The map on the opposite page indicates the general distribution of Mohammedans throughout the world. It is obvious that many of the figures have to be only the roughest estimates.

BRITISH EMPIRE AND MANDATES Mohammedans Percentage of Total Population
1. India 66,650,000 21
2. Nigeria 4,000,000 25
3. Anglo-Egyptian Sudan 3,000,000 85
4. Irak and Southern Kurdistan 2,640,000 92
5. Palestine 600,000 80
6. Tanganyika 500,000 10
7. Kenya and Uganda 500,000 10
8. British Somaliland 300,000 99
9. Union of South Africa 50,000 Less than 1%
10. Australia 25,000 Less than 1%
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78,265,000
THE NETHERLANDS
11. Dutch East Indies 40,000,000 80
FRANCE AND MANDATES
12. French West and Central Africa 12,000,000 40
13. Morocco (French zone) 5,200,000 97
14. Algeria 5,000,000 86
15. Syria 2,000,000 75
16. Tunis 1,900,000 90
17. French Somaliland 60,000 99
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26,160,000
RUSSIA
18. European 4,500,000 4
19. Caucasus 4,000,000 35
20. Siberia 200,000 2
21. Central Asia 9,000,000 90
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17,700,000
ITALY
22. Libya 950,000 95
23. Italian Somaliland 650,000 99
24. Eritrea 250,000 66
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1,850,000
BELGIUM
25. Belgian Congo 1,500,000 13
SPAIN
26. Morocco (Spanish zone and Tangier) 600,000 92
27. Rio de Oro 100,000 99
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700,000
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
28. Philippine Islands 450,000
MISCELLANEOUS
29. Abyssinia 4,000,000 50
30. Afghanistan 6,400,000 99
31. Albania 550,000 67
32. Arabia 2,500,000 99
33. Bulgaria 750,000 15
34. China 15,000,000 3
35. Egypt 12,000,000 91
36. Greece 475,000 9
37. The Hedjaz 900,000 100
38. Jugoslavia 1,400,000 12
39. Liberia 600,000 30
40. North and South America 100,000 Less than 1%
41. Oman 500,000 99
42. Persia 9,350,000 94
43. Rumania 150,000 Less than 1%
44. Siam 700,000 9
45. Turkey 8,000,000 90
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TOTAL NUMBER OF MOHAMMEDANS 230,000,000

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