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Rohingya in Bangladesh


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
897,000 Rohingya Islam 0.11 % 0.11 %   

Rohingya in Bangladesh

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The Muslim Rohingya people are from Rakhine State (also known as Arakan), Myanmar, and speak the Rohingya language. Rohingyas and some scholars claim they are indigenous to Rakhine State, while the Burmese claim the Rohingyas are mainly migrants from Bengal. Buddhist people of Rakhine State and Muslim Rohingyas have struggled against each other for many decades and there were riots in 2012. Many Rohingyas have fled to ghettos and refugee camps in Bangladesh and to areas along the border with Thailand. They have been denied citizenship in Myanmar and have been described as one of the most persecuted minorities in the world.

Ministry Obstacles
No scripture is reported as available in the Rohingya language.

Outreach Ideas
Acts of kindness done in the name of Christ, directed toward the downtrodden Rohingya people will be well received.

Pray for the followers of Christ
None of the Rohingya have reported themselves as Christians to the census of Bangladesh. In fact, a similar thing is true for all other countries of residence. If there are Christian believers they are few in number and desperately in need of our prayers.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for fair treatment of the Rohingya in Myanmar and in other countries where they live. Pray they will be protected from radical and violent Buddhists, and that the government of Myanmar will accept the responsibility to protect and provide for these people. Acknowledging them as citizens would be important.

Scripture Focus
Let my prayer be counted as incense before you, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice!

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Global Prayer Digest: 2006-09-18
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-05-31
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-08-03
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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:897,000
Largest Provinces:
Chittagong (828,000)Sylhet (43,000)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Rohingya
People Name General: Rohingya
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 102170
Joshua Project People ID: 11359
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 897,000
Population all Countries: 2,224,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Rohingya
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Rohingya (897,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): rhg    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.11 %(Evangelical: 0.11 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism1.70 % 
Islam98.19 % 
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]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 3   Less than 2% Evangelical. Widespread church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2020
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Rohingya
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
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Rohingya in Bangladesh

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People Cluster
    South Asia Muslim - other     Asia, South    
      Rohingya Bangladesh    
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            Rohingya in Bangladesh          
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      Islam     Rohingya  
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