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National Spiritual Assemblies

 

National Spiritual Assemblies in Alphabetical Order

Formation of National Spiritual Assemblies by year

Year

Number of NSAs

1953

12

1963

56

1973

113

1979

125

1988

148

  

National Spiritual Assemblies in Alphabetical Order

Country                        RSA                 NSA

 

Albania                                             1992

Abyssinia                 1956 part of NE Africa

Alaska                                      1957               

Andaman and Nicobar Is.                   1984

Arabian peninsula                                  1957

Argentina         1964 (1957-61 was part of the NSA of the Republics of Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay & Bolivia)

Armenia           1995

Australia & New Zealand 1934 (1934-57 was part of the NSA of Australia and New Zealand)

Austria             1959 1923 part of Germany and Austria

Azerbaijan                                            1992

Bahámas          1978

Baltic States     1992

Barbados         1981 (1972-81 part of Barbados and Windward Islands)

Barbados and Windward Is 1972 (in 1981 split)

Belarus             1995

Belgian Congo  1956 Central & East Africa

Belgium               1962 (1957-1962 was part of the NSA of the Benelux countries)

Belize               1967

Benelux            1957

Bermuda                                              1981

Bolivia              1961 (1957-61 was part of the NSA of the Republics of Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay & Bolivia)

Bophuthatswana 1981 1995 became part of NSA South Africa

Brazil               1961 (1957-61 was part of the NSA of the Republics of Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela)

British Isles "United Kingdom"            1923

British Somaliland 1956 NSA NE Africa

Brunei              1966 1923 part of India Pakistan & Burma. 1966-72 part of NSA Eastern Malaysia and Brunei.

Bulgaria            1992

Burma              1959 (had been part of the NSA of India, Pakistan and Burma)

Burundi            1969 (dissolved 1972 & reestablished 1978)

Cambodia        1994

Canada            1948 1925 USA and Canada

Canary Islands                          1984

Cape Verde Islands              1984

Central America            1951

Central & East Africa              1956

Central Asia                             1992 (1994 became Turkmenistan)

Ceylon (see Sri Lanka)

Chile                1961 (1957-61 was part of the NSA of the Republics of Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay & Bolivia)

Ciskei              1995 became part of NSA South Africa

Colombia         1961 (1957-61 had been part of the NSA of Mexico and Republics of Central America)

Cook Islands    1985 (1970-85 part of Tonga and nCook Islands )

Comoro Islands 1956 NSA C & E Africa

Costa Rica       1961 (1957-61 had been part of the NSA of Mexico and Republics of Central America)

Cuba                1961 (1957-61 had been part of the NSA of the Greater Antilles)

Cyprus             1978

Czechoslovakia 1991

Denmark             1962 (1957-62 was part of NSA Scandinavia and Finland)

Dominica          1981 (1972-81 part of Barbados and Windward Islands. NSAs of St Lucia and Dominica established in 1983; NSAs of St Vincent, and Grenada, established in 1984)

Dominican Republic 1961 (1957-61 had been part of the NSA of the Greater Antilles)

Eastern and Southern Arabia 1967

NSA Eastern Malaysia & Brunei

Ecuador           1961 (1957-61 was part of the NSA of the Republics of Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela)

El Salvador      1961 (1957-61 had been part of the NSA of Mexico and Republics of Central America)

Egypt & Sudan 1924 1956 part of NE Africa

Equatorial Guinea                          1984

Eritrea              1995 1956 part of NE Africa

Finland               1962 (1957-62 was part of NSA Scandinavia and Finland)

France             1958 (1957-58 was part of NSA of Benelux countries)

French Antilles 1977

French Equatorial Africa 1956 NSA C & E Africa

French Guiana                          1984

Gabon                                                  1984

Georgia            1995

Germany         

Germany & Austria 1923

Gilbert and Ellice Islands 1967

Greater Antilles                                      1957-61

Greece             1977

Greenland        1992

Grenada                                               1984

Guatemala        1961 (1957-61 had been part of the NSA of Mexico and Republics of Central America)

Haiti                 1961 (1957-61 had been part of the NSA of the Greater Antilles)

Hawaii             1964

Holland                                                   1962

Honduras         1961 (1957-61 had been part of the NSA of Mexico and Republics of Central America)

Hong Kong                                          1974

Hungary                                               1992

Iberian Peninsula  1957

India                                                     1923

India, Pakistan & Burma 1923

Indonesia         1964 (Had been part of RSA Southeast Asia from 1957)

Iraq                                                        1931

Italy                 1962 (1953-62 was part of the NSA of Italy and Switzerland)

Jamaica            1961 (1957-61 had been part of the NSA of the Greater Antilles)

Jordan                                      1975 or 6

Korea              1964 (RSA Southeast Asia from 1957)

Laos                1967

Latvia               1999

Leeward Islands                          1981

Leeward, Windward and Virgin Is. 1967

Libya               1956 NE Africa

Lithuania          1999

Luxembourg     1962 (1957-1962 was part of the NSA of the Benelux countries)

Kazakhstan      1994

Kenya              1964

Kyrgzstan                                             1994

Macedonia                                           1999

Malaysia          1964 (Had been part of RSA Southeast Asia from 1957)

Mariana Islands 1978

Marshall Islands 1977

Martinique                                            1984

Mauritania        1978

Mexico and Republics of Central America 1957-61

Mexico            1961 (1957-61 had been part of the NSA of Mexico and Republics of Central America)

Moldova                                              1996

Mongolia          1994

Namibia                                               1981

Nepal               1972 re-est 1982

Netherlands      1962 (1957-1962 NSA of the Benelux countries)

New Hebrides (see Vanuatu)

