Country: Thailand

Number of People Groups

114

People Groups Unreached

77 (67.5%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

71,482,000

Population in Unreached

63,045,000 (88.2%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

1.31%

% Evangelical

0.65%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.6%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Aheu Luang 1,600 2,200 Aheu Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Akeu 400 16,000 Akeu Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 3.00 % -
 Akha 60,000 681,000 Akha Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 % -
 Americans, U.S. 21,000 195,898,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 28.00 % -
 Anglo-Australian 2,300 18,438,000 English Christianity 69.00 % 14.00 % -
 Anglo-New Zealander 800 3,556,000 English Christianity 54.00 % 18.00 % -
 Bisu 800 800 Bisu Ethnic Religions 0.80 % 0.00 % 1
 British 45,000 53,788,000 English Christianity 59.00 % 8.00 % -
 Bru, Eastern 26,000 117,000 Bru, Eastern Buddhism 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Bru, Western 25,000 114,000 Bru, Western Buddhism 8.00 % 6.00 % -
 Bulang 1,400 121,000 Blang Buddhism 4.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Burmese 212,000 31,726,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.40 % 0.10 % 4
 Cham, Western 4,700 324,000 Cham, Western Islam 0.05 % 0.00 % 1
 Chong 2,100 3,700 Chong Buddhism 0.80 % 0.00 % 1
 Dawei, Tavoyan 600 456,000 Tavoyan Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 358,000 49,091,000 Thai Sign Language Buddhism 1.10 % 7
 Eurasian 59,000 1,738,000 English Christianity 55.00 % 4.00 % -
 French 14,000 50,354,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 41,000 79,773,000 Chinese, Yue Buddhism 5.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Han Chinese, Hainanese 8,400 4,322,000 Chinese, Min Nan Buddhism 6.00 % 3.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Hakka 81,000 44,197,000 Chinese, Hakka Buddhism 5.00 % 2.00 % 2
 Han Chinese, Min Bei 15,000 8,806,000 Chinese, Min Bei Buddhism 5.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Han Chinese, Min Dong 1,000 10,624,000 Chinese, Min Dong Non-Religious 7.00 % 4.00 % -
 Han Chinese, Min Nan 1,542,000 43,970,000 Chinese, Min Nan Buddhism 4.00 % 2.66 % -
 Hindi 24,000 2,711,000 Hindi Hinduism 4.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Hmong Daw 37,000 2,115,000 Hmong Daw Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 5.00 % -
 Hmong Njua 69,000 773,000 Hmong Njua Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 3.03 % -
 Huay 600 600 Language unknown Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Hui 91,000 14,005,000 Chinese, Mandarin Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Iu Mien 46,000 1,678,000 Iu Mien Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.35 % 1
 Japanese 73,000 120,442,000 Japanese Buddhism 0.50 % 0.30 % 1
 Jehai 200 1,800 Jehai Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 12.00 % -
 Jew, Thai-speaking 200 200 Thai Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Karen, Bghai 2,200 26,000 Karen, Bwe Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 17.00 % -
 Karen, Kayah Eastern 19,000 28,000 Kayah, Eastern Buddhism 18.00 % 4.00 % -
 Karen, Kayah Western 22,000 182,000 Kayah, Western Buddhism 28.00 % 2.00 % -
 Karen, Pwo Eastern 58,000 1,222,000 Karen, Pwo Eastern Buddhism 35.00 % 4.00 % -
 Karen, Pwo Northern 86,000 86,000 Karen, Pwo Northern Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 2.00 % -
 Karen, Pwo Rachaburi 6,400 6,400 Karen, Phrae Pwo Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 % -
 Karen, S'gaw 216,000 2,227,000 Karen, S'gaw Ethnic Religions 36.00 % 17.83 % -
