People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Bengali of Europe

People Group Info

Total Population: 563,000

ROP3 Code: 101254
IMB Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Bengali
Language: Bengali - (ben)
Religion: Islam - Sunni
Country of Origin: Bangladesh

Majority Located Where

  Greater London, United Kingdom - 114,267

  Rome, Germany - 28,999

  Greater Manchester, United Kingdom - 16,946

  Berlin, Germany - 1,377

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Brief Profile

The Bengali diaspora of Europe migrated predominantly from Bangladesh but also from India. They began arriving in large numbers since the early 1970s to become among the fastest growing ethnic communities since that decade.

They retain a strong people group identity but at the same time tend to blend into the local culture. They also are well represented in the fields of medicine, engineering, business, finance and information technology. Their cuisine is well known, and Bengali cuisine has been established as one of the most popular cuisines with hundreds of Bengali restaurants in major cities. One can also find many Bengali markets and stores.

They speak Bengali and many adhere to Islam. Where there may not be mosques within easy access, they make trips to attend the nearest one on major religious holidays and occasions. However, most Bengali people reside in large urban centers where there are vibrant mosques.

Prayer Points

  • For Christians will become friends with the Bengali, reveal through their lifestyle what it means to have a personal relationship with God, and share the message of Jesus Christ as the intimate God.
  • For Christians to encounter Bengali people of peace who will then become followers of Jesus Christ and in turn begin making disciples among their own people.
  • That churches will catch a vision to embrace the Bengali people, and in so doing those Bengali who become followers of Jesus Christ will share the message of Christ with their family and friends in Bangladesh and India.

Other Resources

List of services in Berlin
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resources in many languages
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Country City Metro Area Name Baseline Population
United KingdomLondonGreater London114,267
United KingdomManchesterGreater Manchester16,946