Bangladesh | Joshua Project

Country: Bangladesh South Asia PeoplesSouth Asia Peoples website

Number of People Groups

331

People Groups Unreached

299 (90.3%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

163,945,000

Population in Unreached

162,028,000 (98.8%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent *

0.3%

% Evangelical

Unknown

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.6%
* From latest Bangladesh census data. Other reputable sources suggest two to three times this many Christians in Bangladesh.
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Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent *
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed **
 Abdul 27,000 63,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Aguri 1,000 515,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ahmadi 2,100 167,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Akhandji 500 500 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Anglo 17,000 151,000 Bengali Christianity 74.14 % -
 Ansari 1,241,000 16,505,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 25
 Arleng 900 498,000 Karbi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arora (Sikh traditions) 1,100 463,000 Punjabi, Western Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Asho Khyang 1,900 172,000 Chin, Asho Christianity 70.59 % -
Asur 1,200 33,000 Sylheti Hinduism 9.26 % -
Badaik 1,000 107,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Badhai (Muslim traditions) 1,700 677,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bagdi (Hindu traditions) 79,000 2,958,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.24 % 2
 Baha'i 11,000 24,000 Bengali Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bahelia (Hindu traditions) 2,300 183,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baidya (Hindu traditions) 129,000 410,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.07 % 3
Baidya (Muslim traditions) 500 500 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baiga 3,100 572,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.09 % 1
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 211,000 3,951,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Baiti 6,300 50,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bajikar (Muslim traditions) 100 2,300 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania 49,000 29,335,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Agarwal 2,300 4,877,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Bais 1,400 129,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Gandha Banik 7,000 292,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Khatri 4,300 208,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Rauniar 700 130,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Subarna Banik 4,600 171,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Banjara (Muslim traditions) 3,400 260,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Barua 11,000 13,000 Chittagonian Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bauri 10,000 1,982,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 15,000 590,000 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 1,904,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Besya (Hindu traditions) 1,300 4,600 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Besya (Muslim traditions) 7,700 9,400 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhar 5,000 1,991,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bhaskar 200 1,400 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) 1,800 1,398,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bhil Mavchi 400 700 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 8,400 6,522,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhuinhar 900 963,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhuinmali 109,000 268,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.33 % 2
 Bhuiya 13,000 2,094,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhuiya Ghatwar 1,100 304,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhumij 29,000 1,145,000 Sylheti Hinduism 3.12 % 1
 Bihari (Muslim traditions) 921,000 921,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 18
 Bind 9,400 1,063,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Binjhia 5,600 183,000 Sylheti Hinduism 7.55 % -
Birhor 700 21,000 Sylheti Hinduism 9.02 % -
 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 590,000 62,714,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 12
 Brahmin Acharaj 2,800 58,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Brahmin Barna 6,600 35,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Brahmin Bhat 500 25,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Bhumihar 600 2,777,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Gaur 24,000 3,071,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Joshi 2,000 373,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Kanaujia 6,600 4,264,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Maithili 7,200 29,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Radhi 52,000 1,626,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi 2,600 486,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Saraswat 5,700 605,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Utkal 4,100 184,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Brahmin Vaidik 6,800 195,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Varendra 28,000 284,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bru 2,000 206,000 Riang Hinduism 18.43 % -
Buna (Hindu traditions) 99,000 496,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Buna (Muslim traditions) 100 100 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Burmese 313,000 32,046,000 Burmese Buddhism 1.62 % 6
 Chain 25,000 531,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chak 3,000 5,200 Chak Buddhism 0.73 % 1
 Chakma 434,000 680,000 Chakma Buddhism 15.13 % -
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 87,000 47,854,000 Bengali Hinduism 1.60 % 2
Chasadhobi 9,500 98,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Chaudhari, caste 200 11,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chero 4,500 163,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.73 % 1
 Chik Baraik 4,700 122,000 Sylheti Hinduism 3.52 % 1
 Christian 126,000 1,565,000 Bengali Christianity 100.00 % -
Dahiara 300 3,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dai (Hindu traditions) 9,200 9,500 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 1,426,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 1,234,000 47,601,000 West Bengal Sign Language Islam 0.66 % 25
 Dhanuk 1,700 4,415,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 191,000 12,223,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 21,000 2,139,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dholi (Muslim traditions) 52,000 58,000 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 1,000 191,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dom (Hindu traditions) 24,000 2,181,000 Chittagonian Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dulia 7,400 388,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dusadh (Hindu traditions) 13,000 5,799,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dusadh (Muslim traditions) 600 13,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dusadh Bahelia 5,100 692,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Faqir 5,200 117,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) 2,600 6,581,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Gain 6,600 6,600 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ganak 5,000 5,300 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Gandpal 1,200 1,200 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Garo 127,000 1,222,000 Garo Christianity 51.39 % -
 Ghasiya (Hindu traditions) 1,300 444,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ghazi 62,000 64,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ghulam 4,400 29,000 Chittagonian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gond 6,000 14,253,000 Gondi, Northern Hinduism 1.11 % 1
