Country:

Bangladesh

Province / State: Sylhet
District: All

Number of People Groups

159

Unreached People Groups

148

Total Population

12,636,000

Buddhist

0.1 %

Christian

0.4 %

Hindu

15.6 %

Muslim

83.7 %

Sikh

0.0 %

Other Religions

0.2 %
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Photo People Group Population Primary Language Progress
Scale
Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
 Abdul 1,500 Bengali - 1,500 - - - -
 Ansari 500 Bengali - 500 - - - -
 Arleng 1,600 Karbi 1,600 - - - - -
Asur 1,500 Sylheti 1,500 - - - - -
 Baiga 5,200 Sylheti 5,200 - - - - 40
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 800 Bengali 800 - - - - -
 Bangali Muslim Moghal 2,000 Bengali - 2,000 - - - -
 Bania unspecified 1,200 Bengali 1,200 - - - - -
 Barman 13,000 Bengali 11,000 30 - 40 - 1,200
 Bauri 40 Bengali 40 - - - - -
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 2,700 Bengali 2,700 - - - - -
 Bedia (Muslim traditions) 6,200 Bengali - 6,200 - - - -
 Behara 1,200 Bengali - 1,200 - - - -
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 1,700 Bengali 1,700 - - - - -
Bengali Muslim Pashtun Khan 1,000 Bengali - 1,000 - - - -
 Bengali Muslim Pashtun, Pathan 3,500 Bengali - 3,500 - - - -
 Bengali Muslim Sayyid 29,000 Bengali - 29,000 - - - -
 Bengali Muslim Shaikh 352,000 Bengali - 352,000 - - - -
 Bhumij 28,000 Sylheti 27,000 200 20 400 - 300
 Bihari (Muslim traditions) 3,600 Urdu - 3,600 - - - -
 Binjhia 6,800 Sylheti 6,600 - - 100 - -
Birhor 1,100 Sylheti 1,100 - - 30 - -
 Bishnupriya Manipuri 17,000 Bishnupuriya 16,000 600 - 30 - 300
 Bodo (Hindu traditions) 14,000 Sylheti 14,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gaur 5,300 Bengali 5,300 - - - - -
 Brahmin Joshi 700 Bengali 700 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kanaujia 1,400 Bengali 1,400 - - - - -
 Brahmin Radhi 6,800 Bengali 6,800 - - - - -
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi 1,000 Bengali 1,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Saraswat 1,500 Bengali 1,500 - - - - -
 Brahmin unspecified 46,000 Bengali 46,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Utkal 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
Brahmin Vaidik 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Varendra 1,300 Bengali 1,300 - - - - -
 Burmese 900 Burmese - - 900 - - -
 Chakma 11,000 Chakma 500 - 9,000 1,400 - -
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 1,900 Bengali 1,900 - - - - -
 Chero 9,200 Sylheti 9,000 - - 90 - 50
 Chik Baraik 8,300 Sylheti 8,100 - - 100 - 90
 Christian 1,000 Bengali - - - 1,000 - -
Dai (Muslim traditions) 1,700 Bengali - 1,700 - - - -
 Dalu 700 Bengali - 700 - - - -
 Darzi (Muslim traditions) 1,600 Bengali - 1,600 - - - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 23,000 Bengali 23,000 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 1,300 Bengali - 1,300 - - - -
Dholi (Muslim traditions) 44,000 Sylheti - 44,000 - - - -
 Dom (Muslim traditions) 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
Dusadh (Muslim traditions) 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
 Faqir 300 Bengali - 300 - - - -
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) 700 Bengali 700 - - - - -
Gain 1,300 Bengali 1,300 - - - - -
Ganak 1,000 Bengali - 1,000 - - - -
Gandpal 2,200 Sylheti 2,200 - - - - -
 Garo (A-chik Mande) 5,000 Garo - 30 - 5,000 - -
Ghazi 6,900 Bengali - 6,900 - - - -
Ghulam 300 Chittagonian - 300 - - - -
 Gond 11,000 Gondi, Northern 11,000 - - 30 - 40
 Gurung Ghaleg 100 Gurung 100 - 20 - - -
 Hajam 37,000 Bengali - 37,000 - - - -
 Hajang 4,400 Hajong 4,400 - - - - -
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 3,300 Bengali 3,300 - - - - -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 60 Chinese, Mandarin - - 60 - - -
 Ho 94,000 Sylheti 89,000 400 40 2,100 - 2,600
 Jamatia 1,400 War-Jaintia 1,200 50 - 100 - -
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 200 Bengali - - - - 200 -
 Jhalo Malo 24,000 Bengali 24,000 - - - - -
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 178,000 Bengali 178,000 - - - - -
 Jogi (Muslim traditions) 300 Bengali - 300 - - - -
 Jola 40,000 Bengali - 40,000 - - - -
Kaghazi 90 Bengali - 90 - - - -
 Kaibartta Jalia 17,000 Bengali 17,000 - - - - -
 Kaibartta unspecified 91,000 Bengali 91,000 - - - - -
Karadar 50 Bengali - 50 - - - -
 Karmali 5,300 Sylheti 5,200 - - 200 - -
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 209,000 Bengali 209,000 - - - - -
