Religion: Buddhism What is Primary Religion?

Population of Adherents

505,407,000

% of World Population

6.4 %

People Groups

677

Unreached Groups

530 (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 *
 Loba Bhutan 2,200 Lhowa Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % Bible Portions 1
 Loba Nepal 2,600 Lhowa Buddhism 0.19 % Bible Portions 1
 Monpa Lish India 2,300 Lish Buddhism 0.67 % Translation Started 1
 Gara India 800 Lohar, Lahul Buddhism 1.50 % Translation Started 1
 Han Tai China 58,000 Lu Buddhism 0.70 % 0.70 % New Testament 1
 Huayao Tai China 92,000 Lu Buddhism 0.30 % 0.29 % New Testament 2
 Tai Lue Myanmar (Burma) 62,000 Lu Buddhism 0.20 % 0.06 % New Testament 1
 Tai Lue China 814,000 Lu Buddhism 0.50 % 0.33 % New Testament 16
 Tai Lue Laos 131,000 Lu Buddhism 0.10 % 0.10 % New Testament 3
 Tai Lue Thailand 92,000 Lu Buddhism 0.50 % 0.10 % New Testament 2
 Tai Lue United States 4,500 Lu Buddhism 0.50 % 0.00 % New Testament 1
 Tai Lue Vietnam 6,900 Lu Buddhism 0.50 % 0.00 % New Testament 1
Lunape Bhutan 1,200 Lunanakha Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % Translation Needed 1
 Manmet China 1,800 Man Met Buddhism 0.34 % 0.34 % Translation Needed 1
 Mahar (Buddhist traditions) India 9,548,000 Marathi Buddhism 0.13 % Complete Bible 191
 Marma Bangladesh 230,000 Marma Buddhism 8.92 % Bible Portions -
 Miji [Sajalong] Bhutan 300 Miji Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % New Testament 1
Minyag, Eastern China 2,000 Minyag, Eastern Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % Translation Needed 1
 Minyag, Western China 12,000 Minyag, Western Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % Translation Needed 1
 Miyako, Ryukyuan Japan 66,000 Miyako Buddhism 3.00 % 0.51 % Unspecified 1
 Mok Myanmar (Burma) 4,000 Mok Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % Translation Started 1
 Mok Thailand 700 Mok Buddhism 1.40 % 1.40 % Translation Started 1
 Mon Myanmar (Burma) 1,151,000 Mon Buddhism 0.90 % 0.82 % Complete Bible 23
 Deaf Mongolia 17,000 Mongolian Sign Language Buddhism 1.72 % Unspecified 1
 Bayad Mongolia 65,000 Mongolian, Halh Buddhism 1.20 % 1.00 % Complete Bible 1
Totals: 677 Peoples   505,407,000     530       5,926
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