 Gonrhi 5,300 816,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gorait 600 11,000 Bengali Hinduism 5.66 % -
 Gosain 1,100 1,557,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gurung Ghaleg 900 621,000 Gurung Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Hadi 56,000 1,034,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.65 % 1
 Hajam 385,000 4,544,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 8
 Hajang 18,000 92,000 Hajong Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Halam 2,000 44,000 Chin, Falam Christianity 94.44 % -
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 77,000 1,555,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Halwai Maira 8,900 135,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 6,900 881,849,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Hazra (Muslim traditions) 800 800 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ho 67,000 1,138,000 Sylheti Hinduism 3.69 % 1
Jamadar 300 300 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jamatia 5,300 88,000 War-Jaintia Hinduism 21.97 % -
Jaraj (Muslim traditions) 19,000 19,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 4,100 33,478,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 19,000 9,074,000 Punjabi, Western Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Jat Atra 4,000 36,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jhalo Malo 243,000 649,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
Jharudar 300 300 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 596,000 3,771,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.09 % 12
 Jogi (Muslim traditions) 5,000 115,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Jotdar 1,600 1,600 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kachari Dimasa 11,000 156,000 Dimasa Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kadar 2,500 119,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kaghazi 2,200 2,200 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 84,000 8,251,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Kahar (Muslim traditions) 4,000 227,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kaibartta 461,000 2,296,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 9
Kaibartta Jalia 277,000 728,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 1,200 3,922,000 Chittagonian Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kalu 76,000 333,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 3,100 3,909,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kalwar Sunri 700 598,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kamar 300 33,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kandu 16,000 2,481,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 800 214,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kaora 5,100 297,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kapali 205,000 504,000 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 3,000 132,000 Sylheti Hinduism 10.97 % -
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) 6,900 661,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kawar 3,200 988,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 1,831,000 9,637,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 37
 Kayastha Karan 183,000 711,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Khadala 2,300 117,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khairwar 500 419,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Khami 5,600 6,000 Chittagonian Other / Small 5.57 % -
 Khandait 1,700 1,726,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kharia 11,000 765,000 Sylheti Hinduism 6.22 % -
 Kharwar 9,200 574,000 Sylheti Hinduism 3.76 % 1
 Khasi 84,000 1,602,000 Khasi Christianity 84.33 % -
 Kisan 3,900 1,627,000 Sylheti Hinduism 4.03 % 1
 Koch (Hindu traditions) 117,000 169,000 Koch Hinduism 0.20 % 2
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) 6,400 8,416,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kol 1,600 1,758,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 800 2,285,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Konai 13,000 140,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kori 11,000 2,598,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.50 % 1
 Korku 2,300 1,037,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Korwa 2,400 450,000 Sylheti Hinduism 4.59 % 1
Kotal 200 26,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kui, Kuvi Khond 5,100 1,837,000 Kuvi Hinduism 8.93 % -
 Kuki Chin 7,200 174,000 Chin, Hakha Christianity 51.63 % -
Kuki Chin Asho 1,700 1,700 Chin, Asho Buddhism 6.67 % -
 Kuki Chin Chinbon 1,400 46,000 Chin, Uppu Christianity 78.51 % -
Kuki Chin Lai 1,600 1,600 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) 264,000 15,942,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) 500 18,216,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 71,000 19,174,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kusiari 3,900 5,700 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Laheri (Muslim traditions) 3,500 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) 191,000 9,737,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) 23,000 2,708,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Lohara 18,000 282,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.95 % 1
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) 35,000 3,266,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Madari (Muslim traditions) 4,600 115,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Magar 1,600 2,151,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mahaldar 300 300 Odia Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mahanta 1,000 90,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mahara 8,600 13,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mahishya 695,000 10,561,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.90 % 14
 Mahli 31,000 437,000 Mahali Hinduism 4.57 % 1
 Majhwar 15,000 201,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 24,000 1,783,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mal (Muslim traditions) 4,100 21,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 133,000 10,048,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) 15,000 3,426,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mallah (Muslim traditions) 17,000 411,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions) 900 335,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mallah Dhawa (Muslim traditions) 11,000 29,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mallah Kewat (Hindu traditions) 1,000 305,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mallah Kewat (Muslim traditions) 200 4,100 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mallik (Hindu traditions) 200 600 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mallik (Muslim traditions) 39,000 615,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Malto 36,000 225,000 Mal Paharia Hinduism 1.88 % 1
Mandala (Hindu traditions) 7,700 9,600 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mandala (Muslim traditions) 105,000 108,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Marma 195,000 241,000 Rakhine Buddhism 3.19 % 4
Masalchi 2,700 2,700 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Matia 38,000 240,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Maulangi 500 500 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mech 900 60,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Meitei 20,000 1,467,000 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 7,500 20,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mishri 2,100 8,400 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mizo Bawm 7,700 8,900 Chin, Bawm Christianity 100.00 % -
Mizo Lushai 1,500 565,000 Mizo Christianity 90.37 % -
