Country: Bangladesh South Asia Peoples website

Number of People Groups

326

People Groups Unreached

293 (89.9%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

161,842,000

Population in Unreached

159,781,000 (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 62,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Aguri 1,000 487,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ahmadi 2,100 167,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Akhandji 500 500 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Anglo 18,000 202,000 Bengali Christianity 73.84 % 15.00 %
 Ansari 1,242,000 16,985,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Arleng 900 546,000 Karbi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Arora (Sikh traditions) 1,100 497,000 Punjabi, Western Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Asho Khyang 1,900 174,000 Chin, Asho Christianity 70.59 % 60.00 %
Asur 1,200 24,000 Sylheti Hinduism 9.26 %
Badaik 1,000 108,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Badhai (Muslim traditions) 1,700 706,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bagdi (Hindu traditions) 79,000 3,784,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.24 %
 Baha'i 11,000 24,000 Bengali Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bahelia (Hindu traditions) 2,300 184,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Baidya (Hindu traditions) 129,000 409,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.07 %
Baidya (Muslim traditions) 500 500 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Baiga 3,100 641,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.09 %
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 211,000 4,068,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Baiti 6,300 60,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bajikar (Muslim traditions) 100 1,900 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Balija (Muslim traditions) Unknown 1,100 Telugu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bania 50,000 15,432,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bania Agarwal 2,300 5,153,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bania Bais 1,400 134,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bania Gandha Banik 7,000 307,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bania Khatri 4,300 216,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bania Rauniar 700 135,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bania Subarna Banik 4,600 178,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Banjara (Muslim traditions) 3,400 265,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Barua 11,000 13,000 Chittagonian Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bauri 10,000 2,328,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 15,000 598,000 Bengali Hinduism 2.52 %
Bedia (Muslim traditions) 24,000 31,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Beg 700 4,100 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Behara 56,000 60,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 8,800 2,068,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Besya (Hindu traditions) 1,300 4,800 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Besya (Muslim traditions) 7,700 9,100 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bhangi (Hindu traditions) 9,900 5,324,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.79 %
 Bhar 5,000 1,882,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bhaskar 200 1,200 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) 1,800 1,463,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 8,400 6,896,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bhotia Tibetan Unknown 3,900 Sikkimese Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bhuinhar 900 1,006,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bhuinmali 109,000 301,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.33 %
 Bhuiya 13,000 2,151,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Bhuiya Ghatwar 1,100 302,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bhumij 29,000 1,302,000 Sylheti Hinduism 3.12 %
Bhunjia 1,100 45,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.99 %
 Bihari (Muslim traditions) 922,000 922,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bind 9,400 1,122,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Binjhia 5,600 212,000 Sylheti Hinduism 7.55 %
Birhor 700 19,000 Sylheti Hinduism 9.24 %
 Birjia 300 17,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bishnupriya Manipuri 12,000 107,000 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 30,000 2,063,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin Acharaj 2,800 61,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Brahmin Acharya 900 76,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin Bhumihar 600 2,929,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Brahmin Gaur 24,000 3,198,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin Joshi 2,100 380,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin Kanaujia 6,600 4,496,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin Maithili 7,200 27,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin Radhi 52,000 1,690,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi 2,600 494,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin Saraswat 5,700 609,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Brahmin unspecified 447,000 33,795,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Brahmin Utkal 4,100 186,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Brahmin Vaidik 6,800 197,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Brahmin Varendra 28,000 287,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bru 2,000 250,000 Riang Hinduism 18.43 %
Buna (Hindu traditions) 99,000 515,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Buna (Muslim traditions) 200 200 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Burmese 313,000 32,284,000 Burmese Buddhism 1.62 %
 Chain 25,000 598,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chak 3,100 8,300 Chak Buddhism 0.73 %
 Chakma 434,000 676,000 Chakma Buddhism 15.13 %
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 87,000 55,191,000 Bengali Hinduism 1.60 %
Chasadhobi 9,500 106,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Chaudhari, caste 200 12,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chero 4,500 210,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.73 %
