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 *
 Palaung, Pale Thailand 6,200 Palaung, Ruching Buddhism 0.20 % 0.00 % New Testament 1
 Palaung, Rumai Myanmar (Burma) 159,000 Palaung, Rumai Buddhism 0.40 % 0.20 % Bible Portions 3
 Palaung, Shwe Myanmar (Burma) 233,000 Palaung, Shwe Buddhism 0.20 % 0.12 % Translation Needed 5
 Pankhu, Panko Bangladesh 4,000 Pangkhua Buddhism 4.49 % Translation Needed 1
 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 United States 56,000 Phu Thai Buddhism 1.00 % 0.10 % Translation Started 1
Pidayne Danno Sri Lanka 8,800 Sinhala Buddhism 3.51 % Complete Bible 1
 Rongkup Nepal 3,900 Lepcha Buddhism 3.56 % New Testament 1
Sartang India 3,400 Sartang Buddhism 1.50 % Translation Started 1
Shan India 1,700 Shan Buddhism 1.20 % Complete Bible 1
 Sherdukpen India 3,500 Sherdukpen Buddhism 0.74 % Translation Needed 1
 Sherpa Nepal 105,000 Sherpa Buddhism 4.22 % New Testament 2
 Sherpa Helambu Nepal 2,400 Hyolmo Buddhism 1.38 % New Testament 1
 Sinhalese Canada 5,100 Sinhala Buddhism 2.80 % 1.50 % Complete Bible 1
 Sinhalese China, Hong Kong 800 Sinhala Buddhism 1.00 % 1.00 % Complete Bible 1
 Sinhalese Italy 60,000 Sinhala Buddhism 2.00 % 1.00 % Complete Bible 1
 Sinhalese Maldives 2,700 Sinhala Buddhism 1.00 % 0.60 % Complete Bible 1
 Sinhalese Malaysia 4,400 Sinhala Buddhism 2.00 % 0.10 % Complete Bible 1
 Sinhalese New Zealand 1,100 Sinhala Buddhism 3.00 % 0.50 % Complete Bible 1
 Sinhalese Qatar 56,000 Sinhala Buddhism 3.00 % 1.20 % Complete Bible 1
 Sinhalese Thailand 72,000 Sinhala Buddhism 2.00 % 1.00 % Complete Bible 1
 Sinhalese United States 42,000 Sinhala Buddhism 4.00 % 1.20 % Complete Bible 1
 Sino-Burmese China, Macau 19,000 Burmese Buddhism 1.00 % 0.30 % Complete Bible 1
Sino-Burmese Myanmar (Burma) 17,000 Burmese Buddhism 1.00 % 0.70 % Complete Bible 1
Totals: 688 Peoples   501,589,000     539       5,880
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