Mizo, Bawm in Bangladesh

Population

7,220

Christian

89%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The Bawm live in southeast Bangladesh, with many living in various places of Bandarban district but about one-third living in parts of Rangamati district. The Bawm people speak their own language, and they have some written materials in their language such as the Bible, hymns, small books, etc. 100% of the Bawm call themselves Christian. Most of them are jhum (slash-and-burn shifting agriculture) farmers. Some of them are teachers, NGO workers, or pastors, preaching the Gospel to the Mru, to the Khumi, and to other ethnic communities of the Chittagong Hill Tracts.


What are Their Lives Like?

The Bawm live in the hilly areas. Their villages may be near roads, along riverbanks, or along the edge of the hills. A number of Bawm villages are situated in the valley.

The literacy rate among Bawm speakers is nearly 100% in their mother tongue and 35% in Bangla.




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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 Mizo, Bawm
People Name in Country Mizo, Bawm
ROP3 Code 115518
Joshua Project People ID 20021
Indigenous Yes
Population in Bangladesh 7,220
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Mizo,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Chin, Bawm 7,222
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Affinity Bloc Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster Mizo-Lushai
People Name General Mizo, Bawm
Ethnic Code MSY50m
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.87%
Christianity
89%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
10.12%
Islam
0.00%
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%
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