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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Islam Taiwan 58,000 - - - 1996 RISEAP. Muslim Almanac - Asia Pacific. Table: Muslim Population in Asia Pacific Region (1996)
Islam Taiwan - 0.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Islam Taiwan 150,000 0.60% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Jehovah's Witnesses Taiwan 960 0.01% 23
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 Taiwan 3,475 0.02% 52
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 8,911.
Jehovah's Witnesses Taiwan 3,691 0.02% 53
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 Taiwan 2,926 - 23
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 Taiwan 8,911 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 Taiwan 9,013 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.
Li-ism Taiwan - - - - 1996 *LINK* web page: "Religions in Taiwan " (Written by Miss C.Y.Li, 1996, TSA); (viewed 4 July 1999). "In Taiwan, people are free to have any religious preference. At present, there are 12 religions recognized by the government in Taiwan including the Buddhism, Taoism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Hsuan-Yuan Chiao, Idam, Li-ism, Tenrikyo, Baha'i Faith, T'ien Dih Chiao, T 'ien Te Chiao, and I-Kuan-Tao. "
Little Flock Taiwan - - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 181. [Chapter: "Christianity in Asia "] "In Taiwan... The most recent growth has been in the mountain tribes and in the indigenous Chinese denominations such as the Pentecostal True Jesus church and Wang Ming-Tao's Little Flock... "
Mennonite World Conference Taiwan 1,494 - - - 1997 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site; page: "Mennonite and Brethren in Christ World Membership Totals " (viewed 8 Aug. 1999). Table: "Mennonite and Brethren in Christ World Membership Totals "; "based on the most recent data available... from 1996 or 1997... statistics indicate baptized members "; Dif. religious bodies: 1.
Nonreligious Taiwan - 24.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
other Taiwan 240,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Chinese folk religion, Buddhism, Christianity
Presbyterian Church in Taiwan Taiwan 220,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Religious News Service. "World View: Donate a Day's Pay " in Salt Lake Tribune, 2 Oct. 1999 (v. online 3 Oct. 99). "Taiwan's largest Protestant denomination, the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, has called on its 220,000 members to donate one day's pay to the church's relief effort to aid the victims of the Sept. 21 earthquake. "
Presbyterian Church in Taiwan Taiwan 220,000 1.05% 1,183
units
- 1999 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT) " (viewed 31 May 1999). "Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT)... Country information: Population: 21 million... Main religions: Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Chinese folk-religion, Christianity (5%)... Church information:... Members/Congregations: 220,000/1,183. "
Protestant Taiwan - 3.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Scientology Taiwan - - 3
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'. "
Suma Ching Hai Taiwan 300,000 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: New Religious Movements (University of Virginia) (1998) In Taiwan, she reportedly has 300,000 followers. But, when the government closed down her headquarters (it was constructed without a license), the cult produced only 804 names which belies the 6,000 who appeared in Taiwan on Ching Hai Day in October 1995.
T'ien Te Chiao Taiwan - - - - 1996 *LINK* web page: "Religions in Taiwan " (Written by Miss C.Y.Li, 1996, TSA); (viewed 4 July 1999). "In Taiwan, people are free to have any religious preference. At present, there are 12 religions recognized by the government in Taiwan including the Buddhism, Taoism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Hsuan-Yuan Chiao, Idam, Li-ism, Tenrikyo, Baha'i Faith, T'ien Dih Chiao, T 'ien Te Chiao, and I-Kuan-Tao. "
Taiwanese - Aboriginal Taiwan 357,600 1.70% - - 1999 *LINK* Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organisation web site; web page: "Taiwan " (Viewed 16 Aug. 1999). "The number of the population is about 21 million consisting of the first aboriginal inhabitants (including nine major tribes consisting of over 357,600 people), 'mainlanders who immigrated from China after 1949, and the majority 'native Taiwanese', descendants of Chinese who came to Taiwan between 17th and 19th centuries. "
Taoism Taiwan 3,000,000 13.40% - - 1996 *LINK* web page: "Religions in Taiwan " (Written by Miss C.Y.Li, 1996, TSA); (viewed 4 July 1999). "Taoism, which has close links with folk religion, entered Taiwan in the mid-17th century and has up to 3,000,000 followers... It is common to see that Taiwan folk deity Goddess of the Sea (Matsu) and the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy (Kuanyin) are worshipped in the same temple or even home. People often goto the temples to present petitions and solicit divine assistance on some important occasions. The charms, amulets, statuettes, and religious slogans are very popular. "
Tenrikyo Taiwan - - - - 1996 *LINK* web page: "Religions in Taiwan " (Written by Miss C.Y.Li, 1996, TSA); (viewed 4 July 1999). "In Taiwan, people are free to have any religious preference. At present, there are 12 religions recognized by the government in Taiwan including the Buddhism, Taoism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Hsuan-Yuan Chiao, Idam, Li-ism, Tenrikyo, Baha'i Faith, T'ien Dih Chiao, T 'ien Te Chiao, and I-Kuan-Tao. "
Tenrikyo Taiwan - - 79
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. 1 mission headquarters; 18 churches; 60 mission stations
Tenrikyo - graduated from Shuyoka Taiwan 69 - - - 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 Taiwan 872 - - - 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 Taiwan 161 - - - 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 "
