Religion: Buddhism What is Primary Religion?

Population of Adherents

505,356,000

% of World Population

6.4 %

People Groups

680

Unreached Groups

531 (78.1 %)

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 120,474,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.20 % 0.30 % Complete Bible 2,409
 Burmese Myanmar (Burma) 31,383,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.35 % 0.08 % Complete Bible 628
 Thai Thailand 22,649,000 Thai Buddhism 0.30 % 0.27 % Complete Bible 453
 Thai, Isan Thailand 18,498,000 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 0.40 % 0.27 % New Testament 370
 Khmer Cambodia 14,236,000 Khmer Buddhism 3.20 % 1.90 % Complete Bible 285
 Mahar (Hindu traditions) India 9,548,000 Marathi Buddhism 0.13 % Complete Bible 191
 Thai, Northern Thailand 7,577,000 Thai, Northern Buddhism 0.40 % 0.27 % New Testament 152
 Mongol China 5,655,000 Mongolian, Peripheral Buddhism 0.04 % 0.02 % Complete Bible 113
 Thai, Southern Thailand 5,211,000 Thai, Southern Buddhism 0.90 % 0.25 % Bible Portions 104
 Tai Man, Shan Myanmar (Burma) 4,556,000 Shan Buddhism 0.90 % 0.82 % Complete Bible 91
 Lao Laos 3,446,000 Lao Buddhism 3.50 % 2.00 % Complete Bible 69
 Rakhine Myanmar (Burma) 2,718,000 Rakhine Buddhism 0.10 % 0.05 % Bible Portions 54
 Mongol, Khalka Mongolia 2,333,000 Mongolian, Halh Buddhism 1.50 % 0.86 % Complete Bible 47
 Khampa Eastern China 1,618,000 Tibetan, Khams Buddhism 0.05 % 0.01 % New Testament 32
 Khmer, Northern Thailand 1,461,000 Khmer, Northern Buddhism 2.00 % 1.33 % Complete Bible 29
 Khmer Vietnam 1,331,000 Khmer Buddhism 3.00 % 1.87 % Complete Bible 27
 Mon Myanmar (Burma) 1,151,000 Mon Buddhism 0.90 % 0.82 % Complete Bible 23
 Han Chinese, Mandarin Myanmar (Burma) 986,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 2.00 % 1.40 % Complete Bible 20
 Tibetan, Central China 952,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.04 % 0.03 % Complete Bible 19
Burakumin Japan 884,000 Japanese Buddhism 0.50 % 0.20 % Complete Bible 18
 Pa-O Myanmar (Burma) 870,000 Pa'o Buddhism 1.70 % 0.30 % New Testament 17
 Japanese United States 844,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % Complete Bible 17
 Vietnamese Cambodia 827,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 3.00 % 0.17 % Complete Bible 17
 Tai Lue China 814,000 Lu Buddhism 0.50 % 0.33 % New Testament 16
 Amdo, Hbrogpa China 753,000 Tibetan, Amdo Buddhism 0.05 % 0.05 % Bible Portions 15
Totals: 680 Peoples   505,356,000     531       5,918
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