Bangladesh | Joshua Project

Country: Bangladesh South Asia PeoplesSouth Asia Peoples website

Number of People Groups

328

People Groups Unreached

297 (90.5%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

162,306,000

Population in Unreached

160,404,000 (98.8%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent **

0.3%

% Evangelical

Unknown

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.6%
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Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherents **
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Abdul 27,000 63,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Aguri 1,000 519,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ahmadi 2,100 166,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Akhandji 500 500 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Anglo 17,000 158,000 Bengali Christianity 74.14 % -
 Ansari 1,231,000 16,698,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 25
 Arleng 900 505,000 Karbi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arora (Sikh traditions) 1,100 476,000 Punjabi, Western Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Asho Khyang 1,900 171,000 Chin, Asho Christianity 70.59 % -
Asur 1,200 33,000 Sylheti Hinduism 9.26 % -
Badaik 1,000 110,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Badhai (Muslim traditions) 1,700 685,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bagdi (Hindu traditions) 79,000 3,006,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.24 % 2
 Baha'i 11,000 26,000 Bengali Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bahelia (Hindu traditions) 2,200 183,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baidya (Hindu traditions) 127,000 412,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.07 % 3
Baidya (Muslim traditions) 500 500 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baiga 3,000 585,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.09 % 1
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 209,000 3,978,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Baiti 6,300 51,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bajikar (Muslim traditions) 100 2,300 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania 49,000 29,630,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Agarwal 2,300 4,888,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Bais 1,400 130,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Gandha Banik 6,900 296,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Khatri 4,300 209,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Rauniar 700 129,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Subarna Banik 4,600 174,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Banjara (Muslim traditions) 3,400 265,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Barua 11,000 12,000 Chittagonian Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bauri 10,000 2,101,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 15,000 587,000 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 56,000 60,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 8,800 1,921,000 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 2,013,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bhaskar 200 1,400 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) 1,800 1,405,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bhil Mavchi 400 700 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 8,300 6,625,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhuinhar 900 959,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhuinmali 108,000 278,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.33 % 2
 Bhuiya 13,000 2,128,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhuiya Ghatwar 1,100 312,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhumij 28,000 1,165,000 Sylheti Hinduism 3.12 % 1
Bhunjia 1,100 28,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.99 % 1
 Bihari (Muslim traditions) 914,000 914,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 18
 Bind 9,300 1,079,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Binjhia 5,600 187,000 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 99,000 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 585,000 63,721,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 12
 Brahmin Acharaj 2,800 58,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Bhumihar 600 2,807,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Gaur 24,000 3,030,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Joshi 2,000 361,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Kanaujia 6,600 4,250,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Maithili 7,100 28,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Radhi 51,000 1,612,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi 2,600 470,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Saraswat 5,600 581,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Brahmin Utkal 4,000 183,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Brahmin Vaidik 6,800 194,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Brahmin Varendra 28,000 282,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bru 2,000 209,000 Riang Hinduism 18.43 % -
Buna (Hindu traditions) 98,000 499,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Buna (Muslim traditions) 100 100 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Burmese 310,000 32,010,000 Burmese Buddhism 1.62 % 6
 Chain 25,000 537,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chak 3,000 5,200 Chak Buddhism 0.73 % 1
 Chakma 431,000 679,000 Chakma Buddhism 15.13 % -
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 86,000 48,617,000 Bengali Hinduism 1.60 % 2
Chasadhobi 9,500 99,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Chaudhari, caste 200 11,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chero 4,500 167,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.73 % 1
 Chik Baraik 4,700 124,000 Sylheti Hinduism 3.52 % 1
 Christian 125,000 1,295,000 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) 49,000 62,000 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 1,471,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 1,222,000 46,963,000 West Bengal Sign Language Islam 0.66 % 24
 Dhanuk 1,700 4,530,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 189,000 12,476,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 21,000 2,203,000 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 2,348,000 Chittagonian Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dom (Muslim traditions) 1,000 194,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dulia 7,300 392,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dusadh (Hindu traditions) 13,000 5,898,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dusadh (Muslim traditions) 600 14,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dusadh Bahelia 5,100 775,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Faqir 5,100 121,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) 2,600 6,642,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Gain 6,500 6,500 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ganak 5,000 5,400 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Gandpal 1,200 1,200 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Garo 126,000 1,239,000 Garo Christianity 51.38 % -
 Ghasiya (Hindu traditions) 1,300 463,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ghazi 62,000 64,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ghulam 4,300 23,000 Chittagonian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gond 6,000 14,451,000 Gondi, Northern Hinduism 1.11 % 1
