Bangladesh | Joshua Project

Country: Bangladesh South Asia PeoplesSouth Asia Peoples website

Number of People Groups

333

People Groups Unreached

301 (90.4%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

162,309,000

Population in Unreached

160,412,000 (98.8%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent *

0.3%

% Evangelical

Unknown

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.6%
* Religion values from Bangladesh census data.  Current values may differ.
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Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent *
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed **
 Abdul 27,000 62,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Aguri 1,000 506,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ahmadi 2,100 161,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Akhandji 500 500 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Anglo 17,000 151,000 Bengali Christianity 74.14 % -
 Ansari 1,229,000 16,369,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 25
 Arleng 900 495,000 Karbi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arora (Sikh traditions) 1,100 461,000 Punjabi, Western Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Asho Khyang 1,900 171,000 Chin, Asho Christianity 70.59 % -
Asur 1,200 32,000 Sylheti Hinduism 9.26 % -
Badaik 1,000 105,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Badhai (Muslim traditions) 1,700 669,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bagdi (Hindu traditions) 79,000 2,934,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.24 % 2
 Baha'i 10,000 25,000 Bengali Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bahelia (Hindu traditions) 2,200 181,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baidya (Hindu traditions) 127,000 405,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.07 % 3
Baidya (Muslim traditions) 500 500 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baiga 3,000 568,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.09 % 1
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 209,000 3,894,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Baiti 6,300 50,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bajikar (Muslim traditions) 100 2,300 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania 49,000 28,965,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Agarwal 2,300 4,942,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Bais 1,400 127,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Gandha Banik 6,900 290,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Khatri 4,300 204,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Rauniar 700 126,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Subarna Banik 4,600 169,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Banjara (Muslim traditions) 3,300 256,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Barua 11,000 13,000 Chittagonian Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bauri 9,900 1,964,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 15,000 573,000 Bengali Hinduism 2.52 % 1
Bedia (Muslim traditions) 24,000 31,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Beg 700 3,900 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Behara 55,000 59,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 8,700 1,879,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Besya (Hindu traditions) 1,300 4,600 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Besya (Muslim traditions) 7,600 9,300 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhar 5,000 1,962,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bhaskar 200 1,400 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) 1,800 1,372,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bhil Mavchi 400 700 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 8,300 6,440,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhuinhar 900 941,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhuinmali 107,000 265,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.33 % 2
 Bhuiya 13,000 2,077,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhuiya Ghatwar 1,100 304,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhumij 28,000 1,135,000 Sylheti Hinduism 3.12 % 1
Bhunjia 1,100 27,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.99 % 1
 Bihari (Muslim traditions) 912,000 912,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 18
 Bind 9,300 1,054,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Binjhia 5,600 182,000 Sylheti Hinduism 7.55 % -
Birhor 700 21,000 Sylheti Hinduism 9.24 % -
 Birjia 300 13,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bishnupriya Manipuri 12,000 97,000 Bishnupuriya Hinduism 0.46 % 1
Biswas (Hindu traditions) 2,800 2,800 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Biswas (Muslim traditions) 26,000 31,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin 584,000 62,164,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 12
 Brahmin Acharaj 2,800 57,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Brahmin Barna 6,500 35,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Brahmin Bhat 500 25,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Bhumihar 600 2,739,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Gaur 24,000 2,970,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Joshi 2,000 356,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Kanaujia 6,500 4,157,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Maithili 7,100 28,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Radhi 51,000 1,577,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi 2,600 459,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Saraswat 5,600 570,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Brahmin Utkal 4,000 179,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Brahmin Vaidik 6,700 190,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Varendra 28,000 277,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bru 2,000 204,000 Riang Hinduism 18.43 % -
Buna (Hindu traditions) 98,000 489,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Buna (Muslim traditions) 100 100 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Burmese 310,000 31,910,000 Burmese Buddhism 1.62 % 6
 Chain 25,000 524,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chak 3,000 5,200 Chak Buddhism 0.73 % 1
 Chakma 430,000 673,000 Chakma Buddhism 15.13 % -
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 86,000 47,455,000 Bengali Hinduism 1.60 % 2
