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Table 1 Religious/Community Issues

From: Rituals, ceremonies and customs related to sacred trees with a special reference to the Middle East

Issue Druze
(n = 34)
Bedouin
(n = 29)
Arab
(n = 45)
Field observ ations
(n = 26)
References from the Middle East & adjacent areas References from other Countries
Religious/social/leaders & meetings 23.5 31.0 26.6 0   Russia (31):128);
Sierra Leone (138):311);
Tanzania (34:16, 35:41);
India (139:238, 140:17);
Korea (141:9);
Indonesia (142:45);
American indians (143:13)
Animal sacrifice (when vows come through) 50 48.2 42.2 7.6 Lebanon (144:334);
Syria (145:290)
India (40:344)
Pilgrimage/Zayara/family gatherings 11 13.8 13.3 23.0 Israel (146:113)  
Rain-making ceremonies 0 27.5 15.5 0 Arabia (62:11–12);
Algeria (147:41);
Tunisia (54:521,519; 147:242) :
Ancient Rome (12: I:232);
Tanzania (34:16,37,41);
Kenya (148:143,145; 47:139–140);
Sudan (29:464);
Uganda (149:38; 48: passim);
East Africa (150:263);
Tanzania (52:476–477);
Zimbabwe, (125:6; 151:379; 46:362; 358, 361; 152:291);
Ruanda (153:82,86);
Chad (57:229–235);
Senegal (35:420);
Mozambique (122:237);
Centra Africa (49:53–55) India (40:330; 51:67; Papua (53:386,387)
Passing judgment under the tree 0 27.5 4.4 0 Ancient Israelites (Judges, 4:5) Germany (154:85);
Morocco, France, Switzerland (14:145);
Somalia (155:169);
India (27:59);
Japan (156:28)
Sulkha (conciliation of quarrels) under the tree 0 20.6 0 0   
Leaving water under the tree 0 13.8 8.9 23.0 Kurdistan (157:384) Scotland (99:75,76);
Russia (106:322);
India (115:20, personal observation. 10.2.07);
Decoration of tree (leader's pictures) 14.7 0 0 7.6   
Official religious ceremconies under the tree and/or grove 0 0 0 0   Ancient Greece (158:219 note 417);
Guinea – Bissau (159:389);
Siera Leone (139:311);
Zimbabwe (61:6);
Liberia (160:1222);
Mozambique, (122:9);
Inner Mongolia (129:283);
Okinawa (161:48,49)
Using parts of trees tree's in daily religious rituals 0 0 0    India (115:20, 93: passim)
Sacrifice to appease supernatural beings      Biblical times Hosea (4:13) Ancient Crete (162:128);
Ancient Greece (163:74; 158:220);
Russia (31:94; 106:321, 164:114);
Siberia (165:853);
Inner Mongolia (129:281);
Ghana (166:69);
Liberia (160:1222);
Nigeria (167:425);
East Africa (168:52, 148:263);
Kenya (169:155);
Liberia (160:1222);
India (170:294);
Performing rites of passage 0 0 0 0   East Africa (45:4; 171:57);
Kenya (169: passim);
Liberia (160:1222);
Sierra Leone (172: 159,160);
West Africa: (173:63);
India (76:91, 174:50; Nigeria (175:80,81);