Religion: Buddhism What is Primary Religion?

Population of Adherents

500,107,000

% of World Population

6.5 %

People Groups

668

Unreached Groups

523 (78.3 %)

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 *
 Japanese Japan 121,301,000 Japanese Buddhism Complete Bible 1.20 % 0.30 % 2,426
 Thai Thailand 51,158,000 Thai Buddhism Complete Bible 0.30 % 0.27 % 1,023
 Burmese Myanmar (Burma) 31,146,000 Burmese Buddhism Complete Bible 0.35 % 0.08 % 623
 Khmer Cambodia 14,442,000 Khmer Buddhism Complete Bible 3.20 % 1.90 % 289
 Mongol China 7,628,000 Mongolian, Peripheral Buddhism New Testament 0.80 % 0.40 % 153
 Tai Man, Shan Myanmar (Burma) 4,493,000 Shan Buddhism Complete Bible 0.90 % 0.82 % 90
 Lao Laos 3,348,000 Lao Buddhism Complete Bible 3.50 % 2.00 % 67
 Rakhine Myanmar (Burma) 2,681,000 Rakhine Buddhism Bible Portions 0.10 % 0.05 % 54
 Khampa Eastern China 1,606,000 Tibetan, Khams Buddhism Bible Portions 0.05 % 0.01 % 32
 Khmer, Northern Thailand 1,455,000 Khmer, Northern Buddhism Complete Bible 2.00 % 1.33 % 29
 Khmer Vietnam 1,302,000 Khmer Buddhism Complete Bible 3.00 % 1.87 % 26
 Mon Myanmar (Burma) 1,135,000 Mon Buddhism Complete Bible 0.90 % 0.82 % 23
 Han Chinese, Mandarin Myanmar (Burma) 973,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism Complete Bible 2.00 % 1.40 % 19
 Tibetan, Central China 945,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism Complete Bible 0.04 % 0.03 % 19
 Nau Buddh India 973,000 Marathi Buddhism Complete Bible 0.33 % 19
Burakumin Japan 890,000 Japanese Buddhism Complete Bible 0.50 % 0.20 % 18
 Pa-O Myanmar (Burma) 839,000 Pa'o Buddhism New Testament 1.70 % 0.30 % 17
 Japanese United States 835,000 Japanese Buddhism Complete Bible 1.50 % 0.50 % 17
 Vietnamese Cambodia 814,000 Vietnamese Buddhism Complete Bible 3.00 % 0.17 % 16
 Tai Lue China 808,000 Lu Buddhism New Testament 0.50 % 0.33 % 16
 Amdo, Hbrogpa China 747,000 Tibetan, Amdo Buddhism New Testament 0.05 % 0.05 % 15
 Tibetan Gtsang China 763,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism Complete Bible 0.02 % 0.01 % 15
 Phu Thai Thailand 490,000 Phu Thai Buddhism Translation Started 0.60 % 0.10 % 10
 Tai Nua, Chinese Shan China 492,000 Tai Nua Buddhism Bible Portions 0.19 % 0.17 % 10
 Dawei, Tavoyan Myanmar (Burma) 454,000 Tavoyan Buddhism Translation Needed 0.10 % 0.04 % 9
Totals: 668 Peoples   500,107,000     523       5,689
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