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I've seen somewhere on the Internet the expression population shown as percentage of top nation and I simply can't see what is mean by that.

I can make a few guesses but none of them seem to be confirmed by the map's contents.

  • s/b "percentage of the top nation". The "top nation" here is Israel. So each countries' Jewish population is given as a percentage of Israel's. The usage in general will depend on context. – user3169 Dec 19 '15 at 23:52
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The values measured for each nation are shown as a proportion of the largest value measured. Israel has the largest Jewish population, so it gets a green dot representing 100%. France has about 10% as many Jews as Israel—about half a million—so it gets a yellow dot representing 10%. Russia has about 4% as many Jews as Israel, so it gets four red dots each representing 1%

  • Actually, it's USA that had the largest number of Jews in the world (about a million more then Israel). But that doesn't affect the quality of your reply. +1 for examples. – Konrad Viltersten Dec 20 '15 at 0:21
  • @KonradViltersten- Actually according to the legend on the map in your link it's Israel at 5,313,800. The map also has the the as user3169 has pointed out., – Jim Dec 20 '15 at 18:22

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