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Bill Samuel, August 4, 2002
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World Distribution
of Quakers, 2000

The following are the membership statistics for bodies of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) for the year 2000, as published by the Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC). FWCC lists them by its four geographical sections. They are published here with the permission of FWCC.

Country or Area
Number
AFRICA
45%
Burundi
12,000
Central & Southern Africa
200
Congo
1,003
Kenya (14 YMs*)
130,241
Pemba
10
Rwanda
4,234
Tanzania
3,000
Uganda
3,500
Total:
154,188
AMERICAS
45%
Bolivia (3 YMs*)
30,300
Canada
1,200
Columbia
20
Costa Rica
72
Cuba
373
El Salvador
550
Guatemala (3 YMs*)
20,630
Honduras
2,000
Jamaica
350
Mexico
800
Peru
5,000
United States (32 YMs* & groups)
92,996
Total:
154,291
ASIA-WEST PACIFIC
4%
Aotearoa-New Zealand
658
Australia
1,029
Hong Kong
20
India (4 YMs* & groups)
722
Indonesia
5,000
Japan
185
Korea
12
Nepal
400
Phillipines
850
Taiwan
3,200
Total:
12,076
EUROPE & MIDDLE EAST
6%
Belgium & Luxembourg
42
Britain
16,729
Denmark
30
Finland
22
France
60
Germany (including Austria)
309
Ireland
1,591
Middle East
60
Moscow
13
The Netherlands
104
Norway
144
Spain
8
Sweden
100
Switzerland
112
Total:
19,324
International Members
54
GRAND TOTAL:
339,933
* YMs = Yearly meetings

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