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End of 20th Century

Distribution of Religious Traditions at the end of the 20th century

Map showing the Distribution of Religious Traditions at the end of the 20th century

pale green block Indigenous Religions red block Christianity dark green block Islam
purple block Hinduism yellow block Buddhism orange block Sikhism
pink block Chinese Religions white block Judaism black/white stripes Shinto and Buddhism
red/white stripe Indigenous and Christian red/green stripe Indigenous, Christian and Muslim  

This map shows the distribution of religious traditions at the end of the 20th century. It echoes the map from the beginning of HCWR1b which showed the spread of Christianity in 1453. We have used the same colour scheme to indicate the areas where each religious tradition was strongest at the end of the 20th century. This can only be done approximately as in many cases communities are composed of people of many faiths. We have used shading to indicate regions where there is a substantial overlap of religious influence, for example, between Christianity, indigenous religions and Islam.