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East Africa
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East Africa is today an important world region of Islam, with a history reaching back to the earliest centuries of the faith. Although data are both unreliable and disputed, the 2014 edition of the CIA World Factbook indicates that Muslims are said to constitute approximately 11.1 percent of the population of Kenya (4.9 millions); 12.1 percent of Uganda (4.2 millions); 35 percent of Tanzani…

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Alpers, Edward A. and Bang, Anne K., “East Africa”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_26122>
First published online: 2016
First print edition: 9789004305755, 2016, 2016-2

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