Garo in Bangladesh


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 1

Subgroup Name Population
Migam 7,700

Introduction / History

Among the Garos in Bangladesh, six language varieties are spoken: A'tong, Abeng, Brak, Chibok, Dual, and Megam. Together these are all called the Mandi language.


Where Are they Located?

Within Bangladesh mostly the Garos are living in the northern area of Dhaka and Sylhet divisions along the Indian border. Some Garos are living in Modhupur area of Tangail district and some are living in Mallikbari, Bhaluka of Mymensingh district and in Kewachala, Shripur of Gajipur district.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most of the Garos are poor. Their main occupation is farming, and many of them farm as day laborers. Known for their integrity and hard-working spirit, Garos are also commonly employed by NGOs. Some also work in government offices, medical centers, and schools. About 80% of them are at least somewhat literate, and the number of Garos attaining higher education is increasing day by day.

Many Garos are living in very simple houses made of bamboo, straw, and mud. Some of them have brick-wall and tin-roof houses. Most Garo villages are neat and clean.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Almost all the Garos are Christian. They have the complete Bible in the Achik language written in Roman script published by the Bible Society of India. The Bangladesh Bible Society also published a New Testament in Bangla script using the Abeng dialect, which is spoken as a language of wider communication among Garos in Bangladesh.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Garo
People Name in Country Garo
Population in Bangladesh 129,000
World Population 1,225,900
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Achik, Garrow, Mande, Mandi, गरो
People ID 11826
ROP3 Code 103233
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 41  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Mymensingh plains.   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Dhaka
62,000
Sylhet
56,000
Rangpur
11,000
Chittagong
700
Rajshahi
200
Barisal
100
Khulna
20
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 41  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Mymensingh plains..   Source:  www.ethnologue.com
Total States 7
  Dhaka 62,000
  Sylhet 56,000
  Rangpur 11,000
  Chittagong 700
  Rajshahi 200
  Barisal 100
  Khulna 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Garo (101,000 speakers)
Language Code grt   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Megam
8,000
Bengali
3,200
War-Jaintia
1,100
Sylheti
600
Bishnupuriya
200
Chittagonian
60
Assamese
Other People Groups Speaking Garo
Primary Language Garo (101,000 speakers)
Language Code grt   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Megam 8,000
  Bengali 3,200
  War-Jaintia 1,100
  Sylheti 600
  Bishnupuriya 200
  Chittagonian 60
  Assamese 10
People Groups Speaking Garo

Primary Language:  Garo

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1887-2003)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1894-1987)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1924-1994)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Garo
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 15.00 %)
51.38 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
29.55 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
19.07 %
Photo Source Gerald Roberts 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Bangladesh census data.  Current values may differ.


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