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The Largest Baha'i Communities


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The Bahai Faith is ranked as one of the world's ten largest international religious bodies.


Top 20 Largest National Baha'i Populations

CountryNumber
of Baha'is
Percent of
Country's Pop.
India 1,716,148 0.17%
USA 753,423 0.27%
Iran 463,151 0.69%
Viet Nam 356,133 0.45%
Kenya 308,292 1.02%
Bolivia 269,246 3.25%
South Africa 255,775 0.59%
Philippines 229,522 0.29%
Congo (Zaire) 224,596 0.43%
Zambia 162,443 1.70%
Thailand 144,243 0.23%
Venezuela 141,072 0.58%
Tanzania 140,593 0.40%
Malaysia 97,078 0.42%
Chad 80,683 1.01%
Myanmar 79,044 0.16%
Pakistan 78,658 0.05%
Uganda 66,546 0.29%
Colombia 64,758 0.16%
Cameroon 64,286 0.42%

Source: Year 2000 Estimated Baha'i statistics from: David Barrett, World Christian Encyclopedia, 2000; Total population statistics, mid-2000 from Population Reference Bureau (http://www.prb.org).


Top 20 Most Baha'i Countries -
Countries with the Highest Proportion of Baha'is in the Population

CountryNumber
of Baha'is
Percent of
Country's Pop.
Nauru 1,106 9.22%
Tonga 6,582 6.09%
Tuvalu 580 5.86%
Kiribati 4,321 4.70%
Tokelau Islands 65 4.33%
Cocos Islands 27 3.72%
Bolivia 269,246 3.25%
Falkland Islands 67 2.98%
Vanuatu 5,418 2.78%
Belize 6,941 2.73%
Samoa 4,178 2.37%
Guyana 14,584 2.09%
United Arab Emirates 55,214 1.95%
Sao Tome and Principe 3,011 1.88%
Mauritius 21,848 1.84%
Zambia 162,443 1.70%
Dominica 1,225 1.61%
Micronesia 1,909 1.61%
Niue Island 29 1.53%
Marshall Islands 1,023 1.50%

Source: Year 2000 Estimated Baha'i statistics from: David Barrett, World Christian Encyclopedia, 2000; Total population statistics, mid-2000 from Population Reference Bureau (http://www.prb.org).

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Adherents.com wishes to thank David Barrett, principle author of the World Christian Encyclopedia, and Simeon Kohlman Rabbani, who compiled the Baha'i statistics from the WCE, combining the data with country population data, thus making these lists available.

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