Religion: Buddhism What is Primary Religion?

Population of Adherents

497,898,000

% of World Population

6.5 %

People Groups

668

Unreached Groups

525 (78.6 %)

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 121,296,000 Japanese Buddhism Complete Bible 1.20 % 0.30 % 2,426
 Burmese Myanmar (Burma) 31,315,000 Burmese Buddhism Complete Bible 0.35 % 0.08 % 626
 Thai, Central Thailand 19,836,000 Thai Buddhism Complete Bible 0.30 % 0.27 % 397
 Thai, Isan Thailand 18,129,000 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism New Testament 0.40 % 0.27 % 363
 Khmer Cambodia 14,438,000 Khmer Buddhism Complete Bible 3.20 % 1.90 % 289
 Mongol China 7,556,000 Mongolian, Peripheral Buddhism New Testament 0.80 % 0.40 % 151
 Thai, Northern Thailand 7,309,000 Thai, Northern Buddhism New Testament 0.40 % 0.27 % 146
 Thai, Southern Thailand 5,063,000 Thai, Southern Buddhism Bible Portions 0.90 % 0.25 % 101
 Tai Man, Shan Myanmar (Burma) 4,517,000 Shan Buddhism Complete Bible 0.90 % 0.82 % 90
 Lao Laos 3,300,000 Lao Buddhism Complete Bible 3.50 % 2.00 % 66
 Rakhine Myanmar (Burma) 2,695,000 Rakhine Buddhism Bible Portions 0.10 % 0.05 % 54
 Khampa Eastern China 1,591,000 Tibetan, Khams Buddhism Bible Portions 0.05 % 0.01 % 32
 Tamang Nepal 1,505,000 Tamang, Eastern Buddhism New Testament 5.00 % 30
 Khmer, Northern Thailand 1,448,000 Khmer, Northern Buddhism Complete Bible 2.00 % 1.33 % 29
 Khmer Vietnam 1,315,000 Khmer Buddhism Complete Bible 3.00 % 1.87 % 26
 Mon Myanmar (Burma) 1,141,000 Mon Buddhism Complete Bible 0.90 % 0.82 % 23
 Han Chinese, Mandarin Myanmar (Burma) 978,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism Complete Bible 2.00 % 1.40 % 20
 Tibetan, Central China 936,000 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) 844,000 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 801,000 Lu Buddhism New Testament 0.50 % 0.33 % 16
 Amdo, Hbrogpa China 740,000 Tibetan, Amdo Buddhism Bible Portions 0.05 % 0.05 % 15
Totals: 668 Peoples   497,898,000     525       5,717
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