Islam in South Sudan

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Islam is a minority religion in South Sudan. Most Muslims welcomed secession in the South Sudanese independence referendum.[1] The last census to mention the religion of southerners dates back to 1956 where a majority were classified as following traditional beliefs or were Christian while 18% were Muslim.[2] The most recent Pew Research Center on Religion and Public Life report from December 2012 estimated that in 2010, there were 610,000 Muslims in South Sudan, comprising 6.2% of the country's population.[3]

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  1. ^ [1] South Sudan's Muslims welcome secession, Agence France-Presse
  2. ^ "South Sudan's Muslims welcome secession". Agence France-Presse. Retrieved 2011-08-15.
  3. ^ Pew Forum on Religion

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