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 279,000 2,222,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Mochi (Muslim traditions) 7,400 3,521,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Moghal 41,000 3,097,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mru 32,000 57,000 Mru Buddhism 4.38 % 1
 Munda 140,000 3,810,000 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 3,248,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Musahar (Muslim traditions) 400 400 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nagarchi (Hindu traditions) 18,000 167,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nagarchi (Muslim traditions) 13,000 13,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 38,000 12,004,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Nai Nabasakh 6,900 17,000 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) 3,273,000 7,947,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.51 % 65
 Namassej (Muslim traditions) 1,500 4,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Namassej Chandel 2,917,000 4,354,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.53 % 58
 Nat (Hindu traditions) 14,000 511,000 Bengali Hinduism 1.00 % 1
 Nat (Muslim traditions) 2,500 169,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Newah 1,300 1,431,000 Nepali Hinduism 3.03 % 1
Nikari (Hindu traditions) 100 100 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Nikari (Muslim traditions) 54,000 116,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Oraon, Kurux 113,000 4,607,000 Sylheti Hinduism 11.69 % -
Paliya 69,000 190,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pan 3,800 1,356,000 Odia Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pankhu, Panko 4,000 4,000 Pangkhua Buddhism 4.49 % 1
Parhaiya 3,100 34,000 Sylheti Hinduism 8.97 % -
 Parsee 800 153,000 Parsi Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pashtun, Pathan 168,000 11,637,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) 4,800 7,781,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pasi (Muslim traditions) 700 17,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Patial 8,700 48,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Patni (Hindu traditions) 116,000 342,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Patni (Muslim traditions) 6,000 6,200 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Patwa (Muslim traditions) 8,000 14,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian 900 41,801,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Peshakar 700 2,200 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pinjara 30,000 3,516,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pnar 5,400 7,800 Pnar Christianity 67.29 % -
 Pod 9,600 2,982,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pundari 9,700 266,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Qassab 15,000 2,174,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Qazi 14,000 749,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rai 1,000 720,000 Bengali Other / Small 4.44 % 1
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 1,543,000 6,581,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.50 % 31
 Rajbansi (Muslim traditions) 4,800 8,200 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Rajbansi Khen (Hindu traditions) 32,000 131,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Rajbansi Pali (Hindu traditions) 305,000 972,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.33 % 6
 Rajbhar 2,000 85,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 30,000 45,388,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.03 % 1
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 16,000 19,607,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 1,300 1,031,000 Punjabi, Western Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajwar 9,600 616,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rangrez (Muslim traditions) 2,100 384,000 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 600 116,000 Sadri, Oraon Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Rayeen (Hindu traditions) 5,300 6,700 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rayeen (Muslim traditions) 59,000 1,066,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rohingya 948,000 1,891,000 Rohingya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 19
Rohingya Zerbadi 75,000 75,000 Rohingya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sahariya 4,200 864,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Sankara 14,000 92,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Santal, Satar 635,000 8,281,000 Bengali Hinduism 9.49 % -
 Saora 1,200 981,000 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 700 387,000 Nepali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Sauria Paharia 4,900 57,000 Sylheti Hinduism 9.55 % -
 Sayyid 1,186,000 17,132,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 24
 Shaikh 135,226,000 234,920,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2,705
 Shaikh Siddiqi 3,600 7,504,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Shanan 23,000 23,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Sikligar (Muslim traditions) 1,900 53,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sindhi (Muslim traditions) 3,700 221,000 Sindhi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Siyalgir (Muslim traditions) 300 300 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 12,000 7,802,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 636,000 1,521,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 13
Sunri Sadhubanik 301,000 572,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 210,000 629,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Sutradhar (Muslim traditions) 7,000 42,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tamang 800 1,704,000 Tamang, Eastern Buddhism 1.97 % 1
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 231,000 2,164,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) 96,000 246,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Tangchanghya 37,000 37,000 Tangchangya Buddhism 23.66 % -
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 95,000 5,022,000 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 1,047,000 Punjabi, Western Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 145,000 19,188,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.01 % 3
 Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions) 1,200 573,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tili 84,000 1,148,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Tipera, Kok Borok 124,000 753,000 Kok Borok Hinduism 8.00 % -
Tirendaj 300 500 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tiyar 60,000 551,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turaiha 2,200 364,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turi (Hindu traditions) 18,000 366,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Uchai 10,000 13,000 Kok Borok Hinduism 2.26 % 1
 Valmiki, Balmiki (Hindu traditions) 9,900 7,089,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.79 % 1
Valmiki, Balmiki Lal Begi (Hindu traditions) 2,100 11,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 220,000 59,573,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Yadav Sadgope 136,000 2,729,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
  Totals:  331 163,945,000         299 0.34 % 0.00 % 3,442 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 744,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 164,689,000                
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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Barisal 9,485,000 130 124 95.4 % 9,482,000 100.0 % 6
Chittagong 32,405,000 215 192 89.3 % 31,750,000 98.0 % 11
Dhaka 53,357,000 237 228 96.2 % 53,218,000 99.7 % 17
Khulna 17,970,000 232 224 96.6 % 17,941,000 99.8 % 10
Rajshahi 20,587,000 215 206 95.8 % 20,442,000 99.3 % 8
Rangpur 17,688,000 205 194 94.6 % 17,218,000 97.3 % 8
Sylhet 11,219,000 159 138 86.8 % 10,742,000 95.7 % 4
Country:   163,945,000 331 299 90.3 % 162,028,000 98.8 % 64

