Bawm Mizo in Bangladesh


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

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Introduction / History

The Bawm live in southeast Bangladesh, with many living in various places of Bandarban district but about one-third living in parts of Rangamati district. The Bawm people speak their own language, and they have some written materials in their language such as the Bible, hymns, small books, etc. 100% of the Bawm call themselves Christian. Most of them are jhum (slash-and-burn shifting agriculture) farmers. Some of them are teachers, NGO workers, or pastors, preaching the Gospel to the Mru, to the Khumi, and to other ethnic communities of the Chittagong Hill Tracts.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Bawm live in the hilly areas. Their villages may be near roads, along riverbanks, or along the edge of the hills. A number of Bawm villages are situated in the valley.

The literacy rate among Bawm speakers is nearly 100% in their mother tongue and 35% in Bangla.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Mizo Bawm in Bangladesh.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Mizo Bawm
People Name in Country Mizo Bawm
Natural Name Bawm Mizo
Population this Country 7,800
Population all Countries 9,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Bawm; Bom; Mizo; मीज़ो, बवम
People ID 20021
ROP3 Code 115518
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 31  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Chittagong
7,500
Sylhet
300
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 31  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Chittagong 7,500
  Sylhet 300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Chin, Bawm (7,800 speakers)
Language Code bgr   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Chin, Bawm (7,800 speakers)
Language Code bgr   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Chin, Bawm

Primary Language:  Chin, Bawm

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1961)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1977)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1989-2018)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
General Gospel website in this language
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file from FCBH
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Chin, Bawm
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
100.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Frances Voon - Flickr  Creative Commons  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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