World Christian Encyclopedia Online

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Authors: Todd M. Johnson and Gina A. Zurlo

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This in the online version of the 3rd edition of the World Christian Encyclopedia, which documents the changing status of World Christianity over the past 120 years from historical and social scientific perspectives. It records the continued shift of Christianity to the Global South and contains estimates for religious and nonreligious affiliation in every country of the world, including detail on Christianity to the denominational level. This reference work features comprehensive descriptions of all Christian traditions, including current information on the uniqueness of Christian experiences around the world.

The online version is fully text searchable, contains cross references and additional photo material.

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Kazakhstan

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Qazaqstan Respūblīkasy (The Republic of Kazakhstan) Demographics (United Nations) Population 18,777,000 Area 2,700,000 sq. km (1,000,000 sq. mi) Population density 7/sq. km (18/sq. mi) Growth rate p.a. 1.13% (per 1,000: births 17, deaths 9) Under 15 years 29% Urban dwellers 58% (1.19% p.a.) Largest cities Almaty 1,896,000; Astana 1,166,000; Shimkent 1,058,000; Karaganda 505,000; Aktyubinsk 431,000; plus 4 over 300,000 Languages & peoples (World Christian Database) Mother tongues 62% Kazakh, 24% Russian, 3% Uzbek, 2% Ukrainian, 1% Uyghur, plus 42 others Peoples 63% Kazakh; 23…

Kenya

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Jamhuri ya Kenya/The Republic of Kenya Demographics (United Nations) Population 53,492,000 Area 580,000 sq. km (220,000 sq. mi) Population density 92/sq. km (240/sq. mi) Growth rate p.a. 2.52% (per 1,000: births 29, deaths 5) Under 15 years 39% Urban dwellers 28% (4.09% p.a.) Largest cities Nairobi 4,735,000; Mombasa 1,296,000; Eldoret 394,000; Ruiru 389,000; Nakuru 383,000; Kisumu 355,000 Languages & peoples (World Christian Database) Mother tongues 16% Luyia, 15% Gikuyu, 13% Kalenjin, 11% Kamba, 10% Dholuo, plus 66 others Peoples 15% Kikuyu; 11% Kamba; 10% Luo; 6% Kisii …