Religion: Buddhism What is Primary Religion?

Population of Adherents

501,606,000

% 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 *
Navandanna Sri Lanka 1,150,000 Sinhala Buddhism 7.28 % Complete Bible -
 Mon Myanmar (Burma) 1,143,000 Mon Buddhism 0.90 % 0.82 % Complete Bible 23
Karava Sri Lanka 1,067,000 Sinhala Buddhism 7.40 % Complete Bible -
 Chuanqing China 1,013,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 7.50 % 6.80 % Complete Bible -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin Myanmar (Burma) 979,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 2.00 % 1.40 % Complete Bible 20
 Tibetan, Central China 949,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.04 % 0.03 % Complete Bible 19
Burakumin Japan 887,000 Japanese Buddhism 0.50 % 0.20 % Complete Bible 18
 Pa-O Myanmar (Burma) 864,000 Pa'o Buddhism 1.70 % 0.30 % New Testament 17
 Japanese United States 839,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % Complete Bible 17
 Vietnamese Cambodia 815,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 3.00 % 0.17 % Complete Bible 16
 Tai Lue China 811,000 Lu Buddhism 0.50 % 0.33 % New Testament 16
 Tibetan Gtsang China 766,000 Tibetan, Central Buddhism 0.02 % 0.01 % Complete Bible 15
 Han Chinese, Hakka Indonesia 764,000 Chinese, Hakka Buddhism 29.00 % 6.00 % Complete Bible -
Gattara Sri Lanka 754,000 Sinhala Buddhism 6.74 % Complete Bible -
 Amdo, Hbrogpa China 750,000 Tibetan, Amdo Buddhism 0.05 % 0.05 % New Testament 15
 Deaf Vietnam 730,000 Hanoi Sign Language Buddhism 9.43 % Unspecified -
Durava Sri Lanka 719,000 Sinhala Buddhism 8.12 % Complete Bible -
 Han Chinese, Teochew Singapore 595,000 Chinese, Min Nan Buddhism 10.00 % 7.07 % Complete Bible -
 Govigama Sri Lanka 553,000 Sinhala Buddhism 6.90 % Complete Bible -
 Gurung Ghaleg Nepal 502,000 Gurung Buddhism 5.00 % New Testament -
 Tai Nua, Chinese Shan China 494,000 Tai Nua Buddhism 0.19 % 0.17 % Bible Portions 10
 Phu Thai Thailand 491,000 Phu Thai Buddhism 0.60 % 0.10 % Translation Started 10
 Dawei, Tavoyan Myanmar (Burma) 457,000 Tavoyan Buddhism 0.10 % 0.04 % Unspecified 9
 Bai, Southern China 443,000 Bai, Southern Buddhism 2.80 % 2.80 % Bible Portions -
 Chakma Bangladesh 434,000 Chakma Buddhism 15.13 % New Testament -
Totals: 688 Peoples   501,606,000     539       5,879
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