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Chak in Bangladesh


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
6,600 Chak Buddhism 0.35 % Unknown No No   

Chak in Bangladesh

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Introduction / History
The Chak are believed to have come to Bangladesh from Myanmar. Intertribal marriages are not uncommon among the Chak, and they marry with groups such as the Marma and Chakma, with whom they share a number of religious and cultural practices. One community leader said that when the Chak marry outside their group, they typically learn the languages of those they marry.

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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:6,600
Largest Provinces:
Chittagong (6,000)Khulna (400)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Chak
People Name General: Chak
Alternate People Names:
Sakचक, ठेत
ROP3 Code: 101968
Joshua Project People ID: 11291
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 6,600
Population all Countries: 8,900
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Buddhist
People Name General: Chak
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Primary Language: Chak (5,900 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ckh    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Chittagonian (400)Bengali (300)
Total Languages: 3
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Buddhism
Major Religions:
Buddhism99.65 % 
Christianity0.35 %(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)
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 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Chak in Bangladesh

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People Cluster
    South Asia Buddhist     Asia, South    
      Chak Bangladesh    
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            Chak in Bangladesh          
      Religion Language  
      Buddhism     Chak  
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