• RELIGION: ETHNORELIGION - SHINBUTSU-SHUGO



QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 35

Population: 127,797,650

Unreached people groups: 30

UPG population: 127,586,950

Unengaged UPGs: 16

UUPG population: 482,850

Number of countries: 20


Base Religion: Ethnoreligion

Description: Shinbutsu-shugo is the local expression given to a unique Japanese Folk Religion that mixes elements of Shinto and Buddhism. Though Shinto and Buddhism were formally separated by the 'shinbutsu bunri' policy enacted in 1868, temples and shrines that do not separate them are common and most Japanese people practice a mix of Shinto and Buddhism without seeing any contradiction.


People groups: 35

Population: 127,797,650

Unreached people groups: 30

UPG population: 127,586,950

Unengaged UPGs: 16

UUPG population: 482,850

Number of countries: 20