Chasadhobi 9,400 96,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Chaudhari, caste 200 11,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chero 4,500 161,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.73 % 1
 Chik Baraik 4,700 121,000 Sylheti Hinduism 3.52 % 1
 Christian 125,000 1,516,000 Bengali Christianity 100.00 % -
Dahiara 300 3,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dai (Hindu traditions) 9,100 9,400 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dai (Muslim traditions) 48,000 61,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dalu 2,300 20,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Daphtari 600 600 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Darzi (Muslim traditions) 16,000 1,431,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 1,222,000 46,968,000 West Bengal Sign Language Islam 0.66 % 24
 Dhanuk 1,700 4,377,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 189,000 12,080,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 21,000 2,185,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dholi (Muslim traditions) 51,000 57,000 Sylheti Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Diwan 100 100 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Doai 2,700 12,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dom (Hindu traditions) 24,000 2,165,000 Chittagonian Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dom (Muslim traditions) 1,000 189,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dulia 7,300 383,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dusadh (Hindu traditions) 13,000 5,755,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dusadh (Muslim traditions) 600 13,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dusadh Bahelia 5,100 795,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Faqir 5,100 117,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) 2,600 6,482,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Gain 6,500 6,500 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ganak 5,000 5,300 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Gandpal 1,200 1,200 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Garo 126,000 1,211,000 Garo Christianity 51.38 % -
 Ghasiya (Hindu traditions) 1,300 440,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ghazi 62,000 64,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ghulam 4,300 28,000 Chittagonian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gond 6,000 14,080,000 Gondi, Northern Hinduism 1.11 % 1
 Gonrhi 5,300 813,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gorait 600 11,000 Bengali Hinduism 5.66 % -
 Gosain 1,100 1,540,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gurung 800 605,000 Gurung Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Hadi 56,000 1,019,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.65 % 1
 Hajam 381,000 4,525,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 8
 Hajang 18,000 92,000 Hajong Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Halam 2,000 44,000 Chin, Falam Christianity 94.44 % -
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 77,000 1,534,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Halwai Maira 8,800 130,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 6,800 878,503,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Hazra (Hindu traditions) 200 4,400 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Hazra (Muslim traditions) 600 600 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ho 66,000 1,128,000 Sylheti Hinduism 3.69 % 1
Jamadar 300 300 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jamatia 5,300 88,000 War-Jaintia Hinduism 21.97 % -
Jaraj (Muslim traditions) 18,000 18,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 4,100 35,565,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 19,000 9,014,000 Punjabi, Western Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Jat Atra 4,000 36,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jhalo Malo 241,000 644,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
Jharudar 300 300 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 591,000 3,731,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.09 % 12
 Jogi (Muslim traditions) 4,900 115,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Jotdar 1,600 1,600 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kachari Dimasa 11,000 154,000 Dimasa Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kadar 2,500 118,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kaghazi 2,200 2,200 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 83,000 8,140,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Kahar (Muslim traditions) 3,900 221,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kaibartta 456,000 2,277,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 9
Kaibartta Jalia 274,000 722,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 1,200 3,881,000 Chittagonian Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kalu 76,000 331,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 3,100 3,839,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kalwar Sunri 700 590,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kamar 300 32,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kandu 16,000 2,468,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 800 213,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kaora 5,000 295,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kapali 203,000 498,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Karadar 2,400 2,400 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Karenga 1,400 42,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Karmali 3,000 122,000 Sylheti Hinduism 10.97 % -
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) 6,800 654,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kawar 3,200 980,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 1,813,000 9,524,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 36
 Kayastha Karan 181,000 705,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Khadala 2,300 116,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khairwar 500 415,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Khami 5,500 5,900 Chittagonian Other / Small 5.57 % -
 Khandait 1,700 1,720,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kharia 11,000 756,000 Sylheti Hinduism 6.22 % -
 Kharwar 9,100 569,000 Sylheti Hinduism 3.76 % 1
 Khasi 83,000 1,589,000 Khasi Christianity 84.33 % -
 Kisan 3,800 1,613,000 Sylheti Hinduism 4.03 % 1
 Koch (Hindu traditions) 116,000 168,000 Koch Hinduism 0.20 % 2
