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 *
 Palaung, Rumai Myanmar (Burma) 160,000 Palaung, Rumai Buddhism 0.40 % 0.20 % Bible Portions 3
 Japanese Peru 157,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % Complete Bible 3
 Khampa, Northern China 153,000 Tibetan, Khams Buddhism 0.02 % 0.01 % New Testament 3
 Vietnamese Korea, South 151,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 8.00 % 3.00 % Complete Bible -
Rajaka Sri Lanka 150,000 Sinhala Buddhism 7.03 % Complete Bible -
 Lao Phuan Laos 149,000 Phuan Buddhism 1.00 % 0.80 % Translation Needed 3
 Thai Laos 145,000 Thai Buddhism 0.60 % 0.30 % Complete Bible 3
 Tai Khun Myanmar (Burma) 131,000 Khun Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % Bible Portions 3
 Tai Lue Laos 131,000 Lu Buddhism 0.10 % 0.10 % New Testament 3
 Lahu Shi China 130,000 Lahu Shi Buddhism 10.00 % 2.00 % New Testament -
 Danau Myanmar (Burma) 128,000 Danau Buddhism 0.50 % 0.40 % Translation Needed 3
Deaf Cambodia 127,000 Cambodian Sign Language Buddhism 3.13 % Bible Portions 3
 Eurasian Japan 126,000 Japanese Buddhism 5.00 % 1.50 % Complete Bible 3
 Vietnamese Laos 124,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.00 % 1.80 % Complete Bible -
 Tibetan, Deqen China 123,000 Tibetan, Khams Buddhism 2.00 % 0.04 % New Testament 2
 Vietnamese Thailand 122,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.00 % 1.80 % Complete Bible -
 Bodh (Buddhist traditions) India 117,000 Ladakhi Buddhism 0.35 % Complete Bible 2
 Danu Myanmar (Burma) 116,000 Danu Buddhism 2.00 % 0.50 % Unspecified 2
 Sinhalese Australia 115,000 Sinhala Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % Complete Bible 2
 Tai Laing Myanmar (Burma) 115,000 Tai Laing Buddhism 0.03 % 0.03 % Translation Needed 2
 Bhotia India 114,000 Nepali Buddhism 4.90 % Complete Bible 2
Badahala Sri Lanka 114,000 Sinhala Buddhism 7.52 % Complete Bible -
 Tai Nua, Chinese Shan Vietnam 109,000 Tai Nua Buddhism 0.19 % 0.17 % Bible Portions 2
 Lawa China 108,000 Awa Buddhism 20.00 % 18.00 % Translation Needed -
 Bulang China 107,000 Blang Buddhism 0.06 % 0.06 % New Testament 2
Totals: 680 Peoples   505,356,000     531       5,918
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