Religion: Buddhism What is Primary Religion?

Population of Adherents

496,717,000

% of World Population

6.5 %

People Groups

670

Unreached Groups

527 (78.7 %)

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Country Population Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
Scripture
Status
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Han Chinese, Mandarin Myanmar (Burma) 969,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism Complete Bible 2.00 % 1.40 % 19
 Tibetan, Central China 933,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism Complete Bible 0.04 % 0.03 % 19
 Nau Buddh India 956,000 Marathi Buddhism Complete Bible 0.33 % 19
 Mon Myanmar (Burma) 1,131,000 Mon Buddhism Complete Bible 0.90 % 0.82 % 23
 Khmer Vietnam 1,302,000 Khmer Buddhism Complete Bible 3.00 % 1.87 % 26
 Khmer, Northern Thailand 1,445,000 Khmer, Northern Buddhism Complete Bible 2.00 % 1.33 % 29
 Tamang Nepal 1,489,000 Tamang, Eastern Buddhism New Testament 5.00 % 30
 Khampa Eastern China 1,586,000 Tibetan, Khams Buddhism Bible Portions 0.05 % 0.01 % 32
 Magh Myanmar (Burma) 2,671,000 Rakhine Buddhism Bible Portions 0.10 % 0.05 % 53
 Lao Laos 3,252,000 Lao Buddhism Complete Bible 3.50 % 2.00 % 65
 Tai Man, Shan Myanmar (Burma) 4,477,000 Shan Buddhism Complete Bible 0.90 % 0.82 % 90
 Thai, Southern Thailand 5,054,000 Thai, Southern Buddhism Bible Portions 0.90 % 0.25 % 101
 Thai, Northern Thailand 7,296,000 Thai, Northern Buddhism New Testament 0.40 % 0.27 % 146
 Mongol China 7,529,000 Mongolian, Peripheral Buddhism New Testament 0.80 % 0.40 % 151
 Mahar (Hindu traditions) India 10,381,000 Marathi Buddhism Complete Bible 0.12 % 208
 Khmer Cambodia 14,231,000 Khmer Buddhism Complete Bible 3.20 % 1.90 % 285
 Thai, Isan Thailand 18,097,000 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism New Testament 0.40 % 0.27 % 362
 Thai, Central Thailand 19,801,000 Thai Buddhism Complete Bible 0.30 % 0.27 % 396
 Burmese Myanmar (Burma) 31,038,000 Burmese Buddhism Complete Bible 0.35 % 0.08 % 621
 Japanese Japan 121,611,000 Japanese Buddhism Complete Bible 1.20 % 0.30 % 2,432
Totals: 670 Peoples   496,717,000     527       5,919
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