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North Africa



Religions
Second column: All figures in 1000's.
Last column: % of the population
Baha'i 37 <0.1%
Christianity 8,790 5.2%
Islam 153,000 90%
Judaism 10 <0.1%
Traditional religions 7,000 4.1%
TOTAL *)
169,000

*) Calculated for the total population of 169,000,000 in North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia.

Geographical region normally used for Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt, the 5 countries lying north of the Sahara, and which has a population with relatively light complexion, contrary to the black peoples dominating south of Sahara.
Inaccurately, the term is sometimes used for the region that makes up the about 20% most northern parts of Africa, which means that Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad, and Sudan is included, i.e. most of Sahara and the areas north of it.




By Tore Kjeilen