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PEID: 1162

ROP: 101976

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Other Tribal

Language: Chakma - (ccp)

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Primary Religion: Buddhism - Folk Buddhism

Country: Bangladesh

Also found in: India

Population: 461,000

Global Population: 658,000

PEID: 1162

ROP: 101976

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Dispersed CP Activity

Overview: The Chakmas of Bangladesh, numbering 461,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Other Tribal people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 658,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Chakma. The primary religion practiced by the Chakmas is Folk Buddhism, a syncretistic blend of traditional Buddhist practices with elements of magic and superstition.

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