 Gonrhi 5,300 835,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gorait 600 12,000 Bengali Hinduism 5.66 % -
 Gosain 1,100 1,568,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gurung 800 608,000 Gurung Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Hadi 56,000 1,066,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.65 % 1
 Hajam 382,000 4,601,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 8
 Hajang 18,000 93,000 Hajong Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Halam 2,000 45,000 Chin, Falam Christianity 94.44 % -
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 77,000 1,569,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Halwai Maira 8,800 133,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 6,800 878,504,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Hazra (Hindu traditions) 200 4,500 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Hazra (Muslim traditions) 600 600 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ho 67,000 1,156,000 Sylheti Hinduism 3.69 % 1
Jamadar 300 300 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jamatia 5,300 90,000 War-Jaintia Hinduism 21.97 % -
Jaraj (Muslim traditions) 18,000 18,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 4,100 33,821,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 19,000 9,466,000 Punjabi, Western Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Jat Atra 4,000 37,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jhalo Malo 241,000 669,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
Jharudar 300 300 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 592,000 3,808,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.09 % 12
 Jogi (Muslim traditions) 4,900 118,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Jotdar 1,600 1,600 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kachari Dimasa 11,000 158,000 Dimasa Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kadar 2,500 121,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kaghazi 2,200 2,200 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 83,000 8,339,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Kahar (Muslim traditions) 3,900 221,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kaibartta 457,000 2,372,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 9
Kaibartta Jalia 275,000 685,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 1,200 3,966,000 Chittagonian Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kalu 76,000 338,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 3,100 3,931,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kamar 300 33,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kandu 16,000 2,526,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 800 215,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kaora 5,000 302,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kapali 203,000 506,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Karadar 2,400 2,400 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Karenga 1,400 43,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Karmali 3,000 125,000 Sylheti Hinduism 10.97 % -
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) 6,800 669,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kawar 3,200 1,005,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 1,815,000 9,716,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 36
Kayastha Karan 181,000 712,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Khadala 2,300 145,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khairwar 500 424,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Khami 5,600 6,100 Chittagonian Other / Small 5.57 % -
 Khandait 1,700 1,760,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kharia 11,000 773,000 Sylheti Hinduism 6.22 % -
 Kharwar 9,100 583,000 Sylheti Hinduism 3.76 % 1
 Khasi 83,000 1,628,000 Khasi Christianity 84.33 % -
 Kisan 3,800 1,643,000 Sylheti Hinduism 4.03 % 1
 Koch (Hindu traditions) 116,000 169,000 Koch Hinduism 0.20 % 2
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) 6,300 8,565,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kol 1,600 1,786,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 800 2,345,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Konai 13,000 142,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kori 11,000 2,640,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.50 % 1
 Korku 2,300 1,056,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Korwa 2,400 455,000 Sylheti Hinduism 4.59 % 1
Kotal 200 27,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kui, Kuvi Khond 5,100 1,868,000 Kuvi Hinduism 8.93 % -
 Kuki Chin 8,800 185,000 Chin, Hakha Christianity 48.05 % -
Kuki Chin Chinbon 1,300 30,000 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 16,022,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) 500 17,871,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 71,000 19,450,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kusiari 3,900 5,700 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Laheri (Muslim traditions) 3,500 61,000 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 9,779,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) 23,000 2,795,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Lohara 18,000 286,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.95 % 1
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) 35,000 3,310,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Madari (Muslim traditions) 4,500 113,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Magar 1,600 2,124,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mahaldar 300 300 Odia Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mahanta 700 92,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mahara 8,500 16,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mahishya 689,000 10,676,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.90 % 14
 Mahli 31,000 440,000 Mahali Hinduism 4.58 % 1
 Majhwar 15,000 204,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 24,000 1,827,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mal (Muslim traditions) 4,000 21,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 132,000 10,109,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) 15,000 3,470,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mallah (Muslim traditions) 17,000 471,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions) 900 329,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mallah Dhawa (Hindu traditions) 11,000 30,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mallah Kewat (Hindu traditions) 1,000 299,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mallah Kewat (Muslim traditions) 200 4,100 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mallik (Hindu traditions) 200 700 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mallik (Muslim traditions) 39,000 625,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Malto 35,000 227,000 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 194,000 241,000 Rakhine Buddhism 3.19 % 4
Masalchi 2,600 2,600 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Matia 37,000 242,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Maulangi 500 500 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mech 900 61,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Meitei 20,000 1,493,000 Meitei Hinduism 0.33 % 1
Mir 28,000 77,000 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 8,500 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mizo Bawm 7,700 8,900 Chin, Bawm Christianity 100.00 % -
