Language:  Japanese

Population of Groups Speaking

121,484,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

47

Scripture Status

Audio Bible

Jesus Film

Gospel Recordings

Map Notes
Primary Language
(47 people groups)
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Photo People Group Country Population Progress Scale
 Burakumin Japan 870,000
 Eurasian Japan 123,000
 Japanese United Arab Emirates 3,900
 Japanese American Samoa 800
 Japanese Argentina 38,000
 Japanese Australia 60,000
 Japanese Belgium 4,700
 Japanese Denmark 1,800
 Japanese Dominica 900
 Japanese Finland 1,100
 Japanese Bolivia 14,000
 Japanese Brazil 385,000
 Japanese Canada 58,000
 Japanese Sri Lanka 2,400
 Japanese China 6,900
 Japanese Northern Mariana Islands 800
 Japanese France 30,000
 Japanese Germany 25,000
 Japanese Italy 6,200
 Japanese Dominican Republic 1,700
 Japanese Micronesia, Federated States 800
 Japanese Guam 2,700
 Japanese Greece 1,100
 Japanese China, Hong Kong 10,000
 Japanese Indonesia 14,000
 Japanese Korea, South 52,000
 Japanese Mexico 5,400
 Japanese Malaysia 16,000
 Japanese Japan 118,468,000
 Japanese Netherlands 5,500
 Japanese New Zealand 14,000
 Japanese Paraguay 6,600
 Japanese Peru 160,000
 Japanese Panama 2,200
 Japanese Portugal 700
 Japanese Marshall Islands 300
 Japanese Singapore 40,000
 Japanese Philippines 4,700
 Japanese Russia 900
 Japanese Spain 5,600
 Japanese Switzerland 5,200
 Japanese Thailand 73,000
 Japanese Taiwan 14,000
 Japanese United Kingdom 30,000
 Japanese United States 858,000
 Japanese Vietnam 9,600
Judeo-Japanese Japan 49,000
  Totals:  47     44
Secondary Language
(5 people groups)
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Photo People Group Country Population Progress Scale
 Ainu (Japan) Japan 13,000
 Japanese, Brazilian Japan 261,000
 Jew, English-speaking Japan 2,000
 Okinawan, Ryukyuan Japan 1,159,000
 Palauan Palau 10,000
  Totals:  5     3

Language Alternate Names
Zu-zu-ben

Dialects
Eastern Japanese
Western Japanese
Zu-zu-ben

Dialect Alternate Names


Bible Translation Year / Status
Bible Portions 1837-1992
New Testament 1879-1993
Complete Bible 1883-2018

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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Christ for the Nations General / Other
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Japanese Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Love letter to you from scripture Father's Love Letter
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video The Prophets' Story Create International
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway scripture Bible Gateway
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Japanese YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Japanese YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract General / Other
Text / Printed Matter Children and youth resources One Hope
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations Campus Crusade for Christ
Text / Printed Matter Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies World Missionary Press