 Kayan, Padaung 2,900 147,000 Kayan Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 2.50 % -
 Kensiu 300 700 Kensiu Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khmer 66,000 15,961,000 Khmer Buddhism 3.00 % 1.60 % 1
 Khmer, Northern 1,498,000 1,503,000 Khmer, Northern Buddhism 2.00 % 1.33 % 30
 Khmu 16,000 875,000 Khmu Ethnic Religions 3.30 % 2.00 % 1
 Kintaq 100 200 Kintaq Ethnic Religions 4.90 % 0.00 % 1
 Korean 21,000 81,880,000 Korean Buddhism 24.00 % 16.00 % -
 Kui 432,000 516,000 Kuay Buddhism 2.00 % 0.41 % 9
 Lahu Na 33,000 586,000 Lahu Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 7.00 % -
 Lahu Nyi 3,300 3,300 Lahu Ethnic Religions 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
 Lahu Shi 16,000 215,000 Lahu Shi Christianity 99.00 % 1.80 % -
 Lamet 200 24,000 Rmeet Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lao 62,000 3,907,000 Lao Buddhism 3.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Lao Ga 2,200 2,200 Language unknown Buddhism 0.80 % 0.50 % 1
 Lao Krang 59,000 59,000 Language unknown Buddhism 0.06 % 0.05 % 1
 Lao Lom 29,000 29,000 Language unknown Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lao Ngaew 36,000 36,000 Thai Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lao Phuan 214,000 369,000 Phuan Buddhism 1.50 % 0.10 % 4
Lao Song 37,000 37,000 Thai Song Buddhism 1.00 % 0.90 % 1
 Lao Ti 200 200 Language unknown Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lao Wieng 59,000 59,000 Language unknown Buddhism 0.03 % 0.03 % 1
 Lawa, Eastern 8,500 8,500 Lawa, Eastern Buddhism 1.40 % 0.20 % 1
 Lawa, Western 9,100 9,100 Lawa, Western Buddhism 16.00 % 2.00 % -
 Lisu 43,000 1,311,000 Lisu Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 34.00 % -
 Lua 7,200 7,200 Language unknown Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 1.67 % 1
 Mal 5,100 43,000 Mal Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 1.00 % -
 Malay, Kedah 1,000 1,000 Malay, Kedah Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Malay, Pattani 1,568,000 1,568,000 Malay, Pattani Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 31
 Mlabri 400 500 Mlabri Ethnic Religions 21.00 % 21.00 % -
 Mok 700 4,700 Mok Buddhism 1.40 % 1.40 % 1
 Moken, Salon 2,200 6,800 Moken Ethnic Religions 0.30 % 0.04 % 1
 Moklen 4,600 4,600 Moklen Ethnic Religions 2.20 % 1.00 % 1
 Mon 124,000 1,262,000 Mon Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.03 % 2
 Mpi 1,600 1,600 Mpi Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nyahkur 1,700 1,700 Nyahkur Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nyaw 83,000 101,000 Nyaw Buddhism 1.00 % 0.00 % 2
Nyeu, Yeu 200 200 Nyeu Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pa-O 900 861,000 Pa'o Buddhism 25.00 % 1.00 % -
 Palaung, Pale 6,400 308,000 Palaung, Ruching Buddhism 0.20 % 0.00 % 1
 Phu Thai 504,000 1,044,000 Phu Thai Buddhism 0.60 % 0.10 % 10
 Prai 21,000 51,000 Prai Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.10 % 1
 Punjabi 64,000 2,136,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Puoc 3,700 44,000 Puoc Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 1.00 % -
 Rohingya 5,100 2,075,000 Rohingya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Saek 21,000 25,000 Saek Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sinhalese 74,000 396,000 Sinhala Buddhism 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
 So 75,000 164,000 So Buddhism 1.00 % 0.50 % 2
 South Asian, Bengali-speaking 36,000 1,874,000 Bengali Islam 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
Tai Bueng 6,700 6,700 Thai Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tai Dam 800 921,000 Tai Dam Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.90 % 1
