Religion: Buddhism What is Primary Religion?

Population of Adherents

502,040,000

% of World Population

6.3 %

People Groups

666

Unreached Groups

511 (76.7 %)

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 117,840,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.20 % 0.30 % Complete Bible 2,357
 Vietnamese, Kinh Vietnam 82,279,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.40 % 1.40 % Complete Bible -
 Burmese Myanmar (Burma) 31,273,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.35 % 0.08 % Complete Bible 625
 Thai Thailand 23,248,000 Thai Buddhism 2.00 % 1.70 % Complete Bible 465
 Thai, Isan Thailand 18,987,000 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 0.40 % 0.01 % New Testament 380
 Khmer Cambodia 14,235,000 Khmer Buddhism 3.10 % 1.30 % Complete Bible 285
 Mahar (Buddhist traditions) India 11,287,000 Marathi Buddhism 0.13 % Complete Bible 226
 Wahumpura Sri Lanka 8,449,000 Sinhala Buddhism 7.01 % Complete Bible -
 Thai, Northern Thailand 7,777,000 Thai, Northern Buddhism 0.20 % 0.03 % New Testament 156
 Thai-Chinese Thailand 5,846,000 Thai Buddhism 4.00 % 2.66 % Complete Bible -
 Mongolian, Peripheral China 5,583,000 Mongolian, Peripheral Buddhism ☀︎ 0.04 % 0.02 % Complete Bible 112
 Thai, Southern Thailand 5,348,000 Thai, Southern Buddhism 0.90 % 0.25 % Bible Portions 107
 Tai Man, Shan Myanmar (Burma) 4,537,000 Shan Buddhism 0.90 % 0.82 % Complete Bible 91
 Lao Laos 3,565,000 Lao Buddhism 3.50 % 2.00 % Complete Bible 71
 Rakhine Myanmar (Burma) 2,580,000 Rakhine Buddhism ☀︎ 0.10 % 0.05 % Bible Portions 52
 Mongol, Khalka Mongolia 2,416,000 Mongolian, Halh Buddhism 1.50 % 0.86 % Complete Bible 48
 Tamang Nepal 1,779,000 Tamang, Eastern Buddhism 6.60 % New Testament -
 Vietnamese United States 1,709,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 36.00 % 4.00 % Complete Bible -
 Khampa Eastern China 1,597,000 Tibetan, Khams Buddhism ☀︎ 0.05 % 0.01 % New Testament 32
 Han Chinese, Min Nan Thailand 1,544,000 Chinese, Min Nan Buddhism 4.00 % 2.66 % Complete Bible -
 Khmer, Northern Thailand 1,500,000 Khmer, Northern Buddhism 8.00 % 1.00 % Complete Bible -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin Singapore 1,394,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 12.00 % 10.61 % Complete Bible -
 Khmer Vietnam 1,340,000 Khmer Buddhism 3.00 % 1.87 % Complete Bible 27
 Han Chinese, Min Nan Singapore 1,207,000 Chinese, Min Nan Buddhism 10.00 % 9.43 % Complete Bible -
Navandanna Sri Lanka 1,194,000 Sinhala Buddhism 7.28 % Complete Bible -
Totals: 666 Peoples   502,040,000     511       5,879



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