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Variables: Total number of Islamic schismatics by country and percent of population that are Islamic schismatics: Followers of Islam, in other than its 2 main branches of Sunni or Shia. Islamic schismatics include Kharijite and other orthodox sects; reform movements (Sanusi, Mahdiya), also heterodox sects (Ahmadiya, Druzes, Sabbateans). (World Religion Database, 2020) (Islamic schismatics)1

% Islamic schismatics



Islamic schismatics
(2020)1 [X]

% Islamic schismatics
(2020)1 [X]

Afghanistan South-Central Asia
Akrotiri Western Asia
Albania Southern Europe
Algeria Northern Africa 1,088 0.00
American Samoa Polynesia
Andorra Southern Europe
Angola Middle Africa 3,287 0.01
Anguilla Caribbean
Antarctica Antarctica
Antigua and Barbuda Caribbean 4 0.00
Argentina South America
Armenia Western Asia
Aruba Caribbean
Australia Australia/New Zealand 2,415 0.01
Austria Western Europe 262 0.00
Azerbaijan Western Asia
Bahamas, The Caribbean
Bahrain Western Asia
Bangladesh South-Central Asia
Barbados Caribbean 460 0.16
Belarus Eastern Europe
Belgium Western Europe
Belize Central America 36 0.01
Benin Western Africa 14,020 0.12
Bermuda Northern America 37 0.06
Bhutan South-Central Asia
Bolivia South America
Bosnia and Herzegovina Southern Europe
Botswana Southern Africa
Bougainville Melanesia
Brazil South America 1,913 0.00
British Indian Ocean Territory Eastern Africa
British Virgin Islands Caribbean
Brunei South-Eastern Asia
Bulgaria Eastern Europe
Burkina Faso Western Africa 41 0.00
Burma (Myanmar) South-Eastern Asia
Burundi Eastern Africa
Cambodia South-Eastern Asia
Cameroon Middle Africa
Canada Northern America 1,687 0.00
Cape Verde Western Africa
Caribbean Netherlands Caribbean
Cayman Islands Caribbean
Central African Republic Middle Africa
Chad Middle Africa
Channel Islands Northern Europe
Chile South America 7,646 0.04
China Eastern Asia
China-Tibet Eastern Asia
Christmas Island Australia/New Zealand
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Australia/New Zealand
Colombia South America
Comoros Eastern Africa
Congo, Democratic Republic of the Middle Africa
Congo, Republic of the Middle Africa
Cook Islands Polynesia
Costa Rica Central America
Cote d'Ivoire Western Africa 49,591 0.19
Croatia Southern Europe
Cuba Caribbean
Curacao Caribbean
Cyprus Western Asia 483 0.04
Czech Republic Eastern Europe
Denmark Northern Europe 4,829 0.08
Dhekelia Western Asia
Djibouti Eastern Africa
Dominica Caribbean
Dominican Republic Caribbean 868 0.01
Ecuador South America
Egypt Northern Africa 256 0.00
El Salvador Central America
Equatorial Guinea Middle Africa
Eritrea Eastern Africa
Estonia Northern Europe
Ethiopia Eastern Africa
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) South America
Faroe Islands Northern Europe
Fiji Melanesia 538 0.06
Finland Northern Europe
France Western Europe 1,958 0.00
French Guiana South America
French Polynesia Polynesia
Gabon Middle Africa
Gambia, The Western Africa 8,128 0.34
Georgia Western Asia
Germany Western Europe 9,551 0.01
Ghana Western Africa 2,056,289 6.62
Gibraltar Southern Europe
Greece Southern Europe 1,042 0.01
Greenland Northern America 10 0.02
Grenada Caribbean 363 0.32
Guadeloupe Caribbean
Guam Micronesia (region) 51 0.03
Guatemala Central America
Guernsey Northern Europe
Guinea Western Africa
Guinea-Bissau Western Africa 1,968 0.10
Guyana South America 378 0.05
Haiti Caribbean
Honduras Central America
Hong Kong Eastern Asia 22 0.00
Hungary Eastern Europe
Iceland Northern Europe
India South-Central Asia 116,926 0.01
Indonesia South-Eastern Asia
Iran South-Central Asia 810,785 0.97
Iraq Western Asia 336,562 0.84
Ireland Northern Europe
Isle of Man Northern Europe
Israel Western Asia 37,877 0.44
Italy Southern Europe
Jamaica Caribbean
Japan Eastern Asia 2,833 0.00
Jersey Northern Europe
Jordan Western Asia 40,813 0.40
Kazakhstan South-Central Asia
Kenya Eastern Africa 54 0.00
Kiribati Micronesia (region)
Korea, (North) Democratic Republic of Eastern Asia
Korea, (South) Republic of Eastern Asia
