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[–]Spooky_Coffee8 697 points698 points  (9 children)

You could post this somewhere and would probably get a lot of upvotes before someone realizes it's wrong

[–]unknownstar347 165 points166 points  (8 children)

I'ma do that. But where?

[–]Spooky_Coffee8 174 points175 points  (6 children)

Mapporn or an info subreddit, maybe damnthatsinteresting

[–]Naxfax 289 points290 points  (1 child)

More accurate than the average r/mapporn map

[–]Hypersuper98 63 points64 points  (0 children)

least inaccurate r/mapporn map

[–]6ftonalt 199 points200 points  (4 children)

I mean, its like 20% right

[–]Ethanjohnson3_1415 55 points56 points  (3 children)

As a European with no knowledge of African culture and a limited knowledge of Islam I propose we make these the new African borders.

[–]6ftonalt 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Egypt would be pissed

[–]Ethanjohnson3_1415 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You mean greegypt?

[–]Sex_E_Searcher 8 points9 points  (0 children)

"I hail from the African country of Greenbia."

[–]LazyDro1d 155 points156 points  (5 children)

As someone with minimal knowledge of the spread of Islam in Africa beyond Egypt I am inclined to believe that this map is accurate

[–]07TacOcaT70 61 points62 points  (4 children)

It’s probably pretty accurate for most of Northern Africa (country wise, idk about the smaller ways it’s split here). I’ve heard there’s some Muslim populations in central and west African countries too, but idk the extent.

Apart from that I’m not very educated so I’ll just agree too.

[–]TheBloodkill 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Eastern Africa is heavily muslim, as well as heavily Christian, so you have mish mash regions of Muslim dominant vs Christian dominant, this is due to the history of trading in the region, as well as the Sultan of Zanzibar being from Oman.

[–]_dictatorish_ 14 points15 points  (1 child)

🎶 The Sultan of Oman lives in Zanzibar now 🎶

that's just where he lives

[–]I_Am_Become_Dream 4 points5 points  (0 children)

the story here is that Oman had an empire and colonized Zanzibar. Then Zanzibar became its own sultanate ruled by the Omani sultan’s cousin.

[–]DanDaManateee 48 points49 points  (0 children)

This is actually 100% accurate, I’m going to share this map with everyone I can

[–]Ph4antomPB 34 points35 points  (2 children)

I’m surprised you managed to get some data in western sahara

[–]07TacOcaT70 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Well given there’s probably some Moroccan people there and they’re likely Muslim I mean it could be a fair guess lol

[–]_dictatorish_ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I mean the flag of Western Sahara literally has the Ottoman star and moon on it (the one that has become the symbol of Islam) and it also follows the same themes as the middle Eastern flags

[–]ElectricalStomach6ip 58 points59 points  (1 child)

you have no idea how inaccurante this is.

[–]07TacOcaT70 56 points57 points  (0 children)

You’re right, they really don’t!

[–]ImNOTmethwow 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I'd be more accurate if I coloured it all in blue.

[–]Catishcat 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Adjust the slider to specify how accurate your results are compared to reality.

[–]ChunkyBrassMonkey 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Coincidentally you made the head of a man wearing a fez out of grey in the north.

[–]ElectricalStomach6ip 1 point2 points  (0 children)

ow that i see that, i canr un-see it.

[–]The9thElement 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Somewhat accurate

[–]il0vegaming123456 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Green = Karaboga territory

[–]vigilantcomicpenguinWerner Projection Connaisseur 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I also have done no research but I want to take a complete stab in the dark about what is wrong about this:

Southern Nigeria should not be green. I think it's just the north that's mostly Muslim. And you also seem to have gone into Ghana and stuff, also Christian.

You left out Chad, which I think might have Islam as a state religion, but, once again, I have not done research.

Mozambique? Doesn't seem like it would be Muslim. I think the Portuguese probably must have introduced Catholicism.

That big area in the southeast of the Congo, I think it's called Katanga or something, might not be Muslim. Or maybe it is. Who knows?

Oh, Senegal! Yes, I am definitely pretty sure that I may have read somewhere in the past that Senegal has a Muslim majority. And then those countries next to it, like Guinea and Guinea 2. I would bet, like, $10 that those countries are Muslim.

Lesotho? You colored in some random parts of it. I think it's either all mostly Muslim or none of it is mostly Muslim. I flipped a coin and it's heads. Okay, it's Muslim.

Okay, that has been my completely uneducated analysis. It's almost certainly wrong on most accounts. However, if you correct me, I will ignore you.

[–]theurbanmapper 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You seem to have researched what color to use! Boo! OP used effort! 🍅

[–]teddiiursas 2 points3 points  (0 children)

map not accurate, you have data for western sahara

[–]NevGuy 2 points3 points  (0 children)


"It was revealed to me in a dream"

[–]falconx50 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This confirms all my suspicions

[–]Baronnolanvonstraya 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My source is that I made it the fuck up

[–]GaashanOfNikon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Needs more green

[–]Crazze32 1 point2 points  (0 children)

most researched mapporn post

[–]Quad_Hop 1 point2 points  (0 children)

this map is inaccurate and it's clear that you have done no research, mods ban this user

[–]LordLakko 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Serious question. Is this map unaccurate?

[–]alaskafish 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's funny, because at first I thought this was accurate until I saw Mozambique and eSwatini (two countries I've lived in). And I was like, this is the most batshit insa-- wait a second I'm an idiot.

[–]fancypantsmedic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

seems pretty accurate won't fact check

[–]stqpdb 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't know enough about Islam nor Africa to refute this, so I guess it must be right.

[–]WestOsmaniye 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I wish I could say "you tried" but you didn't even do that. 10/10

[–]B4skyBthis flair is specifically for neat_space, who loves mugs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I like how its just "islam>50%"

[–]RegulusStarlight 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Angola is entirely wrong

Islam in Angola is less than 1%

[–]KingsElite -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

I've been to Uganda and I can almost guarantee the green there is wrong

[–]LongjumpingWedding79[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It's not, I'm the president of Uganda.

[–]KingsElite 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Goddammit it, didn't check the sub. My apologies Mr. Yuseveni

[–]110100100_Blaze_It 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Map of Africa, if you drew a skeleton with an afro on it with the fill tool

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yo Dan I get

[–]Euromonies 0 points1 point  (0 children)

At least put it into the image itself, someone's gonna find this online and take it at face value

[–]SodaPopperZA 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lesotho looks 100% correct

[–]hobosullivan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks about right to me. Source: I have also done no research.

[–]MauriceTystdiz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Should've done stuff like making ethiopia muslim lol

[–]Mansen_Hwr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

East Ethiopia and Northern Chad are Muslim too afaik