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

170,416,000

Population in Unreached

168,651,000 (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 43,000 86,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Aguri 2,500 615,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ahmadi 3,200 185,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Anglo Indian 2,000 161,000 Bengali Christianity 80.70 % -
 Ansari 16,000 17,535,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arleng 1,500 597,000 Karbi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Asho Khyang 5,400 173,000 Chin, Asho Buddhism 38.29 % -
Asur 1,900 40,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.23 % 1
 Badhai (Muslim traditions) 3,400 794,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bagdi (Hindu traditions) 85,000 3,513,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.31 % 2
 Baha'i 11,000 28,000 Bengali Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bahelia (Hindu traditions) 3,100 218,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Baidya 1,000 1,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baidya (Hindu traditions) 130,000 465,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.07 % 3
 Baiga 5,200 682,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 194,000 4,669,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Baiti 6,500 60,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Agarwal 2,400 5,800,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Bais 1,300 156,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Gandha Banik 4,200 349,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Khatri 2,700 246,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Rauniar 800 161,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Subarna Banik 3,400 200,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania unspecified 19,000 17,114,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Banjara (Muslim traditions) 3,700 295,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Barman 73,000 81,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.72 % 1
Barua 35,000 37,000 Chittagonian Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bauri 15,000 2,360,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 7,100 692,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bedia (Muslim traditions) 51,000 59,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Beg 1,600 5,200 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Behara 82,000 86,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 13,000 2,008,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bengali Muslim Moghal 45,000 3,450,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bengali Muslim Pashtun Khan 24,000 150,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bengali Muslim Pashtun Lodhi (Dalazak) 1,400 1,309,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bengali Muslim Pashtun, Pathan 141,000 9,334,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Bengali Muslim Sayyid 1,825,000 17,693,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 37
 Bengali Muslim Shaikh 132,871,000 217,686,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2,657
 Bengali Muslim Shaikh Siddiqi 8,200 8,956,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Besya (Hindu traditions) 1,500 5,500 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Besya (Muslim traditions) 16,000 18,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhar 6,100 2,372,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) 3,200 1,668,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 12,000 6,050,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhuinhar 1,600 1,151,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhuinmali 98,000 285,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.42 % 2
 Bhuiya Ghatwar 2,500 364,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhuiya unspecified 12,000 1,766,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhumij 35,000 1,363,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.12 % 1
 Bihari (Muslim traditions) 946,000 946,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 19
 Bind 9,200 1,264,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Binjhia 6,700 218,000 Sylheti Hinduism 2.04 % 1
Birhor 1,300 25,000 Sylheti Hinduism 2.33 % 1
 Birjia 600 18,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bishnupriya Manipuri 19,000 122,000 Bishnupuriya Hinduism 0.20 % 1
Biswas (Hindu traditions) 2,700 2,700 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Biswas (Muslim traditions) 37,000 43,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bodo (Hindu traditions) 14,000 1,890,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Acharaj 1,400 66,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Brahmin Barna 4,100 38,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Brahmin Bhat 500 29,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Gaur 28,000 3,683,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Joshi 2,400 454,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Kanaujia 6,100 5,115,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Maithili 3,800 31,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Radhi 51,000 1,953,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi 3,100 590,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Saraswat 6,400 724,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin unspecified 244,000 34,983,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Brahmin Utkal 4,000 223,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Brahmin Vaidik 5,000 232,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Varendra 20,000 331,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bru 2,300 246,000 Riang Hinduism 14.19 % -
Buna (Hindu traditions) 97,000 573,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Burmese 81,000 31,726,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.09 % 2
 Chain 24,000 626,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chak 6,500 8,800 Chak Buddhism 0.35 % 1
 Chakma 528,000 817,000 Chakma Buddhism 7.47 % -
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 77,000 54,849,000 Bengali Hinduism 2.08 % 2
Chasadhobi 9,400 119,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chero 9,100 197,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.95 % 1
 Chik Baraik 8,600 149,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.47 % 1
 Christian 301,000 2,157,000 Bengali Christianity 100.00 % -
Dai (Hindu traditions) 9,700 9,700 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dai (Muslim traditions) 85,000 101,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Dalu 11,000 33,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Darzi (Muslim traditions) 34,000 1,678,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 1,283,000 49,091,000 West Bengal Sign Language Islam 0.66 % 26
 Dhanuk 3,600 5,251,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 153,000 12,878,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 39,000 2,462,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dholi (Muslim traditions) 62,000 69,000 Sylheti Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Doai 3,000 14,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dom (Muslim traditions) 3,200 228,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Domar (Hindu traditions) 29,000 2,600,000 Chittagonian Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dulia 9,700 465,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dusadh (Hindu traditions) 8,700 6,896,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dusadh (Muslim traditions) 2,300 17,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dusadh Bahelia 5,800 823,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Faqir 5,400 132,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) 4,000 4,799,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Gain 6,600 6,600 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ganak 13,000 13,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Gandpal 2,200 2,200 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Garo (A-chik Mande) 97,000 1,397,000 Garo Christianity 98.76 % -
