Country: Bangladesh South Asia Peoples website

Number of People Groups

326

People Groups Unreached

293 (89.9%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

161,869,000

Population in Unreached

159,810,000 (98.7%)

Literacy Rate

52 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian *

0.4%

% Evangelical

Unknown
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Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Abdul 26,000 60,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Aguri 1,000 460,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ahmadi 2,100 160,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Akhandji 500 500 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Anglo 18,000 192,000 Bengali Christianity 73.84 % 15.00 %
 Ansari 1,241,000 16,205,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Arleng 900 515,000 Karbi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Arora (Sikh traditions) 1,100 470,000 Punjabi, Western Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Asho Khyang 1,900 174,000 Chin, Asho Christianity 70.59 % 60.00 %
Asur 1,200 22,000 Sylheti Hinduism 9.26 %
Badaik 1,000 102,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Badhai (Muslim traditions) 1,700 669,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bagdi (Hindu traditions) 79,000 3,578,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.24 %
 Baha'i 11,000 23,000 Bengali Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bahelia (Hindu traditions) 2,300 174,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Baidya (Hindu traditions) 129,000 392,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.07 %
Baidya (Muslim traditions) 500 500 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Baiga 3,100 607,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.09 %
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 211,000 3,792,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Baiti 6,300 57,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bajikar (Muslim traditions) 100 1,800 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Balija (Muslim traditions) Unknown 1,000 Telugu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bania Agarwal 2,300 4,860,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bania Bais 1,400 127,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bania Gandha Banik 7,000 291,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bania Khatri 4,300 205,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bania Rauniar 700 127,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bania Subarna Banik 4,600 168,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bania unspecified 49,000 29,755,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Banjara (Muslim traditions) 3,400 254,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Barua 11,000 12,000 Chittagonian Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bauri 10,000 2,198,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 15,000 586,000 Bengali Hinduism 2.52 %
Bedia (Muslim traditions) 24,000 30,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Beg 700 4,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Behara 56,000 59,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 8,800 1,957,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Besya (Hindu traditions) 1,300 4,600 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Besya (Muslim traditions) 7,700 9,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bhangi (Hindu traditions) 9,900 5,027,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.79 %
 Bhar 5,000 1,777,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bhaskar 200 1,200 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) 1,800 1,382,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 8,400 6,533,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bhotia Tibetan Unknown 3,700 Sikkimese Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bhuinhar 900 949,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bhuinmali 109,000 291,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.33 %
 Bhuiya 13,000 2,033,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bhuiya Ghatwar 1,100 285,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bhumij 29,000 1,197,000 Sylheti Hinduism 3.12 %
Bhunjia 1,100 42,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.99 %
 Bihari (Muslim traditions) 920,000 920,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bind 9,400 1,063,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Binjhia 5,600 201,000 Sylheti Hinduism 7.55 %
Birhor 700 18,000 Sylheti Hinduism 9.24 %
 Birjia 300 16,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bishnupriya Manipuri 12,000 102,000 Bishnupriya Hinduism 0.46 %
Biswas (Hindu traditions) 2,800 2,800 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Biswas (Muslim traditions) 27,000 31,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bodo 29,000 1,949,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin Acharaj 2,800 58,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Brahmin Acharya 900 72,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin Bhumihar 600 2,771,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Brahmin Gaur 24,000 3,024,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin Joshi 2,100 359,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin Kanaujia 6,600 4,258,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin Maithili 7,200 26,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin Radhi 52,000 1,600,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi 2,600 465,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin Saraswat 5,700 576,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin unspecified 590,000 64,043,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Brahmin Utkal 4,100 175,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Brahmin Vaidik 6,800 186,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Brahmin Varendra 28,000 273,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bru 2,000 233,000 Riang Hinduism 18.43 %
Buna (Hindu traditions) 99,000 491,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Buna (Muslim traditions) 200 200 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Burmese 313,000 32,283,000 Burmese Buddhism 1.62 %
 Chain 25,000 566,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chak 3,000 8,000 Chak Buddhism 0.73 %
 Chakma 434,000 664,000 Chakma Buddhism 15.13 %
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 87,000 52,138,000 Bengali Hinduism 1.60 %
Chasadhobi 9,500 101,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Chaudhari, caste 200 11,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chero 4,500 198,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.73 %
 Chik Baraik 4,700 123,000 Sylheti Hinduism 3.52 %