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,718,000 175.5 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 467.2 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 125.5 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,521,000 69.9 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
163,945,000



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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 246 242 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 2 0 Complete Bible
Chin, Bawm bgr 1 0 Complete Bible
Chin, Falam cfm 1 0 Complete Bible
Chin, Hakha cnh 2 0 Complete Bible
Chin, Khumi cnk 1 0 Complete Bible
Chin, Uppu cnb 1 0 Translation Started
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 1 Complete Bible
Chittagonian ctg 5 4 New Testament
Dimasa dis 1 1 New Testament
Garo grt 1 0 Complete Bible
Gondi, Northern gno 1 1 New Testament
Gurung gvr 1 1 New Testament
Hajong haj 1 1 Bible Portions
Karbi mjw 1 1 Complete Bible
Khasi kha 1 0 Complete Bible
Koch kdq 1 1 Bible Portions
Kok Borok trp 2 1 Complete Bible
Kuvi kxv 1 0 New Testament
Mahali mjx 1 1 Unspecified
Mal Paharia mkb 1 1 Complete Bible
Meitei mni 1 1 Complete Bible
Mizo lus 1 0 Complete Bible
Mru mro 1 1 New Testament
Nepali npi 2 2 Complete Bible
Odia ory 2 2 Complete Bible
Pangkhua pkh 1 1 Translation Needed
Parsi prp 1 1 Translation Started
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Pnar pbv 1 0 Bible Portions
Punjabi, Western pnb 4 4 New Testament
Rakhine rki 1 1 Bible Portions
Riang ria 1 0 Complete Bible
Rohingya rhg 2 2 Bible Portions
Sadri, Oraon sdr 2 1 New Testament
Sindhi snd 1 1 Complete Bible
Sora srb 1 1 Complete Bible
Sylheti syl 25 17 New Testament
Tamang, Eastern taj 1 1 New Testament
Tangchangya tnv 1 0 Translation Needed
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete Bible
War-Jaintia aml 2 1 Complete Bible
West Bengal Sign Language wbs 1 1 Unspecified
Totals: 47 331 299   20 15 36 45 6
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State Population Hindu Muslim Christian Buddhist Sikh Other % Christian
Adherent *
Barisal 9,485,000 1,573,000 7,877,000 8,310 25,800 490 430 0.00 %
Chittagong 32,405,000 2,883,000 28,449,000 191,000 869,000 6,340 23,700 0.00 %
Dhaka 53,357,000 6,066,000 47,243,000 102,000 36,300 10,500 21,300 0.00 %
Khulna 17,970,000 2,763,000 15,299,000 17,100 1,300 2,700 10,000 0.00 %
Rajshahi 20,587,000 2,058,000 18,421,000 35,600 1,840 1,920 68,200 0.00 %
Rangpur 17,688,000 2,760,000 14,683,000 72,000 2,620 610 168,000 0.00 %
Sylhet 11,219,000 1,335,000 9,650,000 121,000 10,800 550 98,400 0.00 %
Country:   163,945,000 19,438,000 141,622,000 547,000 948,000 23,000 390,000 0.33 %
* From latest Bangladesh census data. Other reputable sources suggest two to three times this many Christians in Bangladesh.
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  • Church planting agencies in Bangladesh
  • Christian ministry in Bangladesh
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
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  • Urban ministries
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  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Bangladesh Statistics
People Groups 331
Unreached People Groups 299  (90.3%)
Population 163,945,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 162,028,000  (98.8%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent * 0.3%
Percent Evangelical Unknown
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.6%
Pioneer Workers Needed ** 3,442
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 68,857,000
Persecution Ranking 38 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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