 Chik Baraik 4,700 132,000 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 8,900 225,000 Chin, Khumi Christianity 48.05 %
Chin Yindi 1,500 1,500 Chin, Khumi Christianity 60.58 %
 Christian unspecified 126,000 1,120,000 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 17,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Daphtari 600 600 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Darzi (Muslim traditions) 16,000 1,488,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Indian Sign Language Islam 0.66 % 0.01 %
 Dhanuk 1,700 4,621,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 191,000 13,326,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 21,000 2,240,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Dholi (Muslim traditions) 52,000 59,000 Sylheti Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Diwan 100 100 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Doai 2,700 19,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Dom (Hindu traditions) 24,000 2,436,000 Chittagonian Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Dom (Muslim traditions) 1,000 201,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Dosadh (Hindu traditions) 13,000 5,656,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Dosadh (Muslim traditions) 600 14,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Dulia 7,400 377,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Eurasian, Anglo-Indian 98,000 1,807,000 English Christianity 55.00 %
 Faqir 5,200 130,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) 2,600 6,944,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Gain 6,600 6,600 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Ganak 5,000 5,400 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Gandpal 1,200 1,200 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Garo 128,000 1,323,000 Garo Christianity 51.38 % 15.00 %
 Ghasi (Hindu traditions) 1,300 488,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Ghazi 62,000 64,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Ghulam 4,400 24,000 Chittagonian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Gond 6,000 10,247,000 Gondi, Northern Hinduism 1.11 %
 Gonrhi 5,300 901,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Gorait 600 12,000 Bengali Hinduism 5.66 %
 Gosain 1,100 1,640,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Gurung 800 629,000 Gurung Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Hadi 56,000 1,289,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.65 %
 Hajam 385,000 4,641,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Hajang 18,000 147,000 Hajong Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Halam 2,000 72,000 Chin, Falam Christianity 94.44 %
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 77,000 1,605,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Halwai Maira 8,900 119,000 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 6,900 858,191,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Hazra (Hindu traditions) 200 4,500 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Hazra (Muslim traditions) 600 600 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ho 67,000 780,000 Sylheti Hinduism 3.69 %
Jamadar 300 300 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Jamatia 5,300 112,000 War-Jaintia Hinduism 21.97 %
Jaraj (Muslim traditions) 19,000 19,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 4,100 29,604,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 19,000 8,436,000 Punjabi, Western Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Jhalo Malo 243,000 713,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Jharudar 300 300 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 597,000 3,874,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.09 %
 Jogi (Muslim traditions) 5,000 124,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Jotdar 1,600 1,600 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kachari 11,000 189,000 Dimasa Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kadar 2,500 123,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kaghazi 2,200 2,200 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 84,000 8,698,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kahar (Muslim traditions) 4,000 226,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kaibartta 461,000 2,525,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kaibartta Jalia 277,000 780,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 1,200 4,253,000 Chittagonian Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kalu 76,000 315,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 3,100 4,087,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kandu 16,000 2,634,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 800 227,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kaora 5,100 406,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kapali 205,000 514,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Karadar 2,400 2,400 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Karenga 1,400 49,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Karmali 3,000 161,000 Sylheti Hinduism 10.97 %
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) 6,900 766,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kawar 3,200 1,183,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 1,832,000 9,937,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kayastha Karan 183,000 535,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Khadala 2,300 146,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Khairwar 500 440,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Khami 5,600 6,000 Chittagonian Unknown 5.57 %
Khandait 1,700 1,825,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kharia 11,000 833,000 Sylheti Hinduism 6.22 %
 Kharwar 9,200 531,000 Sylheti Hinduism 3.76 %
 Khasi 84,000 1,697,000 Khasi Christianity 84.33 %
 Kisan 3,900 1,690,000 Sylheti Hinduism 4.03 %
 Koch (Hindu traditions) 117,000 190,000 Koch Hinduism 0.20 %
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) 6,400 8,938,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kol 1,600 2,410,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 800 14,116,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Konai 13,000 156,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Konwar Unknown 8,700 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kori 11,000 267,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.50 %
