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Symbols of various beliefs
Brazil is a country that has a rich religious diversity. Due to cultural miscegenation, the result of various immigration processes, we find in our country several religions (Christian, Islamic, Afro-Brazilian, Jewish, etc.).
Check out the main religions and beliefs in Brazil and their followers (Source: IBGE 2000 Demographic Census).
|Religion or Belief|
# Of followers in Brazil
Roman Apostolic Catholic Church
Orthodox Catholic Church
Assembly of God
Christian Congregation of Brazil
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God
Foursquare Gospel Church
God is love church
Other Pentecostal / Neopentecostal
seventh-day Adventist Church
Orientals (Baháísmo, hare krishna, Hinduismo, Taoísmo, Shinto, seicho-no-ye)
No declaration / not determined
Afro-Brazilian religions are considered to be all religions that originated in the traditional African religions, which were brought to Brazil by black Africans as slaves.
Below is a list of religions and the states of Brazil where they are practiced.
- Babassuê - Pará
- Batuque - Rio Grande do Sul
- Cabula - Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and Santa Catarina.
- Candomblé - In all states of Brazil
- Egungun Worship - Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo
- Worship of Ifá - Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo
- Macumba - Rio de Janeiro
- Omoloko - Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo
- Quimbanda - Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo
- Mine Drum - Maranhão
- Terecô - Maranhão
- Umbanda - In all states of Brazil
- Xambá - Alagoas, State of Pernambuco
- Northeast Shango - Pernambuco
At Afro-Brazilian religions most are related to the Yoruba religion and other traditional African religions, it is a part of Afro-American religions and different from Afro-Cuban religions such as Santeria de Cuba and Vodou of Haiti little known in Brazil.