Chin Chinbon 1,400 31,000 Chin, Uppu Christianity 78.51 %
Chin Lai 1,600 1,600 Chin, Hakha Christianity 61.64 %
 Chin Thado-Kuki 8,900 216,000 Chin, Khumi Christianity 48.05 %
Chin Yindi 1,500 1,500 Chin, Khumi Christianity 60.58 %
 Christian unspecified 126,000 1,110,000 Bengali Christianity 100.00 %
Dai (Hindu traditions) 9,200 9,500 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Dai (Muslim traditions) 49,000 61,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Dalu 2,300 16,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Daphtari 600 600 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Darzi (Muslim traditions) 16,000 1,416,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Indian Sign Language Islam 0.66 % 0.01 %
 Dhanuk 1,700 4,374,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 191,000 12,578,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 21,000 2,147,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Dholi (Muslim traditions) 52,000 58,000 Sylheti Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Diwan 100 100 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Doai 2,700 18,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Dom (Hindu traditions) 24,000 2,303,000 Chittagonian Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Dom (Muslim traditions) 1,000 191,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Dosadh (Hindu traditions) 13,000 5,351,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Dosadh (Muslim traditions) 600 13,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Dulia 7,400 357,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Eurasian, Anglo-Indian 98,000 1,807,000 English Christianity 55.00 %
 Faqir 5,200 125,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) 2,600 6,555,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Gain 6,600 6,600 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Ganak 5,000 5,300 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Gandpal 1,200 1,200 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Garo 127,000 1,257,000 Garo Christianity 51.38 % 15.00 %
 Ghasi (Hindu traditions) 1,300 460,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Ghazi 62,000 63,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Ghulam 4,400 23,000 Chittagonian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Gond 6,000 15,120,000 Gondi, Northern Hinduism 1.11 %
 Gonrhi 5,300 851,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Gorait 600 13,000 Bengali Hinduism 5.66 %
 Gosain 1,100 1,548,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Gurung 800 622,000 Gurung Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Hadi 56,000 1,221,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.65 %
 Hajam 385,000 4,463,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Hajang 18,000 140,000 Hajong Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Halam 2,000 63,000 Chin, Falam Christianity 94.44 %
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 77,000 1,523,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Halwai Maira 8,900 113,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Han Chinese, Cantonese 3,900 77,696,000 Chinese, Yue Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.80 %
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 6,900 858,190,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Hazra (Hindu traditions) 200 4,300 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Hazra (Muslim traditions) 600 600 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ho 67,000 740,000 Sylheti Hinduism 3.69 %
Jamadar 300 300 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Jamatia 5,300 103,000 War-Jaintia Hinduism 21.97 %
Jaraj (Muslim traditions) 19,000 19,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 4,100 32,880,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 19,000 9,275,000 Punjabi, Western Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Jhalo Malo 243,000 687,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Jharudar 300 300 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 596,000 3,692,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.09 %
 Jogi (Muslim traditions) 5,000 118,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Jotdar 1,600 1,600 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kachari 11,000 179,000 Dimasa Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kadar 2,500 116,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kaghazi 2,200 2,200 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 84,000 8,219,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kahar (Muslim traditions) 4,000 217,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kaibartta 461,000 2,410,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kaibartta Jalia 277,000 751,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 1,200 3,908,000 Chittagonian Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kalu 76,000 295,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 3,100 3,867,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kandu 16,000 2,493,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 800 214,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kaora 5,100 383,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kapali 205,000 495,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Karadar 2,400 2,400 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Karenga 1,400 46,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Karmali 3,000 154,000 Sylheti Hinduism 10.97 %
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) 6,900 719,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kawar 3,200 1,117,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 1,831,000 9,498,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kayastha Karan 183,000 512,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Khadala 2,300 138,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Khairwar 500 415,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Khami 5,600 6,000 Chittagonian Unknown 5.57 %
Khandait 1,700 1,723,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kharia 11,000 782,000 Sylheti Hinduism 6.22 %
 Kharwar 9,200 499,000 Sylheti Hinduism 3.76 %
 Khasi 84,000 1,608,000 Khasi Christianity 84.33 %
 Kisan 3,900 1,598,000 Sylheti Hinduism 4.03 %
 Koch (Hindu traditions) 117,000 186,000 Koch Hinduism 0.20 %
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) 6,400 8,465,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kol 1,600 2,277,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 800 13,330,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Konai 13,000 148,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Konwar Unknown 8,200 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kori 11,000 257,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.50 %
 Korku 2,300 981,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Korwa 2,400 456,000 Sylheti Hinduism 4.59 %
