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

165,559,000

Population in Unreached

163,841,000 (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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Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent *
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed **
 Abdul 42,000 83,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Aguri 2,500 605,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ahmadi 3,100 179,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Anglo Indian 2,000 158,000 Bengali Christianity 80.70 % -
 Ansari 15,000 17,104,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Arleng 1,500 587,000 Karbi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Asho Khyang 5,300 175,000 Chin, Asho Buddhism 38.29 % -
Asur 1,900 39,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.23 % 1
 Badhai (Muslim traditions) 3,300 778,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bagdi (Hindu traditions) 82,000 3,452,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.31 % 2
 Baha'i 10,000 27,000 Bengali Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bahelia (Hindu traditions) 3,000 215,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Baidya 1,000 1,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baidya (Hindu traditions) 126,000 455,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.07 % 3
 Baiga 5,100 671,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 189,000 4,585,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Baiti 6,300 58,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Agarwal 2,300 5,704,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Bais 1,200 153,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Gandha Banik 4,100 343,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Khatri 2,600 242,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bania Rauniar 800 159,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania Subarna Banik 3,300 197,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bania unspecified 18,000 16,822,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Banjara (Muslim traditions) 3,600 287,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Barman 71,000 79,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.72 % 1
Barua 34,000 36,000 Chittagonian Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bauri 14,000 2,319,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 6,900 680,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Bedia (Muslim traditions) 50,000 58,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Beg 1,600 5,200 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Behara 80,000 84,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 12,000 1,973,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Besya (Hindu traditions) 1,500 5,400 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Besya (Muslim traditions) 15,000 17,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhar 6,000 2,332,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhat (Hindu traditions) 3,100 1,638,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhoi (Hindu traditions) 12,000 5,947,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhuinhar 1,600 1,132,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhuinmali 95,000 278,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.42 % 2
 Bhuiya Ghatwar 2,500 358,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhuiya unspecified 12,000 1,737,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bhumij 34,000 1,340,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.12 % 1
 Bihari (Muslim traditions) 919,000 919,000 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 18
 Bind 9,000 1,242,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Binjhia 6,500 215,000 Sylheti Hinduism 2.04 % 1
Birhor 1,300 25,000 Sylheti Hinduism 2.33 % 1
 Birjia 500 18,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bishnupriya Manipuri 18,000 120,000 Bishnupuriya Hinduism 0.20 % 1
Biswas (Hindu traditions) 2,600 2,600 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Biswas (Muslim traditions) 36,000 42,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bodo (Hindu traditions) 13,000 1,857,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Acharaj 1,300 65,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Brahmin Barna 4,000 37,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Brahmin Bhat 500 29,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Gaur 27,000 3,621,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Joshi 2,300 446,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Kanaujia 6,000 5,029,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Maithili 3,700 30,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Radhi 49,000 1,919,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi 3,000 580,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Saraswat 6,200 711,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin unspecified 237,000 34,394,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Brahmin Utkal 3,900 220,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Brahmin Vaidik 4,900 229,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Brahmin Varendra 20,000 325,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bru 2,200 242,000 Riang Hinduism 14.19 % -
Buna (Hindu traditions) 94,000 562,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Burmese 79,000 32,047,000 Burmese Buddhism 0.09 % 2
 Chain 24,000 616,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chak 6,300 8,600 Chak Buddhism 0.35 % 1
 Chakma 513,000 797,000 Chakma Buddhism 7.47 % -
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 75,000 53,923,000 Bengali Hinduism 2.08 % 1
Chasadhobi 9,200 117,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chero 8,800 194,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.95 % 1
 Chik Baraik 8,300 145,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.47 % 1
 Christian 293,000 2,109,000 Bengali Christianity 100.00 % -
Dai (Hindu traditions) 9,500 9,500 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dai (Muslim traditions) 83,000 98,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Dalu 10,000 31,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Darzi (Muslim traditions) 33,000 1,637,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Deaf 1,246,000 48,207,000 West Bengal Sign Language Islam 0.66 % 25
