Country: Myanmar (Burma)

Number of People Groups

155

People Groups Unreached

52

Total Population

53,911,000

Unreached Population

44,924,000

% Christian Adherent

8.8%

% Evangelical

5.1 %

Largest Religion

Buddhism (75.2%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Achang, Maingtha 39,000 Achang E Ethnic Religions 24.0 % 20.0 %
 Ake 1,200 Akeu E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Akha, Ekaw 219,000 Akha E Ethnic Religions 16.0 % 12.0 %
 Anal Unknown Anal Christianity 90.0 % 40.0 %
 Bengal 281,000 Bengali Islam 0.4 % 0.1 %
 Bisu, Pyen 800 Bisu Christianity 100.0 % 90.0 %
 Bulang, Blang 15,000 Blang Buddhism 2.0 % 1.5 %
 Burmese 30,717,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.4 % 0.1 %
 Chak, Thet 1,900 Chak Buddhism 0.4 % 0.2 %
 Chakma 29,000 Chakma Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Chaungtha 183,000 Rakhine Buddhism 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Chin, Anu-Hkongso 5,000 Chin, Anu-Hkongso Christianity 95.0 % 38.0 %
 Chin, Asho 34,000 Chin, Asho Buddhism 30.0 % 25.0 %
 Chin, Bawm 1,700 Chin, Bawm Christianity 100.0 % 40.0 %
Chin, Bualkhaw 2,700 Chin, Bualkhaw Christianity 60.0 % 4.0 %
Chin, Chinbon 30,000 Chin, Chinbon E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 8.0 %
Chin, Daai 42,000 Chin, Daai E Ethnic Religions 12.0 % 5.0 %
 Chin, Eastern Khumi 14,000 Chin, Eastern Khumi Christianity 50.0 % 4.0 %
 Chin, Falam 76,000 Chin, Falam Christianity 61.0 % 25.0 %
 Chin, Haka, Baungshe 135,000 Chin, Haka Christianity 65.0 % 35.0 %
 Chin, Kaang 1,100 Chin, Kaang Christianity 85.0 % 4.0 %
 Chin, Khumi 66,000 Chin, Khumi Christianity 80.0 % 44.0 %
 Chin, Kuki, Thado-Kuki 40,000 Chin, Thado Christianity 70.0 % 35.0 %
 Chin, Laitu 17,000 Chin, Laitu Buddhism 25.0 %
Chin, Lautu 18,000 Chin, Lautu Christianity 85.0 % 4.0 %
 Chin, Mara, Lakher 26,000 Chin, Mara Christianity 100.0 % 100.0 %
 Chin, Mro-Khimi 84,000 Chin, Mro-Khimi Buddhism 7.4 % 5.0 %
 Chin, Mun, Chinbok 17,000 Chin, Mun E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 4.0 %
 Chin, Ngawn 23,000 Chin, Ngawn Christianity 68.0 % 38.0 %
 Chin, Paite 13,000 Chin, Paite Christianity 86.0 % 50.0 %
 Chin, Senthang 35,000 Chin, Senthang E Ethnic Religions 13.0 % 10.0 %
 Chin, Siyin, Sizang 13,000 Chin, Siyin Christianity 84.0 % 44.0 %
Chin, Songlai 8,100 Chin, Songlai Buddhism 10.0 % 2.0 %
Chin, Sumtu 16,000 Chin, Sumtu Christianity 60.0 % 3.0 %
Chin, Tawr 1,000 Chin, Tawr E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 12.0 %
 Chin, Tedim, Zomi 252,000 Chin, Tedim Christianity 70.0 % 44.0 %
Chin, Thaiphum 1,200 Chin, Thaiphum Christianity 80.0 % 3.0 %
 Chin, Zo Mingphuin 53,000 Chin, Zotung Christianity 75.0 % 42.0 %
 Danau 15,000 Danau Buddhism 0.5 % 0.4 %
 Danu 115,000 Danu Buddhism 2.0 % 0.5 %
Deaf Unknown Language Unknown Buddhism 9.0 % 0.0 %
Drung 500 Rawang Christianity 40.0 % 25.0 %
 Eurasian, Anglo-Burmese 56,000 English Christianity 95.0 % 30.0 %
Gante, Gangte 6,500 Gangte Christianity 60.0 % 35.0 %
 Gujarati 35,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.8 % 0.4 %
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 156,000 Chinese, Yue Buddhism 2.0 % 1.3 %
 Han Chinese, Hakka 38,000 Chinese, Hakka Buddhism 3.0 % 1.4 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 649,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 2.0 % 1.4 %
 Han Chinese, Min Nan 194,000 Chinese, Min Nan Buddhism 4.0 % 2.5 %
 Hindi 131,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.7 % 0.3 %
 Hmong Njua 12,000 Hmong Njua E Ethnic Religions 2.0 % 1.0 %
