Bangladesh | Joshua Project

Country: Bangladesh South Asia PeoplesSouth Asia Peoples website

Number of People Groups

310

People Groups Unreached

276 (89.0%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

165,550,000

Population in Unreached

163,911,000 (99.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent *

0.3%

% 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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Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent *
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed **
 Abdul 30,000 66,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Aguri 1,300 517,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ahmadi 2,500 152,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Anglo Indian 17,000 153,000 Bengali Christianity 73.65 % -
 Ansari 14,000 14,793,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arleng 900 501,000 Karbi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arora (Sikh traditions) 1,100 466,000 Punjabi, Western Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Asho Khyang 5,200 175,000 Chin, Asho Christianity 68.99 % -
Asur 1,200 33,000 Sylheti Hinduism 9.26 % -
Badaik 1,000 107,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Badhai (Muslim traditions) 1,800 668,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bagdi (Hindu traditions) 89,000 2,990,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.29 % 2
 Baha'i 11,000 25,000 Bengali Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bahelia (Hindu traditions) 2,700 185,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baidya (Hindu traditions) 132,000 415,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.07 % 3
 Baiga 3,100 576,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.09 % 1
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 216,000 3,999,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Baiti 6,900 52,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania 51,000 29,571,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Agarwal 2,400 4,919,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Bais 1,400 130,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Gandha Banik 7,200 294,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Khatri 4,400 209,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Rauniar 700 132,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Subarna Banik 4,800 172,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Banjara (Muslim traditions) 3,600 248,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Barman 72,000 79,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.36 % 1
Barua 24,000 26,000 Bengali Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bauri 10,000 1,992,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 4,900 584,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bedia (Muslim traditions) 43,000 50,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Behara 72,000 76,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 9,200 1,917,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Besya (Hindu traditions) 1,300 4,600 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Besya (Muslim traditions) 8,600 10,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhar 5,300 2,005,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) 1,900 1,408,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 8,400 6,568,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhuinhar 1,000 971,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhuinmali 111,000 271,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.33 % 2
 Bhuiya 14,000 2,108,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhuiya Ghatwar 1,900 307,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhumij 30,000 1,154,000 Sylheti Hinduism 3.06 % 1
 Bihari (Muslim traditions) 933,000 933,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 19
 Bind 10,000 1,071,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Binjhia 5,700 185,000 Sylheti Hinduism 7.55 % -
Birhor 700 22,000 Sylheti Hinduism 9.02 % -
 Birjia 300 15,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bishnupriya Manipuri 12,000 98,000 Bishnupuriya Hinduism 0.46 % 1
Biswas (Hindu traditions) 2,600 2,600 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Biswas (Muslim traditions) 35,000 40,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin 578,000 63,125,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 12
 Brahmin Acharaj 2,800 58,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Brahmin Barna 6,700 35,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Brahmin Bhat 500 25,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Bhumihar 600 2,795,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Gaur 25,000 3,107,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Joshi 2,100 380,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Kanaujia 6,700 4,316,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Maithili 7,300 29,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Radhi 54,000 1,637,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi 2,800 490,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Saraswat 5,700 612,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Utkal 4,200 186,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Brahmin Vaidik 6,900 196,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Varendra 29,000 288,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bru 2,000 207,000 Riang Hinduism 18.43 % -
Buna (Hindu traditions) 105,000 504,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Burmese 318,000 32,279,000 Burmese Buddhism 1.62 % 6
 Chain 26,000 536,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chak 3,100 5,300 Chak Buddhism 0.72 % 1
 Chakma 513,000 760,000 Chakma Buddhism 12.96 % -
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 88,000 48,174,000 Bengali Hinduism 1.68 % 2
Chasadhobi 10,000 99,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chero 4,600 164,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.73 % 1
 Chik Baraik 4,800 123,000 Sylheti Hinduism 3.52 % 1
 Christian 139,000 1,707,000 Bengali Christianity 100.00 % -
Dai (Hindu traditions) 8,800 8,800 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dai (Muslim traditions) 51,000 64,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dalu 3,300 21,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Darzi (Muslim traditions) 18,000 1,397,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 1,246,000 48,207,000 West Bengal Sign Language Islam 0.66 % 25
 Dhanuk 1,800 4,431,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 194,000 12,319,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 24,000 2,045,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dholi (Muslim traditions) 54,000 60,000 Sylheti Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Doai 3,000 13,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dom 1,300 191,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Domar (Hindu traditions) 25,000 2,200,000 Chittagonian Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dulia 8,700 392,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dusadh (Hindu traditions) 14,000 5,841,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dusadh Bahelia 5,300 696,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Faqir 4,900 112,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) 2,800 6,619,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Gain 6,000 6,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ganak 5,800 5,800 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Gandpal 1,200 1,200 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Garo (A-chik Mande) 92,000 1,193,000 Garo Christianity 98.78 % -
 Ghasiya (Hindu traditions) 1,400 447,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ghazi 65,000 67,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ghulam 4,700 26,000 Chittagonian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gond 6,100 14,362,000 Gondi, Northern Hinduism 1.11 % 1
 Gonrhi 5,500 821,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gorait 600 11,000 Bengali Hinduism 5.66 % -
 Gosain 1,100 1,567,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gurung Ghaleg 1,200 630,000 Gurung Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Hadi 58,000 1,043,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.64 % 1
 Hajam 409,000 4,305,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 8
 Hajang 18,000 93,000 Hajong Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Halam 2,000 44,000 Chin, Falam Christianity 94.44 % -
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 82,000 1,569,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Halwai Maira 11,000 138,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 6,900 885,311,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ho 68,000 1,144,000 Sylheti Hinduism 3.69 % 1
Jamadar 500 500 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jamatia 5,400 89,000 War-Jaintia Hinduism 21.97 % -
Jaraj (Muslim traditions) 19,000 19,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 4,900 29,863,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 19,000 9,459,000 Punjabi, Western Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Jat Atra 3,200 46,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jhalo Malo 250,000 658,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 607,000 3,801,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.09 % 12
 Jogi (Muslim traditions) 6,200 116,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Jola 1,287,000 1,287,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 26
Jotdar 2,400 2,400 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kachari Dimasa 12,000 158,000 Dimasa Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kadar 2,500 120,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kaghazi 2,900 2,900 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 86,000 8,301,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Kahar (Muslim traditions) 4,000 205,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kaibartta 478,000 2,325,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 10
Kaibartta Jalia 283,000 737,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 1,300 3,950,000 Chittagonian Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kalu 90,000 349,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 3,400 3,953,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kamar 300 33,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kandu 17,000 2,498,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 800 216,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kaora 5,400 299,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kapali 206,000 506,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Karadar 2,600 2,600 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Karenga 1,400 42,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Karmali 3,000 133,000 Sylheti Hinduism 10.97 % -
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) 7,800 668,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kawar 3,200 1,007,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 1,879,000 9,732,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 38
 Kayastha Karan 212,000 746,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Khadala 2,400 118,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khairwar 800 421,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Khami 5,700 5,700 Chittagonian Other / Small 5.56 % -
 Khandait 2,000 1,737,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kharia 11,000 769,000 Sylheti Hinduism 6.22 % -
 Kharwar 9,300 578,000 Sylheti Hinduism 3.76 % 1
 Khasi (War-Khasi) 22,000 1,287,000 War-Jaintia Christianity 98.53 % -
 Kisan 3,900 1,636,000 Sylheti Hinduism 4.03 % 1
 Koch (Hindu traditions) 35,000 88,000 Koch Hinduism 0.60 % 1
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) 6,600 8,461,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kol 2,500 1,768,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 700 2,482,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Konai 13,000 141,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kori 12,000 2,613,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.48 % 1
 Korku 2,400 1,045,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Korwa 2,500 453,000 Sylheti Hinduism 4.59 % 1
 Kui, Kuvi Khond 5,300 1,855,000 Kuvi Hinduism 8.82 % -
 Kuki Chin 7,300 176,000 Chin, Hakha Christianity 51.63 % -
Kuki Chin Asho 1,700 1,700 Chin, Asho Buddhism 6.67 % -
 Kuki Chin Chinbon 1,400 46,000 Chin, Uppu Christianity 78.51 % -
Kuki Chin Lai 1,700 1,700 Chin, Hakha Christianity 61.64 % -
Kuki Chin Yindi 2,500 2,500 Chin, Khumi Christianity 50.68 % -
 Kuli 400 16,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 272,000 16,185,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Kunbi (Hindu traditions) 500 18,825,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 73,000 19,315,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kusiari 3,900 5,700 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Laheri (Muslim traditions) 3,900 60,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Laleng (Patra) 3,900 3,900 Language unknown Hinduism 11.18 % -
Lohait Kuri 1,200 1,200 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 198,000 9,857,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) 27,000 2,436,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Lohara 18,000 285,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.95 % 1
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) 37,000 3,289,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Madari (Muslim traditions) 4,900 106,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Magar 1,600 2,187,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mahanta 1,000 91,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mahara 8,700 14,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mahishya 745,000 10,677,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.91 % 15
 Mahli 32,000 441,000 Mahali Hinduism 1.38 % 1
Maimal 137,000 139,000 Sylheti Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Majhwar 16,000 203,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 25,000 1,795,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mal (Muslim traditions) 5,100 22,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 136,000 10,212,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) 16,000 3,452,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mallah (Muslim traditions) 18,000 459,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions) 900 337,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mallah Dhawa (Muslim traditions) 12,000 30,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mallah Kewat (Hindu traditions) 1,000 307,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mallah Kewat (Muslim traditions) 200 4,100 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mallik (Muslim traditions) 43,000 620,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Malto 32,000 222,000 Bengali Hinduism 3.85 % 1
Mandala (Hindu traditions) 6,900 8,800 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mandala (Muslim traditions) 110,000 113,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Marma 230,000 277,000 Marma Buddhism 8.92 % -
Masalchi 2,900 2,900 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Matia 38,000 241,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mech 1,000 61,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Meitei 20,000 1,474,000 Meitei Hinduism 0.33 % 1
Mir 29,000 78,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mirdhas (Muslim traditions) 700 700 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mirzakhani 8,500 21,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mishri 2,100 8,400 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mizo Bawm 7,800 9,000 Chin, Bawm Christianity 100.00 % -
Mizo Lushai 1,500 569,000 Mizo Christianity 90.37 % -
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 276,000 2,244,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Mochi (Muslim traditions) 8,800 3,073,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Moghal 43,000 2,900,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mru 69,000 95,000 Mru Buddhism 3.94 % 1
 Munda 51,000 3,748,000 Mundari Ethnic Religions 4.12 % 1
Murasing 1,500 16,000 War-Jaintia Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Musahar (Hindu traditions) 11,000 3,377,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nagarchi (Hindu traditions) 18,000 168,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nagarchi (Muslim traditions) 14,000 14,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 34,000 12,102,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Nai Nabasakh 6,900 17,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Nalband 100 5,600 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) 3,311,000 8,013,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.56 % 66
 Namassej (Muslim traditions) 2,300 4,800 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Namassej Chandel 2,826,000 4,272,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.59 % 57
 Nat (Hindu traditions) 15,000 515,000 Bengali Hinduism 1.00 % 1
 Nat (Muslim traditions) 2,700 165,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Newah 1,300 1,455,000 Nepali Hinduism 3.03 % 1
Nikari (Muslim traditions) 62,000 124,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Oraon, Kurux 106,000 4,641,000 Kurux Ethnic Religions 15.89 % -
 Paliya 70,000 192,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pan 3,800 1,365,000 Odia Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pankhu, Panko 4,000 4,000 Pangkhua Buddhism 4.49 % 1
Parhaiya 3,100 34,000 Sylheti Hinduism 8.97 % -
 Parsee 700 153,000 Parsi Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Pashtun Khan 24,000 130,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Pashtun Lodhi (Dalazak) 1,400 1,092,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pashtun, Pathan 163,000 11,695,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) 5,100 7,827,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pasi (Muslim traditions) 900 17,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Patial 8,800 49,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Patni (Hindu traditions) 120,000 347,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Patni (Muslim traditions) 6,600 6,600 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Patwa (Muslim traditions) 8,500 16,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian 800 42,335,000 Persian, Iranian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pinjara 32,000 3,518,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pnar 18,000 282,000 Pnar Christianity 73.51 % -
 Pod 16,000 3,008,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pundari 10,000 268,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Qassab 18,000 2,045,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Qazi 16,000 755,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rai 1,000 733,000 Bengali Other / Small 4.44 % 1
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 1,574,000 6,647,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.52 % 31
 Rajbansi (Muslim traditions) 5,800 9,200 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Rajbansi Khen (Hindu traditions) 34,000 133,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Rajbansi Pali (Hindu traditions) 310,000 982,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.33 % 6
 Rajbhar 2,000 87,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 31,000 45,785,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.03 % 1
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 19,000 17,351,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 1,400 1,038,000 Punjabi, Western Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajwar 10,000 620,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rakhine 18,000 2,736,000 Rakhine Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rangrez (Muslim traditions) 3,300 376,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Raute 1,300 2,200 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rautia 600 117,000 Sadri, Oraon Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Rayeen (Hindu traditions) 5,400 6,800 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rayeen (Muslim traditions) 62,000 1,067,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rohingya 787,000 1,951,000 Rohingya Islam 0.10 % 0.10 % 16
Rohingya Zerbadi 76,000 76,000 Rohingya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Sahariya 4,400 870,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Sankara 14,000 92,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Santal (Sawntal) 204,000 7,898,000 Bengali Hinduism 7.85 % -
 Saora 1,200 987,000 Sora Hinduism 0.46 % 1
Sardar (Muslim traditions) 55,000 68,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Sauria Paharia 5,000 58,000 Sylheti Hinduism 9.55 % -
 Sayyid 1,196,000 14,530,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 24
 Shaikh 125,775,000 223,463,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2,515
 Shaikh Siddiqi 3,600 7,581,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Shanan 26,000 26,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Sikligar (Muslim traditions) 2,600 53,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sindhi (Muslim traditions) 3,600 165,000 Sindhi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 13,000 7,885,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 669,000 1,573,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 13
Sunri Sadhubanik 311,000 586,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 217,000 638,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Sutradhar (Muslim traditions) 7,600 43,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Sylhet Muslim 10,875,000 10,875,000 Sylheti Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 218
 Tamang 800 1,733,000 Tamang, Eastern Buddhism 1.97 % 1
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 235,000 2,188,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) 99,000 249,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Tangchanghya 64,000 66,000 Tangchangya Buddhism 22.69 % -
 Tangchanghya 142,000 829,000 Kok Borok Hinduism 7.95 % -
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 100,000 5,063,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Tanti (Muslim traditions) 500 4,400 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tarafdar 4,800 4,800 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tarkhan (Sikh traditions) 1,500 1,054,000 Punjabi, Western Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 150,000 19,359,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.01 % 3
 Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions) 1,300 588,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tili 88,000 1,158,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Tiyar 61,000 555,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turaiha 2,300 366,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turi (Hindu traditions) 19,000 371,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Uchoi 9,000 12,000 Usoi Christianity 83.31 % -
 Valmiki, Balmiki (Hindu traditions) 10,000 7,056,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.78 % 1
Valmiki, Balmiki Lal Begi (Hindu traditions) 2,200 12,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 227,000 59,932,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Yadav Sadgope 140,000 2,746,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
  Totals:  310 165,550,000         276 0.33 % 0.00 % 3,448 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 753,000                
  UN Country Population (2021) 166,303,000                
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Province Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Barisal 9,610,000 130 122 93.8 % 9,607,000 100.0 % 6
Chittagong 33,062,000 215 191 88.8 % 32,003,000 96.8 % 11
Dhaka 54,052,000 234 224 95.7 % 53,897,000 99.7 % 17
Khulna 18,226,000 218 207 95.0 % 18,199,000 99.9 % 10
Rajshahi 20,948,000 213 204 95.8 % 20,795,000 99.3 % 8
Rangpur 17,583,000 206 195 94.7 % 17,469,000 99.4 % 8
Sylhet 10,824,000 165 143 86.7 % 10,696,000 98.8 % 4
Country:   165,550,000 310 276 89.0 % 163,911,000 99.0 % 64

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,990,000 175.2 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 774,293,000 467.7 % 70.2 % 24.9 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 207,376,000 125.3 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 115,473,000 69.8 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.1 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
165,550,000
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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 225 221 Complete Bible
Bishnupuriya bpy 1 1 Bible Portions
Burmese mya 1 1 Complete Bible
Chak ckh 1 1 Translation Needed
Chakma ccp 1 0 New Testament
Chin, Asho csh 2 0 Complete Bible
Chin, Bawm bgr 1 0 Complete Bible
Chin, Falam cfm 1 0 Complete Bible
Chin, Hakha cnh 2 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 4 3 New Testament
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 0 Complete Bible
Kurux kru 1 0 Complete Bible
Kuvi kxv 1 0 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
Odia ory 1 1 Complete Bible
Pangkhua pkh 1 1 Translation Started
Parsi prp 1 1 Translation Needed
Persian, Iranian pes 1 1 Complete Bible
Pnar pbv 1 0 Bible Portions
Punjabi, Western pnb 4 4 New Testament
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 26 19 New Testament
Tamang, Eastern taj 1 1 New Testament
Tangchangya tnv 1 0 Translation Needed
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Urdu urd 1 1 Complete Bible
Usoi usi 1 0 New Testament
War-Jaintia aml 3 1 Translation Needed
West Bengal Sign Language wbs 1 1 Unspecified
Totals: 50 310 276   20 16 37 47 6
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State Population Hindu Muslim Christian Buddhist Sikh Other % Christian
Adherent *
Barisal 9,610,000 1,595,000 8,003,000 8,460 3,120 490 20 0.00 %
Chittagong 33,062,000 3,017,000 28,762,000 226,000 1,033,000 6,440 18,800 0.00 %
Dhaka 54,052,000 6,115,000 47,720,000 137,000 43,900 10,600 26,000 0.00 %
Khulna 18,226,000 2,825,000 15,341,000 30,700 17,800 2,420 8,800 0.00 %
Rajshahi 20,948,000 2,087,000 18,716,000 36,800 2,250 1,970 106,000 0.00 %
Rangpur 17,583,000 2,548,000 14,919,000 32,700 2,990 620 80,100 0.00 %
Sylhet 10,824,000 1,133,000 9,558,000 57,500 18,700 580 55,300 0.00 %
Country:   165,550,000 19,320,000 143,019,000 529,000 1,122,000 23,000 295,000 0.32 %
* From latest Bangladesh census data. Other reputable sources suggest two to three times this many Christians in Bangladesh.
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There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Bangladesh. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • 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 310
Unreached People Groups 276  (89.0%)
Population 165,550,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 163,911,000  (99.0%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent * 0.3%
Percent Evangelical Unknown
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.6%
Pioneer Workers Needed ** 3,448
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 37%
Continent Asia
Region Asia, South
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code BG
Official Language(s) BengaliEnglish
Literacy Rate 58%
Estimated Illiterate Population 69,531,000
Persecution Ranking 31 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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