Bangladesh | Joshua Project

Country: Bangladesh South Asia PeoplesSouth Asia Peoples website

Number of People Groups

325

People Groups Unreached

293 (90.2%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

165,663,000

Population in Unreached

163,676,000 (98.8%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian **

0.3%

% Evangelical

Unknown

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.6%
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Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian **
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Abdul 28,000 64,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Aguri 1,000 514,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ahmadi 2,200 162,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Akhandji 500 500 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Anglo 17,000 157,000 Bengali Christianity 74.14 % -
 Ansari 1,256,000 16,502,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 25
 Arleng 900 500,000 Karbi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arora (Sikh traditions) 1,100 471,000 Punjabi, Western Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Asho Khyang 1,900 170,000 Chin, Asho Christianity 70.59 % -
Asur 1,200 33,000 Sylheti Hinduism 9.26 % -
Badaik 1,000 109,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Badhai (Muslim traditions) 1,800 676,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bagdi (Hindu traditions) 80,000 2,978,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.24 % 2
 Baha'i 11,000 25,000 Bengali Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bahelia (Hindu traditions) 2,300 182,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baidya (Hindu traditions) 130,000 412,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.07 % 3
Baidya (Muslim traditions) 500 500 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baiga 3,100 579,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.09 % 1
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 214,000 3,954,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Baiti 6,400 51,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bajikar (Muslim traditions) 200 2,400 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania 50,000 29,332,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Agarwal 2,400 4,839,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Bais 1,400 128,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Gandha Banik 7,100 293,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Khatri 4,400 207,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Rauniar 700 128,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Subarna Banik 4,700 172,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Banjara (Muslim traditions) 3,400 259,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Barua 11,000 12,000 Chittagonian Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bauri 10,000 2,048,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 15,000 578,000 Bengali Hinduism 2.52 % 1
Bedia (Muslim traditions) 24,000 31,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Beg 700 4,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Behara 57,000 61,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 8,900 1,901,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Besya (Hindu traditions) 1,300 4,600 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Besya (Muslim traditions) 7,800 9,500 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhar 5,200 1,993,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bhaskar 200 1,400 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) 1,900 1,391,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 8,500 6,567,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhuinhar 900 950,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhuinmali 110,000 278,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.33 % 2
 Bhuiya 13,000 2,019,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhuiya Ghatwar 1,100 306,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhumij 29,000 1,153,000 Sylheti Hinduism 3.12 % 1
Bhunjia 1,100 28,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.99 % 1
 Bihari (Muslim traditions) 932,000 932,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 19
 Bindla 9,500 1,071,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Binjhia 5,700 185,000 Sylheti Hinduism 7.55 % -
Birhor 700 22,000 Sylheti Hinduism 9.24 % -
 Birjia 300 13,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bishnupriya Manipuri 12,000 98,000 Bishnupuriya Hinduism 0.46 % 1
Biswas (Hindu traditions) 2,800 2,800 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Biswas (Muslim traditions) 27,000 32,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin 597,000 63,225,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 12
 Brahmin Acharaj 2,800 58,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Bhumihar 600 2,780,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Gaur 24,000 2,998,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Joshi 2,100 358,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Kanaujia 6,700 4,205,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Maithili 7,300 28,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Brahmin Radhi 52,000 1,596,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi 2,700 466,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Saraswat 5,800 576,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Brahmin Utkal 4,100 181,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Brahmin Vaidik 6,900 192,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Brahmin Varendra 28,000 280,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bru 2,000 207,000 Riang Hinduism 18.43 % -
Buna (Hindu traditions) 100,000 497,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Buna (Muslim traditions) 100 100 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Burmese 317,000 31,811,000 Burmese Buddhism 1.62 % 6
 Chain 25,000 532,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chak 3,100 5,300 Chak Buddhism 0.73 % 1
 Chakma 439,000 685,000 Chakma Buddhism 15.13 % -
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 88,000 49,290,000 Bengali Hinduism 1.60 % 2
Chasadhobi 9,700 99,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Chaudhari, caste 200 11,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chero 4,600 165,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.73 % 1
 Chik Baraik 4,800 123,000 Sylheti Hinduism 3.52 % 1
 Christian 128,000 1,255,000 Bengali Christianity 100.00 % -
Dai (Hindu traditions) 9,300 9,600 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dai (Muslim traditions) 50,000 63,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dalu 2,400 20,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Daphtari 600 600 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Darzi (Muslim traditions) 16,000 1,434,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 1,248,000 46,464,000 West Bengal Sign Language Islam 0.66 % 25
 Dhanuk 1,700 4,440,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 193,000 12,343,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 22,000 2,179,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dholi (Muslim traditions) 52,000 58,000 Sylheti Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Diwan 200 200 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Doai 2,800 12,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dom (Hindu traditions) 25,000 2,314,000 Chittagonian Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dom (Muslim traditions) 1,000 192,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dulia 7,400 389,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dusadh (Hindu traditions) 13,000 5,821,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dusadh (Muslim traditions) 700 13,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dusadh Bahelia 5,200 752,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Faqir 5,200 122,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) 2,700 6,576,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Gain 6,700 6,700 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ganak 5,100 5,500 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Gandpal 1,200 1,200 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Garo 129,000 1,231,000 Garo Christianity 51.38 % 15.00 % -
