Religion: Buddhism What is Primary Religion?

Population of Adherents

502,009,000

% of World Population

6.5 %

People Groups

683

Unreached Groups

534 (78.2 %)

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 *
 Kampuchea Krom Cambodia 280,000 Khmer Buddhism 1.20 % 0.60 % Complete Bible 6
 Palaung, Pale Myanmar (Burma) 292,000 Palaung, Ruching Buddhism 0.10 % 0.06 % New Testament 6
Batgama Sri Lanka 375,000 Sinhala Buddhism 1.48 % Complete Bible 7
 Deaf Thailand 349,000 Thai Sign Language Buddhism 1.10 % Bible Portions 7
 Kui Thailand 421,000 Kuay Buddhism 2.00 % 0.41 % Complete Bible 8
 Dawei, Tavoyan Myanmar (Burma) 457,000 Tavoyan Buddhism 0.10 % 0.04 % Unspecified 9
 Tai Nua, Chinese Shan China 494,000 Tai Nua Buddhism 0.19 % 0.17 % Bible Portions 10
 Phu Thai Thailand 491,000 Phu Thai Buddhism 0.60 % 0.10 % Translation Started 10
 Amdo, Hbrogpa China 750,000 Tibetan, Amdo Buddhism 0.05 % 0.05 % New Testament 15
 Tibetan Gtsang China 766,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.02 % 0.01 % Complete Bible 15
 Tai Lue China 811,000 Lu Buddhism 0.50 % 0.33 % New Testament 16
 Vietnamese Cambodia 825,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 3.00 % 0.17 % Complete Bible 17
 Pa-O Myanmar (Burma) 864,000 Pa'o Buddhism 1.70 % 0.30 % New Testament 17
 Japanese United States 839,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % Complete Bible 17
Burakumin Japan 887,000 Japanese Buddhism 0.50 % 0.20 % Complete Bible 18
 Tibetan, Central China 949,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.04 % 0.03 % Complete Bible 19
 Han Chinese, Mandarin Myanmar (Burma) 979,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 2.00 % 1.40 % Complete Bible 20
 Mon Myanmar (Burma) 1,143,000 Mon Buddhism 0.90 % 0.82 % Complete Bible 23
 Khmer Vietnam 1,313,000 Khmer Buddhism 3.00 % 1.87 % Complete Bible 26
 Khmer, Northern Thailand 1,458,000 Khmer, Northern Buddhism 2.00 % 1.33 % Complete Bible 29
 Khampa Eastern China 1,613,000 Tibetan, Khams Buddhism 0.05 % 0.01 % New Testament 32
 Rakhine Myanmar (Burma) 2,699,000 Rakhine Buddhism 0.10 % 0.05 % Bible Portions 54
 Lao Laos 3,398,000 Lao Buddhism 3.50 % 2.00 % Complete Bible 68
 Tai Man, Shan Myanmar (Burma) 4,523,000 Shan Buddhism 0.90 % 0.82 % Complete Bible 90
 Thai, Southern Thailand 5,099,000 Thai, Southern Buddhism 0.90 % 0.25 % Bible Portions 102
Totals: 683 Peoples   502,009,000     534       5,834
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