Language Data

  • Alternate names: Sileti, Siloti, Srihattia, Sylhetti, Sylhetti Bangla, Syloti, Syloty; Also, in India: Bengali of Cachar, Sileti, Siloti, Srihattia, Sylheti Bangla, Sylheti Bengali, Sylhetti, Syloti, Syloty
  • Scriptures published:
    • Portions (1993)
    • The JESUS Film See above
  • Literacy: Educated can read Bengali. Few women are educated. Literacy rate in second language(s): 35%. Also use Bengali [ben], primarily men. Bengali used in education and media
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Bangladesh
  • Region: Sylhet Division, Sylhet, Sunamganj, Habiganj, and Moulvibazar districts
  • Also used in: Canada, India, Malaysia, Singapore, United Kingdom, United States
  • Religion: Muslim, Hindu
  • Number of users: 10,300,000 (7,000,000 in Bangladesh; 3,000,000 in India (2003))
  • Vitality: Wider Communication

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)