Garo in Bangladesh

Population

132,000

Christian

40%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

Among the Garos in Bangladesh, six language varieties are spoken: A'tong, Abeng, Brak, Chibok, Dual, and Megam. Together these are all called the Mandi language.


Where are they Located?

Within Bangladesh mostly the Garos are living in the northern area of Dhaka and Sylhet divisions along the Indian border. Some Garos are living in Modhupur area of Tangail district and some are living in Mallikbari, Bhaluka of Mymensingh district and in Kewachala, Shripur of Gajipur district.


What are Their Lives Like?

Most of the Garos are poor. Their main occupation is farming, and many of them farm as day laborers. Known for their integrity and hard-working spirit, Garos are also commonly employed by NGOs. Some also work in government offices, medical centers, and schools. About 80% of them are at least somewhat literate, and the number of Garos attaining higher education is increasing day by day.

Many Garos are living in very simple houses made of bamboo, straw, and mud. Some of them have brick-wall and tin-roof houses. Most Garo villages are neat and clean.


What are Their Beliefs?

Almost all the Garos are Christian. They have the complete Bible in the Achik language written in Roman script published by the Bible Society of India. The Bangladesh Bible Society also published a New Testament in Bangla script using the Abeng dialect, which is spoken as a language of wider communication among Garos in Bangladesh.




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Country Bangladesh
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Mymensingh plains.
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People Name General Garo
People Name in Country Garo
ROP3 Code 103233
Joshua Project People ID 11826
Indigenous Yes
Population in Bangladesh 132,000
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Achik, Garrow, Mande, Mandi,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Garo 113,885 Megam 7,950 Bengali 3,450 War-Jaintia 1,140
Sylheti 545 Bishnupriya 230 Chittagonian 60 Assamese 10
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Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster Garo-Tripuri
People Name General Garo
Ethnic Code MSY50d
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Largest Religion Other / Small
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
40%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
59.72%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
Photo Source: Gerald Roberts
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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