 Tai Gapong 2,300 2,800 Language unknown Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tai Kaleun 9,000 12,000 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tai Khun 7,200 138,000 Khun Buddhism 1.50 % 0.14 % 1
 Tai Lue 94,000 1,105,000 Lu Buddhism 0.50 % 0.10 % 2
 Tai Man, Shan 102,000 4,614,000 Shan Buddhism 0.36 % 0.36 % 2
 Tai Wang 9,000 9,000 Thai, Northern Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tai Ya 1,100 68,000 Tai Ya Christianity 80.00 % 70.00 % -
 Tamil (Hindu traditions) 36,000 2,827,000 Tamil Hinduism 10.50 % 0.50 % -
 Thai 23,214,000 24,196,000 Thai Buddhism 0.30 % 0.27 % 464
 Thai Islam 1,364,000 1,364,000 Thai Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 27
 Thai, Isan 18,960,000 19,085,000 Thai, Northeastern Buddhism 0.40 % 0.27 % 379
 Thai, Khorat 11,000 11,000 Thai Buddhism 0.50 % 0.40 % 1
 Thai, Northern 7,766,000 7,805,000 Thai, Northern Buddhism 0.40 % 0.27 % 155
 Thai, Southern 5,341,000 5,345,000 Thai, Southern Buddhism 0.90 % 0.25 % 107
 Thai, Tak Bai 22,000 26,000 Thai, Southern Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Thai-Chinese 5,837,000 15,816,000 Thai Buddhism 4.00 % 2.66 % -
Tonga, Ten'edn 400 600 Ten'edn Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Ugong 500 500 Ugong Buddhism 1.40 % 0.00 % 1
 Urak Lawoi 3,200 3,200 Urak Lawoi' Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Urdu 7,400 2,123,000 Urdu Islam 0.50 % 0.40 % 1
 Vietnamese 126,000 85,785,000 Vietnamese Buddhism 9.00 % 1.80 % -
 Wa 7,100 845,000 Wa, Parauk Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 15.00 % -
 Yong 14,000 14,000 Yong Buddhism 0.20 % 0.20 % 1
 Yoy 8,200 20,000 Yoy Buddhism 0.90 % 0.50 % 1
  Totals:  114 71,482,000         77 1.31 % 0.65 % 1,299 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 215,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 71,697,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Amnat Charoen 394,000
Ang Thong 292,000
Bangkok Metropolis 5,899,000
Bueng Kan 441,000
Buri Ram 1,657,000
Chachoengsao 743,000
Chai Nat 341,000
Chaiyaphum 1,183,000
Chanthaburi 557,000
Chiang Mai 1,833,000
Chiang Rai 1,342,000
Chon Buri 1,595,000
Chumphon 531,000
Kalasin 1,023,000
Kamphaeng Phet 756,000
Kanchanaburi 928,000
Khon Kaen 1,877,000
Krabi 493,000
Lampang 772,000
Lamphun 422,000
Loei 668,000
Lop Buri 789,000
Mae Hong Son 294,000
Maha Sarakham 1,001,000
Mukdahan 366,000
Nakhon Nayok 270,000
Nakhon Pathom 747,000
Nakhon Phanom 747,000
Nakhon Ratchasima 2,749,000
Nakhon Sawan 1,106,000
Nakhon Si Thammarat 1,621,000
Nan 498,000
Narathiwat 833,000
Nong Bua Lam Phu 532,000
Nong Khai 542,000
Nonthaburi 1,295,000
Pathum Thani 1,191,000
Pattani 746,000
Phangnga 278,000
Phatthalung 546,000
Phayao 494,000
Phetchabun 1,034,000
Phetchaburi 503,000
Phichit 560,000
Phitsanulok 901,000
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 849,000
Phrae 462,000
Phuket 426,000
Prachin Buri 511,000
Prachuap Khiri Khan 570,000
Ranong 200,000
Ratchaburi 908,000
Rayong 751,000
Roi Et 1,358,000
Sa Kaeo 586,000
Sakon Nakhon 1,197,000
Samut Prakan 1,379,000
Samut Sakhon 202,000
Samut Songkhram 202,000
Saraburi 670,000
Satun 335,000
Si Sa Ket 1,531,000
Sing Buri 217,000
Songkhla 1,489,000
Sukhothai 620,000
Suphan Buri 882,000
Surat Thani 1,106,000
Surin 1,453,000
Tak 681,000
Trang 668,000
Trat 239,000
Ubon Ratchathani 1,948,000
Udon Thani 1,649,000
Uthai Thani 342,000
Uttaradit 473,000
Yala 553,000
Yasothon 560,000
Provinces:  77 68,407,000
UN Country Population 71,697,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Aheu thm 1 1 Translation Needed
Akeu aeu 1 0 New Testament
Akha ahk 1 0 Complete Bible
Bengali ben 1 1 Complete Bible
Bisu bzi 1 1 New Testament
Blang blr 1 1 New Testament
