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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
African Traditional Religion Togo 1,188,200 45.80% - - 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 Togo - 70.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Moore, Carrie A. "11 Togo dancers join LDS Church in Utah " in Deseret News (Oct. 4, 1998). "Though about 70 percent of Togo's population profess indigenous religious beliefs, about 20 percent are Christian. "
African Traditional Religion Togo 1,169,000 25.20% - - 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.
Akposo Togo - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Ana Togo - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Baptist Convention of Togo Togo 14,038 - 230
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 Togo 14,038 0.32% 230
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 Togo - 22.00% - - 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 Togo 956,000 21.60% 111
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 Togo 920,000 - - - 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.
Catholic Togo - 32.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Chamba Togo - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Christianity Togo 1,069,800 30.00% - - 1990 *LINK* web site: "Ethnologue Database " (viewed circa Dec. 1998) "Population: 3,566,000 (1990 WA)... Religion: Traditional religion 50%, Christian 30%, Muslim 20% "
Christianity Togo 947,122 20.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 4,735,610. indigenous beliefs 70%, Christian 20%, Muslim 10%
Christianity Togo 1,400,000 35.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 64. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
Christianity Togo - 20.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Moore, Carrie A. "11 Togo dancers join LDS Church in Utah " in Deseret News (Oct. 4, 1998). "Though about 70 percent of Togo's population profess indigenous religious beliefs, about 20 % are Christian. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Togo 25 - - - 1998 *LINK* Moore, Carrie A. "11 Togo dancers join LDS Church in Utah " in Deseret News (Oct. 4, 1998). "...phone calls to church officials in Africa confirm that there are about 25 members in Togo who meet weekly in a private home for services. There is no organized branch of the church there. "
Church of the Nazarene Togo - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site: Nazarene World Mission Society Church Statistics: Churches; 25 April 1998
Churches of Christ Togo 60 0.00% 2
units
- 1995 *LINK* official organization web site table: "STATUS OF CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA--1995 " (Campbellite)
Ewe Togo - 35.00% - - 1995 Haskins, Jim & Joann Biondi. From Afar to Zulu: A Dictionary of African Cultures. New York: Walker Publishing Co. (1995), pg. 56, 60. "Today, the Ewe... In Togo they are the largest ethnic group, representing about 35% of the population. "
Gurma Togo - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Islam Togo 200,000 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 Togo 2,100,000 55.00% - - 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 Togo 713,200 20.00% - - 1990 *LINK* web site: "Ethnologue Database " (viewed circa Dec. 1998) "Population: 3,566,000 (1990 WA)... Religion: Traditional religion 50%, Christian 30%, Muslim 20% "
Islam Togo - 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% "
Islam Togo 473,561 10.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 4,735,610. indigenous beliefs 70%, Christian 20%, Muslim 10%
Islam Togo 600,000 15.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 64. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
Islam Togo - 21.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Islam Togo 1,114,000 24.00% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Jehovah's Witnesses Togo 2,232 0.08% 67
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 Togo 10,221 0.24% 153
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 45,936.
Jehovah's Witnesses Togo 10,748 0.24% 156
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 Togo - 0.30% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Jehovah's Witnesses - Memorial attendance Togo 5,717 - 67
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 Togo 45,936 1.08% 153
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 Togo 39,363 0.89% - - 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.
Kabrai Togo - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Kotokoli Togo - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Lamba Togo - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Loso Togo - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Methodist Togo - - - - 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. 478. "[Methodist] Churches having more than 20,000 members are found in Angola, Congo, Dahomey-Togo, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone... "
Mina Togo - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Mobo Togo - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
other Togo 30,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT primal-indigenous, Roman Catholic, Sunni, Protestant
primal-indigenous Togo 1,783,000 50.00% - - 1990 *LINK* web site: "Ethnologue Database " (viewed circa Dec. 1998) "Population: 3,566,000 (1990 WA)... Religion: Traditional religion 50%, Christian 30%, Muslim 20% "
primal-indigenous Togo 2,510,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; listed in table as "traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Togo 3,314,927 70.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 4,735,610. indigenous beliefs 70%, Christian 20%, Muslim 10%
primal-indigenous Togo 2,000,000 50.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 64. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
primal-indigenous Togo - 36.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; listed in table as "animism "
Protestant Togo - 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% "; Protestant "includes all non-Roman Catholic denominations "
Protestant Togo 290,000 - - - 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.
