Bangladesh people groups, languages and religions | Joshua Project

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Number of People Groups

311

People Groups Unreached

289 (92.9%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

167,132,000

Population in Unreached

165,399,000 (99.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent *

0.37%

% Evangelical

Unknown

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.6%
* From latest Bangladesh census data. Other reputable sources suggest two to three times this many Christians in Bangladesh.
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Adherent *
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed **
 Abdul 42,000 84,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Aguri 2,500 610,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ahmadi 3,100 182,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Anglo Indian 2,000 160,000 Bengali Christianity 80.70 % -
 Ansari 15,000 17,311,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arleng 1,500 592,000 Karbi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Asho Khyang 5,300 176,000 Chin, Asho Buddhism 38.29 % -
Asur 1,900 40,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.23 % 1
 Badhai (Muslim traditions) 3,300 787,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bagdi (Hindu traditions) 83,000 3,485,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.31 % 2
 Baha'i 11,000 28,000 Bengali Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bahelia (Hindu traditions) 3,000 217,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Baidya 1,000 1,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baidya (Hindu traditions) 127,000 459,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.07 % 3
 Baiga 5,100 677,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 190,000 4,631,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Baiti 6,400 58,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Agarwal 2,400 5,757,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Bais 1,200 154,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Gandha Banik 4,100 346,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Khatri 2,600 244,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Rauniar 800 160,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Subarna Banik 3,300 199,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania unspecified 18,000 16,985,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Banjara (Muslim traditions) 3,700 290,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Barman 71,000 79,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.72 % 1
Barua 34,000 36,000 Chittagonian Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bauri 14,000 2,341,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 6,900 687,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bedia (Muslim traditions) 50,000 58,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Beg 1,600 5,200 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Behara 81,000 85,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 13,000 1,993,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bengali Muslim Moghal 44,000 3,398,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bengali Muslim Pashtun Khan 24,000 149,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bengali Muslim Pashtun Lodhi (Dalazak) 1,300 1,288,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bengali Muslim Pashtun, Pathan 138,000 9,263,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Bengali Muslim Sayyid 1,790,000 17,411,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 36
 Bengali Muslim Shaikh 130,310,000 214,261,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2,606
 Bengali Muslim Shaikh Siddiqi 8,000 8,889,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Besya (Hindu traditions) 1,500 5,400 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Besya (Muslim traditions) 15,000 17,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhar 6,000 2,354,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) 3,200 1,654,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 12,000 6,004,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhuinhar 1,600 1,142,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhuinmali 96,000 281,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.42 % 2
 Bhuiya Ghatwar 2,500 361,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhuiya unspecified 12,000 1,753,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhumij 34,000 1,352,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.12 % 1
 Bihari (Muslim traditions) 927,000 927,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 19
 Bind 9,000 1,254,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Binjhia 6,600 217,000 Sylheti Hinduism 2.04 % 1
Birhor 1,300 25,000 Sylheti Hinduism 2.33 % 1
 Birjia 500 18,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bishnupriya Manipuri 19,000 122,000 Bishnupuriya Hinduism 0.20 % 1
Biswas (Hindu traditions) 2,600 2,600 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Biswas (Muslim traditions) 36,000 42,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bodo (Hindu traditions) 13,000 1,875,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Acharaj 1,300 65,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Brahmin Barna 4,000 37,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Brahmin Bhat 500 29,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Gaur 27,000 3,655,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Joshi 2,300 450,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Kanaujia 6,000 5,077,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Maithili 3,700 30,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Radhi 50,000 1,938,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi 3,000 586,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Saraswat 6,300 717,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin unspecified 239,000 34,721,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Brahmin Utkal 4,000 222,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Brahmin Vaidik 4,900 231,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Varendra 20,000 328,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bru 2,300 244,000 Riang Hinduism 14.19 % -
Buna (Hindu traditions) 95,000 568,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Burmese 79,000 32,291,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.09 % 2
 Chain 24,000 622,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chak 6,400 8,700 Chak Buddhism 0.35 % 1
 Chakma 518,000 805,000 Chakma Buddhism 7.47 % -
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 75,000 54,437,000 Bengali Hinduism 2.08 % 2
Chasadhobi 9,300 118,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chero 8,900 196,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.95 % 1
