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 *
Torgud Mongolia 16,000 Kalmyk-Oirat Buddhism 0.80 % 0.70 % New Testament 1
Gahala Sri Lanka 11,000 Sinhala Buddhism 0.78 % Complete Bible 1
Kagate Nepal 600 Syuba Buddhism 0.78 % Bible Portions 1
 Monpa Dirang India 7,100 Tshangla Buddhism 0.77 % New Testament 1
 Sherdukpen India 3,500 Sherdukpen Buddhism 0.74 % Translation Needed 1
 Chak Bangladesh 3,000 Chak Buddhism 0.73 % Translation Needed 1
 Han Tai China 58,000 Lu Buddhism 0.70 % 0.70 % New Testament 1
 Thai Canada 6,500 Thai Buddhism 0.70 % 0.20 % Complete Bible 1
Momba India 4,500 Sartang Buddhism 0.69 % Translation Started 1
 Monpa Lish India 2,200 Lish Buddhism 0.67 % Translation Needed 1
 Burmese New Zealand 2,300 Burmese Buddhism 0.60 % 0.20 % Complete Bible 1
 Buriat, Mongolia Mongolia 57,000 Buriat, Mongolia Buddhism 0.60 % 0.50 % New Testament 1
 Thai Myanmar (Burma) 43,000 Thai Buddhism 0.60 % 0.40 % Complete Bible 1
 Thai Cambodia 3,300 Thai Buddhism 0.60 % 0.15 % Complete Bible 1
 Thai Laos 143,000 Thai Buddhism 0.60 % 0.30 % Complete Bible 3
 Phu Thai Thailand 491,000 Phu Thai Buddhism 0.60 % 0.10 % Translation Started 10
 Taungyo Myanmar (Burma) 45,000 Taungyo Buddhism 0.60 % 0.40 % Translation Started 1
 Lao Wieng Thailand 57,000 Language unknown Buddhism 0.60 % 0.60 % Unspecified 1
 Jad India 2,200 Khamba Buddhism 0.59 % Translation Needed 1
 Bumthangpa Bhutan 22,000 Bumthangkha Buddhism 0.59 % Bible Portions 1
 Burmese Malaysia 30,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.50 % 0.17 % Complete Bible 1
 Burmese United Kingdom 14,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.50 % 0.10 % Complete Bible 1
Burakumin Japan 887,000 Japanese Buddhism 0.50 % 0.20 % Complete Bible 18
 Thai Italy 5,400 Thai Buddhism 0.50 % 0.20 % Complete Bible 1
 Thai Malaysia 30,000 Thai Buddhism 0.50 % 0.40 % Complete Bible 1
Totals: 688 Peoples   501,589,000     539       5,880
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