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Population Statistics and Demography of Saint Thomas Christians, Churches with historical references
Population Statistics and Demography of Saint Thomas Christians, Churches with historical references: This article analyze the Population Statistics and Demography of Saint Thomas Christians with historical references about each of the individual churches. Until the middle of sixteenth century all the Nasranis were one rite and one Church. The first part makes a note of the available statements about Population statistics in the undivided Church of Saint Thomas Christians, then among the Catholic Syrians ( Syro Malabar) and the Jacobites ( Syriac Orthodx) and the other groups which are formed in later centuries.There are few statements about the Population statistics about the Saint Thomas Christian community from the beginning of sixteenth century onwards and later about the individual churches when division happened and henceforth. The Population statistics of the earlier centuries are not based on extensive survey and this together with the number of Churches will give a fair idea about the demography.