 Dhanuk 3,500 5,160,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 149,000 12,659,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 38,000 2,385,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dholi (Muslim traditions) 60,000 67,000 Sylheti Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Doai 2,900 14,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dom (Muslim traditions) 3,100 224,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Domar (Hindu traditions) 28,000 2,555,000 Chittagonian Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dulia 9,500 458,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dusadh (Hindu traditions) 8,400 6,777,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Dusadh (Muslim traditions) 2,200 16,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Dusadh Bahelia 5,600 809,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Faqir 5,200 129,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) 3,900 4,719,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Gain 6,400 6,400 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ganak 12,000 12,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Gandpal 2,200 2,200 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Garo (A-chik Mande) 94,000 1,372,000 Garo Christianity 98.76 % -
 Ghasiya (Hindu traditions) 2,200 519,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Ghazi 97,000 99,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Ghulam 7,100 31,000 Chittagonian Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gond 10,000 9,949,000 Gondi, Northern Hinduism 0.36 % 1
 Gonrhi 6,300 954,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gorait 900 13,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.62 % 1
 Gosain 2,200 1,352,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gurung Ghaleg 1,200 722,000 Gurung Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Hadi 80,000 1,224,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.47 % 2
 Hajam 547,000 5,069,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 11
 Hajang 18,000 105,000 Hajong Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Halam 900 50,000 Chin, Falam Christianity 82.92 % -
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 62,000 1,792,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Halwai Maira 12,000 159,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 3,600 937,400,000 Chinese, Mandarin Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Hazra 1,100 1,100 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Ho 93,000 1,345,000 Sylheti Hinduism 2.24 % 2
Jamadar 500 500 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jamatia 6,300 103,000 War-Jaintia Hinduism 19.65 % -
Jaraj (Muslim traditions) 28,000 28,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jat (Muslim traditions) 1,600 13,681,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 2,900 8,919,000 Bengali Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Jat Atra 3,100 59,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jhalo Malo 213,000 683,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.03 % 4
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 614,000 4,338,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.08 % 12
 Jogi (Muslim traditions) 8,900 137,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Jola 1,318,000 1,318,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 26
Jotdar 2,600 2,600 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kachari Dimasa 12,000 182,000 Dimasa Hinduism 0.18 % 1
Kadar 3,800 140,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kaghazi 4,100 4,100 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kahar (Hindu traditions) 75,000 9,654,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kahar (Muslim traditions) 7,000 240,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kaibartta Jalia 243,000 770,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.01 % 5
 Kaibartta unspecified 243,000 1,862,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.02 % 5
 Kalal (Hindu traditions) 2,300 2,553,000 Chittagonian Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kalu 124,000 425,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Kalwar (Hindu traditions) 3,200 2,758,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kamar 900 39,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kandu 16,000 2,902,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 1,200 251,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kaora 5,600 347,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kapali 164,000 513,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Karadar 5,500 5,500 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Karenga 1,600 50,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Karmali 5,100 156,000 Sylheti Hinduism 2.70 % 1
 Kasar (Hindu traditions) 8,500 776,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kawar 3,900 1,170,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 1,445,000 8,468,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.04 % 29
 Kayastha Karan 249,000 872,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.05 % 5
Khadala 4,300 139,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Khairwar 1,200 489,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Khami 5,800 5,800 Chittagonian Buddhism 4.63 % 1
 Khandait 2,900 2,019,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kharia 23,000 904,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.17 % 1
 Kharwar 19,000 680,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.83 % 1
 Khasi (War-Khasi) 23,000 1,477,000 War-Jaintia Christianity 98.48 % -
 Kisan 6,900 1,903,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.37 % 1
 Koch (Hindu traditions) 34,000 95,000 Koch Hinduism 0.62 % 1
 Koiri (Hindu traditions) 7,700 9,841,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kol 3,100 2,053,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Koli (Hindu traditions) 1,000 2,879,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Konai 5,900 155,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kori 12,000 3,037,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.10 % 1
 Korku 6,000 1,186,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Korwa 4,000 526,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kui, Kuvi Khond 7,800 1,553,000 Kuvi Hinduism 3.07 % 1
 Kuki Chin 123,000 314,000 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 19,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kumhar (Hindu traditions) 238,000 18,716,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 68,000 22,432,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kusiari 7,100 9,100 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Laheri (Muslim traditions) 7,400 72,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Laleng (Patra) 8,300 8,300 Language unknown Hinduism 11.19 % -
