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 *
Naga Leinong Myanmar (Burma) 8,600 Naga, Lainong Buddhism 25.00 % 4.00 % Bible Portions -
Yaw Myanmar (Burma) 22,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % Complete Bible 1
 Deaf Myanmar (Burma) 408,000 Language unknown Buddhism 8.98 % Unspecified -
 Mon Myanmar (Burma) 1,143,000 Mon Buddhism 0.90 % 0.82 % Complete Bible 23
 Dawei, Tavoyan Myanmar (Burma) 457,000 Tavoyan Buddhism 0.10 % 0.04 % Unspecified 9
 Mro-Khimi Myanmar (Burma) 201,000 Mro-Khimi Buddhism 7.40 % 5.00 % New Testament -
Manyuki Myanmar (Burma) 20,000 Shan Buddhism 0.05 % 0.05 % Complete Bible 1
 Kanan Myanmar (Burma) 10,000 Kanan Buddhism 5.00 % 3.00 % Translation Needed -
 Chin, Laitu Myanmar (Burma) 17,000 Chin, Laitu Buddhism 25.00 % 3.00 % Translation Needed -
Chin, Songlai Myanmar (Burma) 8,200 Chin, Songlai Buddhism 10.00 % 2.00 % Translation Needed -
 Danu Myanmar (Burma) 115,000 Danu Buddhism 2.00 % 0.50 % Unspecified 2
 Tai Laing Myanmar (Burma) 114,000 Tai Laing Buddhism 1.00 % 0.30 % Translation Needed 2
Taungtha Myanmar (Burma) 20,000 Chin, Rungtu Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % Translation Needed 1
Muak Sa-aak Myanmar (Burma) 4,500 Muak Sa-aak Buddhism 10.00 % 10.00 % Bible Portions -
Kadu, Asak Myanmar (Burma) 35,000 Kadu Buddhism 5.00 % 3.50 % Bible Portions -
 Mok Myanmar (Burma) 4,000 Mok Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % Translation Started 1
Chin, Ekai Myanmar (Burma) 6,100 Chin, Ekai Buddhism 3.00 % 3.00 % Translation Started -
 Dolpa Nepal 3,900 Sherpa Buddhism 1.10 % New Testament 1
 Sherpa Helambu Nepal 2,400 Hyolmo Buddhism 1.38 % New Testament 1
 Yehlmo Nepal 10,000 Hyolmo Buddhism 0.99 % New Testament 1
 Larke Nepal 200 Nubri Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % Translation Needed 1
 Kyerung Nepal 3,000 Kyerung Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % Unspecified 1
 Rongkup Nepal 3,900 Lepcha Buddhism 3.56 % New Testament 1
 Loba Nepal 2,600 Lhowa Buddhism 0.19 % Bible Portions 1
 Mugal Nepal 300 Nepali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % Complete Bible 1
Totals: 688 Peoples   501,589,000     539       5,880
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