Language:  Japanese

Population of Groups Speaking

123,468,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

47

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Map Notes
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Photo People Group Country Country
Population
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Burakumin Japan 884,000 884,000 Buddhism 0.50 % 0.20 % 18
 Eurasian Japan 126,000 1,745,000 Buddhism 5.00 % 1.50 % 3
 Japanese United Arab Emirates 4,100 122,406,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese American Samoa 1,000 122,406,000 Buddhism 5.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Japanese Argentina 38,000 122,406,000 Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 1.20 % -
 Japanese Australia 37,000 122,406,000 Buddhism 5.00 % 1.60 % 1
 Japanese Belgium 4,700 122,406,000 Buddhism 2.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Japanese Canada 57,000 122,406,000 Buddhism 3.00 % 0.80 % 1
 Japanese Sri Lanka 2,300 122,406,000 Buddhism 2.87 % 1
 Japanese Northern Mariana Islands 900 122,406,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Bolivia 20,000 122,406,000 Christianity 60.00 % 9.00 % -
 Japanese Brazil 383,000 122,406,000 Christianity 63.50 % 15.00 % -
 Japanese China 7,000 122,406,000 Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Japanese Denmark 1,800 122,406,000 Buddhism 3.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Dominica 800 122,406,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Dominican Republic 1,700 122,406,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Finland 1,100 122,406,000 Buddhism 1.20 % 0.30 % 1
 Japanese Micronesia, Federated States 800 122,406,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese France 30,000 122,406,000 Buddhism 2.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Germany 25,000 122,406,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Guam 2,700 122,406,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Greece 1,100 122,406,000 Buddhism 1.60 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese China, Hong Kong 10,000 122,406,000 Buddhism 1.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Japanese Indonesia 14,000 122,406,000 Buddhism 2.30 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Italy 6,300 122,406,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Japan 120,474,000 122,406,000 Buddhism 1.20 % 0.30 % 2409
 Japanese Korea, South 52,000 122,406,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Mexico 5,500 122,406,000 Buddhism 2.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Malaysia 15,000 122,406,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Netherlands 5,400 122,406,000 Buddhism 1.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Japanese New Zealand 13,000 122,406,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Paraguay 7,000 122,406,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Peru 157,000 122,406,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 3
 Japanese Panama 2,200 122,406,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Portugal 700 122,406,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Marshall Islands 400 122,406,000 Buddhism 1.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Philippines 4,600 122,406,000 Buddhism 2.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Singapore 39,000 122,406,000 Buddhism 1.60 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Spain 5,500 122,406,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Switzerland 5,200 122,406,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Russia 900 122,406,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese Thailand 71,000 122,406,000 Buddhism 0.50 % 0.30 % 1
 Japanese Taiwan 14,000 122,406,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese United Kingdom 30,000 122,406,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Japanese United States 844,000 122,406,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 17
 Japanese Vietnam 9,600 122,406,000 Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
Judeo-Japanese Japan 50,000 50,000 Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.80 % 1
  Totals:  47           44     2,489
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Photo People Group Country Population Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Ainu Japan 13,000 13,000 Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 1.00 % -
 Japanese, Brazilian Japan 265,000 265,000 Christianity 95.00 % 22.00 % -
 Okinawan, Ryukyuan Japan 1,179,000 1,186,000 Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.15 % 24
 Palauan Palau 10,000 20,000 Christianity 95.60 % 24.00 % -
  Totals:  4           1     24

Language Alternate Names
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Dialects
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Bible Portions 1837-1992
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Complete Bible 1883-2018

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