The Bawm live in southeast Bangladesh, with many living in various places of Bandarban district but about one-third living in parts of Rangamati district. The Bawm people speak their own language, and they have some written materials in their language such as the Bible, hymns, small books, etc. 100% of the Bawm call themselves Christian. Most of them are jhum (slash-and-burn shifting agriculture) farmers. Some of them are teachers, NGO workers, or pastors, preaching the Gospel to the Mru, to the Khumi, and to other ethnic communities of the Chittagong Hill Tracts.
The Bawm live in the hilly areas. Their villages may be near roads, along riverbanks, or along the edge of the hills. A number of Bawm villages are situated in the valley.
They work as farmers, NGO workers, businessmen, teachers, pastors. Income comes from handicrafts and crops that they produce in their field. They trade with Bengalis and other ethnic community people such as the Marma and Khumi. They grow rice, ginger, turmeric, vegetables, pineapple, oranges, etc. Additionally they make bags, long skirts, shawls, etc. A few have Western musical instruments, computers, TVs, motorbikes, cell phones, etc.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
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|Persecution Rank||28 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Chin State, Paletwa township, south Chin hills, Pi Taung, Ton Balay, and Bahun Taung villages. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Chin, Bawm (700 speakers)|
|Language Code||bgr Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Chin, Bawm|
Primary Language: Chin, Bawm
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1977)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
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|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent *|
|Christianity (Evangelical 40.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|