Religious map

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  1. Tomislav Addai Well-Known Member

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    Hello guys this is a project on which I have been working for some time. religion map NA.png
    religion map EU.png
    religion map AFR.png religion map ASIA.png
    As base map I used Ashtagon´s map on Deviantart.
     
  2. Tomislav Addai Well-Known Member

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    I ve got sources for India and Kazakhstan, but dont really want to continue myself.
     
  3. cultural-deleonist friendly neighborhood de Leonist

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    Very nice! My only gripe is that the Wahhabi colour is kind of difficult to distinguish from the Sunni colour.
     
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    I hope you can finish this map, but i think somebody already got ahead of you on this one
    And just a friendly reminder, christianity should be in purple shades, to make it more distinct
     
  5. Tomislav Addai Well-Known Member

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    Really? Didn't know of it.
    Where I could, the colours used were based on the colours used in Europa Universalis 4, others were added by me (new colours for Uniate, Maronite, Anglican, Wahhabi, Alevi, Druze, Wahhabi, Yazidi, pagans, Jains and "other Indian religion".

    North Kazakhstan is just such a mosaic.
     
  6. Clandango Disestablishmentarianist

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    I would definetly NOT suggest purple. The shades would blend together a lot more. And if you go into Christian denominations, might also want to go over the link below this sometime. Or not, might be too complicated. When you do Buddhism, you should show them in at least three colors though, for the different branches. And I would say orange would be a good choice for Hinduism, especially as the Christian, Parsi, Muslim, Sikh, Jainist, Buddhist, Scheduled Tribe areas will stand out better in comparison.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Madhhab_Map3.png
     
  7. Tomislav Addai Well-Known Member

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    Regarding IndiacI chose the blueish volour for Hindu, as it was also in EU4. It is distinguishable from its Sunni neighbours, as well as Tibeto-Mongolian Buddhists(colour of majorityof Bhutan) and Southeast Asian Buddhist branch(Sri Lanka and the square in Burma)
    The darker dot in western Jammu and Kashmir willbe Sikh (also the rectangle in western Tibet I used as a palette.)
    Dark blue in NE India Arunachal Pradesh is Christian but census nor Wikipedia failed to provide denomination so I just labelled them as protestant.
    To the east of the protestants is a "other Indian religion"area which, along with Shia is not very distinguishable I know)
     
  8. Tomislav Addai Well-Known Member

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    Orange is orthodox already. Dunno if I should separate Christians more. So far I distinguished:
    Roman Catholic yellow
    Uniate/Greek Catholic beige
    Maronite/oriental catholic maroon
    Orthodox orange
    Oriental Orthodox colour of Armenia
    Nestorian dark pink
    Protestant Lutheran indigo
    Calvinist, dutch protestant and Presbyterian also huguenot
    Anglican
    (Mormon will get its own colour. )
     
  9. Clandango Disestablishmentarianist

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    The orange you are using looks like more of a brown on my screen. I was thinking more like the orange of a Buddhist monk or the flag of India.
     
  10. Tomislav Addai Well-Known Member

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    Update: Added Jharkahand and Karnataka. Changed Sarna colour
    religion map ASIA.png
    Anyone sources for Russia and Belarus?
     
  11. CtrlAltHistory Please, call me Control.

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    I don't have any sources, but I just wanted to chime in and say that this is fantastic work! If this map gets completed, we will have a great potential source for world religions on this site.
     
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  13. Tomislav Addai Well-Known Member

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    I know of this. Unfortunately, that map focuses more on proportion (different shades for the same faith), and has a limited ammount of relgions shown (12)
     
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    religion map NA.png Added Carribean (except Cuba)
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    Saba : I found no sources on it.
    Purple is Baptist
     
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    All the counties in Massachusetts are majority-Catholic, I'm pretty sure.
     
  17. Tomislav Addai Well-Known Member

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    Gulf2000maps: familiar with, Lebanon map from that source.
    Egpyt done according to https://www.google.sk/url?sa=t&sour...Iy5bYz7IbVoyfMJ9A&sig2=Itg6tsJnjYB0_LEdGk8vyw places where Copts are majority plus added major monasteries to the map.
    Ukraine:good to see, unfortunately any map by district would help more. I used this http://ukrmap.su/en-g9/59.html . Plus made Polish minority areas Catholic and Crimean Tatar lands Sunni. Netherlands:similar source used. https://www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/comments/49e3zf/primary_religious_affiliation_per_municipality_in/

    Italy: Uniate areas according to https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italo-Albanian_Greek_Catholic_Church naps of their dioceses. Waldensian areas :https://rga.revues.org/1454
    Poland:a problematic one. What was certain are Lutherans in Silesia. Orthodox according to areas populated by Belarusians. Uniate areas: lands populated by Ukrainians.
    Reformed church of Poland according to the cities they have congregations and are not large.
    Masuria Lutherans:deduced from this https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Luteranie_i_metodyści_na_Mazurach.png#mw-jump-to-license
     
  18. Tomislav Addai Well-Known Member

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    France:Reformed according to Musee Virtuel de Protestantisme, Alsace according to maps of its history.
    (Using also imperial German data)
    Catholic areas according to www.google.sk/search?q=carte+religieuse+de+la+france+rurale&client=ms-android-huawei&prmd=inmv&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj0quqYpoHUAhUH6xoKHcYID7gQ_AUICSgB&biw=360&bih=524 (A and B zones as Catholic, Pays de Mission as Atheist.
    Muslims according to wikimedia in the department north of Paris and Marseille
    (Pity France doesn't collect ethnic and religious data)
     
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  20. Tomislav Addai Well-Known Member

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    The problem is that there are three contradicting maps:
    1. http://wp.patheos.com.s3.amazonaws.com/blogs/blackwhiteandgray/files/2012/07/USA-religion-map.jpg
    2. http://lewishistoricalsociety.com/wiki2011/article_image.php?image_type=article&id=34
    3. http://imgur.com/FgvZg1i
    According to first two, majority is Catholic. According to last, majority is Protestant. I guess the problem is that the protestants in US are very divided, as if you have a county that is say 25% Baptist, 20% Episcopalian, 20% Methodist, and 35% Catholic it will still be shown as Catholic on the first two maps.

    Also how should I treat Methodists? Give them a separate colour, or use the Anglican one?
     
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