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) 6,300 8,331,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kol 1,600 1,743,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 800 2,259,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Konai 13,000 139,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kori 11,000 2,576,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.50 % 1
 Korku 2,300 1,030,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Korwa 2,400 446,000 Sylheti Hinduism 4.59 % 1
Kotal 200 26,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kui, Kuvi Khond 5,100 1,822,000 Kuvi Hinduism 8.93 % -
 Kuki Chin 7,100 173,000 Chin, Hakha Christianity 51.63 % -
Kuki Chin Asho 1,700 1,700 Chin, Asho Buddhism 6.67 % -
Kuki Chin Chinbon 1,300 45,000 Chin, Uppu Christianity 78.51 % -
Kuki Chin Lai 1,600 1,600 Chin, Hakha Christianity 61.64 % -
Kuki Chin Yindi 2,400 2,400 Chin, Khumi Christianity 50.68 % -
 Kuli 400 16,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 262,000 15,702,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) 500 17,963,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 71,000 18,972,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kusiari 3,800 5,500 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Laheri (Muslim traditions) 3,500 59,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Lohait Kuri 1,200 1,200 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 189,000 9,577,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) 23,000 2,699,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Lohara 18,000 279,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.95 % 1
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) 34,000 3,231,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Madari (Muslim traditions) 4,500 112,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Magar 1,600 2,116,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mahaldar 300 300 Odia Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mahanta 700 90,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mahara 8,500 13,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mahishya 688,000 10,480,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.90 % 14
 Mahli 31,000 431,000 Mahali Hinduism 4.58 % 1
 Majhwar 15,000 199,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 24,000 1,783,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mal (Muslim traditions) 4,000 20,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 132,000 9,909,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) 15,000 3,404,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mallah (Muslim traditions) 17,000 509,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions) 900 331,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mallah Dhawa (Muslim traditions) 11,000 29,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mallah Kewat (Hindu traditions) 1,000 301,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mallah Kewat (Muslim traditions) 200 4,100 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mallik (Hindu traditions) 200 600 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mallik (Muslim traditions) 39,000 610,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Malto 35,000 222,000 Mal Paharia Hinduism 1.88 % 1
Mandala (Hindu traditions) 7,600 9,500 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mandala (Muslim traditions) 104,000 107,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Marma 193,000 239,000 Rakhine Buddhism 3.19 % 4
Masalchi 2,600 2,600 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Matia 37,000 237,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Maulangi 500 500 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mech 900 60,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Meitei 20,000 1,453,000 Meitei Hinduism 0.33 % 1
Mir 28,000 76,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mirdhas (Muslim traditions) 600 1,200 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mirzakhani 7,400 20,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mishri 2,100 8,300 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mizo Bawm 7,700 8,900 Chin, Bawm Christianity 100.00 % -
Mizo Lushai 1,500 561,000 Mizo Christianity 90.37 % -
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 277,000 2,203,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Mochi (Muslim traditions) 7,300 3,567,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Moghal 41,000 3,040,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mru 32,000 58,000 Mru Buddhism 4.38 % 1
 Munda 139,000 3,781,000 Sadri, Oraon Hinduism 10.62 % -
Munshi 600 600 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Murasing 1,400 15,000 War-Jaintia Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Musahar (Hindu traditions) 10,000 3,221,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Musahar (Muslim traditions) 400 400 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nagarchi (Hindu traditions) 17,000 164,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Nagarchi (Muslim traditions) 13,000 13,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 37,000 11,833,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Nai Nabasakh 6,900 14,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Nalband 100 5,600 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Naliya (Muslim traditions) 900 4,100 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) 3,241,000 7,877,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.51 % 65
 Namassej (Muslim traditions) 1,500 4,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Namassej Chandel 2,888,000 4,313,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.53 % 58
 Nat (Hindu traditions) 14,000 507,000 Bengali Hinduism 1.00 % 1
 Nat (Muslim traditions) 2,500 167,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Newah 1,300 1,408,000 Nepali Hinduism 3.03 % 1
Nikari (Hindu traditions) 100 100 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Nikari (Muslim traditions) 54,000 115,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Oraon, Kurux 112,000 4,570,000 Sylheti Hinduism 11.69 % -
Paliya 69,000 189,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pan 3,700 1,345,000 Odia Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pankhu, Panko 3,900 3,900 Pangkhua Buddhism 4.49 % 1
Parhaiya 3,000 34,000 Sylheti Hinduism 8.97 % -
