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 *
 Kanan Myanmar (Burma) 10,000 Kanan Buddhism 5.00 % 3.00 % Translation Needed -
 Chin, Laitu Myanmar (Burma) 17,000 Chin, Laitu Buddhism 25.00 % 3.00 % Translation Needed -
Chin, Ekai Myanmar (Burma) 6,100 Chin, Ekai Buddhism 3.00 % 3.00 % Translation Started -
Kadu, Asak Myanmar (Burma) 35,000 Kadu Buddhism 5.00 % 3.50 % Bible Portions -
 Karen, Kayah Eastern Thailand 19,000 Kayah, Eastern Buddhism 18.00 % 4.00 % New Testament -
Karen, Pwo Eastern Thailand 57,000 Karen, Pwo Eastern Buddhism 35.00 % 4.00 % Complete Bible -
 Mosuo China 57,000 Narua Buddhism 5.00 % 4.00 % Translation Needed -
Naga Leinong Myanmar (Burma) 8,600 Naga, Lainong Buddhism 25.00 % 4.00 % Bible Portions -
 Chinese, general Brazil 313,000 Portuguese Buddhism 30.00 % 4.00 % Complete Bible -
 Lahu Shi Myanmar (Burma) 64,000 Lahu Shi Buddhism 10.00 % 5.00 % New Testament -
 Chinese, general Anguilla 300 English Buddhism 30.00 % 5.00 % Complete Bible -
 Mro-Khimi Myanmar (Burma) 201,000 Mro-Khimi Buddhism 7.40 % 5.00 % New Testament -
 Samtao Myanmar (Burma) 11,000 Samtao Buddhism 7.00 % 5.40 % Translation Needed -
Karen, Pwo Eastern Myanmar (Burma) 1,169,000 Karen, Pwo Eastern Buddhism 30.00 % 5.88 % Complete Bible -
 Han Chinese, Hakka Indonesia 764,000 Chinese, Hakka Buddhism 29.00 % 6.00 % Complete Bible -
 Bru, Western Thailand 24,000 Bru, Western Buddhism 8.00 % 6.00 % Bible Portions -
 Chuanlan China 399,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 7.50 % 6.80 % Complete Bible -
 Chuanqing China 1,013,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 7.50 % 6.80 % Complete Bible -
 Han Chinese, Cantonese Singapore 433,000 Chinese, Yue Buddhism 12.00 % 7.00 % Complete Bible -
 Han Chinese, Teochew Singapore 595,000 Chinese, Min Nan Buddhism 10.00 % 7.07 % Complete Bible -
 Chinese, general Chile 13,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 30.00 % 7.50 % Complete Bible -
 Bru, Western Laos 86,000 Bru, Western Buddhism 12.00 % 8.00 % Bible Portions -
 Karen, Lahta Myanmar (Burma) 11,000 Zayein Buddhism 18.00 % 9.00 % Translation Needed -
 Han Chinese, Min Nan Singapore 1,184,000 Chinese, Min Nan Buddhism 10.00 % 9.43 % Complete Bible -
 Chin, Asho Myanmar (Burma) 169,000 Chin, Asho Buddhism 15.00 % 10.00 % Complete Bible -
Totals: 688 Peoples   501,589,000     539       5,880
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