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WATCH: Map of how religion spread throughout the world

Zelda Caldwell - published on 06/02/17

See when and where the five largest religions of the world became dominant.

This animated map shows the growth of the five largest religions of the world from 3,000 BC to today. See when and where Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam spread and become the dominant religion. In some cases (Judaism in Europe, for example) see them disappear from where they were once dominant.

The map helpfully includes the key events in history that influenced the spread of each religion, which may pique one’s curiosity and provide direction for further study.

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