Pankhu, Panko in Bangladesh

Joshua Project has identified the Pankhu only in Bangladesh
Population
4,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Pangkhua are one of the people groups of the Chittagong Hill Tracts of southeast Bangladesh. Most Pangkhua villages are deep in the jungles of Rangamati district, and many must be reached by boat for most of the year.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Pangkhua build their houses on top of hills. Their houses are made of bamboo, wood and tin. Their main profession is jhum (slash-and-burn shifting cultivation) farming, but now a few of them are working in local NGOs. The younger generation are becoming more educated than their parents.

Among themselves the Pangkhua speak their own Pangkhua language. They don't have any written materials in their language. With people from other communities they speak local Chittagonian (known as Pahari Chatgaya Vasha). Many of them can also speak Bawm as a second language. Some of them speak the national language Bangla and also neighboring languages such as Tangchangya, Chakma, and Tripura.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Some of the Pangkhua people are now Christian. Since they don't have any written materials in their language they are using Mizo (Lushai) Christian literature.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Pankhu
People Name in Country Pankhu, Panko
Population in Bangladesh 4,000
World Population 4,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Panko, पंखु
People ID 14300
ROP3 Code 107850
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Chittagong (4,000)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Pangkhua (3,500 speakers)
Language Code pkh   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Chittagonian
(40)
People Groups Speaking Pangkhua
Primary Language Pangkhua (3,500 speakers)
Language Code pkh   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Chittagonian (40)
People Groups Speaking Pangkhua

Primary Language:  Pangkhua

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
95.51 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
4.49 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From Bangladesh census data.  Current values may differ.


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