of their own peoples and that of people far from the places where these sects arose... "
Nonreligious Sudan 369,056 1.10% - - 1999 *LINK* "Statistics - Republic of Sudan " in SIM NOW, April 1999 (vol. #86); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "Population: 33,550,552... Religion: 70% Sunni Muslim, 19% Christian, 9.9% traditional religions, 1.1% non-religious "
Nubians Sudan - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Nuer Sudan - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Nuer Sudan 500,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 341. "Nuer: Location: Southern Sudan; Population: 500,000; Religion: traditional faith (worship of Kuoth); Christianity "
other Sudan 370,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Sunni, primal-indigenous or Christianity
primal-indigenous Sudan - 17.00% - - 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 Sudan 5,190,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; listed in table as "traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Sudan 8,148,532 25.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 32,594,128. Sunni Muslim 70% (in north), indigenous beliefs 25%, Christian 5% (mostly in south and Khartoum)
primal-indigenous Sudan 15,235,000 55.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 202. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.; "Principal Religions: Traditional tribal beliefs (55%), Islam (45%); figures are approximate. Most sources overestimate the ratio of practicing Islamic people compared with the remainder of the population. "
primal-indigenous Sudan 3,321,505 9.90% - - 1999 *LINK* "Statistics - Republic of Sudan " in SIM NOW, April 1999 (vol. #86); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "Population: 33,550,552... Religion: 70% Sunni Muslim, 19% Christian, 9.9% traditional religions, 1.1% non-religious "
Protestant Sudan - 2.00% - - 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 "
Qadiriya Sudan - - - - 1988 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Sudan ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1988), pg. 42. "Muslims... make up about 75% of the total Sudanese population. Approximately 95% of the northern provinces consist of Arabic-speaking Muslims... Sudanese Muslims are of the Sunni--or traditional--sect... In Sudan the Qadiriya is the largest order, but it is also the least organized. "
Qadiriya Sudan - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 402. "Sudan is now an Islamist state, and the majority of its population is indeed Muslim... Brotherhoods continue to be very important in the practice of Sudanese Islam. The most important Brotherhoods in Sudan today are the Qadiriyya (the oldest Brotherhood) and the Khatmiyya (a more modern organization which grew out of 18th century reformist movements). "
Shilluk Sudan - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Shilluk Sudan 150,000 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 382-383. "Shilluk: Location: Sudan; Population: about 150,000; Religion: Animism; indigenous beliefs "; "The Shilluk are concentrated along the western banks and islands of the White Nile, especially between the Renk-Malakal reach, as well as being located on the lower section of the Sobat River. "; Pg. 383: "The complex animist religious beliefs of the Shilluk are held most devoutly... A few Shilluk have turned to Islam and Christianity, but traditional beliefs are still strongly held. "
SIM International Sudan - - - - 1999 *LINK* "Eastern Africa " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "In 1988, all but two of the churches located in the south were destroyed. Today, including Sudanese refugees in other countries, the SIM-related Sudan Interior Church (SIC) is composed of 56 fully organized churches and 53 developing churches, with nearly 11,000 baptized members, 28 pastors, and 30 evangelists. "
SIM International - missionaries Sudan 18 - - - 1999 *LINK* "Eastern Africa " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "SIM is the only registered Protestant mission in Sudan and currently has 18 missionaries serving in the capital city, Khartoum. "
Sudan Interior Mission Sudan 3 - - - 1902 *LINK* web site: "Christian Missions "; web page: "SIM History " (viewed 6 July 1999). "...the Sudan Interior Mission. It began when three dedicated young men landed at Lagos, Nigeria. The oldest was only 25. But each man burned with a desire to establish a Christian witness among the 60 million unreached people of what was then known as the Soudan in sub-Saharan Africa. Unable to interest established missions - most of which said reaching the Soudan was impossible and possibly outside God's will - the three set out following God alone... In 1902, the party successfully established a base 500 miles inland. From this base, the work of SIM began in Africa. "
Sunni Sudan 18,375,000 75.00% - - 1988 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Sudan ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1988), pg. 38, 42. Pg. 38: "24.5 million inhabitants of Sudan... "; Pg. 42: "Muslims... make up about 75% of the total Sudanese population. Approximately 95% of the northern provinces consist of Arabic-speaking Muslims... Sudanese Muslims are of the Sunni--or traditional--sect... "
Sunni Sudan 22,680,000 - - - 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 Sudan 22,815,888 70.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 32,594,128. Sunni Muslim 70% (in north), indigenous beliefs 25%, Christian 5% (mostly in south and Khartoum)
Sunni Sudan 23,485,386 70.00% - - 1999 *LINK* "Statistics - Republic of Sudan " in SIM NOW, April 1999 (vol. #86); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "Population: 33,550,552... Religion: 70% Sunni Muslim, 19% Christian, 9.9% traditional religions, 1.1% non-religious "
Zar Sudan - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 402. "However, many peoples, particularly in the southern and western Sudan, are not Muslim. Some are Christian... Others continue to practice indigenous beliefs, particularly concerned with various types of spirits. Such beliefs also infuse Islam and Christianity in the Sudan. One of the most widespread is known as zar, which is found throughout northern Africa. "
Sudan Interior Church Sudan: Khartoum - - 25
units
- 1999 *LINK* "Standing with the Church in Sudan " in SIM NOW, April 1999 (vol. #86); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "'The Sudan Interior Church has grown because of the problems we've had,' he says. 'In Khartoum, we have 25 churches, 19 of which are organized and 6 that are in developing stages.' "
Arya Samaj Suriname - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site; web page: "Global Directory: Directory of Arya Samaj in South/Central America " (viewed 24 Jan. 1999) counted listings in directory
Bahai Faith Suriname - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Bahai Faith Suriname - 1.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Ethnologue Database " (viewed circa Dec. 1998) "Religion: Christian 42%, Hindu 27%, Muslim 20%, traditional religion 6%, secular 4%, Baha'i 1% "


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