• PEOPLE CLUSTER: BENGALI

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 168

Population: 322,951,650

Unreached people groups: 151

UPG population: 320,812,450

Unengaged UPGs: 44

UUPG population: 2,133,950

Number of countries: 19


Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

Overview: Bengali is an eastern Indo-Aryan language native to the region of eastern South Asia known as Bengal, which comprises present day Bangladesh, the Indian state of West Bengal, and parts of the Indian states of Tripura and Assam. Bengali is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, ranked sixth among all languages with an estimated 193 million speakers.

Peoples within this cluster: Aguri; Amat; Angarok; Anglo-Indian; Badaik; Bagdi; Bagti; Baidya, Hindu; Bairagi, Hindu; Banai; Bangladeshi, Muslim, Shia; Bangladeshi, Muslim, Sufi; Bangladeshi, Tribal; Bania, Gandha Banik; Bantar; Baroi; Barua; Bauri; Beg; Behera; Bengali; Bengali, Hindu; Bengali, Muslim; Bhakat; Bhalla; Bhangi (Bengali); Bhar; Bhat, Bengali; Bhuinmali; Bhumij; Bind; Brahman, Bengali; Brahman, Bhumihar; Brahman, Ganak; Buna, Hindu; Byadh; Chain; Chak; Chamar, Bengali; Chasadhobi; Chasot; Chittagonian; Chunari; Dabgar, Hindu; Dalu; Dhal Kshatriya; Dhanwar; Dhawa; Dhobi, Bengali; Doai; Dosadh, Muslim; Gharti; Hajong; Hari, Hadi; Jain, Bengali; Jalia Kaibarta; Jhalo Malo; Jimdar; Kahar, Bengali; Kaibartta; Kalu, Hindu; Kamar; Kandu; Kaora; Kapali; Kapuria; Karenga; Karmakar; Kasar; Kayastha; Kayort; Kela, Muslim; Keot; Khairwar; Khandait; Khavar; Koiri; Konai; Kori; Kotal; Kumhar (Bengali); Kunui; Kurmi, Bengali; Kurol; Lodha, Savar; Lohar, Bengali; Madhuapit; Mahishya; Mahisyadas; Mal, Hindu; Malakar; Mali, Bengali; Mallik, Muslim; Markande; Marma; Matia; Mir; Mirzakhani; Nagar; Nagarchi, Hindu; Nai, Bengali; Namasudra, Hindu; Nikari, Muslim; Paliya; Pankhu; Pinjara, Bengali; Pod; Rajbanshi; Rajbhar; Rajput, Bengali; Raju; Rajwar; Rangpuri; Rohingya; Sabar; Sadgop; Saha; Samanthan; Sankara; Shabdakar; Shaikh, Bengali; Shershabadia; Siyalgir, Hindu; Sunri, Hindu; Sutradhar, Hindu; Sylhetti Bengali; Sylhetti Bengali, Hindu; Tambuli; Tanti, Hindu; Teli, Bengali; Tili, Hindu; Tiyar; Turaiha; Yadava, Bengali

Countries where they are found: Bangladesh; Canada; France; Germany; India; Italy; Kenya; Malaysia; Myanmar; Nepal; Oman; Pakistan; Saudi Arabia; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Thailand; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; United States


People groups: 168

Population: 322,951,650

Unreached people groups: 151

UPG population: 320,812,450

Unengaged UPGs: 44

UUPG population: 2,133,950

Number of countries: 19