True Jesus Church Taiwan - - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 181. [Chapter: "Christianity in Asia "] "In Taiwan... The most recent growth has been in the mountain tribes and in the indigenous Chinese denominations such as the Pentecostal True Jesus church and Wang Ming-Tao's Little Flock... "
unknown Taiwan - 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 "
Vipassana Meditation Centers Taiwan - - 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
White Lotus Buddhism Taiwan - - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally published as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 804. "In the sixteenth century popular sects of the White Lotus type... characterized by charismatic leadership, hierarchical orgaization, membership rituals, and congregational worship... Similar sects still flourish in Taiwan. "
Yami Taiwan 2,800 - - - 1989 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 819. "Yami: Location: Taiwan (island of Botel Tobago); Population: 2,800 (1989); Religion: Christianity combined with traditional Yami beliefs "
miscellaneous regional info Taiwan - - - - 1996 *LINK* web page: "Religions in Taiwan " (Written by Miss C.Y.Li, 1996, TSA); (viewed 4 July 1999). "In Taiwan, people are free to have any religious preference. At present, there are 12 religions recognized by the government in Taiwan including the Buddhism, Taoism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Hsuan-Yuan Chiao, Idam, Li-ism, Tenrikyo, Baha'i Faith, T'ien Dih Chiao, T 'ien Te Chiao, and I-Kuan-Tao. The Buddhism is the biggest... People seldom exclude aspects of other faiths from their personal or collective religious portfolios. Most people are not necessarily Buddhist or Taoist or officially affiliated with any certain temples or registered with a religious organization. Although each religious sect postulates its independent doctrine, some of them cannot be strictly categorized... People often go to the temples to present petitions and solicit divine assistance on some important occasions. The charms, amulets, statuettes, and religious slogans are very popular. "
miscellaneous regional info Taiwan - - - - 1997 *LINK* Gamming, Jenny. They have a flag-but no country " in Swedish Expressen, 17 Aug. 1997. (Viewed 16 Aug. 1999). Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organisation web site. Translated by SSF/Goran Hansson. "Taiwan is located on the island of Formosa, 160 kilometres from the Chinese mainland. The 21 million people can be divided into three separate peoples. The largest group is the Chinese immigrating during the 16th to 18th centuries. In addition, there is a small group of indigenous people. And of course, the Kuomintang sympathisers escaping China after the revolution 1949. Taiwan has a varied and complex history. Presently Taiwan is a democracy trying to get a seat in the UN -- so far with no success. The question of Taiwan's relations to China is perhaps the most difficult issue today. "
miscellaneous regional info Taiwan - - - - 1997 Leibo, Steven A. East, Southeast Asia, and the Western Pacific 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 14. "Principal Religions: Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism. These three, which migrated with the earliest Chinese from the mainland, have not been and are not clearly defined, but are generally intermixed. "
Christianity Taiwan - aboriginal - 70.00% - - 1950 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 733-734. "In 1945 Taiwan was returned to China, & with involvement of Chinese and foreign missionaries, some 70% of the Aboriginal People soon became Christian, mainly Presbyterian & Catholic. "
Christianity Taiwan - aboriginal - - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 733-734. "Taiwan Aboriginal People: Alternate Names: Austronesian people; Location: Taiwan; Population: 370,000; Religion: Christianity "; Pg. 737: "The Japanese rulers forbade Christian or Buddhist evangelism among the Aboriginal People, but in the early 1930s a Taroko woman named Chi-oang became a Christian, & the new faith spread in secrecy. In 1945 Taiwan was returned to China, & with involvement of Chinese and foreign missionaries, some 70% of the Aboriginal People soon became Christian, mainly Presbyterian & Catholic. Christianity is now a significant marker of Aboriginal identity in Taiwan, distinguishing them from the Chinese [moslty Buddhist] population... Churches have played a key role in preserving Aboriginal identity & promoting Aboriginal rights. "
Catholic Tajikistan 32,000 0.55% - - 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.
Islam Tajikistan 5,054,018 85.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 5,945,903. Sunni Muslim 80%, Shi'a Muslim 5%
Islam Tajikistan - 85.00% - - 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 "
Jehovah's Witnesses Tajikistan 250 0.00% 1
unit
- 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 Tajikistan 673 0.01% - - 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 Tajikistan 1,800 - - - 1998 *LINK* Jewish Communities of the World web site (1998) Table: World Jewry. "collected our data from from demographic and other academic studies, community reports, and up-dates in the general media... consulted with experts to verify findings before reaching our assessments and estimates. "
other Tajikistan 890,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Sunni or Shiite Muslim; other is "mostly nonreligious "
Shiite Tajikistan 300,000 - - - 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 Tajikistan 297,295 5.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 5,945,903. Sunni Muslim 80%, Shi'a Muslim 5%
Sunni Tajikistan 4,760,000 - - - 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 Tajikistan 4,756,722 80.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 5,945,903. Sunni Muslim 80%, Shi'a Muslim 5%
Africa Inland Church Tanzania 180,000 - - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Denominations 18. Biggest: Lutherans 580,000 adherents; Anglicans 570,000; Moravians 100,000; Africa Inland Church (AIM) 180,000 Evangelicals 9%.
