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Marma in Bangladesh

Marma

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
194,000 Rakhine Buddhism 3.19 % Unknown No   

Marma in Bangladesh

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Introduction / History
The Marma practice shifting cultivation, and many cut wood and bamboo which are sold to the Bengalis. The Marma tend to be rather isolated from the majority population, though this has been changing as more and more Bengalis move into the hill tract areas. The Marmas are mostly Buddhists in faith, yet animism is also in practice. They participate in important Buddhist religious festivals, as well as perform various rites and rituals to satisfy different gods.

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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:194,000
Largest Provinces:
Chittagong (166,000)Barisal (27,000)
Dhaka (400)
Total Provinces on file:3
   
 
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People Name in Country: Marma
People Name General: Marma
Alternate People Names:
MoghMorma
Rakhineमर्मा
ROP3 Code: 113113
Joshua Project People ID: 17671
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 194,000
Population all Countries: 241,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - Other
People Name General: Marma
Ethnic Code: CNN25b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Rakhine (103,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): rki    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Marma (36,000)Chittagonian (29,000)
Bengali (6,200)War-Jaintia (500)
Usoi (200)
Total Languages: 6
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism92.15 % 
Christianity3.19 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism2.82 % 
Islam1.84 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
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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 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament: None Reported
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 / VideoFreedom from Suffering
Film / VideoFreedom from Suffering (EngSub)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Rakhine
 
 
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Marma in Bangladesh

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