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
 
ThaiThailandSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Theravada172,000
BolovenLaosSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism37,500
Chinese, TeochewMalaysiaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions - Chinese Universalism / Folk32,000
YaoChinaSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions26,500
Chinese, Fuzhou Min DongChinaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Mahayana19,000
Sri Lankan, SinhaleseSri LankaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesBuddhism17,000
OkinawanJapanEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism14,000
White TaiVietnamSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions12,500
TibetanChinaEast Asian PeoplesTibetan / Himalayan PeoplesBuddhism - Lamaism10,500
Black TaiVietnamSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions10,000
Chinese, HakkaTaiwanEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions - Chinese Universalism / Folk4,700
Tai LuChinaSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions4,600
Sino-VietnameseVietnamEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism3,700
KhuenLaosSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions3,100
Oirat, Western MongolMongoliaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism1,700
Thai, IsaanThailandSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Theravada1,250
Nepali, GurungNepalSouth Asian PeoplesTibetan / Himalayan PeoplesBuddhism1,200
TjamCambodiaSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions1,100
Nepali, LimbuNepalSouth Asian PeoplesTibetan / Himalayan PeoplesBuddhism900
TayVietnamSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions600
RakhineMyanmar [Burma]Southeast Asian PeoplesTibetan / Himalayan PeoplesBuddhism - Theravada350
BraoLaosSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism100
Nepali, BantawaNepalSouth Asian PeoplesTibetan / Himalayan PeoplesEthnic Religions100
MonMyanmar [Burma]Southeast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Theravada100
LametLaosSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism30
Chinese, MandarinChinaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism2,060,000
VietnameseVietnamSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Mahayana1,737,433
LaoLaosSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism450,000
Cambodian, KhmerCambodiaSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism225,000
Chinese, HokkienTaiwanEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Mahayana203,000
Burmese, BhamaMyanmar [Burma]Southeast Asian PeoplesTibetan / Himalayan PeoplesBuddhism - Theravada94,000
MongolianMongoliaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism13,000
Nepali, SherpaNepalSouth Asian PeoplesTibetan / Himalayan PeoplesBuddhism4,200
Chinese, CantoneseHong KongEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions - Chinese Universalism / Folk471,000
KhmuLaosSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism9,100
Karen, PwoMyanmar [Burma]Southeast Asian PeoplesTibetan / Himalayan PeoplesBuddhism - Theravada5,100