 Ghasiya (Hindu traditions) 1,300 434,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ghazi 63,000 65,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ghulam 4,400 23,000 Chittagonian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gond 6,100 14,300,000 Gondi, Northern Hinduism 1.11 % 1
 Gonrhi 5,400 827,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gorait 600 12,000 Bengali Hinduism 5.66 % -
 Gosain 1,100 1,553,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gurung 900 626,000 Gurung Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Hadi 57,000 1,057,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.65 % 1
 Hajam 390,000 4,531,000 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) 78,000 1,558,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Halwai Maira 9,000 132,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 7,000 867,109,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Hazra (Hindu traditions) 200 4,400 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Hazra (Muslim traditions) 700 700 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ho 68,000 1,146,000 Sylheti Hinduism 3.69 % 1
Jamadar 300 300 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jamatia 5,400 89,000 War-Jaintia Hinduism 21.97 % -
Jaraj (Muslim traditions) 19,000 19,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 4,200 33,296,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 19,000 9,373,000 Punjabi, Western Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Jat Atra 4,100 36,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jhalo Malo 246,000 669,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
Jharudar 300 300 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 604,000 3,789,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.09 % 12
 Jogi (Muslim traditions) 5,000 118,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Jotdar 1,600 1,600 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kachari Dimasa 12,000 158,000 Dimasa Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kadar 2,500 120,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kaghazi 2,300 2,300 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 85,000 8,257,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Kahar (Muslim traditions) 4,000 219,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kaibartta 467,000 2,363,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 9
Kaibartta Jalia 280,000 686,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 1,300 3,924,000 Chittagonian Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kalu 77,000 336,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 3,200 3,898,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kandu 16,000 2,505,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 800 204,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kaora 5,100 299,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kapali 208,000 508,000 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 3,000 124,000 Sylheti Hinduism 10.97 % -
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) 6,900 662,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kawar 3,200 994,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 1,853,000 9,676,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 37
Kayastha Karan 185,000 710,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Khadala 2,400 144,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khairwar 500 419,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Khami 5,700 6,200 Chittagonian Unknown 5.57 % -
 Khandait 1,700 1,743,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kharia 11,000 766,000 Sylheti Hinduism 6.22 % -
 Kharwar 9,300 578,000 Sylheti Hinduism 3.76 % 1
 Khasi 85,000 1,614,000 Khasi Christianity 84.33 % -
 Kisan 3,900 1,627,000 Sylheti Hinduism 4.03 % 1
 Koch (Hindu traditions) 118,000 171,000 Koch Hinduism 0.20 % 2
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) 6,500 8,493,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kol 1,600 1,769,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 800 2,303,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Konai 13,000 141,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kori 11,000 2,617,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.50 % 1
 Korku 2,400 1,045,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Korwa 2,500 452,000 Sylheti Hinduism 4.59 % 1
Kotal 200 26,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kui, Kuvi Khond 5,200 1,849,000 Kuvi Hinduism 8.93 % -
 Kuki Chin 9,000 183,000 Chin, Hakha Christianity 48.05 % -
Kuki Chin Chinbon 1,400 30,000 Chin, Uppu Christianity 78.51 % -
Kuki Chin Lai 1,700 1,700 Chin, Hakha Christianity 61.64 % -
Kuki Chin Yindi 2,500 2,500 Chin, Khumi Christianity 50.68 % -
 Kuli 400 16,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 268,000 15,871,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) 600 17,691,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 72,000 19,267,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kusiari 3,900 5,700 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Laheri (Muslim traditions) 3,600 60,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Lohait Kuri 1,200 1,200 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 193,000 9,708,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) 24,000 2,674,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Lohara 18,000 283,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.95 % 1
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) 35,000 3,281,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Madari (Muslim traditions) 4,700 111,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Magar 1,600 2,185,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mahaldar 300 300 Odia Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mahanta 700 91,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mahara 8,700 16,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mahishya 703,000 10,590,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.90 % 14
 Mahli 32,000 437,000 Mahali Hinduism 4.58 % 1
 Majhwar 16,000 204,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 24,000 1,808,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mal (Muslim traditions) 4,100 21,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 135,000 10,011,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) 15,000 3,443,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mallah (Muslim traditions) 17,000 478,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions) 900 326,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mallah Dhawa (Hindu traditions) 11,000 29,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mallah Kewat (Hindu traditions) 1,000 297,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mallik (Hindu traditions) 200 700 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mallik (Muslim traditions) 39,000 619,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Malto 36,000 226,000 Mal Paharia Hinduism 1.88 % 1
Mandala (Hindu traditions) 7,800 9,700 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mandala (Muslim traditions) 106,000 109,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Marma 197,000 2,914,000 Rakhine Buddhism 3.19 % 4
 Marma 46,000 46,000 Marma Buddhism 8.53 % -
Masalchi 2,700 2,700 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Matia 38,000 241,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Maulangi 500 500 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mech 1,000 61,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Meitei 20,000 1,480,000 Meitei Hinduism 0.33 % 1
Mir 28,000 77,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mirdhas (Muslim traditions) 700 1,300 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mirzakhani 7,600 20,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mishri 2,100 8,400 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mizo Bawm 7,800 9,000 Chin, Bawm Christianity 100.00 % 59.00 % -
Mizo Lushai 1,500 570,000 Mizo Christianity 90.37 % 50.00 % -
