Marma in Bangladesh

Joshua Project has identified the Marma only in Bangladesh






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Marma practice shifting cultivation, and many cut wood and bamboo which are sold to the Bengalis. The Marma tend to be rather isolated from the majority population, though this has been changing as more and more Bengalis move into the hill tract areas. The Marmas are mostly Buddhists in faith, yet animism is also in practice. They participate in im-portant Buddhist religious festivals, as well as perform vari-ous rites and rituals to satisfy different gods.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

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People Name General Marma
People Name in Country Marma
Population in Bangladesh 46,000
World Population 46,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 2.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Mogh, Morma, Rakhine
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Marma
Ethnic Code CNN25b
People ID 17671
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:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Chittagong (46,000)
Total States on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Chittagong (46,000)
Languages & Dialects on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Marma (39,000) Chittagonian (1,500)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Marma 39,000 Chittagonian 1,500
For Primary Language: Marma

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Buddhism

Major Religion Percent
85.93 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
8.08 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
4.60 %
1.39 %
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 %
Photo Source: Gerald Roberts  
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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