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 *
 Japanese Japan 120,934,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.20 % 0.30 % Complete Bible 2,419
 Burmese Myanmar (Burma) 31,156,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.35 % 0.08 % Complete Bible 623
 Thai Thailand 21,256,000 Thai Buddhism 0.30 % 0.27 % Complete Bible 425
 Thai, Isan Thailand 18,258,000 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 0.40 % 0.27 % New Testament 365
 Khmer Cambodia 14,045,000 Khmer Buddhism 3.20 % 1.90 % Complete Bible 281
 Mahar (Hindu traditions) India 9,491,000 Marathi Buddhism 0.13 % Complete Bible 190
 Thai, Northern Thailand 7,361,000 Thai, Northern Buddhism 0.40 % 0.27 % New Testament 147
 Mongol China 5,636,000 Mongolian, Peripheral Buddhism 0.04 % 0.02 % Complete Bible 113
 Thai, Southern Thailand 5,099,000 Thai, Southern Buddhism 0.90 % 0.25 % Bible Portions 102
 Tai Man, Shan Myanmar (Burma) 4,523,000 Shan Buddhism 0.90 % 0.82 % Complete Bible 90
 Lao Laos 3,398,000 Lao Buddhism 3.50 % 2.00 % Complete Bible 68
 Rakhine Myanmar (Burma) 2,699,000 Rakhine Buddhism 0.10 % 0.05 % Bible Portions 54
 Mongol, Khalka Mongolia 2,297,000 Mongolian, Halh Buddhism 1.50 % 0.86 % Complete Bible 46
 Khampa Eastern China 1,613,000 Tibetan, Khams Buddhism 0.05 % 0.01 % New Testament 32
 Khmer, Northern Thailand 1,458,000 Khmer, Northern Buddhism 2.00 % 1.33 % Complete Bible 29
 Khmer Vietnam 1,320,000 Khmer Buddhism 3.00 % 1.87 % Complete Bible 26
 Mon Myanmar (Burma) 1,143,000 Mon Buddhism 0.90 % 0.82 % Complete Bible 23
 Han Chinese, Mandarin Myanmar (Burma) 979,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 2.00 % 1.40 % Complete Bible 20
 Tibetan, Central China 949,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.04 % 0.03 % Complete Bible 19
Burakumin Japan 887,000 Japanese Buddhism 0.50 % 0.20 % Complete Bible 18
 Pa-O Myanmar (Burma) 864,000 Pa'o Buddhism 1.70 % 0.30 % New Testament 17
 Japanese United States 839,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % Complete Bible 17
 Vietnamese Cambodia 815,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 3.00 % 0.17 % Complete Bible 16
 Tai Lue China 811,000 Lu Buddhism 0.50 % 0.33 % New Testament 16
 Amdo, Hbrogpa China 750,000 Tibetan, Amdo Buddhism 0.05 % 0.05 % New Testament 15
Totals: 688 Peoples   501,589,000     539       5,880
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