Religion: Buddhism What is Primary Religion?

Population of Adherents

502,851,000

% 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 *
 Han Chinese, Hakka Indonesia 764,000 Chinese, Hakka Buddhism 29.00 % 6.00 % Complete Bible -
 Tibetan Gtsang China 766,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.02 % 0.01 % Complete Bible 15
 Tai Lue China 811,000 Lu Buddhism 0.50 % 0.33 % New Testament 16
 Vietnamese Cambodia 825,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 3.00 % 0.17 % Complete Bible 17
 Japanese United States 839,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % Complete Bible 17
 Pa-O Myanmar (Burma) 864,000 Pa'o Buddhism 1.70 % 0.30 % New Testament 17
Burakumin Japan 887,000 Japanese Buddhism 0.50 % 0.20 % Complete Bible 18
 Tibetan, Central China 949,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.04 % 0.03 % Complete Bible 19
 Han Chinese, Mandarin Myanmar (Burma) 979,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 2.00 % 1.40 % Complete Bible 20
 Chuanqing China 1,013,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 7.50 % 6.80 % Complete Bible -
Karava Sri Lanka 1,067,000 Sinhala Buddhism 7.40 % Complete Bible -
 Mon Myanmar (Burma) 1,143,000 Mon Buddhism 0.90 % 0.82 % Complete Bible 23
Navandanna Sri Lanka 1,148,000 Sinhala Buddhism 7.28 % Complete Bible -
Karen, Pwo Eastern Myanmar (Burma) 1,169,000 Karen, Pwo Eastern Buddhism 30.00 % 5.88 % Complete Bible -
 Han Chinese, Min Nan Singapore 1,184,000 Chinese, Min Nan Buddhism 10.00 % 9.43 % Complete Bible -
 Khmer Vietnam 1,313,000 Khmer Buddhism 3.00 % 1.87 % Complete Bible 26
 Han Chinese, Mandarin Singapore 1,375,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 12.00 % 10.61 % Complete Bible -
 Khmer, Northern Thailand 1,458,000 Khmer, Northern Buddhism 2.00 % 1.33 % Complete Bible 29
 Tamang Nepal 1,463,000 Tamang, Eastern Buddhism 6.62 % New Testament -
 Han Chinese, Min Nan Thailand 1,501,000 Chinese, Min Nan Buddhism 4.00 % 2.66 % Complete Bible -
 Khampa Eastern China 1,613,000 Tibetan, Khams Buddhism 0.05 % 0.01 % New Testament 32
 Vietnamese United States 1,664,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.00 % 1.80 % Complete Bible -
 Mongol, Khalka Mongolia 2,297,000 Mongolian, Halh Buddhism 1.50 % 0.86 % Complete Bible 46
 Rakhine Myanmar (Burma) 2,699,000 Rakhine Buddhism 0.10 % 0.05 % Bible Portions 54
 Lao Laos 3,398,000 Lao Buddhism 3.50 % 2.00 % Complete Bible 68
Totals: 688 Peoples   502,851,000     539       5,897
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