 Korku 2,300 1,040,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Korwa 2,400 481,000 Sylheti Hinduism 4.59 %
Kotal 200 36,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kui, Kuvi Khond 5,100 1,780,000 Kuvi Hinduism 8.93 %
 Kuli 400 18,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 265,000 16,617,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) 500 18,845,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 71,000 20,324,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kusiari 3,900 5,800 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Laheri (Muslim traditions) 3,500 63,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Lohait Kuri 1,200 1,200 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 191,000 10,188,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) 23,000 2,734,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Lohara 18,000 353,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.95 %
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) 35,000 3,474,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Madari 4,600 115,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Magar 1,600 2,183,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mahaldar 300 300 Odia Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mahanta 700 89,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mahara 8,600 17,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mahili, Mahle 31,000 523,000 Mahali Hinduism 4.58 %
 Mahishya 695,000 10,967,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.90 %
 Majhwar 15,000 224,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 24,000 1,933,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mal (Muslim traditions) 4,000 21,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 133,000 10,485,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) 15,000 3,625,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mallah (Muslim traditions) 17,000 485,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mallik (Hindu traditions) 200 700 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mallik (Muslim traditions) 39,000 647,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Malto 36,000 226,000 Mal Paharia Hinduism 1.88 %
Mandala (Hindu traditions) 7,700 9,700 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mandala (Muslim traditions) 105,000 108,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Manipuri, Meitei 20,000 1,526,000 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 38,000 235,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Maulangi 500 500 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mech 900 72,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mir 28,000 70,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mirdhas (Muslim traditions) 600 1,100 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mirzakhani 7,500 19,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mishri 2,100 8,800 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mizo Bawm 7,700 9,000 Chin, Bawm Christianity 100.00 % 50.00 %
Mizo Lushai 1,500 641,000 Mizo Christianity 90.37 % 50.00 %
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 280,000 2,604,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mochi (Muslim traditions) 7,400 3,810,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Moghal 41,000 3,083,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mru 32,000 59,000 Mru Buddhism 4.38 %
 Munda 140,000 4,252,000 Sadri, Oraon Hinduism 10.62 %
Munshi 600 600 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Musahar (Hindu traditions) 10,000 3,165,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Musahar (Muslim traditions) 400 400 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Nagarchi (Hindu traditions) 18,000 168,000 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 29,000 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 12,620,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Nai Nabasakh 6,900 8,800 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Nalband 100 5,800 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Naliya (Muslim traditions) 900 4,300 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Namassej 3,274,000 8,653,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.51 %
Namassej Chandel 2,919,000 4,557,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.53 %
 Namasudra 1,500 3,900 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Nat (Hindu traditions) 14,000 503,000 Bengali Hinduism 1.00 %
 Nat (Muslim traditions) 2,500 175,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Newah 1,300 1,466,000 Nepali Hinduism 3.03 %
Nikari (Hindu traditions) 100 100 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Nikari (Muslim traditions) 54,000 111,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Noatia 1,400 10,000 War-Jaintia Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Oraon, Kurux 113,000 5,115,000 Sylheti Hinduism 11.69 %
Paliya 69,000 303,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Pan 3,800 1,669,000 Odia Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Pankhu, Panko 4,000 4,000 Pangkhua Buddhism 4.49 %
Parhaiya 3,100 72,000 Sylheti Hinduism 8.97 %
 Parsee 800 166,000 Parsi Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Pashtun Northern 168,000 45,678,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) 4,800 8,057,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Pasi (Muslim traditions) 700 17,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Patial 8,700 88,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Patni (Hindu traditions) 116,000 410,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Patni (Muslim traditions) 6,000 6,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Patwa (Muslim traditions) 8,000 16,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Persian 900 40,627,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Peshakar 700 2,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Pinjara 30,000 3,805,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Pnar 5,400 32,000 Pnar Christianity 67.29 %
 Pod 9,600 3,275,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Pundari 9,700 276,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Qassab 15,000 2,238,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Qazi 14,000 789,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rai 1,000 737,000 Bengali Other / Small 4.44 %
