The continent of Africa has many different religions. The main two are Christianity, which is dominant in the south, and Islam, which is more prevalent in the north. In addition to these, Africa is also home to many members of the Baha'i faith, a good portion of Hindus, and of course the millions who follow the dozens of traditional African religions.
There are an estimated 100 million Africans who adhere to the traditional religions of Africa; and countless sets of beliefs. Dozens of differing mythologies originated in Africa such as the world famous ancient Egyptian mythology centred around the gods Isis and Horus.
Some African beliefs have transferred to the west, mostly via the slave trade. Voodoo, well known in the Caribbean, has its origins in Vodun, the traditional beliefs of coastal West Africa, from where most slaves were taken.
The sheer variety of African religions reflects the many different peoples who are found there. Today these peoples are distinguished by the modern countries where they live, each one of which is represented by its own flag.
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