Buddhism in North America





features People Group Strategic Needs

The following pie charts reflect real-time current status of people groups. Hover over the charts/graphs and click on the pop-up window links to learn more about a specific people group.

PG* (People Group) is the largest group through which the gospel can flow without encountering significant barriers of understanding and acceptance.

UPG* (Unreached People Group) is when the percentage of evangelical Christians in the people group is less than 2 percent.

UUPG* (Unengaged Unreached People Group) is Unreached plus there is no intentional church planting strategy being implemented.


People Group Highlights

Displaying 1-36 of 36 results.
StatusPG Name Country Of Birth IMB Affinity Group Affinity Bloc Primary Religion Population Total
 
Black TaiVietnamSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions10,000
BolovenLaosSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism37,500
BraoLaosSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism100
Burmese, BhamaMyanmar [Burma]Southeast Asian PeoplesTibetan / Himalayan PeoplesBuddhism - Theravada94,000
Cambodian, KhmerCambodiaSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism225,000
Chinese, CantoneseHong KongEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions - Chinese Universalism / Folk471,000
Chinese, Fuzhou Min DongChinaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Mahayana19,000
Chinese, HakkaTaiwanEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions - Chinese Universalism / Folk4,700
Chinese, HokkienTaiwanEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Mahayana203,000
Chinese, MandarinChinaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism2,391,070
Chinese, TeochewMalaysiaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions - Chinese Universalism / Folk32,000
Karen, PwoMyanmar [Burma]Southeast Asian PeoplesTibetan / Himalayan PeoplesBuddhism - Theravada5,100
KhmuLaosSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism9,100
KhuenLaosSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions3,100
LametLaosSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism30
LaoLaosSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism450,000
MonMyanmar [Burma]Southeast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Theravada100
MongolianMongoliaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism13,000
Nepali, BantawaNepalSouth Asian PeoplesTibetan / Himalayan PeoplesEthnic Religions100
Nepali, GurungNepalSouth Asian PeoplesTibetan / Himalayan PeoplesBuddhism1,200
Nepali, LimbuNepalSouth Asian PeoplesTibetan / Himalayan PeoplesBuddhism900
Nepali, SherpaNepalSouth Asian PeoplesTibetan / Himalayan PeoplesBuddhism4,200
Oirat, Western MongolMongoliaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism1,700
OkinawanJapanEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism14,000
RakhineMyanmar [Burma]Southeast Asian PeoplesTibetan / Himalayan PeoplesBuddhism - Theravada350
Sino-VietnameseVietnamEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism3,700
Sri Lankan, SinhaleseSri LankaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesBuddhism17,000
Tai LuChinaSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions4,600
TayVietnamSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions600
ThaiThailandSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Theravada172,000
Thai, IsaanThailandSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Theravada1,250
TibetanChinaEast Asian PeoplesTibetan / Himalayan PeoplesBuddhism - Lamaism10,500
TjamCambodiaSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions1,100
VietnameseVietnamSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Mahayana1,737,433
White TaiVietnamSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions12,500
YaoChinaSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions26,500