 Chik Baraik 8,400 147,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.47 % 1
 Christian 296,000 2,132,000 Bengali Christianity 100.00 % -
Dai (Hindu traditions) 9,600 9,600 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dai (Muslim traditions) 84,000 100,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Dalu 11,000 32,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Darzi (Muslim traditions) 33,000 1,657,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 1,258,000 48,824,000 West Bengal Sign Language Islam 0.66 % 25
 Dhanuk 3,500 5,211,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 150,000 12,780,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 38,000 2,419,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dholi (Muslim traditions) 61,000 68,000 Sylheti Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Doai 2,900 14,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dom (Muslim traditions) 3,100 226,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Domar (Hindu traditions) 28,000 2,580,000 Chittagonian Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dulia 9,600 462,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dusadh (Hindu traditions) 8,500 6,844,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dusadh (Muslim traditions) 2,200 17,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dusadh Bahelia 5,600 817,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Faqir 5,300 130,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) 3,900 4,763,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Gain 6,500 6,500 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ganak 12,000 12,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Gandpal 2,200 2,200 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Garo (A-chik Mande) 95,000 1,385,000 Garo Christianity 98.76 % -
 Ghasiya (Hindu traditions) 2,300 524,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ghazi 98,000 100,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Ghulam 7,200 31,000 Chittagonian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gond 10,000 10,044,000 Gondi, Northern Hinduism 0.36 % 1
 Gonrhi 6,400 963,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gorait 900 13,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.62 % 1
 Gosain 2,200 1,365,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gurung Ghaleg 1,200 734,000 Gurung Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Hadi 81,000 1,236,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.47 % 2
 Hajam 552,000 5,139,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 11
 Hajang 18,000 105,000 Hajong Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Halam 900 51,000 Chin, Falam Christianity 82.92 % -
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 62,000 1,809,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Halwai Maira 12,000 161,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 3,600 940,265,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Hazra 1,100 1,100 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ho 94,000 1,357,000 Sylheti Hinduism 2.24 % 2
Jamadar 500 500 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jamatia 6,400 104,000 War-Jaintia Hinduism 19.65 % -
Jaraj (Muslim traditions) 28,000 28,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 1,700 13,931,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 3,000 9,002,000 Bengali Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Jat Atra 3,100 60,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jhalo Malo 215,000 689,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.03 % 4
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 620,000 4,379,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.08 % 12
 Jogi (Muslim traditions) 9,000 138,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jola 1,331,000 1,331,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 27
Jotdar 2,700 2,700 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kachari Dimasa 12,000 183,000 Dimasa Hinduism 0.18 % 1
Kadar 3,800 141,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kaghazi 4,100 4,100 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 75,000 9,745,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Kahar (Muslim traditions) 7,000 243,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kaibartta Jalia 246,000 778,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.01 % 5
 Kaibartta unspecified 246,000 1,880,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.02 % 5
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 2,400 2,577,000 Chittagonian Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kalu 125,000 429,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 3,200 2,786,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kamar 900 39,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kandu 17,000 2,932,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 1,200 253,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kaora 5,600 351,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kapali 166,000 518,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Karadar 5,600 5,600 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Karenga 1,700 51,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Karmali 5,200 158,000 Sylheti Hinduism 2.70 % 1
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) 8,600 783,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kawar 3,900 1,181,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 1,459,000 8,549,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.04 % 29
 Kayastha Karan 251,000 880,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.05 % 5
Khadala 4,300 140,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khairwar 1,300 494,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Khami 5,800 5,800 Chittagonian Buddhism 4.63 % 1
 Khandait 2,900 2,038,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kharia 23,000 912,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.17 % 1
 Kharwar 19,000 686,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.83 % 1
 Khasi (War-Khasi) 23,000 1,491,000 War-Jaintia Christianity 98.48 % -
 Kisan 7,000 1,922,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.37 % 1
 Koch (Hindu traditions) 34,000 95,000 Koch Hinduism 0.62 % 1
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) 7,700 9,937,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kol 3,200 2,072,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 1,000 2,909,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Konai 6,000 156,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kori 12,000 3,065,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.10 % 1
 Korku 6,000 1,197,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Korwa 4,000 531,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kui, Kuvi Khond 7,900 1,568,000 Kuvi Hinduism 3.07 % 1
