Chin, Kuki in Bangladesh






Largest Religion

Main Language


Chin State

Source:  Asia Harvest      Download
Introduction / History

In Bangladesh the Khumi people live in many different places of Bandarban district. They are found from Rowangchari sub-district in the north to Remakri of Thanchi subdistrict in the south. Their main profession is jhum farming (slash-and-burn shifting cultivation). They produce cotton, ginger, pumpkin, chilies, turmeric, tobacco, and many other vegetables.

The Khumi people like to live deep in the jungle. They build their houses on the tops of hills, and their houses are made of wood, bamboo, straw and tin. Most are illiterate. Christians are the majority, but many believers are not able to read God's Word and through that strengthen their faith. A few try to use the Khumi Bible which was translated in Myanmar using Roman script. Among the believers perhaps not a single person has had Bible training, and their understanding of Christian faith may be weak. Thus, to spread the kingdom of God in the Khumi community, missionaries are needed.

The Khumi speak their language in their community. Their second language is Marma. Many of them also can speak some local Chittagonian. Their neighboring communities are Mru and Marma.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Chin
People Name in Country Chin, Kuki
Population in Bangladesh 9,000
World Population 226,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 2.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bete, Biete, Changsan, Darlong, Gangte, Hrangkhol, Khangangjai, Khochung, Khongjai, Khongjar, Khongsai, Khonyor, Khotsoma, Lhota, Rangkhol, Selnam, Thado-Kuki, Uiboh, Zanniat Chin, Zo
Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster Kuki-Chin-Naga
People Name General Chin
Ethnic Code MSY50c
People ID 11270
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 43  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Chittagong (8,000) Sylhet (900)
Total States on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Chittagong (8,000) Sylhet (900)
Languages & Dialects on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Chin, Khumi (1,800) Chin, Haka (1,500) Chin, Chinbon (1,200) Chittagonian (300)
Sylheti (100) Bengali (30)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Chin, Khumi 1,800 Chin, Haka 1,500
Chin, Chinbon 1,200 Chittagonian 300
Sylheti 100 Bengali 30
For Primary Language: Chin, Khumi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1935-1950)
New Testament Yes   (1959-1999)
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Jesus Film Film / Video
Primary Religion: Christianity

Major Religion Percent
24.42 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
47.83 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
1.53 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
26.21 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Kuki Forum  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Asia Harvest
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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