Encyclopedia of Law and Religion

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Edited by: Gerhard Robbers and W. Cole Durham

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In recent years, issues of freedom of religion or belief and state-religion relations have become increasingly important worldwide. The Encyclopedia of Law and Religion, unique in its breadth and global coverage, provides an important foundational resource for study of these issues. The encyclopedia covers the relation between law and religion in its various aspects, including those related to the role of religion in society, the relations between religion and state institutions, freedom of religion, legal aspects of religious traditions, the interaction between law and religion, and other issues at the junction of law, religion, and state.

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I. Social Facts Djibouti ( République de Djibouti, Arabic: جمهورية جيبوتي Ǧumhūrīyat Ǧībūtī), the smallest state on the Horn of Africa, covering 23,000 sq. km, is considered a multi-ethnic nation. Djibouti’s estimated population of about 810,000 people consists predominately of two indigenous ethno-linguistic groups, the ‘Afār (nearly 60%) and the Somali, i.e. subdivisions of the Dir, such as Issa (Ciise), Gadaabuursi (also known as Samaroon), Habar-Awwal and other Isaaq, and some Daarood (about 30%). Although the ‘Afār differ from the Somali in language and…