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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Ibandla Labazalwane ku Kristu e Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 20,584 - 241
units
- 1998 *LINK* Mennonite World Conference web site. Directory 1998. Web page: "Africa: Mennonite & Brethren in Christ Churches " ZIMBABWE... Ibandla Labazalwane ku Kristu e Zimbabwe... Members: 20,584; Congregations: 241
Islam Zimbabwe - 1.50% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 6,500,000. Muslims 1.5% - largely immigrant Yao from Malawi.
Islam Zimbabwe 1,000,000 15.00% - - 1986 *LINK* Web site: "Arabic Paper "; web page: "Muslim Countries of the World " (viewed 15 June 1999). [Written 1998.] [NOTE: Unreliable statistical methodology.] "In 1986... Muslim Education Trust organization [U.K.] obtained... 1971 census & [info. from] Embassies of the respective countires... 1971 census showed the Muslim Minorities countries had around 308 Million Muslim.. "; "...add (784.5M [independent Muslim countries]+ 308M) = 1092.5 Million Muslims in 1971 "; Table shows country, "population " [number of Muslims in the country], & % Muslim. Total adds up to 317,391,000, so these figures are apparently intended to be estimates for 1986.
Islam Zimbabwe - 1.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Islam Zimbabwe 140,000 0.90% - - 2000 K. F. Bin Mohd Noor. "Muslims Statistics... for Year 2000 " [orig. src: Barrett. World Christian Encyclopedia, 1982] Table
Jehovah's Witnesses Zimbabwe 12,753 0.17% 480
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 Zimbabwe 25,878 0.21% 803
units
- 1997 *LINK* official organization web site Adherent/member count is for "1997 Peak Witnesses "; Memorial attendance (annual sacrament meeting) for same year: 70,038.
Jehovah's Witnesses Zimbabwe 28,063 0.22% 817
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 Zimbabwe 33,914 - 480
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 Zimbabwe 70,038 0.57% 803
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 Zimbabwe 66,360 0.52% - - 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 Zimbabwe 925 - - - 1998 *LINK* Jewish Communities of the World web site (1998) Table: World Jewry. "collected our data 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. "
Karanga Zimbabwe - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Korekore Zimbabwe - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Leya Zimbabwe - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Lilima Zimbabwe - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Matopo Zimbabwe - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Mennonite World Conference Zimbabwe 20,606 - - - 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: 2.
Methodist Zimbabwe 220,000 - - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Methodists (3 groups) 220,000 adherents, Anglicans 140,000, African Reformed (NGK-South Africa) 87,000, Salvation Army 157,000, All Pentecostals est. 180,000 (40 groups)
Methodist Zimbabwe - - - - 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... "
Nanzwa Zimbabwe - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
National Baptist Convention Zimbabwe 2,031 - 23
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 "
Ndau Zimbabwe - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Ndebele Zimbabwe - 14.00% - - 1995 Haskins, Jim & Joann Biondi. From Afar to Zulu: A Dictionary of African Cultures. New York: Walker Publishing Co. (1995), pg. 136. "Although most of the Ndebele now live in Zimbabwe, they are a minority... Their numbers equal only 14% of the population, whereas the Shona represent 80%. "
Ndebele Zimbabwe 1,728,000 16.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 155. Estimates of % of population in ethnic (NOT religious) backgrounds, & est. 1997 total pop.
Nohwe Zimbabwe - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Nyai Zimbabwe - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Nyubi Zimbabwe - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
other Zimbabwe 170,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; "other " = NOT Christianity or primal-indigenous
Pentecostal Zimbabwe 180,000 - - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Methodists (3 groups) 220,000 adherents, Anglicans 140,000, African Reformed (NGK-South Africa) 87,000, Salvation Army 157,000, All Pentecostals est. 180,000 (40 groups)
polygamy Zimbabwe - - - - 1988 Laure, Jason. Zimbabwe (series: "Enchantment of the World "). Chicago: Childrens Press (1988), pg. 101. "About one-quarter of the people of Zimbabwe consider themselves Christians... However, many Christians also practice the traditional religions of their ancestors. They practice polygamy, for example, which is against the church's teachings but is part of their social fabric. "
primal-indigenous Zimbabwe - - - - 1988 Laure, Jason. Zimbabwe (series: "Enchantment of the World "). Chicago: Childrens Press (1988), pg. 101. "About one-quarter of the people of Zimbabwe consider themselves Christians. Most people follow traditional religions. However, many Christians also practice the traditional religions of their ancestors. They practice polygamy, for example, which is against the church's teachings but is part of their social fabric. "
primal-indigenous Zimbabwe - 40.00% - - 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 "animism " [Interestingly enough, only three countries: Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire and Zimbabwe have listings under "Animism " in this large table, while the other African countries have listings under "Traditional beliefs. " I've listed all these under "primal-indigenous "]
