Religion: Buddhism What is Primary Religion?

Population of Adherents

501,589,000

% of World Population

6.5 %

People Groups

688

Unreached Groups

539 (78.3 %)

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Country Population Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Scripture
Status
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Kalmyk-Oirat, Western Mongol United States 1,000 Kalmyk-Oirat Buddhism 1.00 % 0.00 % New Testament 1
 Kalmyk-Oirat Uzbekistan 900 Kalmyk-Oirat Buddhism 1.00 % 0.00 % New Testament 1
 Palaung, Pale Myanmar (Burma) 292,000 Palaung, Ruching Buddhism 0.10 % 0.06 % New Testament 6
 De'ang, Pale China 11,000 Palaung, Ruching Buddhism 0.12 % 0.12 % New Testament 1
 Palaung, Pale Thailand 6,200 Palaung, Ruching Buddhism 0.20 % 0.00 % New Testament 1
 Karen, Kayah Eastern Myanmar (Burma) 8,900 Kayah, Eastern Buddhism 20.00 % 14.00 % New Testament -
 Karen, Kayah Eastern Thailand 19,000 Kayah, Eastern Buddhism 18.00 % 4.00 % New Testament -
 Sherpa Bhutan 9,800 Sherpa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % New Testament 1
 Sherpa China 1,200 Sherpa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % New Testament 1
 Sherpa Nepal 105,000 Sherpa Buddhism 4.22 % New Testament 2
 Sherpa United States 500 Sherpa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % New Testament 1
 Gurung Ghaleg Bangladesh 900 Gurung Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % New Testament 1
 Gurung Ghaleg Nepal 502,000 Gurung Buddhism 5.00 % New Testament -
 Thai, Isan Iceland 500 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 2.00 % 0.50 % New Testament 1
 Thai, Isan Laos 8,900 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % New Testament 1
 Thai, Isan Norway 18,000 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 0.80 % 0.10 % New Testament 1
 Thai, Isan New Zealand 8,400 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 0.80 % 0.10 % New Testament 1
 Thai, Isan Thailand 18,258,000 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 0.40 % 0.27 % New Testament 365
 Thai, Isan United States 85,000 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 2.00 % 0.10 % New Testament 2
 Thami China 600 Thangmi Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % New Testament 1
 Lahu Shi Myanmar (Burma) 64,000 Lahu Shi Buddhism 10.00 % 5.00 % New Testament -
 Lahu Shi China 130,000 Lahu Shi Buddhism 10.00 % 2.00 % New Testament -
 Lahu Shi Thailand 16,000 Lahu Shi Buddhism 20.00 % 1.80 % New Testament -
 Lahu Shi United States 2,200 Lahu Shi Buddhism 20.00 % 0.50 % New Testament -
 Tai Kaleun Laos 3,300 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % New Testament 1
Totals: 688 Peoples   501,589,000     539       5,880
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