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Garo (A-chik Mande) in Bangladesh

Garo (A-chik Mande)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
98,000 Garo Christianity 98.76 % Unknown   

Garo (A-chik Mande) in Bangladesh

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Introduction / History
Among the Garos in Bangladesh, six language varieties are spoken: A 'tong, Abeng, Brak, Chibok, Dual, and Megam. Together these are all called the Mandi language.

Where are they located?
Within Bangladesh mostly the Garos are living in the northern area of Dhaka and Sylhet divisions along the Indian border. Some Garos are living in Modhupur area of Tangail district and some are living in Mallikbari, Bhaluka of Mymensingh district and in Kewachala, Shripur of Gajipur district.

What are their lives like?
Most of the Garos are poor. Their main occupation is farming, and many of them farm as day laborers. Known for their integrity and hard-working spirit, Garos are also commonly employed by NGOs. Some also work in government offices, medical centers, and schools. About 80% of them are at least somewhat literate, and the number of Garos attaining higher education is increasing day by day.

Many Garos are living in very simple houses made of bamboo, straw, and mud. Some of them have brick-wall and tin-roof houses. Most Garo villages are neat and clean.

What are their beliefs?
Almost all the Garos are Christian. They have the complete Bible in the Achik language written in Roman script published by the Bible Society of India. The Bangladesh Bible Society also published a New Testament in Bangla script using the Abeng dialect, which is spoken as a language of wider communication among Garos in Bangladesh.

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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:98,000
Largest Provinces:
Dhaka (88,000)Sylhet (4,900)
Rangpur (800)Chittagong (800)
Rajshahi (500)Khulna (100)
Barisal (60)
Location in Country:Mymensingh plains.
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Garo (A-chik Mande)
People Name General: Garo (A-chik Mande)
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 103233
Joshua Project People ID: 11826
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 98,000
Population all Countries: 1,408,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Garo (A-chik Mande)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Garo (78,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): grt    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Megam (17,000)Bengali (4,600)
Sylheti (200)Chittagonian (70)
Total Languages: 5
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity98.76 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.37 % 
Islam0.55 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.32 % 
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 a larger relative representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1887-2003
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1924-1994
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Garo
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Garo
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Garo (A-chik Mande) in Bangladesh

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