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This map shows the religion practiced by the majority of religious persons in the states of the world. If the ratio of the largest religious group to the next largest religious group is less than 60:40, then the colour of the nation-state is a blend of the colors of the two largest groups. Therefore:

  • States consisting of multiple nations or countries receive a single colour determined by the aggregate of their inhabitants. Thus, Tibet, for example, receive the same colour as the People's Republic of China, even though that colour does not accurately describe the Vajrayana Buddhist religious affiliation of the inhabitants of that nation.
  • Persons without a religion are not counted in determining the majority religion. Because of this, the Netherlands is colored steel-blue (mixed Protestant and Catholic), even though there are more non-religious people than there are Catholics, who constitute the largest religious group .
  • Regions within a state whose predominant religion is different from the plurality religion of the nation-state are not separately indicated. Thus, southern Sudan receives the same color as the rest of the state of which it is a part, even though that colour does not accurately describe the religious affiliation of the inhabitants of those regions.



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  • (del) (cur) 13:14, 11 January 2007 . . Ronline ( Talk | contribs) . . 1357×628 (32,145 bytes) (In both the Czech Republic and Estonia, atheists are in the majority, and the rest of the population is fragmented between different forms of Christianity. Thus, there is no "prevailing religion" (ideally, there should be an "Atheist" category on the map )
  • (del) (rev) 03:56, 10 January 2007 . . El Cid ( Talk | contribs) . . 1357×628 (23,885 bytes) (Modified previous version by making the stripes of countries with two dominant religions thicker to increase readability.)
  • (del) (rev) 22:34, 21 December 2006 . . Biekko ( Talk | contribs) . . 1357×628 (37,399 bytes) (Reverted to earlier revision)
  • (del) (rev) 15:50, 16 December 2006 . . Deeptrivia ( Talk | contribs) . . 1357×628 (37,559 bytes) (Tibet doesn't follow "Chinese religions" but Vajrayana Buddhism .)
  • (del) (rev) 14:06, 1 November 2006 . . Doron ( Talk | contribs) . . 1357×628 (37,399 bytes) (Added Catholicism to Cuba per talk:.)
  • (del) (rev) 01:28, 4 July 2006 . . Astrokey44 ( Talk | contribs) . . 1357×628 (37,460 bytes) (colour saudi arabia dark green for sunni muslim - talk page comment & colored that way on german wikipedia)
  • (del) (rev) 14:37, 20 March 2006 . . Birkett ( Talk | contribs) . . 1357×628 (24,125 bytes) (Fix Spelling (sorry))
  • (del) (rev) 14:29, 20 March 2006 . . Birkett ( Talk | contribs) . . 1357×628 (24,122 bytes) (Copied from and translated into English. Source is GFDL.)

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