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The Muslim population of the world map by percentage of each country, according to the Pew Forum (assessed in 29 June 2014).

The term Muslim world, also known as Islamic world and the Ummah (Arabic: أمة‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}, meaning "nation" or "community"<ref>For the definition, see: Ummah.</ref><ref>James Bowman. Honor: A History. Page 26. 2007.</ref>) has different meanings. In a religious sense, the Islamic Ummah refers to those who adhere to the teachings of Islam, referred to as Muslims. In a cultural sense, the Muslim Ummah refers to Islamic civilization, exclusive of non-Muslims living in that civilization. In a modern geopolitical sense, the term Islamic Nation usually refers collectively to Muslim-majority countries, states, districts, or towns.

Although Islamic lifestyles emphasise unity and defence of fellow Muslims, schools and branches (see Shia–Sunni relations, for example) exist. In the past both Pan-Islamism and nationalist currents have influenced the status of the Muslim world.

As of 2010, over 1.6 billion or about 23.4% of the world population are Muslims.<ref name="pewexsum">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> By the percentage of the total population in a region considering themselves Muslim, 24.8% in Asia-Oceania do,<ref name="pewaspa">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> 91.2% in the Middle East-North Africa,<ref name="pewmena">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> 29.6% in Sub-Saharan Africa,<ref name="pewssa">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> around 6.0% in Europe,<ref name="peweur">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and 0.6% in the Americas.<ref name="pewame">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

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