Protestant Togo - 9.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Sunni Togo 520,000 - - - 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.
Wati Togo - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Catholic Tokelau 1,000 50.00% 2
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 Tokelau 410 28.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 1,463. (Territory of New Zealand) Congregational Christian Church 70%, Roman Catholic 28%, other 2%. note: on Atafu, all Congregational Christian Church of Samoa; on Nukunonu, all Roman Catholic
Congregational Christian Churches Tokelau 1,024 70.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 1,463. (Territory of New Zealand) Congregational Christian Church 70%, Roman Catholic 28%, other 2%. note: on Atafu, all Congregational Christian Church of Samoa; on Nukunonu, all Roman Catholic
Jehovah's Witnesses Tokelau 5 0.34% 1
unit
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 17.
Jehovah's Witnesses Tokelau 6 0.40% 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 Tokelau 17 1.14% 1
unit
- 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 Tokelau 17 1.14% - - 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.
Anglican Tonga - - 1
unit
- 1899 Douglas, Norman & Ngaire Douglas. Tonga: A Guide. Newstead, Brisbane, Australia: Albion Press (1989), pg. 66-67. "...the Anglican Church in Tonga was actually set up in Ha'apai in 1899 by the Rev. Shirley Baker... [who] died in Ha'apai in 1903... "
Anglican Tonga - - - - 1989 Douglas, Norman & Ngaire Douglas. Tonga: A Guide. Newstead, Brisbane, Australia: Albion Press (1989), pg. 167-168. "Listed here are the main churches & [phone] numbers for confirming the times & locations of services... Anglican Church... Baha'I Faith... Catholic Church... Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints... Church of Tonga... Feohi'anga Tokaikola... Free Wesleyan Church... Free Church of Tonga... Seventh-Day Adventist... Tonga Gospel Fellowship... United Pentecostal Church... Worldwide Church of God. "
Anglican Tonga - - - - 1989 Douglas, Norman & Ngaire Douglas. Tonga: A Guide. Newstead, Brisbane, Australia: Albion Press (1989), pg. 66-67. "Two blocks north on Fatefeihi Road is the Anglican Church, looking as though it would be more at home in an English country lan, and therefore almost as incongruous as the others [other church buildings]. To add to the incongruity, the Anglican Church in Tonga was actually set up in Ha'apai in 1899 by the Rev. Shirley Baker, probably author of the famous constitution of 1875, but by the end of the century a renegade Methodist, since he had fallen from grace with both the Wesleyans and the Free Church! Baker had little success as an Anglican preacher since his credentials were of dubious authenticity and, in any event, he died in Ha'apai in 1903. The present church was built in 1929-30. There are not many Anglicans in Tonga. "
Assemblies of God Tonga 1,110 - - - 1986 *LINK* "Tonga's Census of Church Members Released " (March 12, 1998 - PACNEWS); posted on Tonga history newsgroup web page: "Re: % of Christians in Tongan population " (viewed 22 May 1999). "Of a total population of approximately 97,000... according to the kingdom's latest census of churchgoers.... Tongan government statistics department... The Assembly of God Church achieved the highest percentage membership growth, 91.5%, during the last ten years, almost doubling its 1996 membership of 1,110. " [Perhaps the year mentioned here, doubling since "1996 " is a typo, and what is meant is that the church's size has almost doubled since 1986.]