 Parsee 700 157,000 Parsi Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pashtun, Pathan 166,000 11,533,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) 4,800 7,720,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pasi (Muslim traditions) 700 17,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Patial 8,600 48,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Patni (Hindu traditions) 115,000 339,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Patni (Muslim traditions) 5,900 6,100 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Patwa (Muslim traditions) 8,000 16,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian 800 41,265,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Peshakar 700 2,200 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pinjara 29,000 3,491,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pnar 5,300 7,700 Pnar Christianity 67.29 % -
 Pod 9,500 2,956,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pundari 9,600 263,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Qassab 15,000 2,167,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Qazi 14,000 743,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rai 1,000 708,000 Bengali Other / Small 4.44 % 1
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 1,526,000 6,517,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.50 % 31
 Rajbansi (Muslim traditions) 4,700 8,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Rajbansi Khen (Hindu traditions) 31,000 129,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Rajbansi Pali 301,000 963,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.33 % 6
 Rajbhar 1,900 84,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 30,000 45,151,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.03 % 1
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 16,000 20,001,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 1,300 1,020,000 Punjabi, Western Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajwar 9,500 611,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rangrez (Muslim traditions) 2,100 379,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Rasua 900 1,900 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Raute 1,300 2,200 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rautia 600 115,000 Sadri, Oraon Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Rayeen (Hindu traditions) 5,300 6,700 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rayeen (Muslim traditions) 58,000 1,054,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rohingya 939,000 1,870,000 Rohingya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 19
Rohingya Zerbadi 74,000 74,000 Rohingya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sahariya 4,200 857,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Sankara 14,000 91,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Santal, Satar 627,000 8,212,000 Bengali Hinduism 9.49 % -
 Saora 1,200 973,000 Sora Hinduism 0.46 % 1
Sardar (Hindu traditions) 700 4,700 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Sardar (Muslim traditions) 52,000 65,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sarki 700 381,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Sauria Paharia 4,900 57,000 Sylheti Hinduism 9.55 % -
 Sayyid 1,174,000 16,885,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 23
 Shaikh 133,878,000 232,851,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2,678
 Shaikh Siddiqi 3,500 7,443,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Shanan 22,000 22,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Sikligar (Muslim traditions) 1,900 53,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sindhi (Muslim traditions) 3,700 288,000 Sindhi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Siyalgir (Muslim traditions) 300 300 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 11,000 7,761,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 629,000 1,501,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 13
Sunri Sadhubanik 298,000 566,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 208,000 623,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Sutradhar (Muslim traditions) 6,900 42,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tamang 800 1,674,000 Tamang, Eastern Buddhism 1.97 % 1
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 229,000 2,137,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) 95,000 243,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Tangchanghya 36,000 36,000 Tangchangya Buddhism 23.66 % -
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 94,000 4,965,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Tanti (Muslim traditions) 500 4,300 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tarafdar 3,700 3,700 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tarkhan (Sikh traditions) 1,500 1,039,000 Punjabi, Western Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 144,000 19,027,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.01 % 3
 Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions) 1,200 567,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tili 83,000 1,137,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Tipera, Kok Borok 122,000 746,000 Kok Borok Hinduism 8.00 % -
Tirendaj 300 500 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tiyar 60,000 547,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turaiha 2,100 360,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turi (Hindu traditions) 18,000 364,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Uchai 10,000 13,000 Kok Borok Hinduism 2.26 % 1
 Valmiki, Balmiki (Hindu traditions) 9,800 6,951,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.79 % 1
Valmiki, Balmiki Lal Begi (Hindu traditions) 2,000 11,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 217,000 59,231,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Yadav Sadgope 135,000 2,705,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
  Totals:  333 162,309,000         301 0.34 % 0.00 % 3,413 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 737,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 163,046,000                
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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Barisal 9,390,000 130 124 95.4 % 9,387,000 100.0 % 6
Chittagong 32,082,000 216 193 89.4 % 31,433,000 98.0 % 11
Dhaka 52,826,000 237 228 96.2 % 52,688,000 99.7 % 17
Khulna 17,791,000 233 225 96.6 % 17,763,000 99.8 % 10
Rajshahi 20,383,000 215 206 95.8 % 20,239,000 99.3 % 8
Rangpur 17,509,000 205 194 94.6 % 17,046,000 97.4 % 8
Sylhet 11,106,000 159 138 86.8 % 10,634,000 95.8 % 4
Country:   162,309,000 333 301 90.4 % 160,412,000 98.8 % 64

