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10 largest religions

The word “religion” is derived from the Latin religiō, the origins from which is not yet known. It could mean both a respect for something that is sacred or something that is taboo. Ultimately, it means to “bind fast”.

10 largest religion in the world by estimated number:

1. Christian – 2.1 billion

2. Islam – 1.5 billion

3. Agnostic – 1.1 billion

4. Hindu – 1 billion

5. Chinese traditional – 400 million

6. Buddhist – 380 million

7. Indigenous – 300 million

8. African traditional – 100 million

9. Sikh – 25 million

10. Juche – 20 million

Of Christians, 1.1 billion are Catholic
Of Muslims, 1 billion are Sunni

Religion fastfacts

02/05/2010. Category: religion. Tags: , , , , .

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