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
Click column headings for sorting ▲▼
Photo People Group Country Population Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Scripture
Status
Est. Workers
Needed *
Gauraykwallu Sri Lanka 19,000 Sinhala Buddhism 3.88 % Complete Bible 1
Henawalayo Sri Lanka 19,000 Sinhala Buddhism 3.71 % Complete Bible 1
Yamannu Sri Lanka 77,000 Sinhala Buddhism 3.68 % Complete Bible 2
 Tamang Bhutan 9,100 Nepali Buddhism 3.59 % Complete Bible 1
 Gurung Ghaleg Bhutan 10,000 Nepali Buddhism 3.58 % Complete Bible 1
 Rongkup Nepal 3,900 Lepcha Buddhism 3.56 % New Testament 1
Pidayne Danno Sri Lanka 8,800 Sinhala Buddhism 3.51 % Complete Bible 1
 Lao Australia 12,000 Lao Buddhism 3.50 % 1.90 % Complete Bible 1
 Lao Laos 3,398,000 Lao Buddhism 3.50 % 2.00 % Complete Bible 68
 Tibetan, Shangri La China 104,000 Tibetan, Khams Buddhism 3.50 % 0.10 % New Testament 2
 Kui Cambodia 35,000 Kuay Buddhism 3.50 % 0.53 % Complete Bible 1
 Lao Vietnam 18,000 Lao Buddhism 3.40 % 2.60 % Complete Bible -
Deaf Laos 73,000 Laos Sign Language Buddhism 3.38 % Translation Needed 1
Kagate India 1,800 Syuba Buddhism 3.35 % Bible Portions 1
 Chinese, general Turkmenistan 2,900 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 3.30 % 2.00 % Complete Bible 1
 Khmer Cambodia 14,045,000 Khmer Buddhism 3.20 % 1.90 % Complete Bible 281
 Khmer United Kingdom 11,000 Khmer Buddhism 3.20 % 1.70 % Complete Bible 1
 Marma Bangladesh 195,000 Rakhine Buddhism 3.19 % Bible Portions 4
Deaf Cambodia 125,000 Language unknown Buddhism 3.13 % Unspecified 3
 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
 Khmer New Zealand 9,000 Khmer Buddhism 3.00 % 1.40 % Complete Bible 1
Totals: 688 Peoples   501,589,000     539       5,880
Download Data Data Sources Definitions
Prayer Cards

Avatar

Welcome. I’m a virtual assistant and will try to answer questions about Joshua Project, unreached people groups, the Great Commission and more. How can I help you?

For further help try our FAQ, Definitions or Contact Us pages.