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In pictures: Mozambique - Illuminating lives
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Islam and Christianity are Mozambique’s main religions, although half the population retain their traditional beliefs.

Arab traders introduced Islam to the coastal regions beginning in the 8th century - about a quarter of Mozambicans are Muslim, mostly in the northern provinces and coastal areas; a fifth are Catholic.

By Martinho Fernando, Fraternity Rua da Mesquita, Maputo 1987

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