Chain in Bangladesh






Largest Religion

Main Language



The Chain are mainly a landowning community. At present, agriculture is the traditional and primary occupation. They generally do not accept food from the Dhobi, Chamar, Napit, and Bania communities, nor from Muslims. Except for the Brahmin community, all other communities of the region accept food from them. Shell (sankha) bangles and vermilion are the symbols of married women. An Agradani or Kantaha Brahmin officiates as a priest during ceremonial rituals.

Ministry Obstacles

Spiritual opposition can be expected when the Gospel of Christ is proclaimed. Pray against this opposition and for freedom for the Gospel to advance.

Outreach Ideas

The Chain community primarily speaks Bengali, and there are many good resources available in Bengali. Pray for workers to take these to the people.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known followers of Christ within the Chain community in Bangladesh. Pray they will encounter believers in their interactions outside of the group, who will be lead to share the Gospel with them.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Chain community will be able to prepare their children for productive lives, with good schools available.

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People Name General Chain
People Name in Country Chain
Population in Bangladesh 25,000
World Population 574,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Chai, Chaie
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Chain
Ethnic Code CNN25c
People ID 16564
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:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajshahi (22,000) Rangpur (1,300) Dhaka (1,200) Khulna (700)
Barisal (60) Chittagong (50)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajshahi (22,000) Rangpur (1,300)
Dhaka (1,200) Khulna (700)
Barisal (60) Chittagong (50)
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bengali (25,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali 25,000
For Primary Language: Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1800-1980)
New Testament Yes   (1801-1984)
Complete Bible Yes   (1809-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bengali Bible stories Audio Recordings
Bengali Language Film Film / Video
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Mussulmani-Bangla, Kitabul Mukkados Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Standard Bangla Common Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: কিতাবুল মোকাদ্দস Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
General Ministry Resources Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Bengali Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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