Mizo, Bawm in Bangladesh


Population
7,800
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Bawm live in southeast Bangladesh, with many living in various places of Bandarban district but about one-third living in parts of Rangamati district. The Bawm people speak their own language, and they have some written materials in their language such as the Bible, hymns, small books, etc. 100% of the Bawm call themselves Christian. Most of them are jhum (slash-and-burn shifting agriculture) farmers. Some of them are teachers, NGO workers, or pastors, preaching the Gospel to the Mru, to the Khumi, and to other ethnic communities of the Chittagong Hill Tracts.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Bawm live in the hilly areas. Their villages may be near roads, along riverbanks, or along the edge of the hills. A number of Bawm villages are situated in the valley.

The literacy rate among Bawm speakers is nearly 100% in their mother tongue and 35% in Bangla.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Mizo, Bawm
People Name in Country Mizo, Bawm
Population in Bangladesh 7,800
World Population 9,100
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bawm, Bom, Mizo, मीज़ो, बवम
People ID 20021
ROP3 Code 115518
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 on file 2
Largest States
Chittagong
(7,500)
Sylhet
(300)
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 2
  Chittagong (7,500)
  Sylhet (300)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Chin, Bawm (7,800 speakers)
Language Code bgr   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Chin, Bawm
Primary Language Chin, Bawm (7,800 speakers)
Language Code bgr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Chin, Bawm

Primary Language:  Chin, Bawm

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1961)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1977)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1989)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.87 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 50.00 %)
89.02 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
10.12 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
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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