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 *
 Palaung, Rumai Myanmar (Burma) 158,000 Palaung, Rumai Buddhism 0.40 % 0.20 % Bible Portions 3
 Saek Thailand 21,000 Saek Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % Translation Needed 1
 Samtao Myanmar (Burma) 11,000 Samtao Buddhism 7.00 % 5.40 % Translation Started -
 Sherpa China 1,200 Sherpa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % New Testament 1
 Sherpa India 39,000 Nepali Buddhism 16.05 % Complete Bible -
 Sherpa Nepal 103,000 Sherpa Buddhism 4.24 % New Testament 2
 Shixing China 3,600 Shuhi Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % Translation Needed 1
 So Laos 84,000 So Buddhism 1.40 % 1.00 % Bible Portions 2
 So Thailand 73,000 So Buddhism 1.00 % 0.50 % Bible Portions 1
Amami-Oshima, Southern Japan 1,800 Amami-Oshima, Southern Buddhism 3.00 % 0.50 % Unspecified 1
 Thai, Southern Thailand 5,087,000 Thai, Southern Buddhism 0.90 % 0.25 % Bible Portions 102
 Tai He Laos 4,000 Language unknown Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % Unspecified 1
 Tai Laan Laos 700 Language unknown Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % Unspecified 1
 Tai Nua, Chinese Shan Myanmar (Burma) 102,000 Tai Nua Buddhism 0.50 % 0.35 % Bible Portions 2
 Tai Nua, Chinese Shan China 492,000 Tai Nua Buddhism 0.19 % 0.17 % Bible Portions 10
 Tangchanghya Bangladesh 36,000 Tangchangya Buddhism 23.66 % Translation Needed -
 Taungyo Myanmar (Burma) 45,000 Taungyo Buddhism 0.60 % 0.40 % Translation Needed 1
 Bru, Western Laos 84,000 Bru, Western Buddhism 12.00 % 8.00 % Bible Portions -
 Bru, Western Thailand 24,000 Bru, Western Buddhism 8.00 % 6.00 % Bible Portions -
 Gurung Bangladesh 800 Gurung Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % New Testament 1
 Gurung Nepal 487,000 Gurung Buddhism 5.15 % New Testament -
 Lawa, Western Thailand 8,800 Lawa, Western Buddhism 16.00 % 2.00 % Complete Bible -
Karen, Pwo Eastern Myanmar (Burma) 1,161,000 Karen, Pwo Eastern Buddhism 30.00 % 5.88 % Complete Bible -
Karen, Pwo Eastern Thailand 56,000 Karen, Pwo Eastern Buddhism 35.00 % 4.00 % Complete Bible -
 Thai, Isan Thailand 18,213,000 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 0.40 % 0.27 % New Testament 364
Totals: 677 Peoples   499,776,000     529       5,691
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