Marma in Bangladesh


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

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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.


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* Scripture Prayers for the Marma in Bangladesh.


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Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-08-01
People Name General Marma
People Name in Country Marma
Population this Country 230,000
Population all Countries 277,000
Total Countries 2
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 Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 31  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Chittagong
228,000
Dhaka
1,700
Barisal
300
Khulna
100
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 31  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Chittagong 228,000
  Dhaka 1,700
  Barisal 300
  Khulna 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marma (182,000 speakers)
Language Code rmz   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Rakhine
11,000
Chittagonian
9,900
Bengali
3,000
Primary Language Marma (182,000 speakers)
Language Code rmz   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Rakhine 11,000
  Chittagonian 9,900
  Bengali 3,000
People Groups Speaking Marma

Primary Language:  Marma

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1970)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (Global Recordings Network)
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
90.61 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
8.92 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.47 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Gerald Roberts 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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