New Zealand   1957 (1934-57 NSA Australia and New Zealand)

Nicaragua        1961 (1957-61 had been part of the NSA of Mexico and Republics of Central America)

Niger                                                    1975

North East Africa 1956 1924 (Egypt)

North East Asia 1957 (Japan)

North West Africa                           1956

Norway              1962 (1957-62 was part of NSA Scandinavia and Finland)

Pakistan           1957 (had been part of the NSA of India, Pakistan and Burma)

Panama            1961 (1957-61 had been part of the NSA of Mexico and Republics of Central America)

Papua New Guinea 1969

Paraguay              1961 (1957-61 was part of the NSA of the Republics of Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay & Bolivia)

Persia                                                   1934

Peru                    1961 (1957-61 was part of the NSA of the Republics of Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela)

Philippines        1964 (Had been part of RSA Southeast Asia from 1957)

Poland                                                  1992

Portugal              1962 (1957-62 was part of NSA of the Iberian Peninsula)

Republics of Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela                        1957-61

Republics of Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay & Bolivia                        1957-61

Romania           1991

Ruanda-Urundi 1956 NSA C&E Africa

Russia, Georgia & Armenia 1992 In 1995 became NSA of Russian Federation

Russian Federation 1995 1992-95 was NSA Russia, Georgia and Armenia

S‰o Tome & Principe                        1996

St Lucia           1983 (1972-81 Barbados and Windward Islands. NSAs of St Lucia and Dominica established in 1983)

St. Vincent       1984

St. Vincent & Grenada 1983 (1972-81 Barbados and Windward Islands. NSAs of St Lucia and Dominica est. 1983; NSAs of St Vincent and Grenada, established in 1984)

Scandinavia and Finland 1957-62

Senegal            1975

Seychelles        1956 NSA C&E Africa

Sicily                1995

Sierra Leone                             1975

Sikkim             1967

Singapore                                             1972

Slovenia and Croatia (Regional) 1994

Solomon Islands (1964- seat of Southwest Pacific RSA)

South Africa & Ciskei 1995 acquired Bophuthatswana, Ciskei

South America 1951

South & West Africa               1956

South East Asia                                      1957

South Pacific                            1959

South West Africa/Namibia            1981

Soviet Union                             1991

Spain                  1962 (1957-62 NSA of the Iberian Peninsula)

Sri Lanka         1962 (formerly "Ceylon".

Sweden            1962 (1957-62 NSA Scandinavia and Finland)

Suriname & French Guiana 1977

Switzerland      1962 (1953-62 was part of the NSA of Italy and Switzerland)

Taiwan             1967

Tajikistan         1994

Tanganyika and Zanzibar 1964 1956 NSA C&E Africa

Thailand           1964 (RSA Southeast Asia from 1957)

Togo                                                    1975

Tonga and the Cook Islands                1970

Transkei                                               1980

Turkey                                                 1959

Turmenistan                                          1994

Tuvalu                                                  1981

Uganda                                    reest. 1981

Uganda and Central Africa 1964 1956 NSA C&E Africa

Ukraine, Bielarus & Moldavia 1992 In 1995 became RSA Ukraine and Moldova

Ukraine & Moldova 1995-6 1992-1995 was RSA Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova

USSR              1991 (1992 becomes Russia, Georgia & Armenia)

United States of America                   1925

Upper Volta     1977

Upper West Africa                           1975

Uruguay             1961 (1957-61 was part of the NSA of the Republics of Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay & Bolivia)

Uzbekistian      1994

Vanuatu           1977 (New Hebrides prior to independence in 1980)

Venezuela        1961 (1957-61 was part of the NSA of the Republics of Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela)

Vietnam           1964 (RSA Southeast Asia from 1957) 

Windward Islands 1981 (1972-81 part of Barbados and Windward Islands. NSAs of St Lucia and Dominica established in 1983; NSAs of St Vincent, and Grenada, established in 1984)

Yemen (San'a)                          1984

Zanzibar           1956 NSA C&E Africa

 

Formation of National Spiritual Assemblies by year

 

1923:   British Isles, Germany, India

1924:   Egypt

1925:   United States of America and Canada

1931:   'Iraq

1934:  Australia and New Zealand, Persia

1948:   Canada

1953:   Italy and Switzerland

1956:   Central & East Africa, North West Africa, South & West Africa

1957:   1. Alaska, 2. Arabia, 3. New Zealand, 4. North East Asia (Japan), 5. Pakistan, 6. South East Asia; 7 Mexico and the Republics of Central America; 8 The Greater Antilles; 9 The Republics of Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela; 10 The Republics of Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay & Bolivia; 11 Scandinavia and Finland; 12 the Benelux Countries; 13 The Iberian Peninsula.

1958:   France

1959:   Austria, Burma, South Pacific, Turkey,

1961:   Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Brazil.

1962:   Belgium, Ceylon, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Switzerland

1964    Korea, Thailand, Vietnam,

1967    Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Laos

1969    Papua New Guinea

1972    Singapore

1977 Greece

1980:            Transkei

1984:   Cape Verde Islands, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, French Guiana, Grenada, Martinique, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Yemen, Canary Islands

1991 Czechoslovakia, Romania & Soviet Union

1992:            Greenland, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Bielarus & Moldavia; Russia, Georgia & Armenia; Central Asia, Bulgaria, Baltic States, Albania, Poland, Hungary

1994:            Cambodia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Slovenia & Croatia,

1995    Eritrea, Armenia, Georgia, Belarus, Sicily.

1996        S‰o Tome & Principe, Moldova

1999    Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia

 

see Messages to the Bahá'í World, 122-3, 7,9,11,13-4, 4,5,66-7,82,109,118,123,131,148

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