This report presents the findings of a survey conducted in the Bishnupriya community of
Bangladesh in March 2003. Data gathered through word lists, sociolinguistic questionnaires, and
SRTs are presented and analyzed to determine the current sociolinguistic situation. In brief, it
was concluded that the Bishnupriya are highly bilingual in Bangla, the national language, but
also speak their mother tongue enough to keep its vitality high and have a positive attitude
toward their mother tongue. Still, an increased use of mother tongue literacy would strengthen its
usefulness and vitality even more.