Religion: Buddhism What is Primary Religion?

Population of Adherents

501,589,000

% of World Population

6.5 %

People Groups

688

Unreached Groups

539 (78.3 %)

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 *
 Phu Thai Laos 223,000 Phu Thai Buddhism 0.50 % 0.40 % Translation Started 4
 Phu Thai Thailand 491,000 Phu Thai Buddhism 0.60 % 0.10 % Translation Started 10
 Phu Thai Vietnam 250,000 Phu Thai Buddhism 4.50 % 2.50 % Translation Started -
 Khmu, Puman China 22,000 U Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % Unspecified 1
 Karen, Kayah Eastern Myanmar (Burma) 8,900 Kayah, Eastern Buddhism 20.00 % 14.00 % New Testament -
 Karen, Kayah Eastern Thailand 19,000 Kayah, Eastern Buddhism 18.00 % 4.00 % New Testament -
 Palaung, Rumai Myanmar (Burma) 159,000 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 Needed -
 Shixing China 3,600 Shuhi Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % Translation Needed 1
 Sherpa China 1,200 Sherpa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % New Testament 1
 Sherpa India 39,000 Nepali Buddhism 15.77 % Complete Bible -
 Sherpa Nepal 105,000 Sherpa Buddhism 4.22 % New Testament 2
 So Laos 86,000 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 5,099,000 Thai, Southern Buddhism 0.90 % 0.25 % Bible Portions 102
 Tai He Laos 4,100 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) 103,000 Tai Nua Buddhism 0.50 % 0.35 % Bible Portions 2
 Tai Nua, Chinese Shan China 494,000 Tai Nua Buddhism 0.19 % 0.17 % Bible Portions 10
 Tangchanghya Bangladesh 37,000 Tangchangya Buddhism 23.66 % Translation Needed -
 Taungyo Myanmar (Burma) 45,000 Taungyo Buddhism 0.60 % 0.40 % Translation Started 1
Karen, Pwo Eastern Myanmar (Burma) 1,169,000 Karen, Pwo Eastern Buddhism 30.00 % 5.88 % Complete Bible -
Karen, Pwo Eastern Thailand 57,000 Karen, Pwo Eastern Buddhism 35.00 % 4.00 % Complete Bible -
Totals: 688 Peoples   501,589,000     539       5,880
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