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 284,199,000 175.1 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.4 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 758,319,000 467.2 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 204,211,000 125.8 % 93.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 113,627,000 70.0 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.7 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
162,309,000
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Bengali ben 247 243 Complete Bible
Bishnupuriya bpy 1 1 Bible Portions
Burmese mya 1 1 Complete Bible
Chak ckh 1 1 Unspecified
Chakma ccp 1 0 New Testament
Chin, Asho csh 2 0 Complete Bible
Chin, Bawm bgr 1 0 Complete Bible
Chin, Falam cfm 1 0 Complete Bible
Chin, Hakha cnh 2 0 Complete Bible
Chin, Khumi cnk 1 0 Complete Bible
Chin, Uppu cnb 1 0 Translation Started
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 1 Complete Bible
Chittagonian ctg 5 4 New Testament
Dimasa dis 1 1 New Testament
Garo grt 1 0 Complete Bible
Gondi, Northern gno 1 1 New Testament
Gurung gvr 1 1 New Testament
Hajong haj 1 1 Bible Portions
Karbi mjw 1 1 Complete Bible
Khasi kha 1 0 Complete Bible
Koch kdq 1 1 Bible Portions
Kok Borok trp 2 1 Complete Bible
Kuvi kxv 1 0 New Testament
Mahali mjx 1 1 Unspecified
Mal Paharia mkb 1 1 Complete Bible
Meitei mni 1 1 Complete Bible
Mizo lus 1 0 Complete Bible
Mru mro 1 1 New Testament
Nepali npi 2 2 Complete Bible
Odia ory 2 2 Complete Bible
Pangkhua pkh 1 1 Translation Needed
Parsi prp 1 1 Translation Started
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Pnar pbv 1 0 Bible Portions
Punjabi, Western pnb 4 4 New Testament
Rakhine rki 1 1 Bible Portions
Riang ria 1 0 Complete Bible
Rohingya rhg 2 2 Bible Portions
Sadri, Oraon sdr 2 1 New Testament
Sindhi snd 1 1 Complete Bible
Sora srb 1 1 Complete Bible
Sylheti syl 25 17 New Testament
Tamang, Eastern taj 1 1 New Testament
Tangchangya tnv 1 0 Translation Needed
Urdu urd 2 2 Complete Bible
War-Jaintia aml 2 1 Complete Bible
West Bengal Sign Language wbs 1 1 Unspecified
Totals: 47 333 301   20 15 36 45 6
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State Population Hindu Muslim Christian Buddhist Sikh Other % Christian
Adherent
Barisal 9,390,000 1,557,000 7,799,000 8,250 25,600 490 440 0.00 %
Chittagong 32,082,000 2,855,000 28,166,000 189,000 860,000 6,280 23,400 0.00 %
Dhaka 52,826,000 6,006,000 46,771,000 101,000 35,900 10,400 21,200 0.00 %
Khulna 17,791,000 2,736,000 15,148,000 16,900 1,280 2,680 9,960 0.00 %
Rajshahi 20,383,000 2,038,000 18,237,000 35,200 1,830 1,940 67,600 0.00 %
Rangpur 17,509,000 2,731,000 14,537,000 71,200 2,580 610 166,000 0.00 %
Sylhet 11,106,000 1,322,000 9,553,000 120,000 10,700 550 97,400 0.00 %
Country:   162,309,000 19,245,000 140,211,000 542,000 938,000 23,000 386,000 0.33 %
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Bangladesh Statistics
People Groups 333
Unreached People Groups 301  (90.4%)
Population 162,309,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 160,412,000  (98.8%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent * 0.3%
Percent Evangelical Unknown
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.6%
Pioneer Workers Needed ** 3,413
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 37%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, South
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code BG
Official Language(s) BengaliEnglish
Literacy Rate 58%
Estimated Illiterate Population 68,170,000
Persecution Ranking 38 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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