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African Countries with the Most Muslims

Name the countries of Africa that have the greatest number of Muslims.
Percentages based from Pew Research Center (2017) and Wikipedia
Total population as of 5 November 2022. More info here.
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Last updated: November 6, 2022
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First submittedMarch 25, 2018
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# Muslims
Country
%
118 mil
Nigeria
53.5
103 mil
Egypt
92.4
45.4 mil
Sudan
96
44.7 mil
Algeria
99
39.0 mil
Ethiopia
31.3
37.8 mil
Morocco
99
26.1 mil
Niger
98.3
23.3 mil
Tanzania
35.2
21.7 mil
Mali
95
17.0 mil
Senegal
97.2
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Level 78
Jul 7, 2018
extra 30 seconds?
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Level 49
Jul 7, 2018
Extra 15/30 sec would help touchscreen peeps!
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Level 71
Jul 8, 2018
Seconded.
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Level 72
Jul 10, 2018
Thirded
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Level ∞
Jul 10, 2018
Okay
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Level 33
Oct 11, 2018
Fourthed
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Level 59
Jan 31, 2023
And yet… this was after QM added more time
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Level 48
Feb 1, 2023
Fifthed
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Level 74
Jul 9, 2018
Definitely. I got through my first (and only) 8 at a reasonable clip only to find that I had just 15 seconds left...
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Level 83
Jul 23, 2018
Did not realise Ethiopia had that many Muslims.
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Level 81
Aug 19, 2018
As a percentage of the population, the number is quite small. Ethiopia just has a lot of people in general.
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Level 68
Oct 11, 2018
34% is a third of the population, over 35 million people - that's A LOT I would say. I was surprised it was that many.
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Level 84
Oct 11, 2018
^ me too. I don't think I met any Muslims there in Addis, Gondar, Lalibela or Axum. They might be in the villages along the borders closer to Sudan and Somalia, maybe. I only met Christians and Rastafarians.
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Level 70
Jan 31, 2023
They are the majority in the Somali region.
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Level 73
Oct 11, 2018
Kal: You must be joking or interacting with lots of tourists visiting their promised land? Rastafarians number maybe 1 million worldwide and are certainly scarse in Ethiopia (even though Ethiopia is their promised land). There are more in Jamaica :). In any case, chances of you meeting a Muslim are far greater than meeting a Rastafari, granted locations visited will play a part (visiting a holy place for Rastafarians will help). Visiting Harar (Islams 4th holiest place) would have certainly changed your perception. Most of the islamic people live in Eastern parts of Ethiopia, although Addis Ababa also has a large muslim community (incl. many Somali) which you may not have noticed. Interesting reading: https://qz.com/africa/1042140/ethiopia-the-land-of-haile-selassie-is-finally-recognizing-its-rastafarians-by-issuing-them-identity-cards/
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Level 84
May 11, 2019
Have you been there or are you pulling stats off the Internet? Because I've been there. And I was interacting with locals almost exclusively. I didn't say there were more Rastafarians in Ethiopia than Muslims. I said I met some in Addis Ababa. And where did I say there were no Muslims in Harar? I listed the cities that I went to. Harar wasn't one of them.
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Level 61
Apr 13, 2021
PjotrL, most muslims (including myself) think Damascus is the 4th holiest city of Islam, just so you know.
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Level 67
Oct 11, 2018
I was surprised Somalia wasn't on the list.
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Level 81
Jan 2, 2021
not that many people in the desert
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Level 52
Jan 31, 2023
17 mil is a lot of people + there are plenty of cities in areas of desert. It was just slightly too few.
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Level 52
Jan 31, 2023
Like 16 mil if I'm not mistaken.
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Level 63
Oct 11, 2018
Mauritania = 100% muslim

Tunisia = 99.9%

Somalia = 98.9

Comoros = 98.3%

I could go on. Please actually look at the source material.

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Level 65
Oct 11, 2018
"Name the countries of Africa that have THE GREATEST NUMBER of Muslims", not percentage in population.
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Level 69
Oct 12, 2019
Please actually look at the quiz description
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Level 73
Oct 11, 2018
Warning - boast post! I did this with 52 seconds remaining - I surprised myself tbh haha. Nice quiz though, thanks
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Level 48
Oct 11, 2018
Strangest title of a quiz on here, ever.
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Level 86
Oct 11, 2018
How so?
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Level 66
Oct 13, 2019
I dont see what is strange about it. Even if I try my hardest to see if there is any way it could be strange (and usually quite good at seeing things from others perspectives). I have no idea what you could have meant. Especially that for you it is the stranges EVER so it must be very very very strange.
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Level 67
Oct 13, 2019
I guess you've never taken my "People From Whose Funerals I've Been Ejected" quiz.
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Level 84
Oct 18, 2019
I was disappointed to discover this was not a real quiz.
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Level 67
Jun 28, 2021
Most people don't like quizzes with 500 answers.
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Level 61
Oct 11, 2018
I kept typing in Somalia and Tunisia before I realized it was number of, not percentage. Whoops
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Level 32
Oct 12, 2018
I think it would make more sense to ask for the biggest percentage of muslims.
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Level 67
Jan 15, 2020
If it asked for that then people might think they were supposed to type in countries with the biggest percentage of Muslims. And that would be a different quiz.
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Level 70
Oct 12, 2019
almost missed nigeria. dôh
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Level 60
Jan 15, 2020
Forgot about Sudan
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Level 51
Jan 29, 2020
Tanzania??? I guess I should’ve known based on Dar es salaam
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Level 56
Apr 4, 2020
Got Senegal with 4 seconds left :)
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Level 51
Dec 7, 2020
wow no somalia and no morocco??
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Level 57
Mar 9, 2021
Somalia, "just" 15 million peope. Moroco is there.
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Level 61
May 20, 2021
easy!
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Level 40
Jun 28, 2021
Not accurate : Mauritania , Somalia , Comoros all have a rate of Muslim people above 90%!!!
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Level 62
Jun 28, 2021
This quiz is about the TOTAL population, not the %. The % is just provided as an additional interesting fact :)
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Level 68
Jun 28, 2021
jesus christ.
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Level 62
Jun 28, 2021
Wrong religion
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Level 53
Jun 10, 2022
jerusalem?
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Level 45
Dec 9, 2022
I got many by just calculating the population :/
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Level 23
Jan 31, 2023
Senegal's population is 16 million. How could it have 17 Million Muslims?
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Level 68
Jan 31, 2023
The source for population is given in the quiz description.
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Level 60
Feb 1, 2023
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