the world at your hand
Here is an interesting map of the world’s major religions. The religions are shown in different colors:
This map is taken from Encyclopedia Britannica (2003).
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Dear sir or madam:
Is it all right not only to link the Map of World Religions to my class webpage but also have it displayed when the website is opened? Do I need to ask permission of Encyclopedia Britannica?
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Hmm some of light gray conturys have religion most of them are Orthodox
This map is incorrect. Bulgaria, new EU member is Ortodox Christian country. Also, big mistake is made in Bosnia. That country is divided by Bosnians – Muslims, Bosnian Serbs – Ortodox Christians and Bosnian Croats – Roman Catholics. Big part of gray colored Russian country is Ortodox, as well.
I agree with Darko, grey colour in Russia and Eastern Europe could be replaced by red (in Latvia and Estonia – by orange). Also, rather strange thing on this map is protestant area in southern Siberia. The only protestants there may be Russian Germans, but, anyways, there’s too few of them to form a majority… And Orthodox regions near the border with Kazakhstan are incorrectly shown here as Islamic. In the Caucasus, Chircassian lands are shown Orthodox, although they are Islamic. And there’s too large area of indigenous religions in Siberia – even where large cities and Russian-inhabited lands are. Buddhism in Siberia also is not so widespread. And in European part of Russia, Kalmykia is Buddhist, not Eastern Christian. Also, Eastern Poland is not Orthodox. Orthodox areas in Northern Kazakhstan nowadays are much smaller. Central Afghanistan is Shiite, as Hazara people live there. Azerbaijan is Shiite as well. And Eastern coast of Saudi Arabia too. Eastern (Somalians-inhabited) Kenya is muslim. Kurdish areas are Sunni. Muslim Hui Chinese, Catholic Hungarians in Romania, Sunni Albanians in Kosovo are not pictured at all. Well, and some other minor things…
Excuse me if I was too annoying.
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