Country: Thailand

Number of People Groups

113

People Groups Unreached

78 (69.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

69,598,000

Population in Unreached

61,428,000 (88.3%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

1.3%

% Evangelical

0.63%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.6%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Aheu Luang 1,600 2,200 Aheu Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Akeu 400 16,000 Akeu Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 3.00 % -
 Akha 59,000 674,000 Akha Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 % -
 Americans, U.S. 21,000 191,659,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 28.00 % -
 Anglo-Australian 2,200 17,777,000 English Christianity 69.00 % 14.00 % -
 Anglo-New Zealander 700 3,409,000 English Christianity 54.00 % 18.00 % -
 Bisu 700 700 Bisu Ethnic Religions 0.80 % 0.00 % 1
 British 44,000 53,604,000 English Christianity 59.00 % 8.00 % -
 Bru, Eastern 25,000 114,000 Bru, Eastern Buddhism 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Bru, Western 24,000 108,000 Bru, Western Buddhism 8.00 % 6.00 % -
 Bulang 1,400 122,000 Blang Buddhism 4.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Burmese 206,000 31,910,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.40 % 0.10 % 4
 Cham, Western 4,600 303,000 Cham, Western Islam 0.05 % 0.00 % 1
 Chong 2,000 3,600 Chong Buddhism 0.80 % 0.00 % 1
 Dawei, Tavoyan 500 455,000 Tavoyan Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 348,000 46,968,000 Thai Sign Language Buddhism 1.10 % 7
 Eurasian 57,000 1,727,000 English Christianity 55.00 % 4.00 % -
 French 4,200 50,163,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 40,000 79,350,000 Chinese, Yue Buddhism 5.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Han Chinese, Hainanese 8,200 6,635,000 Chinese, Min Nan Buddhism 6.00 % 3.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Hakka 79,000 44,247,000 Chinese, Hakka Buddhism 5.00 % 2.00 % 2
 Han Chinese, Min Bei 14,000 3,503,000 Chinese, Min Bei Buddhism 5.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Han Chinese, Min Nan 1,497,000 57,701,000 Chinese, Min Nan Buddhism 4.00 % 2.66 % -
 Hindi 23,000 1,557,000 Hindi Hinduism 4.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Hmong Daw 36,000 2,070,000 Hmong Daw Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 5.00 % -
 Hmong Njua 67,000 757,000 Hmong Njua Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 3.03 % -
 Huay 600 600 Language unknown Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Hui 76,000 14,063,000 Chinese, Mandarin Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Iu Mien 45,000 1,676,000 Iu Mien Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.35 % 1
 Japanese 14,000 124,370,000 Japanese Buddhism 0.50 % 0.30 % 1
 Jehai 200 1,700 Jehai Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 12.00 % -
 Jew, Thai Speaking 200 200 Thai Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Karen, Bghai 2,200 26,000 Karen, Bwe Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 17.00 % -
 Karen, Eastern Kayah 19,000 28,000 Kayah, Eastern Buddhism 18.00 % 4.00 % -
 Karen, Kayah 22,000 182,000 Kayah, Western Buddhism 28.00 % 2.00 % -
Karen, Pwo Eastern 56,000 1,217,000 Karen, Pwo Eastern Buddhism 35.00 % 4.00 % -
Karen, Pwo Northern 84,000 84,000 Karen, Pwo Northern Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 2.00 % -
 Karen, Pwo Rachaburi 6,300 6,300 Karen, Phrae Pwo Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 % -
 Karen, S'gaw 210,000 2,147,000 Karen, S'gaw Ethnic Religions 36.00 % 17.83 % -
 Kayan, Padaung 2,800 147,000 Kayan Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 1.50 % -
 Kensiu 300 600 Kensiu Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khmer 65,000 16,278,000 Khmer Buddhism 3.00 % 1.60 % 1
 Khmer, Northern 1,455,000 1,455,000 Khmer, Northern Buddhism 2.00 % 1.33 % 29
 Khmu 15,000 826,000 Khmu Ethnic Religions 3.30 % 2.00 % 1
 Kintaq 100 200 Kintaq Ethnic Religions 4.90 % 0.00 % 1