Mizo Lushai 1,500 576,000 Mizo Christianity 90.37 % -
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 277,000 2,360,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Mochi (Muslim traditions) 7,300 3,719,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Moghal 41,000 3,139,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mru 32,000 57,000 Mru Buddhism 4.38 % 1
 Munda 139,000 3,870,000 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 3,297,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Musahar (Muslim traditions) 400 400 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nagarchi (Hindu traditions) 19,000 172,000 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 12,102,000 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) 3,246,000 8,132,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.51 % 65
 Namassej (Muslim traditions) 1,500 4,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Namassej Chandel 2,893,000 4,385,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.53 % 58
 Nat (Hindu traditions) 14,000 517,000 Bengali Hinduism 1.00 % 1
 Nat (Muslim traditions) 2,500 168,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Newah 1,300 1,413,000 Nepali Hinduism 3.03 % 1
Nikari (Hindu traditions) 100 100 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Nikari (Muslim traditions) 54,000 117,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Oraon, Kurux 112,000 4,678,000 Sylheti Hinduism 11.69 % -
Paliya 69,000 192,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pan 3,700 1,594,000 Odia Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pankhu, Panko 3,900 3,900 Pangkhua Buddhism 4.49 % 1
Parhaiya 3,000 39,000 Sylheti Hinduism 8.97 % -
 Parsee 700 163,000 Parsi Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pashtun, Pathan 166,000 11,817,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) 4,800 7,853,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pasi (Muslim traditions) 700 18,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Patial 8,600 84,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Patni (Hindu traditions) 115,000 383,000 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 41,340,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Peshakar 700 2,200 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pinjara 29,000 3,654,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pnar 5,300 7,800 Pnar Christianity 67.29 % -
 Pod 9,500 3,025,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pundari 9,600 269,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Qassab 15,000 2,184,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Qazi 14,000 761,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rai 1,000 711,000 Bengali Other / Small 4.44 % 1
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 1,528,000 6,638,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.50 % 31
 Rajbansi (Muslim traditions) 4,700 8,100 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Rajbansi Khen (Hindu traditions) 31,000 132,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajbhar 2,000 86,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 30,000 46,269,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.03 % 1
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 16,000 20,908,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 1,300 1,084,000 Punjabi, Western Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajwar 9,500 627,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rangrez (Muslim traditions) 2,100 389,000 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 600 118,000 Sadri, Oraon Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Rayeen (Hindu traditions) 5,300 6,800 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rayeen (Muslim traditions) 59,000 1,081,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rohingya 941,000 1,819,000 Rohingya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 19
Rohingya Zerbadi 74,000 74,000 Rohingya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sahariya 4,200 880,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Sankara 14,000 93,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Santal, Satar 629,000 8,405,000 Bengali Hinduism 9.49 % -
 Saora 1,200 997,000 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 700 382,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Sauria Paharia 4,900 58,000 Sylheti Hinduism 9.55 % -
 Sayyid 1,176,000 17,371,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 24
 Shaikh 134,137,000 235,487,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2,683
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) 3,700 302,000 Sindhi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Siyalgir (Muslim traditions) 300 300 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 11,000 7,911,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 631,000 1,511,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 13
Sunri Sadhubanik 299,000 573,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 208,000 654,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Sutradhar (Muslim traditions) 6,900 42,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Talavia 100 1,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tamang 800 1,681,000 Tamang, Eastern Buddhism 1.97 % 1
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 229,000 2,171,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) 96,000 248,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Tangchanghya 36,000 36,000 Tangchangya Buddhism 23.66 % -
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 95,000 5,084,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Tanti (Muslim traditions) 500 4,400 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tarafdar 3,700 3,700 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tarkhan (Sikh traditions) 1,500 1,086,000 Punjabi, Western Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 144,000 19,436,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.01 % 3
 Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions) 1,200 582,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tili 84,000 1,162,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Tipera, Kok Borok 123,000 764,000 Tippera Hinduism 8.00 % -
Tirendaj 300 500 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tiyar 60,000 560,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turaiha 2,100 366,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turi (Hindu traditions) 18,000 365,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Uchai 10,000 13,000 Tippera Hinduism 2.26 % 1
 Valmiki, Balmiki (Hindu traditions) 9,800 6,389,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.79 % 1
Valmiki, Balmiki Lal Begi (Hindu traditions) 2,000 19,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 218,000 60,814,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Yadav Sadgope 135,000 2,771,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
  Totals:  328 162,306,000       297   0.34 % 0.00 % 3,410 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 740,000                
  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 9,408,000 130 124 95.4 % 9,405,000 100.0 % 6
Chittagong 32,145,000 216 194 89.8 % 31,494,000 98.0 % 11
Dhaka 52,918,000 234 225 96.2 % 52,780,000 99.7 % 17
Khulna 17,824,000 234 226 96.6 % 17,796,000 99.8 % 10
Rajshahi 20,420,000 213 204 95.8 % 20,276,000 99.3 % 8
Rangpur 17,240,000 203 192 94.6 % 16,776,000 97.3 % 8
Sylhet 11,130,000 159 138 86.8 % 10,656,000 95.7 % 4
Country:   162,306,000 328 297 90.5 % 160,404,000 98.8 % 64