Kotal 200 34,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kui, Kuvi Khond 5,100 1,682,000 Kuvi Hinduism 8.93 %
 Kuli 400 17,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 264,000 15,694,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) 500 17,794,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 71,000 19,245,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kusiari 3,900 5,700 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Laheri (Muslim traditions) 3,500 59,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Lohait Kuri 1,200 1,200 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 191,000 9,628,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) 23,000 2,639,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Lohara 18,000 317,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.95 %
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) 35,000 3,286,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Madari 4,600 109,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Magar 1,600 2,160,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mahaldar 300 300 Odia Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mahanta 700 84,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mahara 8,600 16,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mahili, Mahle 31,000 508,000 Mahali Hinduism 4.58 %
 Mahishya 695,000 10,409,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.90 %
 Majhwar 15,000 213,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 24,000 1,825,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mal (Muslim traditions) 4,000 20,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 133,000 9,907,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) 15,000 3,434,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mallah (Muslim traditions) 17,000 469,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mallik (Hindu traditions) 200 700 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mallik (Muslim traditions) 39,000 609,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Malto 36,000 219,000 Mal Paharia Hinduism 1.88 %
Mandala (Hindu traditions) 7,700 9,500 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mandala (Muslim traditions) 105,000 107,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Manipuri, Meitei 20,000 1,439,000 Meitei Hinduism 0.33 %
 Marma 46,000 46,000 Marma Buddhism 8.53 %
Masalchi 2,600 2,600 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Matia 38,000 224,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Maulangi 500 500 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mech 900 68,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mir 28,000 68,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mirdhas (Muslim traditions) 600 1,100 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mirzakhani 7,400 18,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mishri 2,100 8,400 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mizo Bawm 7,700 9,000 Chin, Bawm Christianity 100.00 % 50.00 %
Mizo Lushai 1,500 606,000 Mizo Christianity 90.37 % 50.00 %
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 279,000 2,487,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mochi (Muslim traditions) 7,400 3,703,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Moghal 41,000 2,933,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mru 32,000 59,000 Mru Buddhism 4.38 %
 Munda 140,000 4,009,000 Sadri, Oraon Hinduism 10.62 %
Munshi 600 600 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Musahar (Hindu traditions) 10,000 3,001,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Musahar (Muslim traditions) 400 400 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Nagarchi (Hindu traditions) 18,000 161,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Nagarchi (Muslim traditions) 13,000 13,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Nagarchi Nagesia (Hindu traditions) 1,600 28,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Nagarchi Nagesia (Muslim traditions) 1,000 1,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 38,000 11,920,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Nai Nabasakh 6,900 8,700 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Nalband 100 5,500 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Naliya (Muslim traditions) 900 4,100 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Namassej 3,272,000 8,352,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.51 %
Namassej Chandel 2,917,000 4,463,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.53 %
 Namasudra 1,500 3,700 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Nat (Hindu traditions) 14,000 476,000 Bengali Hinduism 1.00 %
 Nat (Muslim traditions) 2,500 166,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Newah 1,300 1,455,000 Nepali Hinduism 3.03 %
Nikari (Hindu traditions) 100 100 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Nikari (Muslim traditions) 54,000 108,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Noatia 1,400 10,000 War-Jaintia Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Oraon, Kurux 113,000 4,866,000 Sylheti Hinduism 11.69 %
Paliya 69,000 290,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Pan 3,800 1,578,000 Odia Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Pankhu, Panko 4,000 4,000 Pangkhua Buddhism 4.49 %
Parhaiya 3,100 70,000 Sylheti Hinduism 8.97 %
 Parsee 800 162,000 Parsi Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Pashtun Northern 168,000 44,272,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) 4,800 7,608,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Pasi (Muslim traditions) 700 16,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Patial 8,700 83,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Patni (Hindu traditions) 116,000 393,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Patni (Muslim traditions) 6,000 6,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Patwa (Muslim traditions) 8,000 15,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Persian 900 40,630,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Peshakar 700 2,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Pinjara 30,000 3,593,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Pnar 5,400 31,000 Pnar Christianity 67.29 %
 Pod 9,600 3,099,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Pundari 9,700 262,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Qassab 15,000 2,144,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Qazi 14,000 745,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rai 1,000 728,000 Bengali Other / Small 4.44 %
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 1,542,000 6,861,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.50 %
