Ethnic Population and Major Religions


The number of recognized ethnic groups of Mainland China is 56, most of which have not accepted the salvation of Jesus Christ.

 

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Ethnic Groups Population
(2010)
Major Religions Reached by
Radio Liangyou
 Total 1 339 720 000
 Han 1 225 930 000  Taoism, Polytheism
 Ethnic minorities with population over 1 million
 Zhuang 16 926 381  Polytheism, Buddhism, Taoism
 Hui 10 586 087  Islam
 Man 10 387 958  Shamanism
 Uygur 10 069 346  Islam
 Miao 9 426 007  Polytheism, Christianity, Catholicism
 Yi 8 714 393  Nature worship, Taoism, Buddhism
 Tujia 8 353 912  Polytheism
 Zang 6 282 187  Tibetan Buddhism
 Mongol 5 981 840  Tibetan Buddhism, Shamanism
 Dong 2 879 974  Polytheism
 Bouyei 2 870 034  Polytheism
 Yao 2 796 003  Nature worship, Taoism
 Bai 1 933 510  Buddhism, Taoism
 Chaoxian 1 830 929  Christianity, Catholicism
 Hani 1 660 932  Nature worship, Ancestor worship
 Li 1 463 064  Ancestor worship, Nature worship
 Kazak 1 462 588  Nature worship, Islam
 Ethnic minorities with population from 100 thousand to 1 million
 She 708 651  Polytheism, Ancestor worship
 Lisu 702 839  Polytheism, Christianity
 Dongxiang 621 500  Islam
 Gelao 550 746  Nature worship, Ancestor worship
 Lahu 485 966  Buddhism, Christianity
 Wa 429 709  Polytheism
 Shui 411 847  Ancestor worship, Polytheism
 Naxi 326 295  Dongbaism, Tibetan Buddhism
 Qiang 309 576  Polytheism, Taoism, Buddhism
 Tu 289 565  Tibetan Buddhism
 Mulam 216 257  Polytheism
 Xibe 190 481  Shamanism, Tibetan Buddhism
 Kirgiz 186 708  Islam
 Jingpo 147 828  Polytheism, Christianity
 Daur 131 992  Shamanism
 Salar 130 607  Islam
 Blang 119 639  Nature worship, Buddhism
 Maonan 101 192  Polytheism
 Ethnic minorities with population under 100 thousand
 Tagik 51 069  Islam
 Primi 42 861  Dingba, Tibetan Buddhism, Nature worship, Polytheism
 Achang 39 555  Spirit worship, Ancestor worship
 Nu 37 523  Catholicism, Christianity
 Ewenki 30 875  Shamanism
 Gin 28 199  Polytheism
 Jino 23 143  Nature worship, Ancestor worship
 Deang 20 556  Buddhism
 Bonan 20 074  Islam
 Russ 15 393  Orthodox
 Uzbek 14 378  Islam
 Yugur 10 569  Tibetan Buddhism, Shamanism
 Monba 10 561  Nature worship, Tibetan Buddhism
 Oroqen 8659  Shamanism
 Derung 6930  Nature worship, Spirit worship
 Hezhen 5354  Shamanism
 Gaoshan 4009  Soul worship
 Lhoba 3682  Spirit worship
 Tatar 3556  Islam

Note: The population of the military personnel of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army is not included in the ethnic population (source: National Bureau of Statistics of China).