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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Ribaberiki Kiribati (The Republic of Kiribati) Demographics (United Nations) Population 122,000 Area 810 sq. km (310 sq. mi) Population density 150/sq. km (390/sq. mi) Growth rate p.a. 1.72% (per 1,000: births 26, deaths 7) Under 15 years 36% Urban dwellers 56% (2.77% p.a.) Capital city Tarawa 57,800 Languages & peoples (World Christian Database) Mother tongues 98% Kiribati, 1% English, 1% Tuvaluan Peoples 97% Kiribertese (Gilbertese); 1% Euronesian; 1% Tuvaluan Socioeconomics Development Index (max 100) 61 Corruption Index (max 100) 60 Income per capita (US$) $2,000 Education 55…