Marma in Bangladesh

The Marma have only been reported in Bangladesh
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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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 important Buddhist religious festivals, as well as perform various rites and rituals to satisfy different gods.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Marma
People Name in Country Marma
Population in Bangladesh 47,000
World Population 47,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
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 41  (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 41  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Chittagong 47,000
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
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 Yes
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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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
0.00 %
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 latest Bangladesh census data.  Current values may differ.


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