Religion: Buddhism What is Primary Religion?

Population of Adherents

505,553,000

% of World Population

6.5 %

People Groups

678

Unreached Groups

530 (78.2 %)

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 *
Amami-Oshima, Northern Japan 9,700 Amami-Oshima, Northern Buddhism 1.00 % 0.45 % Unspecified 1
Amami-Oshima, Southern Japan 1,800 Amami-Oshima, Southern Buddhism 3.00 % 0.50 % Unspecified 1
 Burakumin Japan 884,000 Japanese Buddhism 0.50 % 0.20 % Complete Bible 18
 Deaf Japan 252,000 Japanese Sign Language Buddhism 1.54 % Bible Portions 5
 Eurasian Japan 126,000 Japanese Buddhism 5.00 % 1.50 % Complete Bible 3
 Japanese Japan 120,474,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.20 % 0.30 % Complete Bible 2,409
Kikai Japan 13,000 Kikai Buddhism 3.00 % 0.72 % Unspecified 1
 Kunigami Japan 4,900 Kunigami Buddhism 2.00 % 1.00 % Unspecified 1
 Miyako, Ryukyuan Japan 66,000 Miyako Buddhism 3.00 % 0.51 % Unspecified 1
 Vietnamese Korea, South 151,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 8.00 % 3.00 % Complete Bible -
 Burmese Korea, South 23,000 Burmese Buddhism 1.00 % 0.70 % Complete Bible 1
 Japanese Korea, South 52,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % Complete Bible 1
 Khmer Korea, South 46,000 Khmer Buddhism 4.00 % 2.00 % Complete Bible 1
 Mongol, Khalka Korea, South 36,000 Mongolian, Halh Buddhism 1.72 % 1.20 % Complete Bible 1
 Thai Korea, South 102,000 Thai Buddhism 0.80 % 0.40 % Complete Bible 2
 Lao Laos 3,446,000 Lao Buddhism 3.50 % 2.00 % Complete Bible 69
 Lao Phuan Laos 149,000 Phuan Buddhism 1.00 % 0.80 % Translation Needed 3
 Nyaw Laos 18,000 Nyaw Buddhism 0.01 % 0.01 % Translation Needed 1
 Oy Laos 24,000 Oy Buddhism 1.00 % 0.80 % Unspecified 1
 Phu Thai Laos 226,000 Phu Thai Buddhism 0.50 % 0.04 % Translation Started 5
 Samtao Laos 3,500 Samtao Buddhism 0.17 % 0.17 % Translation Needed 1
 Tai Kaleun Laos 3,300 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 7.00 % 5.41 % New Testament -
 Tai Khang Laos 26,000 Kang Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % Translation Needed 1
 Tai Khun Laos 800 Khun Buddhism 4.00 % 2.00 % Bible Portions 1
 Tai Laan Laos 700 Language unknown Buddhism 2.00 % 1.74 % Unspecified 1
Totals: 678 Peoples   505,553,000     530       5,926
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