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Chakma in Bangladesh

Chakma

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
439,000 Chakma Buddhism 15.13 % Unknown No   

Chakma in Bangladesh

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Introduction / History
Ethnically, the Chakma are Tibeto-Burman, and are related to people groups in the mountains of northeast India and Myanmar. The Chakma are in many ways more culturally southeast Asian than south Asian. For instance, they neither have the dietary restrictions nor the strict gender segregation of their Bengali neighbors. It is believed their ancestors came from Arakan state in Myanmar. Historically the Chakma were rulers of certain areas of the present day Chittagong Hill Tracts. Today, however, the power of the Chakma king is no more than an association chief (Wikipedia "Chakma people" 2007).

There are Christians and churches among the Chakma. Not all these people call themselves Christian, since doing so means the non-Christians will not want to cooperate with them. Growth in the church is happening though rather slowly.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2009-10-27
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Country: Bangladesh
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:48 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:439,000
Largest Provinces:
Chittagong (439,000)
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:More than 430,000 Chakma people inhabit Bangladesh and adjoining areas of northeast India. Approximately 300,000 live in the Chittagong Hills area of southeast Bangladesh, including Chittagong City.
(Source: Peoples of the Buddhist World, 2004)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Chakma
People Name General: Chakma
Alternate People Names:
ChakamaChawngma
DaingnetDoingnak
ThetTsak
चागमा
ROP3 Code: 101976
Joshua Project People ID: 11293
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 439,000
Population all Countries: 685,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples
People Cluster: Garo-Tripuri
People Name General: Chakma
Ethnic Code: MSY50s
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Chakma (339,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ccp    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Chittagonian (38,000)Darlong (6,500)
Tippera (2,000)Usoi (1,300)
Bengali (1,200)
Total Languages: 6
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism84.82 % 
Christianity15.13 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.05 % 
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)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 3   Less than 2% Evangelical. Widespread church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1924-1955
New Testament:
1926-1991
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Chakma
 
 
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