Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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Owing to its large population and economy, Nigeria is often referred to as the “Giant of Africa”. With 188 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. Through the interactions of indigenous religions, Christianity and Islam, Nigeria has produced complex religious vivacities, which have attracted scholarly attention. Christianity in Nigeria is not only the second largest but the fastest growing religion. Central to the gr…

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Obinna, Elijah, “Nigeria”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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