Religion: Buddhism What is Primary Religion?

Population of Adherents

497,031,000

% of World Population

6.5 %

People Groups

664

Unreached Groups

523 (78.8 %)

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Country Population Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
Scripture
Status
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Japanese Japan 121,611,000 Japanese Buddhism Complete Bible 1.20 % 0.30 % 2,432
 Vietnamese Vietnam 80,422,000 Vietnamese Buddhism Complete Bible 9.40 % 1.40 % -
 Burmese Myanmar (Burma) 31,038,000 Burmese Buddhism Complete Bible 0.35 % 0.08 % 621
 Thai, Central Thailand 19,801,000 Thai Buddhism Complete Bible 0.30 % 0.27 % 396
 Thai, Isan Thailand 18,097,000 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism New Testament 0.40 % 0.27 % 362
 Khmer Cambodia 14,231,000 Khmer Buddhism Complete Bible 3.20 % 1.90 % 285
 Mahar (Hindu traditions) India 9,955,000 Marathi Buddhism Complete Bible 0.12 % 199
 Wahumpura Sri Lanka 8,048,000 Sinhala Buddhism Complete Bible 7.01 % -
 Mongol China 7,529,000 Mongolian, Peripheral Buddhism New Testament 0.80 % 0.40 % 151
 Thai, Northern Thailand 7,296,000 Thai, Northern Buddhism New Testament 0.40 % 0.27 % 146
 Thai-Chinese Thailand 5,633,000 Thai Buddhism Complete Bible 4.00 % 2.66 % -
 Thai, Southern Thailand 5,054,000 Thai, Southern Buddhism Bible Portions 0.90 % 0.25 % 101
 Tai Man, Shan Myanmar (Burma) 4,477,000 Shan Buddhism Complete Bible 0.90 % 0.82 % 90
 Lao Laos 3,252,000 Lao Buddhism Complete Bible 3.50 % 2.00 % 65
 Magh Myanmar (Burma) 2,671,000 Rakhine Buddhism Bible Portions 0.10 % 0.05 % 53
 Vietnamese United States 1,642,000 Vietnamese Buddhism Complete Bible 9.00 % 1.80 % -
 Khampa Eastern China 1,586,000 Tibetan, Khams Buddhism Bible Portions 0.05 % 0.01 % 32
 Nau Buddh India 1,573,000 Marathi Buddhism Complete Bible 0.23 % 31
 Tamang Nepal 1,489,000 Tamang, Eastern Buddhism New Testament 5.00 % 30
 Han Chinese, Min Nan Thailand 1,488,000 Chinese, Min Nan Buddhism Complete Bible 4.00 % 2.66 % -
 Khmer, Northern Thailand 1,445,000 Khmer, Northern Buddhism Complete Bible 2.00 % 1.33 % 29
 Han Chinese, Mandarin Singapore 1,432,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism Complete Bible 12.00 % 10.61 % -
 Khmer Vietnam 1,302,000 Khmer Buddhism Complete Bible 3.00 % 1.87 % 26
 Han Chinese, Min Nan Singapore 1,202,000 Chinese, Min Nan Buddhism Complete Bible 10.00 % 9.43 % -
Karen, Pwo Eastern Myanmar (Burma) 1,157,000 Karen, Pwo Eastern Buddhism Complete Bible 30.00 % 5.88 % -
Totals: 664 Peoples   497,031,000     523       5,919
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