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 *
Bodhivansha Sri Lanka 15,000 Sinhala Buddhism 6.02 % Complete Bible -
 Han Chinese, Hainanese Thailand 8,200 Chinese, Min Nan Buddhism 6.00 % 3.00 % Complete Bible -
 Sinhalese Cyprus 7,600 Sinhala Buddhism 6.00 % 1.20 % Complete Bible -
 Buriat, Russian Turkmenistan 500 Buriat, Russia Buddhism 6.00 % 3.00 % Complete Bible -
 Singpho India 8,400 Singpho Buddhism 5.91 % Complete Bible -
Pamunu Sri Lanka 30,000 Sinhala Buddhism 5.38 % Complete Bible -
Kustarogiyo Sri Lanka 15,000 Sinhala Buddhism 5.31 % Complete Bible -
Govigama Patti Sri Lanka 27,000 Sinhala Buddhism 5.28 % Complete Bible -
Govigama Radala Sri Lanka 27,000 Sinhala Buddhism 5.27 % Complete Bible -
Oli Sri Lanka 30,000 Sinhala Buddhism 5.20 % Complete Bible -
Porowakara Sri Lanka 59,000 Sinhala Buddhism 5.08 % Complete Bible -
Bintanna Sri Lanka 6,700 Sinhala Buddhism 5.05 % Complete Bible -
 Gurung Ghaleg Nepal 502,000 Gurung Buddhism 5.00 % New Testament -
 Eurasian Japan 126,000 Japanese Buddhism 5.00 % 1.50 % Complete Bible 3
 Han Chinese, Min Bei Thailand 14,000 Chinese, Min Bei Buddhism 5.00 % 2.00 % New Testament 1
 Han Chinese, Hakka Thailand 79,000 Chinese, Hakka Buddhism 5.00 % 2.00 % Complete Bible 2
 Han Chinese, Cantonese Thailand 40,000 Chinese, Yue Buddhism 5.00 % 2.00 % Complete Bible 1
 Japanese American Samoa 1,000 Japanese Buddhism 5.00 % 1.00 % Complete Bible 1
 Japanese Australia 37,000 Japanese Buddhism 5.00 % 1.60 % Complete Bible 1
 Khmer Australia 35,000 Khmer Buddhism 5.00 % 1.40 % Complete Bible 1
 Vietnamese Bulgaria 1,700 Vietnamese Buddhism 5.00 % 0.40 % Complete Bible 1
 Lao Canada 13,000 Lao Buddhism 5.00 % 3.00 % Complete Bible -
 Tai Doi Myanmar (Burma) 5,100 Tai Loi Buddhism 5.00 % 1.00 % Translation Started 1
 Mosuo China 57,000 Narua Buddhism 5.00 % 4.00 % Translation Needed -
 South Asian, general Switzerland 76,000 Sinhala Buddhism 5.00 % 1.50 % Complete Bible 2
Totals: 688 Peoples   501,589,000     539       5,880
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