Country:

Bangladesh

State: Sylhet
District: All

Number of People Groups

164

Unreached People Groups

142

Total Population

10,824,000

Buddhist

0.2 %

Christian

0.5 %

Hindu

10.5 %

Muslim

88.3 %

Sikh

0.0 %

Other Religions

0.5 %
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Photo People Group Population Primary Language Progress
Scale
Hindu Muslim Buddhist Christian Sikh Other
 Abdul 1,300 Bengali - 1,300 - - - -
 Ansari 500 Bengali - 500 - - - -
 Arleng 900 Karbi 900 - - - - -
 Arora (Sikh traditions) 20 Punjabi, Western - - - - 20 -
Asur 900 Sylheti 700 - 70 90 - 20
 Baiga 3,100 Sylheti 3,000 - 20 30 - 40
 Bairagi (Hindu traditions) 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Bania 400 Bengali 400 - - - - -
 Barman 12,000 Bengali 10,000 30 - 30 - 1,100
 Bauri 30 Bengali 30 - - - - -
 Bedia (Hindu traditions) 1,500 Bengali 1,500 - - - - -
Bedia (Muslim traditions) 5,300 Bengali - 5,300 - - - -
 Behara 600 Bengali - 600 - - - -
 Beldar (Hindu traditions) 900 Bengali 900 - - - - -
 Bhumij 23,000 Sylheti 21,000 100 100 900 - 900
 Bihari (Muslim traditions) 3,100 Urdu - 3,100 - - - -
 Binjhia 5,700 Sylheti 5,200 - - 400 - 100
Birhor 600 Sylheti 600 - - 70 - -
 Birjia 300 Sylheti 300 - - - - -
 Bishnupriya Manipuri 10,000 Bishnupuriya 9,500 400 - 30 - 300
 Brahmin 34,000 Bengali 34,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Gaur 3,600 Bengali 3,600 - - - - -
 Brahmin Joshi 400 Bengali 400 - - - - -
 Brahmin Kanaujia 900 Bengali 900 - - - - -
 Brahmin Radhi 4,200 Bengali 4,200 - - - - -
 Brahmin Sakaldwipi 600 Bengali 600 - - - - -
 Brahmin Saraswat 1,000 Bengali 1,000 - - - - -
 Brahmin Utkal 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
Brahmin Vaidik 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
 Brahmin Varendra 800 Bengali 800 - - - - -
 Burmese 7,900 Burmese - - 7,900 - - -
 Chakma 9,900 Chakma 500 - 8,100 1,300 - -
 Chamar (Hindu traditions) 1,100 Bengali 1,100 - - - - -
 Chero 4,600 Sylheti 4,400 - - 80 - 100
 Chik Baraik 4,700 Sylheti 4,300 - - 200 - 200
 Christian 6,400 Bengali - - - 6,400 - -
Dai (Muslim traditions) 1,100 Bengali - 1,100 - - - -
 Dalu 100 Bengali - 100 - - - -
 Darzi (Muslim traditions) 700 Bengali - 700 - - - -
 Dhobi (Hindu traditions) 12,000 Bengali 12,000 - - - - -
 Dhobi (Muslim traditions) 800 Bengali - 800 - - - -
Dholi (Muslim traditions) 38,000 Sylheti - 38,000 - - - -
 Dom 50 Bengali - 50 - - - -
 Faqir 300 Bengali - 300 - - - -
 Gadaria (Hindu traditions) 400 Bengali 400 - - - - -
Gain 700 Bengali 700 - - - - -
Ganak 400 Bengali - 400 - - - -
Gandpal 1,200 Sylheti 1,200 - - - - -
 Garo (A-chik Mande) 4,500 Garo - 30 - 4,500 - -
Ghazi 4,400 Bengali - 4,400 - - - -
Ghulam 40 Chittagonian - 40 - - - -
