• PEOPLE NAME: CHAKMA OF BANGLADESH

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PEID: 1162

ROP: 101976

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Tribal - Other

Language: Chakma - (ccp)

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Primary Religion: Buddhism - Folk Buddhism

Country: Bangladesh

Also found in: India

Population: 446,000

Global Population: 656,000


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 Chakma of Bangladesh, numbering 446,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Tribal - Other people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 656,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Chakma. The primary religion practiced by the Chakma is Folk Buddhism, a syncretistic blend of traditional Buddhist practices with elements of magic and superstition.


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