 Kuki Chin 124,000 317,000 Chittagonian Buddhism 11.41 % -
Kuki Chin Asho 1,700 1,700 Chin, Asho Buddhism 3.40 % 1
 Kuki Chin Chinbon 1,400 46,000 Chin, Uppu Buddhism 18.40 % -
Kuki Chin Lai 1,700 1,700 Chin, Hakha Buddhism 13.14 % -
Kuki Chin Yindi 2,400 2,400 Chin, Khumi Buddhism 11.09 % -
 Kuli 600 20,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 240,000 18,895,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 69,000 22,648,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kusiari 7,200 9,300 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Laheri (Muslim traditions) 7,400 73,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Laleng (Patra) 8,400 8,400 Language unknown Hinduism 11.19 % -
Lohait Kuri 2,000 2,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 187,000 11,505,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) 43,000 2,909,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Lohara 29,000 342,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.66 % 1
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) 38,000 3,859,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Madari (Muslim traditions) 5,200 124,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Magar 2,400 2,552,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mahanta 1,800 107,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mahara 16,000 22,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mahishya 722,000 12,409,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.95 % 14
 Mahli 42,000 521,000 Mahali Hinduism 1.43 % 1
Maimal 148,000 151,000 Sylheti Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Majhwar 18,000 237,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 22,000 2,097,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mal (Muslim traditions) 8,000 27,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 173,000 12,562,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) 17,000 3,273,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mallah (Muslim traditions) 16,000 506,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions) 1,600 397,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mallah Dhawa (Muslim traditions) 18,000 40,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mallah Kewat (Hindu traditions) 1,600 360,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mallah Kewat (Muslim traditions) 200 4,800 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mallik (Muslim traditions) 63,000 739,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Malto 35,000 258,000 Bengali Hinduism 3.72 % 1
Mandala (Hindu traditions) 6,700 9,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mandala (Muslim traditions) 117,000 120,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Marma 237,000 292,000 Marma Buddhism 5.69 % -
Masalchi 5,800 5,800 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Matia 27,000 266,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mech 1,000 71,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Meitei 29,000 1,453,000 Meitei Hinduism 0.17 % 1
Mir 49,000 106,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mirdhas (Muslim traditions) 1,100 1,100 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mirzakhani 13,000 27,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mishri 3,400 11,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mizo Bawm 2,500 3,900 Chin, Bawm Christianity 98.66 % -
Mizo Lushai 700 666,000 Mizo Christianity 91.98 % -
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 233,000 2,542,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Mochi (Muslim traditions) 12,000 3,491,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mru 70,000 96,000 Mru Buddhism 3.94 % 1
 Munda 53,000 4,392,000 Mundari Hinduism 4.57 % 1
Murasing 2,200 19,000 War-Jaintia Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Musahar (Hindu traditions) 15,000 3,964,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nagarchi (Hindu traditions) 18,000 193,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nagarchi (Muslim traditions) 17,000 17,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 29,000 14,108,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Nai Nabasakh 6,500 19,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Nalband 300 6,700 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Naliya (Muslim traditions) 1,900 5,600 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) 625,000 4,444,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.54 % 12
 Namassej (Muslim traditions) 2,200 5,100 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Namassej Chandel 2,105,000 3,795,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.59 % 42
 Nat (Hindu traditions) 15,000 601,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.33 % 1
 Nat (Muslim traditions) 5,400 197,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Newah 1,000 1,692,000 Nepali Hinduism 3.96 % 1
Nikari (Muslim traditions) 82,000 155,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Oraon, Kurux 107,000 5,432,000 Kurux Ethnic Religions 15.40 % -
 Paliya 101,000 244,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Pan 4,200 1,601,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pankhu, Panko 5,600 5,600 Pangkhua Buddhism 3.31 % 1
Parhaiya 6,300 42,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.76 % 1
 Parsee 700 168,000 Parsi Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) 6,500 5,834,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pasi (Muslim traditions) 2,700 22,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Patial 8,100 55,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Patni (Hindu traditions) 138,000 404,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Patni (Muslim traditions) 9,500 9,500 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Patwa (Muslim traditions) 13,000 22,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian 800 43,037,000 Dari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Peshakar 1,300 3,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pinjara 51,000 4,139,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pnar 19,000 346,000 Pnar Christianity 73.51 % -
 Pod 30,000 3,545,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pundari 9,400 317,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Qassab 32,000 2,419,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Qazi 27,000 894,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rai 1,200 850,000 Bengali Other / Small 4.21 % 1
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 1,555,000 6,664,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.64 % 31
 Rajbansi (Muslim traditions) 9,500 9,800 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajbhar 3,400 102,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 32,000 27,448,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.02 % 1
