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.

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People Name General Marma
People Name in Country Marma
Population in Bangladesh 44,700
World Population 45,000
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
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Marma: Marma (39,000) Chittagonian (1,500)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Marma: Marma 39,000 Chittagonian 1,500
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings

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 %
Photo Source: Gerald Roberts  
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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