Hrangkhol 9,200 Hrangkhol E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 25.0 %
 Hui, Panthay 8,900 Chinese, Mandarin Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Intha 102,000 Intha Buddhism 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Kachin, Jingpho 1,020,000 Jingpho Christianity 64.0 % 37.0 %
 Kadu, Thet 35,000 Kadu E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 3.5 %
 Kanan, Kanaan 10,000 Kanan Buddhism 5.0 % 3.0 %
 Karen, Black, Pa-O 844,000 Pa'o Buddhism 1.7 % 0.3 %
Karen, Brek 25,000 Kayaw Christianity 87.0 % 36.0 %
 Karen, Eastern Kayah 8,900 Kayah, Eastern E Ethnic Religions 27.0 % 18.0 %
Karen, Geba 46,000 Karen, Geba Christianity 86.0 % 20.0 %
Karen, Gheko 14,000 Karen, Geko Christianity 75.0 % 40.0 %
 Karen, Kayah 110,000 Kayah, Western Buddhism 28.0 % 20.0 %
 Karen, Lahta 11,000 Lahta E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 3.5 %
Karen, Manumanaw 11,000 Manumanaw Christianity 90.0 % 45.0 %
Karen, Mobwa 4,600 Karen, Mobwa Christianity 75.0 % 20.0 %
 Karen, Padaung 62,000 Kayan Buddhism 30.0 % 22.0 %
Karen, Paku 8,000 Karen, Paku E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 22.0 %
Karen, Pwo, Eastern 1,167,000 Karen, Pwo Eastern Christianity 70.0 % 39.0 %
Karen, Pwo, Western 251,000 Karen, Pwo Western E Ethnic Religions 42.0 % 32.0 %
 Karen, Red, Bghai 24,000 Karen, Bwe E Ethnic Religions 27.0 % 18.0 %
 Karen, S'gaw, Paganyaw 1,936,000 Karen, S'gaw Christianity 53.0 % 35.0 %
Karen, Striped, Yinchia 13,000 Yinchia E Ethnic Religions 22.0 % 15.0 %
Karen, Yinbaw 11,000 Yinbaw Buddhism 32.0 % 25.0 %
Karen, Yintale 11,000 Yintale Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Karen, Zayein 14,000 Zayein E Ethnic Religions 21.0 % 15.0 %
 Kawa, Vo, Wa 46,000 Wa, Vo E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 0.5 %
 Khampti, Khamti Shan 76,000 Khamti Buddhism 0.1 % 0.0 %
Kiorr 11,000 Kiorr Buddhism 1.0 % 0.4 %
 Lahu 223,000 Lahu Christianity 80.0 % 43.0 %
 Lahu Shi, Yellow Lahu 12,000 Lahu Shi Buddhism 10.0 % 5.0 %
 Lama 5,500 Lama E Ethnic Religions 16.0 % 10.0 %
 Lao 25,000 Lao Buddhism 3.0 % 0.9 %
 Laopang 10,000 Laopang E Ethnic Religions 14.0 % 11.0 %
 Lashi, Letsi 34,000 Lashi Christianity 90.0 % 65.0 %
 Lisu, Black 5,000 Lisu E Ethnic Religions 50.0 % 40.0 %
 Lisu, Southern 172,000 Lisu Christianity 85.0 % 52.0 %
Lopi 5,400 Lopi E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 15.0 %
 Lushai, Mizo 19,000 Mizo Christianity 90.0 % 45.0 %
 Malay, Salon 27,000 Malay Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Malayali 23,000 Malayalam Hinduism 34.0 % 7.0 %
 Manipuri, Ponna 12,000 Meitei Hinduism 1.7 % 1.5 %
Manyuki 20,000 Shan Buddhism 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Maru, Laungwaw 118,000 Lhao Vo E Ethnic Religions 9.0 % 7.0 %
 Matu, Nga La 34,000 Chin, Matu Christianity 80.0 % 44.0 %
Moken 8,500 Moken E Ethnic Religions 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Mon, Talaing 799,000 Mon Buddhism 0.9 % 0.7 %
 Mru, Mro 25,000 Mru Buddhism 4.0 %
Naga, Akyaung Ari 1,200 Naga, Akyaung Ari Christianity 95.0 % 55.0 %
Naga, Khiamniungan 11,000 Naga, Khiamniungan Christianity 88.0 % 18.0 %
Naga, Khiamniungan, Para 2,500 Naga, Para E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 28.0 %
Naga, Koki 2,300 Naga, Koki Buddhism 15.0 % 3.0 %
Naga, Konyak 1,500 Naga, Konyak Christianity 83.0 % 45.0 %
Naga, Kyan-Karyaw 10,000 Naga, Kyan-Karyaw Christianity 95.0 % 55.0 %
 Naga, Lao 1,100 Naga, Lao Christianity 90.0 % 45.0 %
Naga, Leinong 8,600 Naga, Leinong Buddhism 25.0 % 4.0 %