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 283,000 2,345,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Mochi (Muslim traditions) 7,500 3,737,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Moghal 42,000 3,024,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mru 33,000 57,000 Mru Buddhism 4.38 % 1
 Munda 142,000 3,835,000 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 3,309,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Musahar (Muslim traditions) 400 400 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nagarchi (Hindu traditions) 19,000 171,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Nagarchi (Muslim traditions) 13,000 13,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Nagarchi Nagesia (Muslim traditions) 1,000 1,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 38,000 11,979,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Nai Nabasakh 7,000 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 1,500 4,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Namassej 3,315,000 8,155,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.51 % 66
 Namassej Chandel 2,953,000 4,431,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.53 % 59
 Nat (Hindu traditions) 15,000 490,000 Bengali Hinduism 1.00 % 1
 Nat (Muslim traditions) 2,500 168,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Newah 1,300 1,456,000 Nepali Hinduism 3.03 % 1
Nikari (Hindu traditions) 100 100 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Nikari (Muslim traditions) 55,000 117,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Oraon, Kurux 114,000 4,637,000 Sylheti Hinduism 11.69 % -
Paliya 70,000 192,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pan 3,800 1,597,000 Odia Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pankhu, Panko 4,000 4,000 Pangkhua Buddhism 4.49 % 1
Parhaiya 3,100 38,000 Sylheti Hinduism 8.97 % -
 Parsee 800 162,000 Parsi Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pashtun, Pathan 170,000 11,705,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) 4,900 7,738,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pasi (Muslim traditions) 700 17,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Patial 8,800 83,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Patni (Hindu traditions) 118,000 383,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Patni (Muslim traditions) 6,100 6,300 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Patwa (Muslim traditions) 8,200 16,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian 900 40,858,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Peshakar 700 2,200 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pinjara 30,000 3,621,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pnar 5,500 8,000 Pnar Christianity 67.29 % -
 Pod 9,700 2,994,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pundari 9,800 267,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Qassab 15,000 2,162,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Qazi 14,000 754,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rai 1,000 731,000 Bengali Other / Small 4.44 % 1
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 1,560,000 6,622,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.50 % 31
 Rajbansi (Muslim traditions) 4,800 8,200 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Rajbansi Khen (Hindu traditions) 32,000 132,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajbhar 2,000 86,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 30,000 45,800,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.03 % 1
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 17,000 20,091,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 1,400 1,074,000 Punjabi, Western Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajwar 9,700 595,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rangrez (Muslim traditions) 2,200 379,000 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 600 117,000 Sadri, Oraon Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Rayeen (Hindu traditions) 5,400 6,800 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rayeen (Muslim traditions) 60,000 1,070,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rohingya 961,000 1,832,000 Rohingya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 19
Rohingya Zerbadi 76,000 76,000 Rohingya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Sahariya 4,300 871,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Sankara 14,000 92,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Santal, Satar 642,000 8,340,000 Bengali Hinduism 9.49 % -
 Saora 1,200 987,000 Sora Hinduism 0.46 % 1
Sardar (Hindu traditions) 700 4,700 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Sardar (Muslim traditions) 53,000 66,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sarki 700 394,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Sauria Paharia 5,000 58,000 Sylheti Hinduism 9.55 % -
 Sayyid 1,200,000 15,799,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 24
 Shaikh 136,866,000 236,724,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2,737
Shanan 23,000 23,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Sikligar (Muslim traditions) 2,000 52,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sindhi (Muslim traditions) 3,800 310,000 Sindhi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Siyalgir (Muslim traditions) 300 300 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 12,000 7,833,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 643,000 1,519,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 13
Sunri Sadhubanik 305,000 577,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 213,000 654,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Sutradhar (Muslim traditions) 7,100 42,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tamang 800 1,730,000 Tamang, Eastern Buddhism 1.97 % 1
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 234,000 2,159,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) 98,000 249,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Tangchanghya 37,000 37,000 Tangchangya Buddhism 23.66 % -
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 96,000 5,038,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Tanti (Muslim traditions) 500 4,400 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tarafdar 3,800 3,800 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tarkhan (Sikh traditions) 1,500 1,075,000 Punjabi, Western Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 147,000 19,260,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.01 % 3
Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions) 1,300 576,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tili 85,000 1,150,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Tipera, Kok Borok 125,000 759,000 Tippera Hinduism 8.00 % -
Tirendaj 300 400 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tiyar 61,000 556,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turaiha 2,200 362,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turi (Hindu traditions) 18,000 370,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Uchai 10,000 13,000 Tippera Hinduism 2.26 % 1
 Valmiki, Balmiki (Hindu traditions) 10,000 4,052,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.79 % 1
Valmiki, Balmiki Lal Begi (Hindu traditions) 2,100 20,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 222,000 60,232,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Yadav Sadgope 138,000 2,748,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
  Totals:  325 165,663,000       293   0.34 % 0.00 % 3,467 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 705,000                
  UN Country Population (2018) 166,368,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Barisal 9,602,000 130 124 95.4 % 9,599,000 100.0 % 6
Chittagong 32,797,000 216 194 89.8 % 32,134,000 98.0 % 11
Dhaka 53,996,000 233 224 96.1 % 53,855,000 99.7 % 17
Khulna 18,190,000 232 224 96.6 % 18,161,000 99.8 % 10
Rajshahi 20,836,000 212 203 95.8 % 20,689,000 99.3 % 8
Rangpur 17,594,000 202 191 94.6 % 17,120,000 97.3 % 8
Sylhet 11,354,000 159 138 86.8 % 10,871,000 95.7 % 4
Country:   165,663,000 325 293 90.2 % 163,676,000 98.8 % 64

