Marma in Bangladesh

Joshua Project has identified the Marma only in Bangladesh
Population
46,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
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
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 3
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Mogh, Morma, Rakhine, मर्मा
People ID 17671
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 35  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
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: 1
Chittagong (46,000)
Primary Language: Marma (39,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: rmz   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
Chittagonian (1,500)
Primary Language: Marma (39,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: rmz   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
Chittagonian (1,500)
Primary Language: Marma

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Buddhism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
85.93 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
8.08 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
4.60 %
Islam
1.39 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Gerald Roberts  
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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