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Antigua and Barbuda

Religious diversity in Antigua and Barbuda, an island nation located in the Leeward Islands of the northeastern Caribbean Sea, is the result of a long history of European colonization, the Atlantic slave trade, and subsequent Christian missions. Antigua is the largest island in the country, and about 98% of the population live there. Due to its status as a British colony from 1632 to 1981, most inhabitants of Antigua and Barbuda are Christian. According to the 2001 census, 74% are Christians; of the Christian population, 25.7% are Anglican, 12.3% Seventh-Day Adventist, 10.6% Pentecostal, 10.5% Moravian, 10.4% Roman Catholic, 7.9% Methodist, 4.9% Baptist, 4.5% Church of God, and 5.4% other Christians. Rastafarianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Baha'i are also represented, mostly as a result of ...

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