 Korean 7,300 80,715,000 Korean Buddhism 24.00 % 16.00 % -
 Kui 420,000 501,000 Kuay Buddhism 2.00 % 0.41 % 8
 Lahu Na 32,000 584,000 Lahu Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 7.00 % -
 Lahu Nyi 3,200 3,200 Lahu Ethnic Religions 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
 Lahu Shi 16,000 215,000 Lahu Shi Buddhism 20.00 % 1.80 % -
 Lamet 200 23,000 Rmeet Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lao 60,000 3,727,000 Lao Buddhism 3.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Lao Ga 2,100 2,100 Language unknown Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lao Krang 58,000 58,000 Language unknown Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lao Lom 29,000 29,000 Language unknown Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lao Ngaew 35,000 35,000 Thai Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lao Phuan 208,000 355,000 Phuan Buddhism 1.50 % 0.10 % 4
Lao Song 36,000 36,000 Thai Song Buddhism 1.00 % 0.90 % 1
 Lao Ti 200 200 Language unknown Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lao Wieng 57,000 57,000 Language unknown Buddhism 0.60 % 0.60 % 1
 Lawa, Eastern 8,300 8,300 Lawa, Eastern Buddhism 1.40 % 0.20 % 1
 Lawa, Western 8,800 8,800 Lawa, Western Buddhism 16.00 % 2.00 % -
 Lisu 42,000 1,313,000 Lisu Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 34.00 % -
 Lua 7,000 7,000 Language unknown Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 1.67 % 1
 Mal 4,900 41,000 Mal Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 1.00 % -
 Malay, Kedah 1,000 1,000 Malay, Kedah Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Malay, Pattani 1,759,000 1,759,000 Malay, Pattani Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 35
 Mlabri 400 1,000 Mlabri Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.00 % 1
 Mok 700 4,700 Mok Buddhism 1.40 % 1.40 % 1
 Moken, Salon 2,100 6,700 Moken Ethnic Religions 0.30 % 0.04 % 1
 Moklen 4,400 4,400 Moklen Ethnic Religions 2.20 % 1.00 % 1
 Mon 120,000 1,255,000 Mon Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.03 % 2
 Mpi 1,500 1,500 Mpi Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nyahkur 1,600 1,600 Nyahkur Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nyaw 81,000 98,000 Nyaw Buddhism 1.00 % 0.00 % 2
Nyeu, Yeu 200 200 Nyeu Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pa-O 800 859,000 Pa'o Buddhism 25.00 % 1.00 % -
 Palaung, Pale 6,200 308,000 Palaung, Ruching Buddhism 0.20 % 0.00 % 1
 Phu Thai 490,000 1,012,000 Phu Thai Buddhism 0.60 % 0.10 % 10
 Prai 20,000 49,000 Prai Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.10 % 1
 Punjabi 62,000 2,232,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Puoc 3,600 38,000 Puoc Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 1.00 % -
 Rohingya 4,100 1,870,000 Rohingya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Saek 21,000 25,000 Saek Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sinhalese 72,000 420,000 Sinhala Buddhism 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
 So 73,000 157,000 So Buddhism 1.00 % 0.50 % 1
 South Asian, Bengali-Speaking 35,000 1,548,000 Bengali Islam 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
Tai Bueng 6,500 6,500 Thai Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tai Dam 800 906,000 Tai Dam Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.90 % 1
 Tai Gapong 2,200 2,700 Language unknown Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tai Kaleun 8,700 12,000 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tai Khun 7,000 137,000 Khun Buddhism 1.50 % 0.14 % 1
 Tai Lue 91,000 1,098,000 Lu Buddhism 0.50 % 0.10 % 2
 Tai Man, Shan 99,000 4,599,000 Shan Buddhism 0.36 % 0.36 % 2
 Tai Wang 8,700 8,700 Thai, Northern Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tai Ya 1,000 68,000 Tai Ya Christianity 80.00 % 70.00 % -
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) 35,000 2,800,000 Tamil Hinduism 10.50 % 0.50 % -
 Thai 20,508,000 21,380,000 Thai Buddhism 0.30 % 0.27 % 410
