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Countries of Asia and Africa with the greatest number of Christians

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Submitted by Linas Kondratas (Lithuania), Nov 27, 2002 at 02:05

South Korea has about 25% of Christians in the total population, and about 50% of all believers.
The Philippines is predominantly a Christian country.
Vietnam has a strong Christian minority.
China has a considerable Christian minority although difficult to tell how much.
Indonesia and Malaysia also have conspicuous Christian groups.
In India there is not very many Christians who live mostly in the South(Kerala etc.) and in tribal areas of North-East India

Middle East - there are considerable groups of traditional Christians(Coptic, Orthodox) in Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, but their numbers are diminishing due to emigration and lower birth ratey. Due to the strength of Islam in this region Protestants have difficulty to make converts there.

In Africa certain regions already are predominantly Christian: Kenya, Uganda, Congo, Southern Sudan, Southern Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia. Maybe Southern part of Cote d'Ivoire and other countries in the Southern part of West Africa.

Tanzania, Ethiopia and Eritrea have large numbers of both Muslims and Christians. But Christians are dominating political force in these countries.

Mauritania, Nothern Nigeria, Niger, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Mali, Chad, Northern Sudan, Somali are predominatingly Muslim.
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