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 *
 Tai Man, Shan Myanmar (Burma) 4,523,000 Shan Buddhism 0.90 % 0.82 % Complete Bible 90
 Thai, Southern Thailand 5,099,000 Thai, Southern Buddhism 0.90 % 0.25 % Bible Portions 102
 Mongol China 5,636,000 Mongolian, Peripheral Buddhism 0.04 % 0.02 % Complete Bible 113
 Thai-Chinese Thailand 5,683,000 Thai Buddhism 4.00 % 2.66 % Complete Bible -
 Thai, Northern Thailand 7,361,000 Thai, Northern Buddhism 0.40 % 0.27 % New Testament 147
 Wahumpura Sri Lanka 8,128,000 Sinhala Buddhism 7.01 % Complete Bible -
 Mahar (Hindu traditions) India 9,491,000 Marathi Buddhism 0.13 % Complete Bible 190
 Khmer Cambodia 14,045,000 Khmer Buddhism 3.20 % 1.90 % Complete Bible 281
 Thai, Isan Thailand 18,258,000 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 0.40 % 0.27 % New Testament 365
 Thai Thailand 21,256,000 Thai Buddhism 0.30 % 0.27 % Complete Bible 425
 Burmese Myanmar (Burma) 31,156,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.35 % 0.08 % Complete Bible 623
 Vietnamese Vietnam 80,690,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.40 % 1.40 % Complete Bible -
 Japanese Japan 120,934,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.20 % 0.30 % Complete Bible 2,419
Totals: 688 Peoples   501,589,000     539       5,880
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