Religion: Buddhism What is Primary Religion?

Population of Adherents

501,256,000

% of World Population

6.3 %

People Groups

686

Unreached Groups

534 (77.8 %)

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 118,468,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.20 % 0.30 % Complete Bible 2,369
 Burmese Myanmar (Burma) 31,044,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.35 % 0.08 % Complete Bible 621
 Thai Thailand 23,214,000 Thai Buddhism 0.30 % 0.27 % Complete Bible 464
 Thai, Isan Thailand 18,960,000 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 0.40 % 0.27 % New Testament 379
 Khmer Cambodia 14,086,000 Khmer Buddhism 3.20 % 1.90 % Complete Bible 282
 Mahar (Buddhist traditions) India 11,284,000 Marathi Buddhism 0.13 % Complete Bible 226
 Thai, Northern Thailand 7,766,000 Thai, Northern Buddhism 0.40 % 0.27 % New Testament 155
 Mongolian, Peripheral China 5,583,000 Mongolian, Peripheral Buddhism 0.04 % 0.02 % Complete Bible 112
 Thai, Southern Thailand 5,341,000 Thai, Southern Buddhism 0.90 % 0.25 % Bible Portions 107
 Tai Man, Shan Myanmar (Burma) 4,504,000 Shan Buddhism 0.90 % 0.82 % Complete Bible 90
 Lao Laos 3,516,000 Lao Buddhism 3.50 % 2.00 % Complete Bible 70
 Rakhine Myanmar (Burma) 2,687,000 Rakhine Buddhism 0.10 % 0.05 % Bible Portions 54
 Mongol, Khalka Mongolia 2,381,000 Mongolian, Halh Buddhism 1.50 % 0.86 % Complete Bible 48
 Khampa Eastern China 1,598,000 Tibetan, Khams Buddhism 0.05 % 0.01 % New Testament 32
 Khmer, Northern Thailand 1,498,000 Khmer, Northern Buddhism 2.00 % 1.33 % Complete Bible 30
 Khmer Vietnam 1,331,000 Khmer Buddhism 3.00 % 1.87 % Complete Bible 27
 Mon Myanmar (Burma) 1,138,000 Mon Buddhism 0.90 % 0.82 % Complete Bible 23
 Han Chinese, Mandarin Myanmar (Burma) 975,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 2.00 % 1.40 % Complete Bible 19
 Tibetan, Central China 940,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.04 % 0.03 % Complete Bible 19
 Pa-O Myanmar (Burma) 860,000 Pa'o Buddhism 1.70 % 0.30 % New Testament 17
 Burakumin Japan 870,000 Japanese Buddhism 0.50 % 0.20 % Complete Bible 17
 Japanese United States 858,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % Complete Bible 17
 Vietnamese Cambodia 818,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 3.00 % 0.17 % Complete Bible 16
 Tai Lue China 804,000 Lu Buddhism 0.50 % 0.33 % New Testament 16
 Amdo, Hbrogpa China 743,000 Tibetan, Amdo Buddhism 0.05 % 0.05 % New Testament 15
Totals: 686 Peoples   501,256,000     534       5,943