 Ghasiya (Hindu traditions) 2,300 528,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ghazi 100,000 102,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Ghulam 7,400 32,000 Chittagonian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gond 11,000 10,120,000 Gondi, Northern Hinduism 0.36 % 1
 Gonrhi 6,500 970,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gorait 900 13,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.62 % 1
 Gosain 2,200 1,375,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gurung Ghaleg 1,200 741,000 Gurung Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Hadi 82,000 1,246,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.47 % 2
 Hajam 563,000 5,228,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 11
 Hajang 18,000 106,000 Hajong Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Halam 1,000 51,000 Chin, Falam Christianity 82.92 % -
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 64,000 1,825,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Halwai Maira 12,000 162,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 3,700 925,789,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Hazra 1,100 1,100 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ho 96,000 1,369,000 Sylheti Hinduism 2.24 % 2
Jamadar 500 500 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jamatia 6,500 106,000 War-Jaintia Hinduism 19.65 % -
Jaraj (Muslim traditions) 28,000 28,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 1,700 14,295,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 3,000 9,071,000 Bengali Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jat Atra 3,200 61,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jhalo Malo 219,000 697,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.03 % 4
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 632,000 4,419,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.08 % 13
 Jogi (Muslim traditions) 9,200 139,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jola 1,357,000 1,357,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 27
Jotdar 2,700 2,700 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kachari Dimasa 13,000 185,000 Dimasa Hinduism 0.18 % 1
Kadar 3,900 142,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kaghazi 4,200 4,200 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 77,000 9,819,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Kahar (Muslim traditions) 7,200 248,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kaibartta Jalia 250,000 786,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.01 % 5
 Kaibartta unspecified 251,000 1,897,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.02 % 5
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 2,400 2,596,000 Chittagonian Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kalu 127,000 433,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 3,300 2,807,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kamar 900 40,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kandu 17,000 2,954,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 1,200 255,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kaora 5,700 353,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kapali 169,000 524,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Karadar 5,700 5,700 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Karenga 1,700 51,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Karmali 5,300 159,000 Sylheti Hinduism 2.70 % 1
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) 8,700 789,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kawar 4,000 1,190,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 1,488,000 8,631,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.04 % 30
 Kayastha Karan 256,000 889,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.05 % 5
Khadala 4,400 141,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khairwar 1,300 498,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Khami 5,900 5,900 Chittagonian Buddhism 4.63 % 1
 Khandait 2,900 2,053,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kharia 23,000 919,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.17 % 1
 Kharwar 19,000 691,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.83 % 1
 Khasi (War-Khasi) 23,000 1,502,000 War-Jaintia Christianity 98.48 % -
 Kisan 7,100 1,936,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.37 % 1
 Koch (Hindu traditions) 35,000 97,000 Koch Hinduism 0.62 % 1
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) 7,900 10,013,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kol 3,200 2,088,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 1,000 2,936,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Konai 6,100 157,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kori 12,000 3,088,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.10 % 1
 Korku 6,200 1,206,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Korwa 4,100 535,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kui, Kuvi Khond 8,100 1,580,000 Kuvi Hinduism 3.07 % 1
 Kuki Chin 126,000 319,000 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) 244,000 19,041,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 70,000 22,819,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kusiari 7,300 9,400 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Laheri (Muslim traditions) 7,600 74,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Laleng (Patra) 8,500 8,500 Language unknown Hinduism 11.19 % -
Lohait Kuri 2,000 2,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 191,000 11,593,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) 44,000 2,975,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Lohara 30,000 346,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.66 % 1
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) 39,000 3,889,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Madari (Muslim traditions) 5,300 126,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Magar 2,400 2,578,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mahanta 1,800 108,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mahara 16,000 22,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mahishya 737,000 12,511,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.95 % 15
 Mahli 42,000 525,000 Mahali Hinduism 1.43 % 1
 Maimal 151,000 154,000 Sylheti Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Majhwar 18,000 238,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 23,000 2,114,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mal (Muslim traditions) 8,100 28,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 177,000 12,659,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) 17,000 3,297,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mallah (Muslim traditions) 16,000 518,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions) 1,600 400,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mallah Dhawa (Muslim traditions) 19,000 41,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mallah Kewat (Hindu traditions) 1,700 363,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mallah Kewat (Muslim traditions) 200 4,800 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mallik (Muslim traditions) 64,000 746,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Malto 36,000 260,000 Bengali Hinduism 3.72 % 1
Mandala (Hindu traditions) 6,800 9,100 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mandala (Muslim traditions) 119,000 122,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Marma 242,000 297,000 Marma Buddhism 5.69 % -
Masalchi 5,900 5,900 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Matia 27,000 268,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mech 1,100 72,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Meitei 30,000 1,465,000 Meitei Hinduism 0.17 % 1
Mir 50,000 108,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mirdhas (Muslim traditions) 1,200 1,200 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mirzakhani 14,000 28,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mishri 3,500 11,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mizo Bawm 2,600 4,000 Chin, Bawm Christianity 98.66 % -