Lohait Kuri 2,000 2,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lohar (Hindu traditions) 185,000 11,395,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) 43,000 2,863,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Lohara 29,000 339,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.66 % 1
 Lunia (Hindu traditions) 37,000 3,822,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Madari (Muslim traditions) 5,200 122,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Magar 2,400 2,509,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mahanta 1,800 106,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mahara 16,000 22,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mahishya 716,000 12,293,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.95 % 14
 Mahli 41,000 515,000 Mahali Hinduism 1.43 % 1
Maimal 147,000 150,000 Sylheti Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Majhwar 18,000 235,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mal (Hindu traditions) 22,000 2,078,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mal (Muslim traditions) 7,900 27,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 172,000 12,444,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Mallah (Hindu traditions) 17,000 3,241,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mallah (Muslim traditions) 15,000 497,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions) 1,600 393,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mallah Dhawa (Muslim traditions) 18,000 39,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mallah Kewat (Hindu traditions) 1,600 357,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mallah Kewat (Muslim traditions) 200 4,700 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mallik (Muslim traditions) 62,000 732,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Malto 34,000 255,000 Bengali Hinduism 3.72 % 1
Mandala (Hindu traditions) 6,600 8,900 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mandala (Muslim traditions) 116,000 119,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Marma 235,000 289,000 Marma Buddhism 5.69 % -
Masalchi 5,800 5,800 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Matia 26,000 263,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mech 1,000 71,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Meitei 29,000 1,440,000 Meitei Hinduism 0.17 % 1
Mir 48,000 105,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mirdhas (Muslim traditions) 1,100 1,100 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mirzakhani 13,000 27,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mishri 3,400 11,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mizo Bawm 2,500 3,900 Chin, Bawm Christianity 98.66 % -
Mizo Lushai 700 660,000 Mizo Christianity 91.98 % -
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 231,000 2,518,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Mochi (Muslim traditions) 12,000 3,426,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Moghal 44,000 3,354,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mru 70,000 96,000 Mru Buddhism 3.94 % 1
 Munda 53,000 4,352,000 Mundari Hinduism 4.57 % 1
Murasing 2,100 18,000 War-Jaintia Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Musahar (Hindu traditions) 15,000 3,925,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nagarchi (Hindu traditions) 17,000 191,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nagarchi (Muslim traditions) 17,000 17,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 28,000 13,973,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Nai Nabasakh 6,500 19,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Nalband 300 6,600 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Naliya (Muslim traditions) 1,900 5,600 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) 619,000 4,402,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.54 % 12
 Namassej (Muslim traditions) 2,200 5,100 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Namassej Chandel 2,085,000 3,759,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.59 % 42
 Nat (Hindu traditions) 15,000 595,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.33 % 1
 Nat (Muslim traditions) 5,300 194,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Newah 1,000 1,664,000 Nepali Hinduism 3.96 % 1
Nikari (Muslim traditions) 81,000 153,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Oraon, Kurux 106,000 5,381,000 Kurux Ethnic Religions 15.40 % -
 Paliya 100,000 242,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Pan 4,200 1,586,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pankhu, Panko 5,600 5,600 Pangkhua Buddhism 3.31 % 1
Parhaiya 6,200 42,000 Sylheti Hinduism 1.76 % 1
 Parsee 700 167,000 Parsi Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Pashtun Khan 24,000 148,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Pashtun Lodhi (Dalazak) 1,300 1,270,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pashtun, Pathan 137,000 9,177,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Pasi (Hindu traditions) 6,500 5,779,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pasi (Muslim traditions) 2,700 22,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Patial 8,000 54,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Patni (Hindu traditions) 137,000 401,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Patni (Muslim traditions) 9,500 9,500 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Patwa (Muslim traditions) 13,000 22,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Persian 800 42,530,000 Dari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Peshakar 1,300 3,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pinjara 51,000 4,099,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pnar 19,000 343,000 Pnar Christianity 73.51 % -
 Pod 29,000 3,511,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Pundari 9,300 314,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Qassab 31,000 2,385,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Qazi 26,000 884,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rai 1,200 836,000 Bengali Other / Small 4.21 % 1
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 1,540,000 6,599,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.64 % 31
 Rajbansi (Muslim traditions) 9,400 9,700 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajbhar 3,300 101,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput (Hindu traditions) 32,000 27,190,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.02 % 1
