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World Religions — From the earliest known evidence of human religion by Homo sapiens Neanderthalensis around 100,000 years ago to the present day, religion continues to be a very influential aspect of human lives.

Today, there are numerous challenges and problems faced by humans from every possible background, location and social class. Every day people must face issues of health, safety and mortality. It is because of these daily challenges that religion continues to exist. Religion is the universal tool for explaining things which we do not understand through the context the known physical world.

Although there are countless religions, each different from the other, they all serve the same purpose. Each answers questions which all humans seem to be programmed to ask: Why are we here? What happens when I die? How shall I live my life?

Religion helps us to transmit our values from one generation to another, and influences the way we interact with the natural environment. It teaches us how to see ourselves in light of the universe and gives purpose and meaning to life.

With our global society, it is likely that in your lifetime you will meet people from every corner of the planet. Understanding the religious beliefs of these people is one of the many steps which mankind must take in order to someday prosper together in peace.

Middle Eastern Religions:

Religions of the World Map

The World Religion Map represents on a global scale the distribution of the world’s major religions. Depicting all the religions of the world on a single world map is no mean task, as difficulties arise while representing areas where a multitude of world religions exist with no single religion predominating; or areas which are inhabited by adherents of different sects of one parent religion – perhaps an ancient religion – and such other problems. Therefore the world religion map attempts to represent the main religions practiced in a particular geographical area or region.

In the world map of religion given above, all these varied colors have been used carefully so that it becomes easier for users to differentiate between the various countries and religions as well. The World Religion Map is a very comprehensive and reliable source of information about world religion facts. It will provide you a world outline about the religious demographics of the world. The major religion map of the world given below can also serve as world religion population map and will come in handy for those doing research on religion history.

For purposes of practicality, the world’s major religions may be classified as follows: For purposes of practicality, the world’s major religions may be classified as follows:

  1. Middle Eastern Religions:
    1. Christianity
      1. Roman Catholicism
      2. Protestantism
      3. Eastern Orthodox Church
    2. Islam
      1. Shi’ite
      2. Sunni
    3. Judaism
    4. Zoroastrianism
  2. Far Eastern Religions:
    1. Confucianism
    2. Taoism
    3. Shinto
    4. Mahayana Buddhism
  3. Indian Religions:
    1. Hinduism
    2. Sikhism
    3. Jainism
    4. Theravada Buddhism
  4. African Religions:
    1. Tribal Religions of Sub-Saharan Africa
  5. American Religions:
    1. Religions of Indigenous American Indians
  6. Oceanic Religions:
    1. The religions of the Pacific Islanders
    2. The beliefs of the Aborigines of Australia
    3. The beliefs of the Maoris of New Zealand

The world religion map represents each of the above religions and the areas in which they are prevalent. It may be useful to note that in certain regions many religions coexist and in others like, China and Japan, adherents are affiliated to more than one religion.

Country Religion Country Religion Country Religion
Afghanistan Islam Albania Islam Algeria Islam
Andorra Christian Angola Indigenous Beliefs Antigua & Barbuda Christian
Argentina Christian Armenia Christian Australia Christian
Austria Christian Azerbaijan Islam Bahamas Christian
Bahrain Islam Bangladesh Islam Barbados Christian
Belarus Christian Belgium Christian Belize Christian
Benin Ind. Beliefs Bhutan Buddhist Bolivia Christian
Bosnia & Herzegovina Islam, Christian Botswana Christian Brazil Christian
Brunei Islam Bulgaria Christian, Islam Burkina Faso Trad. Beliefs
Burundi Christian Cambodia Buddhist Cameroon Ind. Beliefs
Canada Christian Cape Verde Christian Central African Republic Christian
Chad Islam Chile Christian China Nonreligious
Colombia Christian Comoros Islam Congo Christian
Costa Rica Christian Cote d’Ivore Trad. Beliefs Croatia Christian
Cuba Non Religious Cyprus Christian Czech Republic Christian
Denmark Christian Djibouti Islam Dominica Christian
Dominican rep. Christian Ecuador Christian Egypt Islam
El Salvador Christian Equatorial Guinea Christian Eritrea Islam, Christian
Estonia Christian Ethiopia Islam Fiji Christian
Finland Christian France Christian Gabon Christian
Gambia Islam Georgia Christian Germany Christian
Ghana Ind. Beliefs Greece Christian Grenada Christian
Guatemala Christian Guinea Islam Guinea-Bissau Trad. Beliefs
Guyana Christian, Hindu Haiti Christian Honduras Christian
Hungary Christian Iceland Christian India Hindu
Indonesia Islam Iran Islam Iraq Islam
Ireland Christian Israel Jews Italy Christian
Jamaica Christian Japan Shinto & Buddhism Jordan Islam
Kazakhstan Islam Kenya Christian Kiribati Christian
Kuwait Islam Kyrgyzstan Islam Laos Buddhist
Lativa Christian Lebanon Islam Lesotho Christian
Liberia Trad. Beliefs Libya Islam Liechtenstein Christian
Lithuania Christian Luxembourg Christian Macedonia Christian
Madagascar Traditional Beliefs Christian Malawi Christian Malaysia Islam
Maldives Islam Mali Islam Malta Christian
Marshal Is. Christian Mauritania Islam Mauritius Hindu
Mexico Christian Micronesia Christian Moldova Christian
Monaco Christian Mongolia Shamanist Morocco Islam
Mozambique Traditional Beliefs Myanmar Buddhist Namibia Christian
Nauru Christian Nepal Hindu Netherlands Christian
New Zealand Christian Nicaragua Christian Niger Islam
Nigeria Islam North Korea Nonreligious Norway Christian
Oman Islam Pakistan Islam Palau Christian
Panama Christian Papua New Guinea Christian Paraguay Christian
Peru Christian Philippines Christian Poland Christian
Portugal Christian Qatar Islam Romania Christian
Russia Christian Rwanda Christian San Marino Christian
Sao Tome & Principe Christian Saudi Arabia Islam Senegal Islam
Seychelles Christian Sierra Leone Islam Singapore Buddhist
Slovakia Christian Slovenia Christian Solomon Islands Christian
Somalia Islam South Africa Christian, Eng., Ndebele South Korea Christian
Spain Christian Sri Lanka Buddhist St. Kitts & Nevis Christian
St. Lucia Christian St. Vimncent & The Grenadines Christian Sudan Islam
Surinam Christian, Hindu Swaziland Christian Sweden Christian
Switzerland Christian Syria Islam Taiwan Chinese Folk Religion
Tajikistan Islam Tanzania Christian Thailand Buddhist
Togo Traditional Beliefs Tonga Christian Trinidad & Tobago Christian, Hindu
Tunisia Islam Turkey Islam Turkmenistan Islam
Tuvalu Christian U. K. Christian U.A.E. Islam
Uganda Christian Ukraine Christian US of America Christian
Uruguay Christian Uzbekistan Islam Vanuatu Christian
Vatican City Christian Venezuela Christian Vietnam Buddhist
Western Samoa Christian Yemen Islam Yugoslavia Christian
Zaire Christian Zambia Christian Zimbabwe Traditional Beliefs

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One comment

  1. There are numerous issues with this article on world religions.
    The ones I found are listed below:
    1. The map you use incorrectly lists the religion of the Bangladesh region as Hinduism.
    2. Ethiopia is listed as an Islamic state. But Ethiopia is a majority Orthodox christian nation with 43.5% Orthodox christian. Yet only 37% Muslim.

    Thank you for taking your time to read my comment. And I hope these issues can be solved as soon as possible.

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