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 286,185,000 172.8 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 747,609,000 451.3 % 70.7 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.7 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 199,084,000 120.2 % 94.9 % 0.0 % 0.7 % 2.8 % 1.5 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 115,117,000 69.5 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.3 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
165,663,000
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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 240 236 Complete Bible
Bishnupuriya bpy 1 1 Bible Portions
Burmese mya 1 1 Complete Bible
Chak ckh 1 1 Translation Needed
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 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
Kuvi kxv 1 0 New Testament
Mahali mjx 1 1 Translation Started
Mal Paharia mkb 1 1 Complete Bible
Marma rmz 1 0 Bible Portions
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 Unspecified
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
Tippera tpe 2 1 Complete Bible
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete Bible
War-Jaintia aml 2 1 Complete Bible
West Bengal Sign Language wbs 1 1 Translation Needed
Totals: 48 325 293   19 15 35 46 6
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State Population Hindu Muslim Christian Buddhist Sikh Other % Christian
Adherent
Barisal 9,602,000 1,591,000 7,973,000 8,430 26,200 490 450 0.09 %
Chittagong 32,797,000 2,918,000 28,794,000 194,000 878,000 6,430 24,500 0.59 %
Dhaka 53,996,000 6,132,000 47,813,000 104,000 36,700 10,600 21,600 0.19 %
Khulna 18,190,000 2,795,000 15,487,000 17,300 1,330 2,730 10,100 0.09 %
Rajshahi 20,836,000 2,082,000 18,644,000 36,000 1,860 1,990 69,200 0.17 %
Rangpur 17,594,000 2,488,000 14,861,000 71,900 2,660 620 170,000 0.41 %
Sylhet 11,354,000 1,351,000 9,766,000 122,000 10,900 580 99,700 1.08 %
Country:   165,663,000 19,357,000 143,338,000 554,000 958,000 23,000 396,000 0.33 %
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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 325
Unreached People Groups 293  (90.2%)
Population 165,663,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 163,676,000  (98.8%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 3,467
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 0.3%
Percent Evangelical Unknown
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.6%
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 69,578,000
Persecution Ranking 48 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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