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 *
 Burmese Bangladesh 313,000 Burmese Buddhism 1.62 % Complete Bible 6
 Burmese India 15,000 Burmese Buddhism 4.40 % Complete Bible 1
 Chak Bangladesh 3,000 Chak Buddhism 0.73 % Translation Needed 1
 Chakma Bangladesh 434,000 Chakma Buddhism 15.13 % New Testament -
 Chakma India 217,000 Chakma Buddhism 4.91 % New Testament 4
 Dolpa Nepal 3,900 Sherpa Buddhism 1.10 % New Testament 1
 Han Chinese, Mandarin India 8,600 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 6.63 % Complete Bible -
 Sherpa Helambu Nepal 2,400 Hyolmo Buddhism 1.38 % New Testament 1
 Japanese Sri Lanka 2,300 Japanese Buddhism 2.87 % Complete Bible 1
 Yehlmo Nepal 10,000 Hyolmo Buddhism 0.99 % New Testament 1
 Kachin India 37,000 Jingpho Buddhism 0.47 % Complete Bible 1
 Bumthangpa Bhutan 22,000 Bumthangkha Buddhism 0.59 % Bible Portions 1
 Khampti India 17,000 Adi Buddhism 0.89 % Complete Bible 1
 Rongkup India 75,000 Lepcha Buddhism 25.65 % New Testament -
 Rongkup Nepal 3,900 Lepcha Buddhism 3.56 % New Testament 1
 Loba Nepal 2,600 Lhowa Buddhism 0.19 % Bible Portions 1
Mon India 1,100 Ladakhi Buddhism 0.43 % Complete Bible 1
 Mru Bangladesh 32,000 Mru Buddhism 4.38 % New Testament 1
 Pankhu, Panko Bangladesh 4,000 Pangkhua Buddhism 4.49 % Translation Needed 1
 Sherpa India 39,000 Nepali Buddhism 15.77 % Complete Bible -
 Sherpa Nepal 105,000 Sherpa Buddhism 4.22 % New Testament 2
 Tangchanghya Bangladesh 37,000 Tangchangya Buddhism 23.66 % Translation Needed -
 Gurung Ghaleg Bhutan 10,000 Nepali Buddhism 3.58 % Complete Bible 1
 Gurung Ghaleg Nepal 502,000 Gurung Buddhism 5.00 % New Testament -
 Tibetan India 99,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.28 % Complete Bible 2
Totals: 688 Peoples   501,589,000     539       5,880
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