• PEOPLE CLUSTER: BENGALI

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 50

Population: 114,459,975

Unreached people groups: 46

UPG population: 113,563,675

Unengaged UPGs: 13

UUPG population: 381,675

Number of countries: 5


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: Banai; Bangladeshi, Muslim, Shia; Bangladeshi, Muslim, Sufi; Bangladeshi, Tribal; Baroi; Barua; Behera; Bhangi (Bengali); Bhat, Bengali; Byadh; Chak; Chamar, Bengali; Chasot; Chittagonian; Chunari; Dhal Kshatriya; Dhawa; Dhobi, Bengali; Jalia Kaibarta; Kahar, Bengali; Kalu, Hindu; Kamar; Kapuria; Karmakar; Kayort; Keot; Kumhar (Bengali); Kurmi, Bengali; Lodha, Savar; Lohar, Bengali; Mahisyadas; Malakar; Mali, Bengali; Nai, Bengali; Pinjara, Bengali; Rajput, Bengali; Rangpuri; Rohingya; Sadgop; Saha; Shabdakar; Shaikh, Bengali; Shershabadia; Sylhetti Bengali, Hindu; Tambuli; Teli, Bengali; Yadava, Bengali

Countries where they are found: Bangladesh; India; Malaysia; Myanmar; Nepal


People groups: 50

Population: 114,459,975

Unreached people groups: 46

UPG population: 113,563,675

Unengaged UPGs: 13

UUPG population: 381,675

Number of countries: 5