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 28,000 6,879,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 900 1,230,000 Bengali Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rajwar 10,000 719,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rakhine 19,000 2,737,000 Rakhine Buddhism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rangrez (Muslim traditions) 9,900 443,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Rasua 1,200 2,400 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Raute 1,500 2,500 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rautia 1,100 136,000 Sadri, Oraon Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Rayeen (Hindu traditions) 7,100 8,800 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rayeen (Muslim traditions) 96,000 1,266,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Rohingya 863,000 2,027,000 Rohingya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 17
 Rohingya Zerbadi 79,000 79,000 Rohingya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Sahariya 7,100 1,015,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Sankara 12,000 103,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Santal (Sawntal) 204,000 9,138,000 Bengali Hinduism 8.08 % -
 Saora 2,500 931,000 Sora Hinduism 0.23 % 1
Sardar (Muslim traditions) 87,000 102,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Sauria Paharia 8,000 69,000 Sylheti Hinduism 3.33 % 1
 Sayyid 1,773,000 17,189,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 35
 Shaikh 129,081,000 212,131,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2,582
 Shaikh Siddiqi 7,900 8,806,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Shanan 27,000 27,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Sikligar (Muslim traditions) 8,700 69,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sindhi (Muslim traditions) 1,200 189,000 Sindhi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sonar (Hindu traditions) 16,000 8,247,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sunri (Hindu traditions) 346,000 1,082,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 7
 Sunri Sadhubanik 243,000 563,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 182,000 676,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Sutradhar (Muslim traditions) 14,000 55,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Sylhet (Muslim traditions) 11,875,000 11,875,000 Sylheti Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 238
 Tamang 700 1,980,000 Tamang, Eastern Buddhism 2.29 % 1
 Tamboli (Hindu traditions) 189,000 2,458,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) 127,000 302,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Tangchanghya 65,000 67,000 Tangchangya Buddhism 13.35 % -
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 109,000 5,889,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Tanti (Muslim traditions) 1,600 6,100 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tarafdar 5,200 5,200 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 152,000 22,468,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Teli Gangauta (Hindu traditions) 2,800 686,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tili 73,000 1,329,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tipera 143,000 943,000 Kok Borok Hinduism 3.68 % 3
 Tiyar 51,000 626,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turaiha 2,900 426,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turi (Hindu traditions) 27,000 436,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Uchoi 9,100 12,000 Usoi Christianity 83.30 % -
Valmiki (Hindu traditions) 10,000 5,826,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Valmiki Lal Begi (Hindu traditions) 1,900 13,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 80,000 41,296,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Yadav Sadgope 108,000 3,136,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
  Totals:  311 165,559,000         289 0.37 % 0.00 % 3,455 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 744,000                
  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 9,469,000 128 123 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:   165,559,000 311 289 92.9 % 163,841,000 99.0 % 64

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 282,458,000 170.6 % 97.2 % 0.0 % 1.2 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.4 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 778,555,000 470.3 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.8 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 207,795,000 125.5 % 93.3 % 0.0 % 0.4 % 3.6 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 118,286,000 71.4 % 81.3 % 1.5 % 9.4 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.8 %
165,559,000
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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 227 224 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 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
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
Parsi prp 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 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: 48 311 289   19 25 35 45 0
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State Population Hindu Muslim Christian Buddhist Sikh Other % Christian
Adherent *
Barisal 9,469,000 1,222,000 8,238,000 6,390 3,070 360 20 0.00 %
Chittagong 34,418,000 2,765,000 30,475,000 160,000 1,004,000 1,090 13,400 0.00 %
Dhaka 54,721,000 4,435,000 50,034,000 208,000 22,200 1,160 19,200 0.00 %
Khulna 18,119,000 2,977,000 15,070,000 49,900 14,600 560 6,380 0.00 %
Rajshahi 20,740,000 1,378,000 19,202,000 78,300 520 290 80,400 0.00 %
Rangpur 18,079,000 2,463,000 15,490,000 61,800 3,680 140 61,500 0.00 %
Sylhet 12,181,000 1,921,000 10,174,000 50,400 10,100 240 25,400 0.00 %
Country:   165,559,000 17,161,000 148,683,000 615,000 1,058,000 3,800 206,000 0.37 %
* From latest Bangladesh census data. Other reputable sources suggest two to three times this many Christians in Bangladesh.
Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
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 311
Unreached People Groups 289  (92.9%)
Population 165,559,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.2%
Population in Unreached 163,841,000  (99.0%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent * 0.4%
Percent Evangelical Unknown
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.6%
Pioneer Workers Needed ** 3,455
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 43,045,000
Persecution Ranking 29 (1=Highest) Open Doors
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