 Thai Islam 3,896,000 3,896,000 Thai Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 78
 Thai, Isan 18,213,000 18,333,000 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 0.40 % 0.27 % 364
 Thai, Khorat 11,000 11,000 Thai Buddhism 0.50 % 0.40 % 1
 Thai, Northern 7,342,000 7,379,000 Thai, Northern Buddhism 0.40 % 0.27 % 147
 Thai, Southern 5,087,000 5,091,000 Thai, Southern Buddhism 0.90 % 0.25 % 102
 Thai, Tak Bai 22,000 26,000 Thai, Southern Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Thai-Chinese 5,669,000 15,621,000 Thai Buddhism 4.00 % 2.66 % -
Tonga 400 500 Ten'edn Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Ugong 500 500 Ugong Buddhism 1.40 % 0.00 % 1
 Urak Lawoi 3,100 3,100 Urak Lawoi' Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Urdu 7,200 1,929,000 Urdu Islam 0.50 % 0.40 % 1
 Vietnamese 122,000 84,659,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.00 % 1.80 % -
 Wa 6,900 846,000 Wa, Parauk Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 15.00 % -
 Yong 14,000 14,000 Yong Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yoy 7,900 20,000 Yoy Buddhism 0.90 % 0.50 % 1
  Totals:  113 69,598,000         78 1.26 % 0.63 % 1,270 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 28,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 69,626,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Amnat Charoen 393,000
Ang Thong 291,000
Bangkok Metropolis 5,884,000
Bueng Kan 439,000
Buri Ram 1,653,000
Chachoengsao 741,000
Chai Nat 340,000
Chaiyaphum 1,181,000
Chanthaburi 556,000
Chiang Mai 1,828,000
Chiang Rai 1,339,000
Chon Buri 1,591,000
Chumphon 530,000
Kalasin 1,021,000
Kamphaeng Phet 755,000
Kanchanaburi 926,000
Khon Kaen 1,872,000
Krabi 491,000
Lampang 770,000
Lamphun 421,000
Loei 666,000
Lop Buri 787,000
Mae Hong Son 293,000
Maha Sarakham 998,000
Mukdahan 365,000
Nakhon Nayok 269,000
Nakhon Pathom 745,000
Nakhon Phanom 745,000
Nakhon Ratchasima 2,743,000
Nakhon Sawan 1,103,000
Nakhon Si Thammarat 1,617,000
Nan 496,000
Narathiwat 831,000
Nong Bua Lam Phu 531,000
Nong Khai 541,000
Nonthaburi 1,291,000
Pathum Thani 1,188,000
Pattani 744,000
Phangnga 278,000
Phatthalung 544,000
Phayao 492,000
Phetchabun 1,031,000
Phetchaburi 502,000
Phichit 559,000
Phitsanulok 899,000
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 847,000
Phrae 461,000
Phuket 425,000
Prachin Buri 510,000
Prachuap Khiri Khan 569,000
Ranong 199,000
Ratchaburi 906,000
Rayong 749,000
Roi Et 1,355,000
Sa Kaeo 585,000
Sakon Nakhon 1,194,000
Samut Prakan 1,375,000
Samut Sakhon 201,000
Samut Songkhram 201,000
Saraburi 669,000
Satun 334,000
Si Sa Ket 1,527,000
Sing Buri 217,000
Songkhla 1,485,000
Sukhothai 619,000
Suphan Buri 880,000
Surat Thani 1,103,000
Surin 1,449,000
Tak 679,000
Trang 666,000
Trat 238,000
Ubon Ratchathani 1,943,000
Udon Thani 1,645,000
Uthai Thani 341,000
Uttaradit 472,000
Yala 551,000
Yasothon 559,000
Provinces:  77 68,234,000
UN Country Population 69,626,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 284,199,000 408.3 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.4 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 758,319,000 1,089.6 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 204,211,000 293.4 % 93.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 113,627,000 163.3 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.7 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
69,598,000
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Aheu thm 1 1 Translation Needed
Akeu aeu 1 0 New Testament
Akha ahk 1 0 Complete Bible
Bengali ben 1 1 Complete Bible
Bisu bzi 1 1 New Testament
Blang blr 1 1 New Testament
Bru, Eastern bru 1 1 Complete Bible
Bru, Western brv 1 0 Bible Portions
Burmese mya 1 1 Complete Bible
Cham, Western cja 1 1 Bible Portions
Chinese, Hakka hak 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Min Bei mnp 1 1 New Testament
Chinese, Min Nan nan 2 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Yue yue 1 1 Complete Bible
Chong cog 1 1 Unspecified
English eng 5 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Hmong Daw mww 1 0 Complete Bible
