Religion: Buddhism What is Primary Religion?

Population of Adherents

499,776,000

% of World Population

6.5 %

People Groups

677

Unreached Groups

529 (78.1 %)

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 *
 Japanese Japan 121,301,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.20 % 0.30 % Complete Bible 2,426
 Burmese Myanmar (Burma) 31,046,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.35 % 0.08 % Complete Bible 621
 Thai Thailand 20,558,000 Thai Buddhism 0.30 % 0.27 % Complete Bible 411
 Thai, Isan Thailand 18,213,000 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 0.40 % 0.27 % New Testament 364
 Khmer Cambodia 14,442,000 Khmer Buddhism 3.20 % 1.90 % Complete Bible 289
 Mongol China 7,628,000 Mongolian, Peripheral Buddhism 0.04 % 0.02 % New Testament 153
 Thai, Northern Thailand 7,342,000 Thai, Northern Buddhism 0.40 % 0.27 % New Testament 147
 Thai, Southern Thailand 5,087,000 Thai, Southern Buddhism 0.90 % 0.25 % Bible Portions 102
 Tai Man, Shan Myanmar (Burma) 4,493,000 Shan Buddhism 0.90 % 0.82 % Complete Bible 90
 Lao Laos 3,348,000 Lao Buddhism 3.50 % 2.00 % Complete Bible 67
 Rakhine Myanmar (Burma) 2,681,000 Rakhine Buddhism 0.10 % 0.05 % Bible Portions 54
 Khampa Eastern China 1,606,000 Tibetan, Khams Buddhism 0.05 % 0.01 % Bible Portions 32
 Khmer, Northern Thailand 1,455,000 Khmer, Northern Buddhism 2.00 % 1.33 % Complete Bible 29
 Khmer Vietnam 1,302,000 Khmer Buddhism 3.00 % 1.87 % Complete Bible 26
 Mon Myanmar (Burma) 1,135,000 Mon Buddhism 0.90 % 0.82 % Complete Bible 23
 Han Chinese, Mandarin Myanmar (Burma) 973,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 2.00 % 1.40 % Complete Bible 19
 Tibetan, Central China 945,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.04 % 0.03 % Complete Bible 19
 Nau Buddh India 973,000 Marathi Buddhism 0.33 % Complete Bible 19
Burakumin Japan 890,000 Japanese Buddhism 0.50 % 0.20 % Complete Bible 18
 Pa-O Myanmar (Burma) 858,000 Pa'o Buddhism 1.70 % 0.30 % New Testament 17
 Japanese United States 835,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % Complete Bible 17
 Vietnamese Cambodia 814,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 3.00 % 0.17 % Complete Bible 16
 Tai Lue China 808,000 Lu Buddhism 0.50 % 0.33 % New Testament 16
 Amdo, Hbrogpa China 747,000 Tibetan, Amdo Buddhism 0.05 % 0.05 % New Testament 15
 Tibetan Gtsang China 763,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.02 % 0.01 % Complete Bible 15
Totals: 677 Peoples   499,776,000     529       5,691
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