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Cape Verde

Named for the Cap Vert peninsula in West Africa, adjacent to the nation of Guinea-Bissau, the archipelago that makes up the nation of Cape Verde houses a majority Roman Catholic populace. Nine of the 10 islands under the nation's banner are inhabited, mostly by a mixed creole population, and the Portuguese legacy of the first inhabitants of the islands remains in the official language of the country. Between 85% and 95% of the population is at least nominally Catholic, although many are nonpracticing and many others engage in syncretic practices within the church. The largest Protestant Christian denomination is the Church of the Nazarene, and other groups active in Cape Verde include the Seventh-Day Adventists, the Church of Latter-Day Saints, the Assemblies of God, and ...

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