Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE

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Congo
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Although a minority religion, Islam in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has deep historic roots and survived intense repression during the colonial era. Today a vibrant Muslim community constitutes between five and ten percent of Congo’s population of more than eighty million. While estimates of the Muslim community vary from 1.5 to 10 percent, depending on …

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Leinweber, Ashley E., “Congo”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 23 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_30054>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 9789004413443, 2020, 2020-2



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