Country:

Bangladesh

State: Sylhet
District: All

Number of People Groups

164

Unreached People Groups

152

Total Population

12,181,000

Buddhist

0.1 %

Christian

0.4 %

Hindu

15.8 %

Muslim

83.5 %

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 1,400 Bengali - 1,400 - - - -
 Ansari 500 Bengali - 500 - - - -
 Arleng 1,500 Karbi 1,500 - - - - -
Asur 1,500 Sylheti 1,500 - - - - -
 Baiga 5,100 Sylheti 5,000 - - - - 40
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 700 Bengali 700 - - - - -
 Bania unspecified 1,200 Bengali 1,200 - - - - -
 Barman 12,000 Bengali 11,000 30 - 30 - 1,100
 Bauri 40 Bengali 40 - - - - -
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 2,600 Bengali 2,600 - - - - -
Bedia (Muslim traditions) 6,000 Bengali - 6,000 - - - -
 Behara 1,100 Bengali - 1,100 - - - -
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 1,600 Bengali 1,600 - - - - -
 Bhumij 27,000 Sylheti 26,000 200 20 400 - 300
 Bihari (Muslim traditions) 3,500 Urdu - 3,500 - - - -
 Binjhia 6,500 Sylheti 6,400 - - 100 - -
Birhor 1,100 Sylheti 1,100 - - 30 - -
 Birjia 500 Sylheti 500 - - - - -
 Bishnupriya Manipuri 16,000 Bishnupuriya 15,000 500 - 30 - 200
 Bodo (Hindu traditions) 13,000 Sylheti 13,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gaur 5,100 Bengali 5,100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Joshi 700 Bengali 700 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kanaujia 1,300 Bengali 1,300 - - - - -
 Brahmin Radhi 6,600 Bengali 6,600 - - - - -
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi 1,000 Bengali 1,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Saraswat 1,400 Bengali 1,400 - - - - -
 Brahmin unspecified 46,000 Bengali 46,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Utkal 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
Brahmin Vaidik 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Varendra 1,200 Bengali 1,200 - - - - -
 Burmese 800 Burmese - - 800 - - -
 Chakma 10,000 Chakma 500 - 8,600 1,300 - -
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 1,800 Bengali 1,800 - - - - -
 Chero 8,800 Sylheti 8,700 - - 80 - 50
 Chik Baraik 8,000 Sylheti 7,800 - - 100 - 80
 Christian 1,000 Bengali - - - 1,000 - -
Dai (Muslim traditions) 1,600 Bengali - 1,600 - - - -
 Dalu 700 Bengali - 700 - - - -
 Darzi (Muslim traditions) 1,600 Bengali - 1,600 - - - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 22,000 Bengali 22,000 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 1,300 Bengali - 1,300 - - - -
Dholi (Muslim traditions) 42,000 Sylheti - 42,000 - - - -
 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 900 Bengali - 900 - - - -
Gandpal 2,200 Sylheti 2,200 - - - - -
 Garo (A-chik Mande) 4,800 Garo - 30 - 4,800 - -
Ghazi 6,600 Bengali - 6,600 - - - -
Ghulam 300 Chittagonian - 300 - - - -
 Gond 10,000 Gondi, Northern 10,000 - - 30 - 40
 Gorait 800 Bengali 700 - - - - 20
 Gurung Ghaleg 100 Gurung 100 - 20 - - -
 Hajam 35,000 Bengali - 35,000 - - - -
 Hajang 4,300 Hajong 4,300 - - - - -
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 3,300 Bengali 3,300 - - - - -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 60 Chinese, Mandarin - - 60 - - -
 Ho 90,000 Sylheti 85,000 400 40 2,000 - 2,500
 Jamatia 1,300 War-Jaintia 1,200 40 - 100 - -
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 200 Bengali - - - - 200 -
 Jhalo Malo 23,000 Bengali 23,000 - - - - -
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 172,000 Bengali 172,000 - - - - -
 Jogi (Muslim traditions) 300 Bengali - 300 - - - -
 Jola 39,000 Bengali - 39,000 - - - -
Kaghazi 90 Bengali - 90 - - - -
Kaibartta Jalia 16,000 Bengali 16,000 - - - - -
 Kaibartta unspecified 91,000 Bengali 91,000 - - - - -
Karadar 50 Bengali - 50 - - - -
Karmali 5,100 Sylheti 5,000 - - 100 - -
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 209,000 Bengali 209,000 - - - - -
 Kayastha Karan 32,000 Bengali 32,000 - - - - -
Khadala 4,300 Sylheti 4,300 - - - - -
 Khandait 70 Bengali 70 - - - - -
 Kharia 16,000 Sylheti 15,000 40 - 300 - 300
 Kharwar 18,000 Sylheti 17,000 60 - 200 - 70
 Khasi (War-Khasi) 17,000 War-Jaintia 100 40 20 17,000 - 100
 Kisan 6,500 Sylheti 6,300 - - 90 - 80
 Koch (Hindu traditions) 3,100 Koch 3,000 - - - - 30
 Kori 3,100 Bengali 3,100 - - - - 20
