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 *
 Gurung Ghaleg Bhutan 10,000 Nepali Buddhism 3.58 % Complete Bible 1
 Chinese, general Belgium 10,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 12.00 % 3.00 % Complete Bible -
 Lap, Lakha Bhutan 10,000 Lakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % Translation Needed 1
 Kanan Myanmar (Burma) 10,000 Kanan Buddhism 5.00 % 3.00 % Translation Needed -
Amami-Oshima, Northern Japan 9,900 Amami-Oshima, Northern Buddhism 1.00 % 0.45 % Unspecified 1
 Vietnamese Denmark 9,800 Vietnamese Buddhism 10.00 % 1.80 % Complete Bible -
 Sherpa Bhutan 9,800 Sherpa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % New Testament 1
 Japanese Vietnam 9,600 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % Complete Bible 1
Karen, Yinbaw Myanmar (Burma) 9,300 Yinbaw Buddhism 32.00 % 25.00 % Unspecified -
 Tamang Bhutan 9,100 Nepali Buddhism 3.59 % Complete Bible 1
 Khmer New Zealand 9,000 Khmer Buddhism 3.00 % 1.40 % Complete Bible 1
 Vietnamese Sweden 9,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.00 % 1.80 % Complete Bible -
 Khampti, Khamti Shan Myanmar (Burma) 8,900 Khamti Buddhism 0.10 % 0.04 % Unspecified 1
 Karen, Kayah Eastern Myanmar (Burma) 8,900 Kayah, Eastern Buddhism 20.00 % 14.00 % New Testament -
 Thai, Isan Laos 8,900 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % New Testament 1
 Namuyi China 8,900 Namuyi Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % Translation Needed 1
Uuld Mongolia 8,900 Mongolian, Halh Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % Complete Bible 1
 Lawa, Western Thailand 8,800 Lawa, Western Buddhism 16.00 % 2.00 % Complete Bible -
 Tai Kaleun Thailand 8,800 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % New Testament 1
 Tai Wang Thailand 8,800 Thai, Northern Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % New Testament 1
Pidayne Danno Sri Lanka 8,800 Sinhala Buddhism 3.51 % Complete Bible 1
 Thai Switzerland 8,700 Thai Buddhism 2.00 % 0.20 % Complete Bible 1
 Han Chinese, Mandarin India 8,600 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 6.63 % Complete Bible -
 Zhaba China 8,600 Zhaba Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % Unspecified 1
Naga Leinong Myanmar (Burma) 8,600 Naga, Lainong Buddhism 25.00 % 4.00 % Bible Portions -
Totals: 688 Peoples   501,589,000     539       5,880
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