Religion: Buddhism What is Primary Religion?

Population of Adherents

496,922,000

% of World Population

6.6 %

People Groups

665

Unreached Groups

521 (78.3 %)

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Country Population Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Scripture
Status
Indigenous
 Japanese Japan 121,855,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.20 % 0.30 % Complete Bible
 Vietnamese Vietnam 81,030,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.40 % 1.20 % Complete Bible
 Burmese Myanmar (Burma) 31,273,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.35 % 0.07 % Complete Bible
 Thai, Central Thailand 19,900,000 Thai Buddhism 0.30 % 0.20 % Complete Bible
 Thai, Isan Thailand 18,188,000 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 0.40 % 0.20 % New Testament
 Khmer Cambodia 14,338,000 Khmer Buddhism 3.20 % 1.70 % Complete Bible
 Mahar (Hindu traditions) India 10,013,000 Marathi Buddhism 0.12 % Complete Bible
 Wahumpura Sri Lanka 8,066,000 Sinhala Buddhism 7.01 % Complete Bible
 Mongol China 7,567,000 Mongolian, Peripheral Buddhism 0.80 % 0.40 % Complete Bible
 Thai, Northern Thailand 7,332,000 Thai, Northern Buddhism 0.40 % 0.20 % New Testament
 Thai-Chinese Thailand 5,661,000 Thai Buddhism 4.00 % 2.00 % Complete Bible
 Thai, Southern Thailand 5,080,000 Thai, Southern Buddhism 0.90 % 0.19 % Bible Portions
 Tai Man, Shan Myanmar (Burma) 4,511,000 Shan Buddhism 0.90 % 0.70 % Complete Bible
 Lao Laos 3,285,000 Lao Buddhism 3.50 % 2.00 % Complete Bible
 Rakhine, Arakanese Myanmar (Burma) 2,691,000 Rakhine Buddhism 0.10 % 0.04 % Definite Need
 Vietnamese United States 1,646,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.00 % 1.80 % Complete Bible
 Nau Buddh India 1,594,000 Marathi Buddhism 0.23 % Complete Bible
 Khampa Eastern China 1,594,000 Tibetan, Khams Buddhism 0.05 % 0.01 % Definite Need
 Han Chinese, Min Nan Thailand 1,495,000 Chinese, Min Nan Buddhism 4.00 % 2.00 % Complete Bible
 Tamang Nepal 1,492,000 Tamang, Eastern Buddhism 5.00 % New Testament
 Khmer, Northern Thailand 1,453,000 Khmer, Northern Buddhism 2.00 % 1.00 % Complete Bible
 Han Chinese, Mandarin Singapore 1,435,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 12.00 % 9.00 % Complete Bible
 Khmer Vietnam 1,312,000 Khmer Buddhism 3.00 % 1.60 % Complete Bible
 Han Chinese, Min Nan Singapore 1,205,000 Chinese, Min Nan Buddhism 10.00 % 8.00 % Complete Bible
Karen, Pwo Eastern Myanmar (Burma) 1,166,000 Karen, Pwo Eastern Buddhism 30.00 % 5.00 % Complete Bible
Totals: 665 Peoples   496,922,000     521        
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