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 *
 Thai, Isan United States 85,000 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 2.00 % 0.10 % New Testament 2
Toku-No-shima Japan 5,000 Toku-No-Shima Buddhism 2.00 % 0.55 % Unspecified 1
 Kucong China 44,000 Kucong Buddhism 2.00 % 1.24 % Translation Needed 1
 Kucong Vietnam 7,900 Kucong Buddhism 2.00 % 1.24 % Translation Needed 1
 Mongol, Khalka Russia 3,000 Mongolian, Halh Buddhism 2.00 % 1.20 % Complete Bible 1
 Mongol, Khalka Taiwan 1,100 Mongolian, Halh Buddhism 2.00 % 0.00 % Complete Bible 1
 Mongol, Khalka United States 15,000 Mongolian, Halh Buddhism 2.00 % 1.20 % Complete Bible 1
 Tibetan, Deqen China 122,000 Tibetan, Khams Buddhism 2.00 % 0.04 % New Testament 2
 Kui Thailand 421,000 Kuay Buddhism 2.00 % 0.41 % Complete Bible 8
 Khuen United States 2,800 Khuen Buddhism 2.00 % 0.10 % Translation Needed 1
 Khmer, Northern Cambodia 5,200 Khmer, Northern Buddhism 2.00 % 1.00 % Complete Bible 1
 Khmer, Northern Thailand 1,458,000 Khmer, Northern Buddhism 2.00 % 1.33 % Complete Bible 29
 Danu Myanmar (Burma) 115,000 Danu Buddhism 2.00 % 0.50 % Unspecified 2
Deaf Bhutan 5,800 Language unknown Buddhism 2.11 % Unspecified 1
 Tai Khun Myanmar (Burma) 130,000 Khun Buddhism 2.30 % 1.90 % Bible Portions 3
 Japanese Indonesia 14,000 Japanese Buddhism 2.30 % 0.50 % Complete Bible 1
 Beda Pakistan 400 Balti Buddhism 2.70 % Bible Portions 1
 Sinhalese Canada 5,100 Sinhala Buddhism 2.80 % 1.50 % Complete Bible 1
 Bai, Southern China 443,000 Bai, Southern Buddhism 2.80 % 2.80 % Bible Portions -
 Japanese Sri Lanka 2,300 Japanese Buddhism 2.87 % Complete Bible 1
 Thai New Zealand 7,700 Thai Buddhism 3.00 % 0.80 % Complete Bible 1
 Han Chinese, Hakka Myanmar (Burma) 22,000 Chinese, Hakka Buddhism 3.00 % 1.40 % Complete Bible 1
 Japanese Canada 57,000 Japanese Buddhism 3.00 % 0.80 % Complete Bible 1
 Japanese Denmark 1,800 Japanese Buddhism 3.00 % 0.50 % Complete Bible 1
 Khmer Laos 7,300 Khmer Buddhism 3.00 % 1.60 % Complete Bible 1
Totals: 688 Peoples   501,589,000     539       5,880
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