Chin, Kuki in Bangladesh


Population
9,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge


Chin State

Source:  Asia Harvest      Download

Introduction / History

In Bangladesh the Khumi people live in many different places of Bandarban district. They are found from Rowangchari sub-district in the north to Remakri of Thanchi subdistrict in the south. Their main profession is jhum farming (slash-and-burn shifting cultivation). They produce cotton, ginger, pumpkin, chilies, turmeric, tobacco, and many other vegetables.

The Khumi people like to live deep in the jungle. They build their houses on the tops of hills, and their houses are made of wood, bamboo, straw and tin. Most are illiterate. Christians are the majority, but many believers are not able to read God's Word and through that strengthen their faith. A few try to use the Khumi Bible which was translated in Myanmar using Roman script. Among the believers perhaps not a single person has had Bible training, and their understanding of Christian faith may be weak. Thus, to spread the kingdom of God in the Khumi community, missionaries are needed.

The Khumi speak their language in their community. Their second language is Marma. Many of them also can speak some local Chittagonian. Their neighboring communities are Mru and Marma.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Chin
People Name in Country Chin, Kuki
Population in Bangladesh 9,000
World Population 222,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 3
Alternate Names Bete, Biete, Changsan, Darlong, Gangte, Hrangkhol, Khangangjai, Khochung, Khongjai, Khongjar, Khongsai, Khonyor, Khotsoma, Lhota, Rangkhol, Selnam, Thado-Kuki, Uiboh, Zanniat Chin, Zo, चीन
People ID 11270
ROP3 Code 105362
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 35  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 2
Largest States
Chittagong (8,000) Sylhet (900)
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 35  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 2
Chittagong (8,000) Sylhet (900)
Primary Language: Chin, Khumi (1,800 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: cnk   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 6
Secondary Languages:
Chin, Hakha (1,500) Chin, Chinbon (1,200) Chittagonian (300)
Sylheti (100) Bengali (30)
Primary Language: Chin, Khumi (1,800 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: cnk   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 6
Secondary Languages:
Chin, Hakha (1,500) Chin, Chinbon (1,200)
Chittagonian (300) Sylheti (100)
Bengali (30)
Primary Language: Chin, Khumi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1935-1950)
New Testament Yes   (1959-1999)
Complete Bible Yes   (2015)
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Chin, Khumi
Primary Religion: Christianity

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
24.42 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
47.83 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
1.53 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
26.21 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Kuki Forum  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Asia Harvest
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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