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,169,000 178.2 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,931,000 464.5 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,922,000 123.8 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,286,000 71.6 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
162,306,000
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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 243 239 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
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
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
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
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: 48 328 297   20 16 37 46 7
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State Population Hindu Muslim Christian Buddhist Sikh Other % Christian
Adherent
Barisal 9,408,000 1,559,000 7,813,000 8,250 25,600 490 440 0.09 %
Chittagong 32,145,000 2,860,000 28,220,000 190,000 861,000 6,300 24,000 0.59 %
Dhaka 52,918,000 6,010,000 46,859,000 101,000 35,900 10,400 21,200 0.19 %
Khulna 17,824,000 2,740,000 15,177,000 16,900 1,280 2,680 9,970 0.10 %
Rajshahi 20,420,000 2,040,000 18,272,000 35,200 1,830 1,940 67,600 0.17 %
Rangpur 17,240,000 2,438,000 14,563,000 70,400 2,580 610 166,000 0.41 %
Sylhet 11,130,000 1,324,000 9,573,000 120,000 10,700 550 97,700 1.08 %
Country:   162,306,000 18,971,000 140,477,000 542,000 939,000 23,000 387,000 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 328
Unreached People Groups 297  (90.5%)
Population 162,306,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 160,404,000  (98.8%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 3,410
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 68,168,000
Persecution Ranking 48 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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* An estimate of the number of pioneer workers needed for initial church planting among unreached people groups. Estimates are calculated only for unreached people groups and are based on ratio of 1 worker for every 50,000 individuals living in an unreached people group. Some workers may already be onsite. The country estimate is a summation of the unreached people group estimates. Many more workers are needed beyond this initial estimate.