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.

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Wallis & Futuna Islands

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Le Territoire de Wallis et Futuna (The Overseas Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands) Demographics (United Nations) Population 11,600 Area 240 sq. km (93 sq. mi) Population density 48/sq. km (120/sq. mi) Growth rate p.a. -0.87% (per 1,000: births 23, deaths 5) Under 15 years 36% Urban dwellers 0% (0.00% p.a.) Capital city Mata-Utu 1,000 Languages & peoples (World Christian Database) Mother tongues 66% Wallisian, 31% East Futuna, 1% French Peoples 67% Wallisian (East Uvean); 32% East Futunan; 1% French Socioeconomics Development Index (max 100) 72 Corruption Index (max 100) 60 Inc…

Western Sahara

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Al-Jumhuriyah as-Sahra al-Arabiyah ad-Dimuqratiyah (The Sahara Arab Democratic Republic) Demographics (United Nations) Population 597,000 Area 270,000 sq. km (100,000 sq. mi) Population density 2/sq. km (6/sq. mi) Growth rate p.a. 2.57% (per 1,000: births 19, deaths 5) Under 15 years 27% Urban dwellers 87% (2.34% p.a.) Capital city Laayoune 243,000 Languages & peoples (World Christian Database) Mother tongues 75% Hassaniyya Arabic, 20% Tachelhit, 2% Arabic Peoples 41% Delim Bedouin (Sahrawi); 20% Tekna Berber (Sahrawi); 13% Regeibat; 9% Moor (White, Black); 6%…