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Asho Khyang in Bangladesh

Asho Khyang

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
5,500 Chin, Asho Buddhism 38.29 % Unknown No   

Asho Khyang in Bangladesh

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Introduction / History
The Khyang people live in Bandarban and Rangamati districts of the Chittagong Hill Tracts in southeast Bangladesh. Their main profession is farming, and some of them are NGO workers or teachers. There are two main Khyang language varieties, known as Kongtu and Laitu. The Khyang speak these language varieties in their communities. Some of them also speak some other neighboring languages such as Chittagonian, Bawm, Chakma, and Marma. They don't have any written materials in their language. The Christian people are trying to use Bawm and/or Bangla Christian literature. There is also a significant number of Buddhists among the Khyang. Missionaries from outside could be useful in preaching, giving healthcare, etc.

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Country: Bangladesh
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:30 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:5,500
Largest Provinces:
Chittagong (5,300)Khulna (30)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Asho Khyang
People Name General: Chin, Asho, Khyang
Alternate People Names:
Asho ChinKhyang
ShoSouthern Chin
चीन, अशो
ROP3 Code: 100557
Joshua Project People ID: 10454
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 5,500
Population all Countries: 175,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster: Kuki-Chin-Lushai
People Name General: Chin, Asho, Khyang
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Chin, Asho (4,900 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): csh    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Chittagonian (500)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism61.71 % 
Christianity38.29 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
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Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1921-1986
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 2008
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Chin, Asho
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
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Asho Khyang in Bangladesh

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Kuki-Chin-Lushai     Asia, South    
      Chin, Asho, Khyang Bangladesh    
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            Asho Khyang in Bangladesh          
      Religion Language  
      Buddhism     Chin, Asho  
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