New Zealand Religious Records

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Anglican Records[edit | edit source]

Baha'i Records[edit | edit source]

The Baháʼí Faith has history in New Zealand dating back to 1845 but didn't gain significant growth until the early 1900's. At one point it was even considered a mainstream religion.[1]

Buddhist Records[edit | edit source]

Buddhism is New Zealand's fourth largest religion. [2]

Catholic Records[edit | edit source]

Hindu Records[edit | edit source]

The second-most popular religion in New Zealand is Hinduism, claiming 2.6% of the total population.[3]

Islamic Records[edit | edit source]

Islam began to take root in New Zealand in the early 1900's and has grown over the years through the immigration of Muslim refugees from various war-torn countries around the world to now claim approximately 1.3% of the population. [4]

Jewish Records[edit | edit source]

  • For more information about how to obtain records for Jewish denominations, visit this page: Jewish Records

Māori Records[edit | edit source]

The Māori religion could be considered a dying religion in New Zeland with less than 3,700 practicing believers left within the country. [5]

Protestant Records[edit | edit source]

Sikhs Records[edit | edit source]

Sikhism appears in New Zealand around the 1880's and is currently the fastest-growing faith in New Zealand with 0.88% of the population currently practicing this faith. [6]

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