What different religious groups make up Mongolia? What percentage?



N. ATL, so would the percentage be like: 93% Buddhism, 3% Orthodox, Catholic??? ? ? ?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    International Religious Freedom Report 2006

    Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

    The constitution provides for freedom of religion, and the Government generally respected this right in practice; however, the law limits proselytizing, and some religious groups faced bureaucratic harassment or were denied registration.

    There was no change in the status of respect for religious freedom during the period covered by this report.

    The generally amicable relationship among religious groups in society contributed to religious freedom.

    The U.S. government discusses religious freedom issues with the Government as part of its overall policy to promote human rights.

    Section I. Religious Demography

    The country has an area of 604,247 square miles, and its population is approximately 2.83 million. Buddhism and the country's traditions are tied closely, and almost all ethnic Mongolians (93 percent of the population) practiced some form of Buddhism. Lamaist Buddhism of the Tibetan variety is the traditional and dominant religion.

    When socialist controls on religion and on the country's traditions ended in 1990, active interest in the practice of Buddhism grew. The Buddhist community was not homogeneous, and there were several competing schools.

    Kazakhs, most of whom are Muslim, were the largest ethnic minority, constituting approximately 4 percent of the population nationwide and 85 percent in the western province, Bayan-Olgiy. Kazakhs operated Islamic schools for their children. They sometimes received financial assistance from religious organizations in Kazakhstan and Turkey.

    Although nationwide statistics were lacking, there was a small number of Christians, including Roman Catholics, Russian Orthodox, and Protestants. In the capital, Ulaanbaatar, approximately thirty thousand citizens, or 3 percent of the registered population of the city, practiced Christianity.

    Some citizens practiced shamanism, but there were no reliable statistics on their number.

    Foreign missionary groups included Roman Catholics, Lutherans, Presbyterians, evangelical Protestants, Mormons (the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), Jehovah's Witnesses, Seventh-day Adventists, and Baha'is.

    Section II. Status of Religious Freedom

    Legal/Policy Framework

    The constitution provides for freedom of religion, and the Government generally respected this right in practice; however, the law limits proselytizing, and some religious groups that seek to register faced burdensome bureaucratic requirements and lengthy delays. The constitution explicitly recognizes the separation of church and state.

    Although there is no state religion, ethnic Mongolian traditionalists believe that Buddhism is the "natural religion" of the country. The Government contributed to the restoration of several Buddhist sites that are important religious, historical, and cultural centers. The Government otherwise did not subsidize Buddhist or any other religious groups.

    A religious group must register with the Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs, a decentralized and bureaucratic process, in order to legally function as an organization. Religious institutions must reregister annually. The law allows the Government to supervise and limit the number of places of worship and number of clergy. The Government used the registration process as a mechanism to limit the number of places for religious worship; however, there were no reports that it limited the number of clergy during the reporting period.

    Groups must provide the following documentation when registering: a letter to the ministry requesting registration, a letter from the city council or other local authority granting approval to conduct religious services, a brief description of the organization, its charter, documentation of the founding of the local group, a list of leaders or officers, brief biographic information on the person wishing to conduct religious services, and the expected number of worshippers. The Ulaanbaatar City Council and other local legislative bodies require similar documentation prior to granting approval to conduct religious services. While the ministry possesses the ultimate authority to approve an organization's application, this appears to be largely pro forma. In practice local assemblies assess the applications.

    The registration process is decentralized with several layers of bureaucracy and, under the best of circumstances, can take months to complete. Registration with the Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs in the capital may not be sufficient if a group intends to work in the countryside where local registration is also necessary. There were 357 registered places of worship, including 206 Buddhist, 127 Christian, 5 Baha'i, and 5 Muslim. During the period covered by this report, twelve new Christian churches and two Buddhist temples were registered in Ulaanbaatar.

    Contacts with coreligionists outside the country are all

  • zimmer
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    4 years ago

    the 1st answer, in spite of the reality that sounding very studied, is inaccurate. The Turkic human beings are a mongoloid human beings, in spite of the reality that not Mongolian. They all started in the stairs if Asia and in case you look at photos if some community Uzbeks or Turkmen, you will see that they if truth be told look one hundred% mongoloid/north-substantial asian. As they migrated a.d conquered and intermarried. Their beneficial components replaced. they did not initiate in Anatolia through fact the "maximum suitable answer" commenter pronounced. the renowned turkish state began there, as that's the place the selcuks (Seljuk's). The turkish flag is a mixture of the ottoman crescent and the selcuk huge call. in case you flow to substantial Turkey, you will see those with the remnant of Asian beneficial components. an exceedingly flattened brow and intense cheekbones. A genetic prognosis additionally concludes that the turks are a hodgepodge. purchase in the previous each little thing they have been Asian. The historian of Anatolia is done if great civilizations. The Hittites. The Persians, the romans, the selcuks. And the ottomans.

  • 1 decade ago

    i dont know the exact percentage bur most of the mongolian population is buddahist and some people are now just converting to christianity. this is fairly new so a small amount

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