Bru, Eastern bru 1 1 Complete Bible
Bru, Western brv 1 0 Bible Portions
Burmese mya 1 1 Complete Bible
Cham, Western cja 1 1 New Testament
Chinese, Hakka hak 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Min Bei mnp 1 1 New Testament
Chinese, Min Dong cdo 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Min Nan nan 2 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Yue yue 1 1 Complete Bible
Chong cog 1 1 Unspecified
English eng 5 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Hmong Daw mww 1 0 Complete Bible
Hmong Njua hnj 1 0 Complete Bible
Iu Mien ium 1 1 Complete Bible
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Jehai jhi 1 0 Translation Started
Karen, Bwe bwe 1 0 Bible Portions
Karen, Phrae Pwo kjt 1 0 Translation Needed
Karen, Pwo Eastern kjp 1 0 Complete Bible
Karen, Pwo Northern pww 1 0 Complete Bible
Karen, S'gaw ksw 1 0 Complete Bible
Kayah, Eastern eky 1 0 New Testament
Kayah, Western kyu 1 0 New Testament
Kayan pdu 1 0 Bible Portions
Kensiu kns 1 1 Translation Started
Khmer khm 1 1 Complete Bible
Khmer, Northern kxm 1 1 Complete Bible
Khmu kjg 1 1 Bible Portions
Khun kkh 1 1 Bible Portions
Kintaq knq 1 1 Translation Needed
Korean kor 1 0 Complete Bible
Kuay kdt 1 1 Complete Bible
Lahu lhu 2 1 Complete Bible
Lahu Shi lhi 1 0 New Testament
Lao lao 1 1 Complete Bible
Lawa, Eastern lwl 1 1 Bible Portions
Lawa, Western lcp 1 0 Complete Bible
Lisu lis 1 0 Complete Bible
Lu khb 1 1 New Testament
Mal mlf 1 0 New Testament
Malay, Kedah meo 1 1 Unspecified
Malay, Pattani mfa 1 1 New Testament
Mlabri mra 1 0 Translation Needed
Mok mqt 1 1 Translation Started
Moken mwt 1 1 New Testament
Moklen mkm 1 1 Translation Needed
Mon mnw 1 1 Complete Bible
Mpi mpz 1 1 Translation Needed
Nyahkur cbn 1 1 Bible Portions
Nyaw nyw 1 1 Translation Needed
Nyeu nyl 1 1 Translation Needed
Pa'o blk 1 0 New Testament
Palaung, Ruching pce 1 1 Complete Bible
Phu Thai pht 1 1 Translation Started
Phuan phu 1 1 Translation Needed
Prai prt 1 1 New Testament
Punjabi, Eastern pan 1 1 Complete Bible
Puoc puo 1 0 Translation Started
Rmeet lbn 1 1 Bible Portions
Rohingya rhg 1 1 Bible Portions
Saek skb 1 1 Translation Needed
Shan shn 1 1 Complete Bible
Sinhala sin 1 1 Complete Bible
So sss 1 1 Bible Portions
Tai Dam blt 1 1 New Testament
Tai Ya cuu 1 0 Bible Portions
Tamil tam 1 0 Complete Bible
Tavoyan tvn 1 1 Unspecified
Ten'edn tnz 1 1 Translation Started
Thai tha 7 6 Complete Bible
Thai Sign Language tsq 1 1 Bible Portions
Thai Song soa 1 1 Bible Portions
Thai, Northeastern tts 2 2 New Testament
Thai, Northern nod 2 2 New Testament
Thai, Southern sou 2 2 Bible Portions
Ugong ugo 1 1 Unspecified
Unknown xxx 8 8 Unspecified
Urak Lawoi' urk 1 1 New Testament
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete Bible
Vietnamese vie 1 0 Complete Bible
Wa, Parauk prk 1 0 Complete Bible
Yong yno 1 1 Unspecified
Yoy yoy 1 1 Translation Needed
Totals: 92 114 77   35 44 50 77 16
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Thailand Statistics
People Groups 114
Unreached People Groups 77  (67.5%)
Population 71,482,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 0.2%
Population in Unreached 63,045,000  (88.2%)
Primary Religion Buddhism
Percent Christian Adherent 1.3%
Percent Evangelical 0.6%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.6%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 1,299
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 50%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, Southeast
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code TH
Official Language(s) Thai
Literacy Rate 95%
Estimated Illiterate Population 3,574,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked


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