Mizo Lushai 800 671,000 Mizo Christianity 91.98 % -
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 237,000 2,564,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Mochi (Muslim traditions) 13,000 3,586,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mru 72,000 98,000 Mru Buddhism 3.94 % 1
 Munda 54,000 4,426,000 Mundari Hinduism 4.57 % 1
Murasing 2,200 19,000 War-Jaintia Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Musahar (Hindu traditions) 16,000 3,996,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nagarchi (Hindu traditions) 18,000 195,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nagarchi (Muslim traditions) 18,000 18,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 29,000 14,214,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Nai Nabasakh 6,700 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 5,700 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) 637,000 4,484,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.54 % 13
 Namassej (Muslim traditions) 2,300 5,300 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Namassej Chandel 2,146,000 3,848,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.59 % 43
 Nat (Hindu traditions) 15,000 606,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.33 % 1
 Nat (Muslim traditions) 5,500 198,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Newah 1,000 1,710,000 Nepali Hinduism 3.96 % 1
Nikari (Muslim traditions) 83,000 156,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Oraon, Kurux 109,000 5,474,000 Kurux Ethnic Religions 15.40 % -
 Paliya 103,000 247,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Pan 4,300 1,613,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pankhu, Panko 5,800 5,800 Pangkhua Buddhism 3.31 % 1
Parhaiya 6,400 43,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.76 % 1
 Parsee 700 170,000 Gujarati Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) 6,700 5,877,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pasi (Muslim traditions) 2,800 22,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Patial 8,300 55,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Patni (Hindu traditions) 141,000 409,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Patni (Muslim traditions) 9,700 9,700 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Patwa (Muslim traditions) 14,000 23,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian 800 44,131,000 Dari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Peshakar 1,300 3,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pinjara 52,000 4,174,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pnar 19,000 349,000 Pnar Christianity 73.51 % -
 Pod 30,000 3,571,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pundari 9,600 321,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Qassab 32,000 2,459,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Qazi 27,000 901,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rai 1,200 858,000 Bengali Other / Small 4.21 % 1
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 1,585,000 6,732,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.64 % 32
 Rajbansi (Muslim traditions) 9,700 10,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajbhar 3,400 102,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 33,000 27,658,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.02 % 1
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 28,000 7,145,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 900 1,251,000 Bengali Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajwar 10,000 731,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rakhine 19,000 2,706,000 Rakhine Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rangrez (Muslim traditions) 10,000 453,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Rasua 1,200 2,400 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Raute 1,600 2,700 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rautia 1,200 138,000 Sadri, Oraon Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Rayeen (Hindu traditions) 7,400 9,100 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rayeen (Muslim traditions) 98,000 1,289,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Rohingya 888,000 2,075,000 Rohingya Islam 0.11 % 0.11 % 18
 Rohingya Zerbadi 82,000 82,000 Rohingya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Sahariya 7,300 1,032,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Sankara 12,000 105,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Santal (Sawntal) 210,000 9,297,000 Bengali Hinduism 8.08 % -
 Saora 2,600 947,000 Sora Hinduism 0.23 % 1
Sardar (Muslim traditions) 89,000 104,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Sauria Paharia 8,200 70,000 Sylheti Hinduism 3.33 % 1
Shanan 28,000 28,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Sikligar (Muslim traditions) 8,900 70,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sindhi (Muslim traditions) 1,200 192,000 Sindhi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 16,000 8,389,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 356,000 1,106,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 7
 Sunri Sadhubanik 250,000 575,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 188,000 690,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Sutradhar (Muslim traditions) 15,000 56,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sylhet (Muslim traditions) 12,224,000 12,224,000 Sylheti Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 244
 Tamang 700 2,034,000 Tamang, Eastern Buddhism 2.29 % 1
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 195,000 2,503,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) 130,000 308,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Tangchanghya 66,000 68,000 Tangchangya Buddhism 13.35 % -
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 112,000 5,992,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Tanti (Muslim traditions) 1,600 6,200 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tarafdar 5,300 5,300 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 156,000 22,858,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions) 2,900 697,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tili 75,000 1,352,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tipera 147,000 961,000 Kok Borok Hinduism 3.68 % 3
 Tiyar 53,000 637,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turaiha 2,900 433,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turi (Hindu traditions) 28,000 444,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Uchoi 9,300 12,000 Usoi Christianity 83.30 % -
 Valmiki (Hindu traditions) 10,000 5,930,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Valmiki Lal Begi (Hindu traditions) 2,000 13,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 82,000 42,015,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Yadav Sadgope 111,000 3,191,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
  Totals:  311 170,416,000         289 0.37 % 0.00 % 3,552 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 770,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 171,186,000                
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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:   170,416,000 311 289 92.9 % 168,651,000 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 Complete Bible
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
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
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
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   20 25 37 45 7
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 170,416,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 168,651,000  (99.0%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 0.4%
Percent Evangelical Unknown
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.6%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 3,552
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 44,308,000
Persecution Ranking 29 (1=Highest) Open Doors
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