Marma in Bangladesh

Joshua Project has identified the Marma only in Bangladesh
Population
46,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Marma practice shifting cultivation, and many cut wood and bamboo which are sold to the Bengalis. The Marma tend to be rather isolated from the majority population, though this has been changing as more and more Bengalis move into the hill tract areas. The Marmas are mostly Buddhists in faith, yet animism is also in practice. They participate in im-portant Buddhist religious festivals, as well as perform vari-ous rites and rituals to satisfy different gods.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Marma
People Name in Country Marma
Population in Bangladesh 46,000
World Population 46,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 2
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Mogh, Morma, Rakhine, मर्मा
People ID 17671
ROP3 Code 113113
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
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
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Chittagong (46,000)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marma (39,000 speakers)
Language Code rmz   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Chittagonian
(1,500)
People Groups Speaking Marma
Primary Language Marma (39,000 speakers)
Language Code rmz   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Chittagonian (1,500)
People Groups Speaking Marma

Primary Language:  Marma

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
85.74 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
8.53 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
4.35 %
Islam
1.38 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Gerald Roberts 
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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