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 28,000 6,991,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 900 1,242,000 Bengali Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajwar 10,000 726,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rakhine 19,000 2,758,000 Rakhine Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rangrez (Muslim traditions) 10,000 449,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Rasua 1,200 2,400 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Raute 1,500 2,500 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rautia 1,200 137,000 Sadri, Oraon Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Rayeen (Hindu traditions) 7,200 8,900 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rayeen (Muslim traditions) 97,000 1,278,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Rohingya 871,000 2,060,000 Rohingya Islam 0.11 % 0.11 % 17
 Rohingya Zerbadi 80,000 80,000 Rohingya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Sahariya 7,200 1,024,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Sankara 12,000 104,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Santal (Sawntal) 206,000 9,225,000 Bengali Hinduism 8.08 % -
 Saora 2,600 940,000 Sora Hinduism 0.23 % 1
Sardar (Muslim traditions) 88,000 103,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Sauria Paharia 8,000 70,000 Sylheti Hinduism 3.33 % 1
Shanan 27,000 27,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Sikligar (Muslim traditions) 8,800 69,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sindhi (Muslim traditions) 1,200 191,000 Sindhi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 16,000 8,326,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 350,000 1,094,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 7
 Sunri Sadhubanik 245,000 568,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 184,000 682,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Sutradhar (Muslim traditions) 14,000 55,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sylhet (Muslim traditions) 11,988,000 11,988,000 Sylheti Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 240
 Tamang 700 2,014,000 Tamang, Eastern Buddhism 2.29 % 1
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 191,000 2,481,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) 128,000 304,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Tangchanghya 65,000 67,000 Tangchangya Buddhism 13.35 % -
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 110,000 5,946,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Tanti (Muslim traditions) 1,600 6,100 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tarafdar 5,200 5,200 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 153,000 22,685,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions) 2,900 692,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tili 73,000 1,341,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tipera 145,000 953,000 Kok Borok Hinduism 3.68 % 3
 Tiyar 52,000 632,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turaiha 2,900 430,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turi (Hindu traditions) 28,000 441,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Uchoi 9,100 12,000 Usoi Christianity 83.30 % -
 Valmiki (Hindu traditions) 10,000 5,883,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Valmiki Lal Begi (Hindu traditions) 1,900 13,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 81,000 41,699,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Yadav Sadgope 109,000 3,166,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
  Totals:  311 167,132,000         289 0.37 % 0.00 % 3,486 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 754,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 167,886,000                
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Province Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Barisal 9,469,000 128 123 96.1 % 9,466,000 100.0 % 6
Chittagong 34,418,000 213 194 91.1 % 33,402,000 97.0 % 11
Dhaka 54,721,000 232 224 96.6 % 54,495,000 99.6 % 17
Khulna 18,119,000 217 209 96.3 % 18,070,000 99.7 % 10
Rajshahi 20,740,000 205 199 97.1 % 20,549,000 99.1 % 8
Rangpur 18,079,000 201 195 97.0 % 17,941,000 99.2 % 8
Sylhet 12,181,000 164 152 92.7 % 12,087,000 99.2 % 4
Country:   167,132,000 311 289 92.9 % 165,399,000 99.0 % 64
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Bengali ben 227 224 Complete Bible
Bishnupuriya bpy 1 1 Bible Portions
Burmese mya 1 1 Complete Bible
Chak ckh 1 1 Translation Started
Chakma ccp 1 0 New Testament
Chin, Asho csh 2 1 Complete Bible
Chin, Bawm bgr 1 0 Complete Bible
Chin, Falam cfm 1 0 Complete Bible
Chin, Hakha cnh 1 0 Complete Bible
Chin, Khumi cnk 1 0 Complete Bible
Chin, Uppu cnb 1 0 Translation Started
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 1 Complete Bible
Chittagonian ctg 6 5 New Testament
Dari prs 1 1 Complete Bible
Dimasa dis 1 1 New Testament
Garo grt 1 0 Complete Bible
Gondi, Northern gno 1 1 New Testament
Gurung gvr 1 1 New Testament
Hajong haj 1 1 Bible Portions
Karbi mjw 1 1 Complete Bible
Koch kdq 1 1 Bible Portions
Kok Borok trp 1 1 Complete Bible
Kurux kru 1 0 Complete Bible
Kuvi kxv 1 1 New Testament
Mahali mjx 1 1 Bible Portions
Marma rmz 1 0 Bible Portions
Meitei mni 1 1 Complete Bible
Mizo lus 1 0 Complete Bible
Mru mro 1 1 New Testament
Mundari unr 1 1 Complete Bible
Nepali npi 1 1 Complete Bible
Pangkhua pkh 1 1 Translation Started
Parsi prp 1 1 Translation Started
Pnar pbv 1 0 Bible Portions
Rakhine rki 1 1 Bible Portions
Riang ria 1 0 Complete Bible
Rohingya rhg 2 2 Bible Portions
Sadri, Oraon sdr 1 1 New Testament
Sindhi snd 1 1 Complete Bible
Sora srb 1 1 Complete Bible
Sylheti syl 29 29 New Testament
Tamang, Eastern taj 1 1 New Testament
Tangchangya tnv 1 0 Translation Started
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete Bible
Usoi usi 1 0 New Testament
War-Jaintia aml 3 1 Translation Started
West Bengal Sign Language wbs 1 1 Unspecified
Totals: 48 311 289   19 24 36 45 0
Networking Possibilities

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  • Church planting agencies in Bangladesh
  • Christian ministry in Bangladesh
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Bangladesh Statistics
People Groups 311
Unreached People Groups 289  (92.9%)
Population 167,132,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 165,399,000  (99.0%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent * 0.4%
Percent Evangelical Unknown
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.6%
Pioneer Workers Needed ** 3,486
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 37%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, South
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code BG
Official Language(s) BengaliEnglish
Literacy Rate 74%
Estimated Illiterate Population 43,454,000
Persecution Ranking 29 (1=Highest) Open Doors
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