 Gond 6,100 Gondi, Northern 5,800 - - 60 - 200
 Gorait 500 Bengali 400 - - 50 - 30
 Gurung Ghaleg 60 Gurung 30 - 50 - - -
 Hajam 28,000 Bengali - 28,000 - - - -
 Hajang 2,500 Hajong 2,500 - - - - -
 Halwai (Hindu traditions) 1,900 Bengali 1,900 - - - - -
 Han Chinese, Mandarin 1,000 Chinese, Mandarin - - 1,000 - - -
 Ho 66,000 Sylheti 55,000 300 60 2,400 - 7,800
 Jamatia 800 War-Jaintia 600 40 - 100 - -
 Jat (Sikh traditions) 500 Punjabi, Western - - - - 500 -
 Jhalo Malo 14,000 Bengali 14,000 - - - - -
 Jogi (Hindu traditions) 97,000 Bengali 97,000 - - - - -
 Jogi (Muslim traditions) 60 Bengali - 60 - - - -
Jola 36,000 Bengali - 36,000 - - - -
Kaghazi 20 Bengali - 20 - - - -
 Kaibartta 47,000 Bengali 47,000 - - - - -
Kaibartta Jalia 6,900 Bengali 6,900 - - - - -
Karadar Unknown Bengali - - - - - -
Karmali 3,000 Sylheti 2,700 - - 300 - 30
 Kayastha (Hindu traditions) 114,000 Bengali 114,000 - - - - -
 Kayastha Karan 19,000 Bengali 19,000 - - - - -
Khadala 2,400 Sylheti 2,400 - - - - -
 Khandait 70 Bengali 70 - - - - -
Kharia 9,000 Sylheti 6,400 60 60 700 - 1,800
 Kharwar 8,700 Sylheti 8,100 80 - 400 - 100
 Khasi (War-Khasi) 17,000 War-Jaintia 90 30 20 16,000 - 100
 Kisan 3,700 Sylheti 3,400 - - 200 - 200
 Koch (Hindu traditions) 4,700 Koch 4,700 - - - - 30
 Kori 1,800 Bengali 1,700 - - 50 - 40
 Korku 2,400 Sylheti 2,400 - - - - -
 Korwa 2,500 Sylheti 2,200 - - 100 - 200
 Kui, Kuvi Khond 5,100 Kuvi 4,400 - - 500 - 200
 Kuki Chin 1,000 Chin, Hakha 60 - 700 100 - 80
 Kurmi (Hindu traditions) 7,100 Bengali 7,100 - - - - -
Kusiari 3,900 Sylheti 3,900 - - - - -
Laheri (Muslim traditions) 100 Bengali - 100 - - - -
Laleng (Patra) 3,900 Language unknown 3,400 - - 400 - -
Lohait Kuri 900 Sylheti 900 - - - - -
 Lohar (Muslim traditions) 1,200 Bengali - 1,200 - - - -
Lohara 18,000 Sylheti 17,000 - - 400 - 300
Madari (Muslim traditions) 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
 Magar 500 Bengali 400 - 40 - - -
Mahara 8,700 Sylheti 8,700 - - - - -
 Mahli 11,000 Mahali 10,000 - - 200 - 300
Maimal 137,000 Sylheti - 137,000 - - - -
 Majhwar Unknown Bengali - - - - - -
Mal (Muslim traditions) 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
 Mali (Hindu traditions) 55,000 Bengali 55,000 - - - - -
 Mallah (Muslim traditions) 500 Bengali - 500 - - - -
Mallah Dhawa (Muslim traditions) 300 Bengali - 300 - - - -
 Mallik (Muslim traditions) 2,200 Bengali - 2,200 - - - -
Malto 7,900 Bengali 7,500 20 - 300 - 20
Mandala (Muslim traditions) 1,100 Bengali - 1,100 - - - -
Masalchi Unknown Bengali - - - - - -
 Meitei 19,000 Meitei 18,000 500 - 50 - 900
Mirzakhani 2,400 Bengali - 2,400 - - - -
 Mizo Bawm 300 Chin, Bawm - - - 300 - -
Mizo Lushai 100 Mizo - - - 100 - -
 Mochi (Hindu traditions) 5,800 Bengali 5,800 - - - - -