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 1,544,000 7,171,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.50 %
 Rajbansi (Muslim traditions) 4,800 7,800 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rajbhar 2,000 90,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 30,000 25,745,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.03 %
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 16,000 17,005,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 1,300 1,031,000 Punjabi, Western Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rajwar 9,600 630,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rakhine, Arakanese 195,000 2,980,000 Magahi Buddhism 3.20 %
 Rangrez (Muslim traditions) 2,100 399,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Rasua 900 2,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Raute 1,300 2,200 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rautia 600 130,000 Sadri, Oraon Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Rayeen (Hindu traditions) 5,300 6,800 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rayeen (Muslim traditions) 59,000 1,108,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rohingya 378,000 1,724,000 Rohingya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Rohingya Zerbadi 38,000 38,000 Rohingya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Saharia 4,200 814,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Sankara 14,000 93,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Santal, Satar 635,000 9,534,000 Bengali Hinduism 9.49 %
 Saora 1,200 1,098,000 Sora Hinduism 0.46 %
Sardar (Hindu traditions) 700 5,300 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Sardar (Muslim traditions) 52,000 65,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sarki 700 409,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Sauria Paharia 4,900 63,000 Sylheti Hinduism 9.55 %
 Sayyid 1,186,000 16,035,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Shaikh 135,289,000 238,347,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Shanan 23,000 23,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Sikligar (Muslim traditions) 1,900 54,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sindhi (Muslim traditions) 3,700 319,000 Sindhi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Siyalgir (Muslim traditions) 300 300 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 12,000 8,229,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 636,000 1,693,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Sunri Sadhubanik 301,000 569,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 210,000 655,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Sutradhar (Muslim traditions) 7,000 44,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tamang, Eastern 800 1,788,000 Tamang, Eastern Buddhism 1.97 %
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 231,000 2,293,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) 96,000 248,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tangchanghya 37,000 37,000 Tangchangya Buddhism 23.66 %
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 95,000 5,093,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tanti (Muslim traditions) 500 4,600 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tarafdar 3,700 3,700 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tarkhan (Sikh traditions) 1,500 1,123,000 Punjabi, Western Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 145,000 20,105,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.01 %
Teli Gangauta 1,200 559,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tili 84,000 1,131,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tipura, Kok Borok 124,000 936,000 Kok Borok Hinduism 8.00 %
Tirendaj 300 400 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tiyar 60,000 589,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turaiha 2,200 374,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turi (Hindu traditions) 18,000 430,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Uchai 10,000 13,000 Kok Borok Hinduism 2.26 %
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 220,000 63,730,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Yadav Sadgope 136,000 2,845,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  326 161,842,000       293   0.38 % 0.00 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 2,986,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 164,828,000              
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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 237 233 Complete Bible
Bishnupriya bpy 1 1 Bible Portions
Burmese mya 1 1 Complete Bible
Chak ckh 1 1
Chakma ccp 1 0 New Testament
Chin, Asho csh 1 0 Complete Bible
Chin, Bawm bgr 1 0 Complete Bible
Chin, Falam cfm 1 0 Complete Bible
Chin, Hakha cnh 1 0 Complete Bible
Chin, Khumi cnk 2 0 Complete Bible
Chin, Uppu cnb 1 0
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 1 Complete Bible
Chinese, Yue yue 1 1 Complete Bible
Chittagonian ctg 5 4
Dimasa dis 1 1 New Testament
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
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
Indian Sign Language ins 1 1
Karbi mjw 1 1 Complete Bible
Khasi kha 1 0 Complete Bible
Koch kdq 1 1
Kok Borok trp 2 1 Complete Bible
Kuvi kxv 1 0 New Testament
Magahi mag 1 1 New Testament
Mahali mjx 1 1
Mal Paharia mkb 1 1 Bible Portions
Marma rmz 1 0
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
Parsi prp 1 1
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Pnar pbv 1 0
Punjabi, Western pnb 4 4 New Testament
Riang ria 1 0 New Testament
Rohingya rhg 2 2
Sadri, Oraon sdr 2 1 New Testament
Sikkimese sip 1 1
Sindhi snd 1 1 Complete Bible
Sora srb 1 1 Complete Bible
Sylheti syl 25 17 Bible Portions
Tamang, Eastern taj 1 1 New Testament
Tangchangya tnv 1 0
Telugu tel 1 1 Complete Bible
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete Bible
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
11.7 %
Islam
87.0 %
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 161,842,000
Population in Unreached 159,781,000  (98.7%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 3,422 to 3,763
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 77,684,000
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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