Kosovo Southern Europe
Kuwait Western Asia 422 0.01
Kyrgyzstan South-Central Asia
Laos South-Eastern Asia
Latvia Northern Europe
Lebanon Western Asia 354,395 5.19
Lesotho Southern Africa
Liberia Western Africa 12,255 0.24
Libya Northern Africa 318,046 4.63
Liechtenstein Western Europe
Lithuania Northern Europe
Luxembourg Western Europe
Macau Eastern Asia
Macedonia Southern Europe
Madagascar Eastern Africa 2,971 0.01
Malawi Eastern Africa
Malaysia South-Eastern Asia 14,034 0.04
Maldives South-Central Asia
Mali Western Africa
Malta Southern Europe
Marshall Islands Micronesia (region)
Martinique Caribbean
Mauritania Western Africa
Mauritius Eastern Africa 43,905 3.45
Mayotte Eastern Africa
Mexico Central America 387 0.00
Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesia (region)
Moldova Eastern Europe
Monaco Western Europe
Mongolia Eastern Asia
Montenegro Southern Europe
Montserrat Caribbean
Morocco Northern Africa
Mozambique Eastern Africa
Namibia Southern Africa
Nauru Micronesia (region)
Nepal South-Central Asia
Netherlands Western Europe
New Caledonia Melanesia
New Zealand Australia/New Zealand
Nicaragua Central America
Niger Western Africa
Nigeria Western Africa 1,751,472 0.85
Niue Polynesia
Norfolk Island Australia/New Zealand
Northern Cyprus Western Asia
Northern Mariana Islands Micronesia (region)
Norway Northern Europe 164 0.00
Occupied Palestinian Territories Western Asia 480,722 9.42
Oman Western Asia 1,799,913 35.25
Pakistan South-Central Asia 6,223,707 2.82
Palau Micronesia (region)
Panama Central America 897 0.02
Papua New Guinea Melanesia
Paraguay South America
Peru South America
Philippines South-Eastern Asia
Pitcairn Islands Polynesia
Poland Eastern Europe
Portugal Southern Europe
Puerto Rico Caribbean
Qatar Western Asia 15,442 0.54
Reunion Eastern Africa
Romania Eastern Europe
Russia Eastern Europe
Rwanda Eastern Africa
Saint Barthelemy Caribbean
Saint Helena Western Africa
Saint Kitts and Nevis Caribbean
Saint Lucia Caribbean
Saint Martin Caribbean
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Northern America
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Caribbean
Samoa Polynesia
San Marino Southern Europe
Sao Tome and Principe Middle Africa
Saudi Arabia Western Asia 156,523 0.45
Senegal Western Africa
Serbia Southern Europe
Seychelles Eastern Africa
Sierra Leone Western Africa 871 0.01
Singapore South-Eastern Asia
Sint Maarten Caribbean
Slovakia Eastern Europe
Slovenia Southern Europe
Solomon Islands Melanesia
Somalia Eastern Africa 91,798 0.58
Somaliland Eastern Africa
South Africa Southern Africa
South Sudan Eastern Africa
Spain Southern Europe 4,301 0.01
Spanish North Africa Northern Africa
Sri Lanka South-Central Asia 2,549 0.01
Sudan Northern Africa
Suriname South America
Svalbard Northern Europe
Swaziland Southern Africa
Sweden Northern Europe 1,055 0.01
Switzerland Western Europe
Syria Western Asia 151,857 0.87
Taiwan Eastern Asia
Tajikistan South-Central Asia
Tanzania Eastern Africa
Thailand South-Eastern Asia 21 0.00
Timor-Leste South-Eastern Asia
Togo Western Africa 7,285 0.09
Tokelau Polynesia
Tonga Polynesia
Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean 575 0.04
Tunisia Northern Africa 223,561 1.89
Turkey Western Asia
Turkmenistan South-Central Asia
Turks and Caicos Islands Caribbean
Tuvalu Polynesia
Uganda Eastern Africa 8,575 0.02
Ukraine Eastern Europe
United Arab Emirates Western Asia 440,088 4.45
United Kingdom Northern Europe 14,076 0.02
United States (General) Northern America 648,467 0.20
Uruguay South America
Uzbekistan South-Central Asia
Vanuatu Melanesia
Vatican City Southern Europe
Venezuela South America
Vietnam South-Eastern Asia
Virgin Islands (U.S.) Caribbean
Wallis and Futuna Polynesia
Western Sahara Northern Africa
Yemen Western Asia 180,600 0.61
Zambia Eastern Africa
Zimbabwe Eastern Africa


1 Todd M. Johnson and Brian J. Grim, eds. World Religion Database (Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2022).

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