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Peoples of the Buddhist World
CD-ROM Edition

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The Peoples of the Buddhist World CD-ROM is another example of GMI's commitment to produce and present world-class research that fuels emerging mission movements and leaders.

The purpose of this resource is to mobilize prayer and missions for the world's 700 million Buddhist peoples. The Buddhist world is often overlooked in global missions work and US Christians and churches in particular seem to know little about it.

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Peoples of the Buddhist World CD-ROM
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This CD-ROM is the result of ground-breaking research led by Paul Hattaway. GMI brings research, map-making, graphics, and technical production skills to the partnership, producing a CD that is informative, easy to use and visually engaging. We believe it will be a tremendous blessing to concerned Christians, mission agencies working among Buddhists and ultimately to Buddhist peoples themselves.

The Peoples of the Buddhist World CD-ROM
is a great resource for:

mission leaders - comprehensive, compact, easy-to-use profiles and relevant statistics makes it easy to do initial research and planning for ministry initiatives among Buddhist peoples.

field workers - this easily-transportable guide gives insights into ministry dynamics and context and to provide better understanding of where Buddhist peoples are located.

workers raising support - 238 people profiles in a handy electronic format are useful for ministry presentations.

mission development staff - an attractive and desirable promotional item for donor relations efforts.

ministry partners - information, insights and visuals to stimulate well-informed prayer for ministries among Buddhist peoples.

church mission pastors and committees - beautiful color photos, maps and statistics boxes make it easy to highlight any particular group during a "missions moment" or for mission initiatives.

educators - offers students a comprehensive, compact resource for personal research, study and ministry preparation.

concerned christians - each of the 238 people profiles is date-ordered and easily referenced for use as a daily prayer guide for Buddhist peoples.


The Peoples of the Buddhist World CD-ROM contains hundreds of beautiful, full-color photos, complete profiles of 238 Buddhist people groups, twelve articles on ministry to Buddhists, and hypertext cross-reference indexes of names, languages and countries.

This GMI resource is enhanced with 38 brand-new maps of the Buddhist world in a user-friendly PDF format. Many of these are hyperlinked to the corresponding people profiles.

Permission has been given by the author to use the text, graphs, maps and nearly all of the photos in personal ministry presentations.

Users are able to search for any word of phrase in the CD-ROM using Adobe Reader (included).

This CD-ROM is compatible with both Windows and Mac.

The Peoples of The Buddhist World CD-ROM can be installed on the user's hard disk, enabling faster searches without the need of the CD-ROM in the drive.

Each CD-ROM is packaged in an attractive, durable DVD-style case showcasing the beautiful cover art.

Buddhist World CD case


This CD-ROM is now available for purchase at our online store.