 Korku 6,000 Sylheti 6,000 - - - - -
 Korwa 4,000 Sylheti 3,900 - - - - 100
 Kui, Kuvi Khond 7,600 Kuvi 7,300 - - 200 - 60
 Kuki Chin 700 Chittagonian 80 - 400 100 - 80
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 13,000 Bengali 13,000 - - - - -
Kusiari 7,100 Sylheti 7,100 - - - - -
Laheri (Muslim traditions) 400 Bengali - 400 - - - -
Laleng (Patra) 8,300 Language unknown 7,400 - - 900 - -
Lohait Kuri 1,600 Sylheti 1,600 - - - - -
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) 2,600 Bengali - 2,600 - - - -
Lohara 29,000 Sylheti 29,000 - - 200 - 70
Madari (Muslim traditions) 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
 Magar 800 Bengali 800 - - - - -
Mahara 16,000 Sylheti 16,000 - - - - -
 Mahli 18,000 Mahali 18,000 - - 200 - 200
Maimal 147,000 Sylheti - 147,000 - - - -
 Majhwar 100 Bengali - 100 - - - -
Mal (Muslim traditions) 400 Bengali - 400 - - - -
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 98,000 Sylheti 98,000 - - - - -
 Mallah (Muslim traditions) 1,600 Bengali - 1,600 - - - -
Mallah Dhawa (Muslim traditions) 500 Bengali - 500 - - - -
 Mallik (Muslim traditions) 4,000 Bengali - 4,000 - - - -
Malto 9,900 Bengali 9,500 20 - 300 - 20
Mandala (Muslim traditions) 2,000 Bengali - 2,000 - - - -
Masalchi 100 Bengali - 100 - - - -
 Meitei 27,000 Meitei 26,000 600 - 40 - 500
Mirzakhani 4,100 Bengali - 4,100 - - - -
 Mizo Bawm 300 Chin, Bawm - - - 300 - -
Mizo Lushai 100 Mizo - - - 100 - -
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 9,800 Bengali 9,800 - - - - -
 Moghal 1,900 Bengali - 1,900 - - - -
 Munda 24,000 Mundari 14,000 80 30 1,000 - 8,400
Murasing 80 War-Jaintia 80 - - - - -
 Nagarchi (Hindu traditions) 2,100 Bengali 2,100 - - - - -
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 1,100 Bengali 1,100 - - - - -
Nai Nabasakh 500 Bengali 500 - - - - -
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) 319,000 Bengali 318,000 - - 800 - -
 Namassej Chandel 177,000 Bengali 176,000 - - 600 - -
 Nat (Muslim traditions) 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
Nikari (Muslim traditions) 2,200 Bengali - 2,200 - - - -
 Oraon, Kurux 12,000 Kurux 7,000 - - 1,800 - 3,000
 Pan 1,300 Bengali 1,300 - - - - -
Parhaiya 6,200 Sylheti 6,100 - - 100 - -
Pashtun Khan 1,000 Bengali - 1,000 - - - -
 Pashtun, Pathan 3,500 Bengali - 3,500 - - - -
 Pasi (Muslim traditions) 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
 Patni (Hindu traditions) 93,000 Sylheti 93,000 - - - - -
 Patwa (Muslim traditions) 400 Bengali - 400 - - - -
 Persian 60 Dari - 60 - - - -
 Pinjara 3,600 Bengali - 3,600 - - - -
 Pnar 19,000 Pnar 200 70 - 14,000 - 4,700
 Pod 9,400 Bengali 9,400 - - - - -
 Qassab 900 Bengali - 900 - - - -
 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) 2,200 Bengali - 2,200 - - - -
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 20 Bengali - - - - 20 -
 Rangrez (Muslim traditions) 600 Bengali - 600 - - - -
 Raute 300 Bengali 300 - - - - -
 Rautia 900 Sadri, Oraon 900 - - - - -
 Rayeen (Muslim traditions) 5,700 Bengali - 5,700 - - - -
 Rohingya 43,000 Rohingya - 43,000 - - - -
Sankara 300 Bengali 300 - - - - -
 Santal (Sawntal) 19,000 Bengali 14,000 600 - 1,400 - 3,100
 Saora 2,300 Sora 2,300 - - - - -
Sardar (Muslim traditions) 4,500 Bengali - 4,500 - - - -
Sauria Paharia 8,000 Sylheti 7,700 - - 300 - 40
 Sayyid 28,000 Bengali - 28,000 - - - -
 Shaikh 340,000 Bengali - 340,000 - - - -
Sikligar (Muslim traditions) 800 Bengali - 800 - - - -
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 35,000 Bengali 35,000 - - - - -
Sutradhar (Muslim traditions) 1,000 Bengali - 1,000 - - - -
 Sylhet (Muslim traditions) 9,422,000 Sylheti - 9,422,000 - - - -
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) 2,400 Bengali - 2,400 - - - -
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 4,600 Bengali 4,600 - - - - -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 46,000 Bengali 46,000 - - - - -
 Tipera 4,700 Kok Borok 4,200 90 - 300 - -
 Turaiha 80 Bengali 80 - - - - -
 Turi (Hindu traditions) 700 Bengali 700 - - - - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 10,000 Bengali 10,000 - - - - -
 Yadav Sadgope 2,600 Bengali 2,600 - - - - -
  Totals:  164 12,181,000   152 1,921,000 10,174,000 10,000 50,000 200 25,000


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