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The India Office (eaya me "Oatholia News ") has jast issued a statistical abstract of great value with relation to British Indii. The religious statiatios are of considerable interest, While, 187.937,468 of the popoli* tion are classified aB Hindoos, only 5,418,895 areßuddhiste. Mahomedans nnmber50,121,695 I and Christians less than % twenty-fifth of that 0ambar~1.863.895. There are 6.439,511 I Pagans, 12,000 Jews, and 86,397 Tame* 1 The Church of England ohtiau 161,487 natives, 27,742 Eurasians, aod 75,6ff9 Eurcpvnp. Tbe O*tholiea are.' ittted■'■*§* ooO.ipJ natives, 24,517 Bnraiiana, and 3 ',079 Euuptuup. la Bombay there are 1164 members of the Church of England, 6867 of the SoottiEh Church, 16,431 BfUNMIiMMI IB* 115,515 CftUttU* ■ " Tl^ ;

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 4, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2390, 1 April 1890

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 4 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2390, 1 April 1890