Religion: Buddhism What is Primary Religion?

Population of Adherents

499,725,000

% of World Population

6.5 %

People Groups

674

Unreached Groups

528 (78.3 %)

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 121,301,000 Japanese Buddhism Complete Bible 1.20 % 0.30 % 2,426
 Vietnamese Vietnam 80,390,000 Vietnamese Buddhism Complete Bible 9.40 % 1.40 % -
 Burmese Myanmar (Burma) 31,146,000 Burmese Buddhism Complete Bible 0.35 % 0.08 % 623
 Thai Thailand 20,558,000 Thai Buddhism Complete Bible 0.30 % 0.27 % 411
 Thai, Isan Thailand 18,213,000 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism New Testament 0.40 % 0.27 % 364
 Khmer Cambodia 14,442,000 Khmer Buddhism Complete Bible 3.20 % 1.90 % 289
 Wahumpura Sri Lanka 8,095,000 Sinhala Buddhism Complete Bible 7.01 % -
 Mongol China 7,628,000 Mongolian, Peripheral Buddhism New Testament 0.80 % 0.40 % 153
 Thai, Northern Thailand 7,342,000 Thai, Northern Buddhism New Testament 0.40 % 0.27 % 147
 Thai-Chinese Thailand 5,669,000 Thai Buddhism Complete Bible 4.00 % 2.66 % -
 Thai, Southern Thailand 5,087,000 Thai, Southern Buddhism Bible Portions 0.90 % 0.25 % 102
 Tai Man, Shan Myanmar (Burma) 4,493,000 Shan Buddhism Complete Bible 0.90 % 0.82 % 90
 Lao Laos 3,348,000 Lao Buddhism Complete Bible 3.50 % 2.00 % 67
 Rakhine Myanmar (Burma) 2,681,000 Rakhine Buddhism Bible Portions 0.10 % 0.05 % 54
 Vietnamese United States 1,654,000 Vietnamese Buddhism Complete Bible 9.00 % 1.80 % -
 Khampa Eastern China 1,606,000 Tibetan, Khams Buddhism Bible Portions 0.05 % 0.01 % 32
 Han Chinese, Min Nan Thailand 1,497,000 Chinese, Min Nan Buddhism Complete Bible 4.00 % 2.66 % -
 Khmer, Northern Thailand 1,455,000 Khmer, Northern Buddhism Complete Bible 2.00 % 1.33 % 29
 Tamang Nepal 1,438,000 Tamang, Eastern Buddhism New Testament 6.62 % -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin Singapore 1,435,000 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 1,205,000 Chinese, Min Nan Buddhism Complete Bible 10.00 % 9.43 % -
Karen, Pwo Eastern Myanmar (Burma) 1,161,000 Karen, Pwo Eastern Buddhism Complete Bible 30.00 % 5.88 % -
Navandanna Sri Lanka 1,144,000 Sinhala Buddhism Complete Bible 7.28 % -
 Mon Myanmar (Burma) 1,135,000 Mon Buddhism Complete Bible 0.90 % 0.82 % 23
Totals: 674 Peoples   499,725,000     528       5,692
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