 Moghal 1,300 Bengali - 1,300 - - - -
 Munda 22,000 Mundari 2,200 70 30 900 - 19,000
Murasing 80 War-Jaintia 80 - - - - -
 Nagarchi (Hindu traditions) 1,200 Bengali 1,200 - - - - -
 Nai (Hindu traditions) 400 Bengali 400 - - - - -
Nai Nabasakh 300 Bengali 300 - - - - -
 Namassej (Hindu traditions) 172,000 Bengali 171,000 - - 1,200 - -
 Namassej Chandel 142,000 Bengali 141,000 - - 1,100 - -
 Nat (Muslim traditions) 80 Bengali - 80 - - - -
Nikari (Muslim traditions) 1,100 Bengali - 1,100 - - - -
 Oraon, Kurux 11,000 Kurux 900 - - 1,800 - 8,600
 Pan 1,200 Odia 1,200 - - - - -
Parhaiya 3,100 Sylheti 2,700 - - 300 - 80
Pashtun Khan 900 Bengali - 900 - - - -
 Pashtun, Pathan 3,100 Bengali - 3,100 - - - -
 Pasi (Muslim traditions) 40 Bengali - 40 - - - -
 Patni (Hindu traditions) 68,000 Bengali 68,000 - - - - -
 Patwa (Muslim traditions) 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
 Persian 60 Persian, Iranian - 60 - - - -
 Pinjara 1,900 Bengali - 1,900 - - - -
 Pnar 18,000 Pnar 200 60 - 13,000 - 4,400
 Qassab 300 Bengali - 300 - - - -
 Qazi 300 Bengali - 300 - - - -
 Rai 200 Bengali 50 - - - - 100
 Rajbansi (Hindu traditions) 6,100 Bengali 6,100 - - - - -
 Rajbansi (Muslim traditions) 40 Bengali - 40 - - - -
 Rajput (Muslim traditions) 1,400 Bengali - 1,400 - - - -
 Rajput (Sikh traditions) 50 Punjabi, Western - - - - 50 -
 Rangrez (Muslim traditions) 50 Bengali - 50 - - - -
 Raute 200 Bengali 200 - - - - -
 Rautia 500 Sadri, Oraon 500 - - - - -
 Rayeen (Muslim traditions) 3,200 Bengali - 3,200 - - - -
 Rohingya 39,000 Rohingya - 39,000 - - - -
Sankara 100 Bengali 100 - - - - -
 Santal (Sawntal) 18,000 Bengali 8,500 600 - 1,400 - 7,600
 Saora 1,200 Sora 1,100 - - - - -
Sardar (Muslim traditions) 3,400 Bengali - 3,400 - - - -
Sauria Paharia 5,000 Sylheti 3,900 - 500 500 - 100
 Sayyid 12,000 Bengali - 12,000 - - - -
 Shaikh 714,000 Bengali - 714,000 - - - -
Sikligar (Muslim traditions) 200 Bengali - 200 - - - -
 Sindhi (Muslim traditions) 200 Sindhi - 200 - - - -
 Sutradhar (Hindu traditions) 20,000 Bengali 20,000 - - - - -
Sutradhar (Muslim traditions) 500 Bengali - 500 - - - -
Sylhet Muslim 8,506,000 Sylheti - 8,506,000 - - - -
 Tamboli (Muslim traditions) 1,200 Bengali - 1,200 - - - -
 Tangchanghya 4,400 Kok Borok 4,000 90 - 300 - -
 Tanti (Hindu traditions) 70 Bengali 70 - - - - -
 Tarkhan (Sikh traditions) 20 Punjabi, Western - - - - 20 -
 Teli (Hindu traditions) 26,000 Bengali 26,000 - - - - -
 Turaiha 20 Bengali 20 - - - - -
 Turi (Hindu traditions) 400 Bengali 400 - - - - -
 Yadav (Hindu traditions) 4,900 Bengali 4,900 - - - - -
 Yadav Sadgope 1,500 Bengali 1,500 - - - - -
  Totals:  164 10,824,000   142 1,133,000 9,558,000 19,000 58,000 600 55,000
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