primal-indigenous Zimbabwe 2,750,000 25.00% - - 1994 *LINK* Web site: "Council for World Mission "; web page: "Southern Africa (PCSA) " (viewed 31 May 1999). "Country information: Population (1994 United Nations estimate):.. Zimbabwe: 11 million... Main religions:.. Zimbabwe: Independent Christianity (50%). Christianity (25%). Indigenous beliefs (25%). "
primal-indigenous Zimbabwe 4,660,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year. Pg. 781-783. Table; listed in table as "traditional beliefs "
primal-indigenous Zimbabwe 2,741,562 24.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 11,423,175. syncretic (part Christian, part indigenous beliefs) 50%, Christian 25%, indigenous beliefs 24%, Muslim and other 1%
primal-indigenous Zimbabwe 2,592,000 24.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 155. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.; "Principal Religions: Christianity combined with traditional tribal beliefs (51%), Christianity (24%), traditional tribal beliefs (24%), Islam. "
primal-indigenous Zimbabwe 3,000,000 25.00% - - 1998 "Zimbabwe churches want established religion " in Christian Century (Apr. 8, 1998), pg. 362. "Between 20 and 25 percent practice purely indigenous religions. "
primal-indigenous Zimbabwe 2,603,137 25.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998), pg. 481. "Location: Zimbabwe; Population: 10,412,548 "; "All indigenous Zimbabweans practice some form of ancestral religion, and probably about 75% of the population are also Christian or Muslim. "
primal-indigenous Zimbabwe - 32.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "; listed in table as "animism "
Protestant Zimbabwe 1,300,000 35.00% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total population: 6,500,000. Protestants 35%. Community 1,300,000. Denominations 60+. Evangelical 9%.
Protestant Zimbabwe - 33.00% - - 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 Zimbabwe - 33.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Revival Fellowship Zimbabwe - - 1
unit
- 1998 *LINK* official organization web site directory of assemblies (or contacts?). This is the number of listings in a particular country, but I'm not sure it can be taken as a count of congregations.
Salvation Army Zimbabwe 157,000 - - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: OPERATION WORLD, 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Methodists (3 groups) 220,000 adherents, Anglicans 140,000, African Reformed (NGK-South Africa) 87,000, Salvation Army 157,000, All Pentecostals est. 180,000 (40 groups)
Scientology Zimbabwe - - 2
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'. "
Shabi Zimbabwe - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Shona Zimbabwe - - - - 1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Shona Zimbabwe - 80.00% - - 1995 Haskins, Jim & Joann Biondi. From Afar to Zulu: A Dictionary of African Cultures. New York: Walker Publishing Co. (1995), pg. 136. "Although most of the Ndebele now live in Zimbabwe, they are a minority... Their numbers equal only 14% of the population, whereas the Shona represent 80%. "
SIM International Zimbabwe - - - - 1999 *LINK* "Southern Africa " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "Today, our [SIM International] missionaries work together with the United Baptist Church (UBC) in educational, medical, and theological training, as well as translation. "
syncretistic Zimbabwe - 50.00% - - 1983 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: INTERNATIONAL INTERCESSORS, July 1983); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Half the people are syncretic, combining Christianity and animism. One-fourth are Christian, mostly Protestant. Another one-fourth of the people follow traditional beliefs involving ancestor worship.
syncretistic Zimbabwe 5,711,588 50.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Total population: 11,423,175. syncretic (part Christian, part indigenous beliefs) 50%, Christian 25%, indigenous beliefs 24%, Muslim and other 1%
syncretistic Zimbabwe 5,508,000 51.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997), pg. 155. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.; "Principal Religions: Christianity combined with traditional tribal beliefs (51%), Christianity (24%), traditional tribal beliefs (24%), Islam. "
Tawara Zimbabwe - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
Ungwe Zimbabwe - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures
United Baptist Church Zimbabwe - - - - 1999 *LINK* "Southern Africa " in SIM NOW, Feb. 1999 (vol. #85); (viewed online 6 July 1999); SIM International web site. "Today, our [SIM International] missionaries work together with the United Baptist Church (UBC) in educational, medical, and theological training, as well as translation. "
United Baptist Churches of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 6,000 - 44
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 "
United Church of Christ in Zimbabwe Zimbabwe - - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.; web page: news release represents a modest edit of the wrap-up prepared by the World Council of Churches (1998). Viewed 7 Oct. 1999. "Membership of the WCC rose to a record 339 churches as the Assembly welcomed eight more... six of the new churches are African: the United Church of Christ in Zimbabwe, the Harrist Church in Ivory Coast... "
Zezuru Zimbabwe - - - 1
country
1995 Haskins, J. From Afar to Zulu. New York: Walker Pub. (1995), pg. 191-7. Table: Add'l African Cultures


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