Marma in Bangladesh

Joshua Project has identified the Marma only in Bangladesh

Population

42,600

Christian

8%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


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.




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Country Bangladesh
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Marma
People Name in Country Marma
ROP3 Code 113113
Joshua Project People ID 17671
Indigenous Yes
Population in Bangladesh 42,600
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Mogh, Morma, Rakhine,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Marma: Marma 39,200 Chittagonian 1,490
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Marma
Ethnic Code CNN25b
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Largest Religion Buddhism
Buddhism
85.93%
Christianity
8%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
4.60%
Islam
1.39%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
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: Anonymous
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