Hmong Njua hnj 1 0 Complete Bible
Iu Mien ium 1 1 Complete Bible
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Jehai jhi 1 0 Translation Started
Karen, Bwe bwe 1 0 Bible Portions
Karen, Phrae Pwo kjt 1 0 Translation Needed
Karen, Pwo Eastern kjp 1 0 Complete Bible
Karen, Pwo Northern pww 1 0 Complete Bible
Karen, S'gaw ksw 1 0 Complete Bible
Kayah, Eastern eky 1 0 New Testament
Kayah, Western kyu 1 0 New Testament
Kayan pdu 1 0 Complete Bible
Kensiu kns 1 1 Bible Portions
Khmer khm 1 1 Complete Bible
Khmer, Northern kxm 1 1 Complete Bible
Khmu kjg 1 1 Bible Portions
Khun kkh 1 1 Bible Portions
Kintaq knq 1 1 Translation Needed
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Kuay kdt 1 1 Complete Bible
Lahu lhu 2 1 Complete Bible
Lahu Shi lhi 1 0 New Testament
Lao lao 1 1 Complete Bible
Lawa, Eastern lwl 1 1 Unspecified
Lawa, Western lcp 1 0 Complete Bible
Lisu lis 1 0 Complete Bible
Lu khb 1 1 New Testament
Mal mlf 1 0 New Testament
Malay, Kedah meo 1 1 Translation Needed
Malay, Pattani mfa 1 1 New Testament
Mlabri mra 1 1 Translation Needed
Mok mqt 1 1 Translation Started
Moken mwt 1 1 New Testament
Moklen mkm 1 1 Translation Needed
Mon mnw 1 1 Complete Bible
Mpi mpz 1 1 Translation Needed
Nyahkur cbn 1 1 Bible Portions
Nyaw nyw 1 1 Translation Needed
Nyeu nyl 1 1 Translation Needed
Pa'o blk 1 0 New Testament
Palaung, Ruching pce 1 1 New Testament
Phu Thai pht 1 1 Translation Started
Phuan phu 1 1 Translation Needed
Prai prt 1 1 Bible Portions
Punjabi, Eastern pan 1 1 Complete Bible
Puoc puo 1 0 Translation Needed
Rmeet lbn 1 1 Bible Portions
Rohingya rhg 1 1 Bible Portions
Saek skb 1 1 Translation Needed
Shan shn 1 1 Complete Bible
Sinhala sin 1 1 Complete Bible
So sss 1 1 Bible Portions
Tai Dam blt 1 1 New Testament
Tai Ya cuu 1 0 Bible Portions
Tamil tam 1 0 Complete Bible
Tavoyan tvn 1 1 Unspecified
Ten'edn tnz 1 1 Translation Started
Thai tha 7 6 Complete Bible
Thai Sign Language tsq 1 1 Bible Portions
Thai Song soa 1 1 Bible Portions
Thai, Northeastern tts 2 2 New Testament
Thai, Northern nod 2 2 New Testament
Thai, Southern sou 2 2 Bible Portions
Ugong ugo 1 1 Unspecified
Unknown xxx 8 8 Unspecified
Urak Lawoi' urk 1 1 New Testament
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete Bible
Vietnamese vie 1 0 Complete Bible
Wa, Parauk prk 1 0 Complete Bible
Yong yno 1 1 Unspecified
Yoy yoy 1 1 Translation Needed
Totals: 91 113 78   35 38 49 76 14

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
84.8 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.6 %)
1.3 %
Ethnic Religions
3.0 %
Hinduism
0.1 %
Islam
8.5 %
Non-Religious
2.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.2 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
4.4 %
Independent
11.5 %
Orthodox
0.5 %
Other Christian
2.2 %
Protestant
34.7 %
Roman Catholic
28.3 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

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  • Church planting agencies in Thailand
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  • Christian literature distribution
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  • Short term Christian missions
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  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
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  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Thailand Statistics
People Groups 113
Unreached People Groups 78  (69.0%)
Population 69,598,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.2%
Population in Unreached 61,428,000  (88.3%)
Primary Religion Buddhism
Percent Christian Adherent 1.3%
Percent Evangelical 0.6%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.6%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 1,270
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 50%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, Southeast
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code TH
Official Language(s) Thai
Literacy Rate 95%
Estimated Illiterate Population 3,480,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked