Country: Bangladesh South Asia PeoplesSouth Asia Peoples website

Number of People Groups

298

People Groups Unreached

278 (93.3%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

173,913,000

Population in Unreached

172,116,000 (99.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent *

0.42%

% Evangelical

Unknown

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.6%
* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.
Map Notes

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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent *
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Abdul 44,000 87,000 Bengali Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Aguri 2,600 627,000 Bengali Hinduism ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ahmadi 3,200 190,000 Bengali Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Anglo 2,100 162,000 Bengali Christianity 80.70 % -
 Ansari 16,000 17,884,000 Bengali Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arleng 1,600 706,000 Karbi Hinduism ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Asho Khyang 5,500 176,000 Chin, Asho Buddhism 38.29 % -
Asur 2,000 43,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.23 % 1
 Badhai (Muslim traditions) 3,500 803,000 Bengali Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bagdi (Hindu traditions) 86,000 3,545,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.31 % 2
 Baha'i 11,000 28,000 Bengali Other / Small ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bahelia (Hindu traditions) 3,200 220,000 Bengali Hinduism ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Baidya 1,100 1,100 Bengali Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baidya (Hindu traditions) 133,000 488,000 Bengali Hinduism ☀︎ 0.07 % 3
 Baiga 5,300 687,000 Sylheti Hinduism ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 198,000 4,812,000 Bengali Hinduism ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Baiti 6,600 60,000 Bengali Hinduism ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Agarwal 2,400 5,868,000 Bengali Hinduism ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Bais 1,300 157,000 Bengali Hinduism ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Gandha Banik 4,300 356,000 Bengali Hinduism ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Khatri 2,700 249,000 Bengali Hinduism ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Subarna Banik 3,500 205,000 Bengali Hinduism ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania unspecified 19,000 17,328,000 Bengali Hinduism ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Banjara (Muslim traditions) 3,800 299,000 Bengali Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Barman 74,000 82,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.72 % 1
  Totals:  298 173,913,000         278 0.42 % 0.00 % 3,604 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 788,000                
  UN Country Population (2024) 174,701,000                
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Province Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Barisal 9,821,000 127 122 96.1 % 9,818,000 100.0 % 6
Chittagong 35,739,000 207 190 91.8 % 34,683,000 97.0 % 11
Dhaka 56,828,000 226 218 96.5 % 56,594,000 99.6 % 17
Khulna 18,793,000 213 205 96.2 % 18,743,000 99.7 % 10
Rajshahi 21,554,000 201 195 97.0 % 21,356,000 99.1 % 8
Rangpur 18,790,000 196 190 96.9 % 18,647,000 99.2 % 8
Sylhet 12,636,000 159 148 93.1 % 12,542,000 99.3 % 4
Country:   173,913,000 298 278 93.3 % 172,116,000 99.0 % 64
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
YouVersion
Bible
Resources
Faith Comes
By Hearing
Bible Resources
Jesus Film
Online
Global
Recordings
Resources
Gospel
Tract
Online
Bengali ben 220 217 Complete Bible
Bishnupuriya bpy 1 1 Bible Portions
Burmese mya 1 1 Complete Bible
Chak ckh 1 1 Translation Started
Chakma ccp 1 0 Complete Bible
Chin, Asho csh 2 1 Complete Bible
Chin, Bawm bgr 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
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 New Testament
Meitei mni 1 1 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
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 28 28 New Testament
Tangchangya tnv 1 0 Translation Started
Tiwa lax 1 0 New Testament
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: 43 298 278   22 23 32 41 5
Networking Possibilities

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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 298
Unreached People Groups 278  (93.3%)
Population 173,913,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 172,116,000  (99.0%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 0.4%
Percent Evangelical Unknown
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.6%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 3,604
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 45,217,000
Persecution Ranking 26 (1=Highest) Open Doors
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