 Rajbansi (Muslim traditions) 4,800 7,500 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rajbhar 2,000 86,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 30,000 45,766,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.03 %
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 16,000 19,758,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 1,300 988,000 Punjabi, Western Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rajwar 9,500 596,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rakhine, Arakanese 195,000 2,978,000 Magahi Buddhism 3.20 %
 Rangrez (Muslim traditions) 2,100 379,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Rasua 900 1,900 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Raute 1,300 2,200 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rautia 600 123,000 Sadri, Oraon Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Rayeen (Hindu traditions) 5,300 6,700 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rayeen (Muslim traditions) 59,000 1,049,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rohingya 378,000 1,724,000 Rohingya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Rohingya Zerbadi 37,000 37,000 Rohingya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Saharia 4,200 769,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Sankara 14,000 89,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Santal, Satar 633,000 8,982,000 Bengali Hinduism 9.49 %
 Saora 1,200 1,037,000 Sora Hinduism 0.46 %
Sardar (Hindu traditions) 700 4,500 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Sardar (Muslim traditions) 52,000 64,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sarki 700 405,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Sauria Paharia 4,900 61,000 Sylheti Hinduism 9.55 %
 Sayyid 1,185,000 15,359,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Shaikh 135,192,000 232,791,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Shanan 23,000 23,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Sikligar (Muslim traditions) 1,900 50,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sindhi (Muslim traditions) 3,700 307,000 Sindhi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Siyalgir (Muslim traditions) 300 300 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 12,000 7,759,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 636,000 1,633,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Sunri Sadhubanik 301,000 559,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 210,000 630,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Sutradhar (Muslim traditions) 7,000 42,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tamang, Eastern 800 1,768,000 Tamang, Eastern Buddhism 1.97 %
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 231,000 2,181,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) 96,000 239,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tangchanghya 37,000 37,000 Tangchangya Buddhism 23.66 %
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 95,000 4,815,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tanti (Muslim traditions) 500 3,600 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tarafdar 3,700 3,700 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tarkhan (Sikh traditions) 1,500 1,062,000 Punjabi, Western Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 145,000 18,997,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.01 %
Teli Gangauta 1,200 529,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tili 84,000 1,071,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tipura, Kok Borok 124,000 876,000 Kok Borok Hinduism 8.00 %
Tirendaj 300 400 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tiyar 60,000 559,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turaiha 2,200 353,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turi (Hindu traditions) 18,000 407,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Uchai 10,000 13,000 Kok Borok Hinduism 2.26 %
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 219,000 60,276,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Yadav Sadgope 136,000 2,753,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  326 161,869,000       293   0.38 % 0.00 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 2,959,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 164,828,000              
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Bengali ben 237 233 Complete
Bishnupriya bpy 1 1 Portions
Burmese mya 1 1 Complete
Chak ckh 1 1
Chakma ccp 1 0 NT
Chin, Asho csh 1 0 Complete
Chin, Bawm bgr 1 0 Complete
Chin, Falam cfm 1 0 Complete
Chin, Hakha cnh 1 0 Complete
Chin, Khumi cnk 2 0 Complete
Chin, Uppu cnb 1 0
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 1 Complete
Chinese, Yue yue 1 1 Complete
Chittagonian ctg 5 4
Dimasa dis 1 1 NT
English eng 1 0 Complete
Garo grt 1 0 Complete
Gondi, Northern gno 1 1 NT
Gurung gvr 1 1 NT
Hajong haj 1 1 Portions
Indian Sign Language ins 1 1
Karbi mjw 1 1 Complete
Khasi kha 1 0 Complete
Koch kdq 1 1
Kok Borok trp 2 1 Complete
Kuvi kxv 1 0 NT
Magahi mag 1 1 NT
Mahali mjx 1 1
Mal Paharia mkb 1 1 Portions
Marma rmz 1 0
Meitei mni 1 1 Complete
Mizo lus 1 0 Complete
Mru mro 1 1 NT
Nepali npi 2 2 Complete
Odia ory 2 2 Complete
Pangkhua pkh 1 1
Parsi prp 1 1
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete
Pnar pbv 1 0
Punjabi, Western pnb 4 4 NT
Riang ria 1 0 NT
Rohingya rhg 2 2
Sadri, Oraon sdr 2 1 NT
Sikkimese sip 1 1
Sindhi snd 1 1 Complete
Sora srb 1 1 Complete
Sylheti syl 25 17 Portions
Tamang, Eastern taj 1 1 NT
Tangchangya tnv 1 0
Telugu tel 1 1 Complete
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete
War-Jaintia aml 2 1
Totals: 52 326 293   15 19 35 49 8

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.6 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.0 %)
0.4 %
Ethnic Religions
0.0 %
Hinduism
11.8 %
Islam
86.9 %
Non-Religious
0.0 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.2 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

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There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Bangladesh. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Bangladesh
  • Christian ministry in Bangladesh
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Bangladesh Statistics
People Groups 326
Unreached People Groups 293  (89.9%)
Population 161,869,000
Population in Unreached 159,810,000  (98.7%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 3,423 to 3,765
Urbanization 34%
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code BG
Official National Language Bengali
Secondary National Language English
Literacy Rate 52%
Estimated Illiterate Population 77,697,000
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 0.4%
Percent Evangelical 0.0%
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 26 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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