 Kayastha Karan 33,000 Bengali 33,000 - - - - -
Khadala 4,400 Sylheti 4,400 - - - - -
 Khandait 80 Bengali 80 - - - - -
 Kharia 16,000 Sylheti 16,000 50 - 300 - 300
 Kharwar 18,000 Sylheti 18,000 70 - 200 - 80
 Khasi 18,000 War-Jaintia 100 40 20 18,000 - 200
 Kisan 6,800 Sylheti 6,600 - - 90 - 90
 Koch (Hindu traditions) 3,200 Koch 3,100 - - - - 30
 Kori 3,300 Bengali 3,200 - - - - 20
 Korku 6,200 Sylheti 6,200 - - - - -
 Korwa 4,100 Sylheti 4,000 - - - - 100
 Kui, Kuvi Khond 7,900 Kuvi 7,600 - - 200 - 60
 Kuki Chin 700 Chittagonian 80 - 400 100 - 80
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 13,000 Bengali 13,000 - - - - -
Kusiari 7,400 Sylheti 7,400 - - - - -
Laheri (Muslim traditions) 400 Bengali - 400 - - - -
Laleng (Patra) 4,300 Tiwa 3,800 - - 500 - -
Lohait Kuri 1,700 Sylheti 1,700 - - - - -
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) 2,700 Bengali - 2,700 - - - -
Lohra 30,000 Sylheti 30,000 - - 200 - 80
 Madari (Muslim traditions) 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
 Magar 900 Bengali 900 - - - - -
Mahara 17,000 Sylheti 17,000 - - - - -
 Mahli 19,000 Mahali 19,000 - - 200 - 200
 Maimal 153,000 Sylheti - 153,000 - - - -
 Majhwar 100 Bengali - 100 - - - -
Mal (Muslim traditions) 400 Bengali - 400 - - - -
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 102,000 Sylheti 102,000 - - - - -
 Mallah (Muslim traditions) 1,600 Bengali - 1,600 - - - -
Mallah Dhawa (Muslim traditions) 500 Bengali - 500 - - - -
 Mallik (Muslim traditions) 4,100 Bengali - 4,100 - - - -
 Malto 10,000 Bengali 9,900 20 - 400 - 20
Mandala (Muslim traditions) 2,000 Bengali - 2,000 - - - -
Masalchi 100 Bengali - 100 - - - -
 Meitei 28,000 Meitei 27,000 600 - 40 - 500
Mirzakhani 4,200 Bengali - 4,200 - - - -
 Mizo Bawm 300 Chin, Bawm - - - 300 - -
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 10,000 Bengali 10,000 - - - - -
 Munda 25,000 Mundari 15,000 80 30 1,000 - 8,800
Murasing 90 War-Jaintia 90 - - - - -
 Nagarchi (Hindu traditions) 2,200 Bengali 2,200 - - - - -
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 1,100 Bengali 1,100 - - - - -
Nai Nabasakh 500 Bengali 500 - - - - -
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) 319,000 Bengali 318,000 - - 800 - -
 Namassej Chandel 184,000 Bengali 183,000 - - 600 - -
 Nat (Muslim traditions) 300 Bengali - 300 - - - -
Nikari (Muslim traditions) 2,300 Bengali - 2,300 - - - -
 Oraon, Kurux 12,000 Kurux 7,300 - - 1,900 - 3,100
 Pan 1,400 Bengali 1,400 - - - - -
Parhaiya 6,500 Sylheti 6,400 - - 100 - -
 Pasi (Muslim traditions) 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
 Patni (Hindu traditions) 96,000 Sylheti 96,000 - - - - -
 Patwa (Muslim traditions) 400 Bengali - 400 - - - -
 Pinjara 3,700 Bengali - 3,700 - - - -
 Pnar 20,000 Pnar 200 70 - 14,000 - 4,900
 Pod 9,800 Bengali 9,800 - - - - -
 Qassab 1,000 Bengali - 1,000 - - - -
 Qazi 900 Bengali - 900 - - - -
 Rai 200 Bengali 100 - - - - 100
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 12,000 Bengali 12,000 - - - - -
 Rajbansi (Muslim traditions) 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 2,300 Bengali - 2,300 - - - -
 Rangrez (Muslim traditions) 600 Bengali - 600 - - - -
 Raute 300 Bengali 300 - - - - -
 Rautia 900 Sadri, Oraon 900 - - - - -
 Rayeen (Muslim traditions) 6,000 Bengali - 6,000 - - - -
 Rohingya 45,000 Rohingya - 45,000 - - - -
Sankara 300 Bengali 300 - - - - -
 Santal (Sawntal) 20,000 Bengali 14,000 600 - 1,500 - 3,200
 Saora 2,400 Sora 2,300 - - - - -
Sardar (Muslim traditions) 4,700 Bengali - 4,700 - - - -
Sauria Paharia 8,300 Sylheti 8,000 - - 300 - 40
Sikligar (Muslim traditions) 800 Bengali - 800 - - - -
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 37,000 Bengali 37,000 - - - - -
Sutradhar (Muslim traditions) 1,000 Bengali - 1,000 - - - -
 Sylhet (Muslim traditions) 9,801,000 Sylheti - 9,801,000 - - - -
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) 2,500 Bengali - 2,500 - - - -
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 4,700 Bengali 4,700 - - - - -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 48,000 Bengali 48,000 - - - - -
 Tipera 4,800 Kok Borok 4,400 90 - 400 - -
 Turaiha 80 Bengali 80 - - - - -
 Turi (Hindu traditions) 800 Bengali 800 - - - - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 10,000 Bengali 10,000 - - - - -
 Yadav Sadgope 2,700 Bengali 2,700 - - - - -
  Totals:  159 12,636,000   148 1,966,000 10,581,000 10,000 52,000 200 26,000