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I. Social Facts 

According to the 2011 census conducted by the Samoan government, the population of Samoa exceeded 187,000 people. With regard to religious persuasion, only those over the age of five were included in the data. Of those, nearly 161,000 individuals, or about 32%, belonged to the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa…

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Travis J. Hyer, “Samoa”, in: Encyclopedia of Law and Religion, General Editor Gerhard Robbers. Consulted online on 01 December 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-9749_elr_COM_00000094>
First published online: 2015

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