Asho Khyang of Bangladesh
People Name: Asho Khyang
Country: Bangladesh
Language: Chin, Asho
Population: 1,900
Unreached: No
People Cluster: Kuki-Chin-Lushai
Primary Religion: Christianity
% Adherents: 70.59 %
% Evangelical: Unknown
Progress Status: 3.0
Profile provided by:

Joshua Project
PO Box 62614
Colorado Springs, CO 80962
United States


Introduction / History
The Khyang people live in Bandarban and Rangamati districts of the Chittagong Hill Tracts in southeast Bangladesh. Their main profession is farming, and some of them are NGO workers or teachers. There are two main Khyang language varieties, known as Kongtu and Laitu. The Khyang speak these language varieties in their communities. Some of them also speak some other neighboring languages such as Chittagonian, Bawm, Chakma, and Marma. They don't have any written materials in their language. The Christian people are trying to use Bawm and/or Bangla Christian literature. There is also a significant number of Buddhists among the Khyang. Missionaries from outside could be useful in preaching, giving healthcare, etc.

Asho Khyang of Bangladesh