Assemblies of God Tonga 2,000 2.06% - - 1996 *LINK* "Tonga's Census of Church Members Released " (March 12, 1998 - PACNEWS); posted on Tonga history newsgroup web page: "Re: % of Christians in Tongan population " (viewed 22 May 1999). "Of a total population of approximately 97,000... according to the kingdom's latest census of churchgoers.... Tongan government statistics department... The Assembly of God Church achieved the highest percentage membership growth, 91.5%, during the last ten years, almost doubling its 1996 membership of 1,110. " [Perhaps the year mentioned here, doubling since "1996 " is a typo, and what is meant is that the church's size has almost doubled since 1986.]
attendance - weekly Tonga - - - - 1989 Douglas, Norman & Ngaire Douglas. Tonga: A Guide. Newstead, Brisbane, Australia: Albion Press (1989), pg. 167. "Sunday rules and regulations are strictly adhered to and it is only with the advent of tourism in Tonga that some people are permitted to actually work on Sunday. Even so, only the most necessary tasks are performed; the servicing of hotel rooms does not normally come under this classification... Sunday is for going to church and being with the family and whether the visitor has religious interests or not, attending any church service in Tonga is an excellent activity to occupy an hour or two on what can otherwise be a very quiet day. The Tongans often attend several services during the course of the day... The overflowing churches resound with their rich voices lifted in song... "
Bahai Faith Tonga - - - - 1989 Douglas, Norman & Ngaire Douglas. Tonga: A Guide. Newstead, Brisbane, Australia: Albion Press (1989), pg. 167-168. "Listed here are the main churches & [phone] numbers for confirming the times & locations of services... Anglican Church... Baha'I Faith... Catholic Church... Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints... Church of Tonga... Feohi'anga Tokaikola... Free Wesleyan Church... Free Church of Tonga... Seventh-Day Adventist... Tonga Gospel Fellowship... United Pentecostal Church... Worldwide Church of God. "
Bahai Faith Tonga - 3.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Ethnologue Database " (viewed circa Dec. 1998) "Religion: Christian 84%, Mormon 9%, Baha'i 3% "
Catholic Tonga 2,500 - - - 1899 Douglas, Norman & Ngaire Douglas. Tonga: A Guide. Newstead, Brisbane, Australia: Albion Press (1989), pg. 40. "By the end of the century there were still only about 2500 Catholics on Tongatapu [main island of Tonga]. "
Catholic Tonga 14,180 15.00% - - 1986 Douglas, Norman & Ngaire Douglas. Tonga: A Guide. Newstead, Brisbane, Australia: Albion Press (1989), pg. 156. "Religions: Methodist about 75%, including Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga, Free Church of Tonga, Church of Tonga; Roman Catholic about 15%; Latter-day Saints about 8%... Population: 94,535 (1986). "
Catholic Tonga - - - - 1989 Douglas, Norman & Ngaire Douglas. Tonga: A Guide. Newstead, Brisbane, Australia: Albion Press (1989), pg. 167-168. "Listed here are the main churches & [phone] numbers for confirming the times & locations of services... Anglican Church... Baha'I Faith... Catholic Church... Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints... Church of Tonga... Feohi'anga Tokaikola... Free Wesleyan Church... Free Church of Tonga... Seventh-Day Adventist... Tonga Gospel Fellowship... United Pentecostal Church... Worldwide Church of God. "
Catholic Tonga - 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% "
Catholic Tonga 14,000 14.50% 13
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 Tonga 15,309 15.78% - - 1996 *LINK* "Tonga's Census of Church Members Released " (March 12, 1998 - PACNEWS); posted on Tonga history newsgroup web page: "Re: % of Christians in Tongan population " (viewed 22 May 1999). "Of a total population of approximately 97,000... according to the kingdom's latest census of churchgoers.... Tongan government statistics department. The Roman Catholic Church ranked second in Tongan church members with 15,309... "


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