Naga, Long Phuri 2,200 Naga, Long Phuri Christianity 90.0 % 8.0 %
 Naga, Makuri 3,000 Naga, Makuri Christianity 55.0 % 40.0 %
Naga, Makyan 3,200 Naga, Makyan Christianity 95.0 % 7.0 %
Naga, Ponyo-Gongwang 5,100 Naga, Ponyo-Gongwang Christianity 60.0 % 4.0 %
Naga, Tangkhul 4,700 Naga, Tangkhul Christianity 65.0 % 4.0 %
Naga, Tangsa, Rangpang 69,000 Naga, Tase Christianity 90.0 % 45.0 %
Naga, Yimchungru 5,100 Naga, Yimchungru Christianity 80.0 % 45.0 %
 Nepali, general 294,000 Nepali Hinduism 1.0 % 0.7 %
 Nu 800 Nusu E Ethnic Religions 17.0 % 11.0 %
 Orisi 120,000 Oriya Hinduism 1.0 % 0.2 %
 Palaung, Golden, Shwe 227,000 Palaung, Shwe Buddhism 0.2 % 0.1 %
 Palaung, Rumai 155,000 Palaung, Rumai Buddhism 0.4 % 0.2 %
 Palaung, Silver, Pale 292,000 Palaung, Ruching Buddhism 0.1 % 0.1 %
Phun, Hpon 400 Hpon E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.4 %
 Punjabi 11,000 Panjabi, Eastern Hinduism 1.2 % 0.6 %
Purum 500 Purum E Ethnic Religions 12.0 % 9.0 %
Pyen 800 Pyen E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.5 %
 Rakhine, Arakanese 2,694,000 Rakhine Buddhism 0.1 % 0.0 %
Ralte 28,000 Ralte Christianity 65.0 % 40.0 %
Ranglong 100 Ranglong Christianity 61.0 % 25.0 %
 Rawang, Nung 157,000 Rawang Christianity 80.0 % 45.0 %
 Riang, Riang-Lang 15,000 Riang E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Rohingya 980,000 Rohingya Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Samtao 11,000 Samtao Buddhism 7.0 % 5.4 %
 Sansu 5,500 Hlersu E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 3.4 %
 Shan 4,555,000 Shan Buddhism 0.9 % 0.7 %
Sino-Burmese 17,000 Burmese Buddhism 1.0 % 0.7 %
Striped Meo, Blue 14,000 Miao, Chuanqiandian Cluster E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 12.0 %
 Tai Doi 5,100 Tai Loi Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tai Khun 130,000 Khun Buddhism 2.3 % 1.9 %
Tai Laing 114,000 Tai Laing Buddhism 1.0 % 0.3 %
 Tai Lue 313,000 Lu Buddhism 0.2 % 0.1 %
 Tai Nua, Chinese Shan 108,000 Tai Nua Buddhism 0.5 % 0.4 %
Taman, Htamandi 33,000 Burmese E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tamil 149,000 Tamil Hinduism 11.0 % 3.8 %
 Taungyo, Dawe 45,000 Taungyo Buddhism 0.6 % 0.4 %
 Tavoyan, Dawai 400,000 Tavoyan Buddhism 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Telugu 138,000 Telugu Hinduism 8.0 % 1.2 %
 Thai, Central 43,000 Thai Buddhism 0.6 % 0.4 %
 Tibetan, Deqen, Khampa 300 Tibetan, Khams Buddhism 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Tulung, Drung 300 Drung Christianity 56.0 % 29.0 %
 Vaiphei 7,500 Vaiphei Christianity 87.0 % 50.0 %
 Wa, Parauk 1,002,000 Wa, Parauk E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 15.0 %
 Welaung 5,600 Chin, Rawngtu Christianity 100.0 % 100.0 %
Wewaw 28,000 Karen, S'gaw E Ethnic Religions 26.0 % 20.0 %
Yaw 22,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Zaiwa, Atsi 36,000 Zaiwa E Ethnic Religions 7.0 % 5.0 %
 Zo 68,000 Zo Christianity 84.0 % 50.0 %
Zyphe 21,000 Chin, Zyphe Christianity 65.0 % 35.0 %
  Totals:  155 53,760,000 52     8.8 % 5.1 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
75.2 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.1 %)
8.8 %
Ethnic Religions
8.1 %
Hinduism
1.6 %
Islam
5.6 %
Non-Religious
0.5 %
Other / Small Religions
0.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
1.4 %
Independent
13.9 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.4 %
Protestant
61.7 %
Roman Catholic
14.5 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

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