• PEOPLE CLUSTER: BENGALI

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 67

Population: 255,038,825

Unreached people groups: 66

UPG population: 255,024,825

Unengaged UPGs: 19

UUPG population: 579,725

Number of countries: 19


Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

Overview: Bengalis are an Indo-Aryan ethnocultural community that originated in the Bengal region of South Asia. Bengali is the predominant language, but Bengali people speak a variety of local languages in the diaspora. Bengalis are a religiously diverse group; though Muslim in majority, there are significant Hindu, Buddhist, and Christian Bengali people groups.

Peoples within this cluster: Bengali; Bengali, Hindu; Bengali, Muslim; Bengali, Muslim, Shia; Bengali, Muslim, Sufi; Bhutta; Chasadhobi; Chejara; Dayare; Dhawad; Garadi; Guddi Eluguvallu; Kayamkhani; Khakar; Mandali; Mangnyar Muslim; Maria Muslim; Mujavir; Nayak Muslim; Phulari; Shaikh, Bengali; Shaikh, Bhojpuri; Shaikh, Dhundari; Shaikh, Gujarati; Shaikh, Kannada; Shaikh, Konkani; Shaikh, Magahi; Shaikh, Maithili; Shaikh, Marathi; Shaikh, Marwari; Shaikh, Mewari; Shaikh, Nimadi; Shaikh, Oriya; Shaikh, Panjabi; Shaikh, Shekhwati; Shaikh, Sindhi; Shaikh, Tamil; Shaikh, Telugu; Shaikh, Urdu; Sheikhzade; Sishgar; Sylhetti Bengali, Hindu; Sylhetti Bengali, Muslim; Vettalaikaran

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: 67

Population: 255,038,825

Unreached people groups: 66

UPG population: 255,024,825

Unengaged UPGs: 19

UUPG population: 579,725

Number of countries: 19