African Traditional Religion Tanzania 3,439,900 90.50% - - 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 Tanzania 4,227,000 31.80% - - 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 Tanzania 4,220,390 27.30% - - 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 Tanzania - 28.00% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 15,600,000. African Traditionals 28%; Muslims 26%; Roman Catholics 31%. Protestants 14%. Community 1,800,000. Evangelicals 9%.
African Traditional Religion Tanzania 4,115,280 22.80% - - 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 Tanzania 3,822,800 11.20% - - 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.
Anglican Tanzania 570,000 - - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Denominations 18. Biggest: Lutherans 580,000 adherents; Anglicans 570,000; Moravians 100,000; Africa Inland Church (AIM) 180,000 Evangelicals 9%.
Bahai Faith Tanzania - 0.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Baptist Convention of Tanzania Tanzania 105,319 - 1,072
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 Tanzania 105,319 5.27% 1,072
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.]
Catholic Tanzania - 31.00% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 15,600,000. African Traditionals 28%; Muslims 26%; Roman Catholics 31%. Protestants 14%. Community 1,800,000. Evangelicals 9%.
Catholic Tanzania 7,355,000 24.20% 771
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 Tanzania - 31.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Chagga Tanzania - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures; Listed in table as "Chaga "
Chagga Tanzania 832,420 - - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 93-94. "Chagga: Alternate Names: Chaga, Waschagga, Jagga, or Dschagga; Location: Kilimanjaro region in northern Tanzania; Population: 832,420 million; Religion: Christianity, Islam "; "With the adoption of Western religions, traditional Chagga beliefs and practices have been reduced and synchronized to the new Christian beliefs... Islam was introduced to the Chagga people by early Swahili caravan traders... " [This is a measure of tribal affiliation, NOT a measure of how many people practice Chagga religion.]
Christian Mission to Many Lands Tanzania - - - - 1999 *LINK* "Southern Africa " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "Tanzania: Our [SIM International] missionaries work in partnership with the Christian Mission to Many Lands (CMML) in the south of the country where the Makua, Makonde, and Yao live-the same people groups are found in Mozambique. At present, one couple is developing a youth and conference center, and another couple is preparing for involvement in Muslim evangelism. "
Christianity Tanzania - 33.00% - - 1986 East Africa (series: Library of Nations). By the editors of Time-Life Books. Amsterdam: Time-Life Books (1986), pg. 8. "In Tanzania, where a large section of the population still holds to traditional faiths, religious categories are less clear-cut. Perhaps one in three accepts some form of Christianity. "
Christianity Tanzania - 33.00% - - 1994 Laure, Jason & Ettagale Blauer. Tanzania (series: "Enchantment of the World "). Chicago: Childrens Press (1994), pg. 70. "Although one-third of Tanzanians are said to be Christians, many continue to practice traditional religions at the same time. The people often take the parts of the different religions that make sense to them and combine them in a way that works for them. Some African Christians have more than one wife because that works better in their society than the Christian way. "
Christianity Tanzania 8,650,000 - - - 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.
Christianity Tanzania 13,257,339 45.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 29,460,753. mainland - Christian 45%, Muslim 35%, indigenous beliefs 20% note: Zanzibar - more than 99% Muslim
Christianity Tanzania 8,340,000 30.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 182. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.; "Principal Religions: Mainland: Traditional tribal beliefs (40%), Christianity (30%), Islam; on Zanzibar and Pemba almost all are Islamic. "
Christianity Tanzania 10,617,950 35.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 417-418. "Location: Tanzania; Population: 30,337,000 "; "Most Tanzanians profess Islam or Christianity. While Zanzibar is 99% Muslim, the mainland is divided equally between Muslims and Christians (25%-35%). "
Christianity Tanzania - 44.00% - - 1999 McCulla, Patricia E. Tanzania ( "Major World Nations " book series). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers (1999), pg. 76. "Today most Tanzanians practice either Christianity or Islam, often combined with elements of traditional religions. About 44% are Christian and 37% are Muslim. Approximately 19% follow traditional religions only... The major Christian religions practices include Anglican, Greek Orthodox, Lutheran and Roman Catholics. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Tanzania - - 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 Tanzania 171 - - - 1997 "LDS in Africa: Growing Membership Sees American Church with Unique Vision, " Salt Lake Tribune, 4 April 1998. Reprinted in Sunstone (June 1998, pg. 71). Map: Membership totals as of December 1997.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Tanzania 200 - 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.


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