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Jogi (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh

Jogi (Hindu traditions)

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607,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.09 % Unknown   

Jogi (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh

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Introduction / History
Jogi is a colloquial term for the "yogi", which refers to the people who practiced Yoga as part of their daily rituals. Over time, this led to the formation of a community. At one time Jogis were from one family lineage, but they now include people from various castes.

As followers of the yoga, they traditionally wear saffron-colored clothing. The Jogi are made up of purely religious mendicants (i.e., beggars) of the various Jogi orders, various people who live by fortune telling, practicing exorcisms and divination, and others.
In Muslim Bangladesh, these caste Hindus stand out. Most likely Muslims in Bangladesh feel that such people are a threat to having Bangladesh be a pure Muslim land.

Where are they located?
By far the most Jogis live either in India or Pakistan, but there are some in Bangladesh as well.

What are their lives like?
This is a people group that lives very impoverished lives. They live by entertaining and begging, providing a spectacle for others. Many Hindus look up to the Jogis.

What are their beliefs?
Jogis are usually very interested in spiritual matters, or they would not be willing to live in such poverty and uncertainty. The Jogi are worshipers of the Hindu god Shiva. The Yoga system of philosophy taught the means whereby the human soul might attain complete union with the Supreme Being. The modern Jogi, speaking generally, claims to have attained that union and to be, therefore, a part of the Supreme.

What are their needs?
The Jogi community needs to understand that they are wasting their lives without performing a needed task, and that they need to dramatically change how they think and act.

Prayer Points
* Pray the Jogi will be able to find employment to enable them to improve their standard of living. Pray they will be able to escape a begging mentality.
* Pray that there will be many Christian workers called by God to take the gospel to the Jogis in Bangladesh.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to touch the hearts of the Jogi people in Bangladesh in such a way that they will understand that they must submit to the risen Christ.
* Pray that the Lord will use the Jogi people to spread His word in India and Bangladesh.

References
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jogi
http://www.dawn.com/news/1224299

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Country: Bangladesh
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:41 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:607,000
Largest Provinces:
Chittagong (309,000)Sylhet (97,000)
Dhaka (96,000)Barisal (33,000)
Khulna (33,000)Rangpur (24,000)
Rajshahi (16,000)
Total Provinces on file:7
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Jogi (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Jogi (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
AughadBanjogi
BansBharadi
ChillarDavari
DeuriDevari
FaqirGandi
GiriGoliya
GosaiGosain
GosaviGosawi
ROP3 Code: 112352
Joshua Project People ID: 17019
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 607,000
Population all Countries: 3,769,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Bengali
People Name General: Jogi (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Bengali (382,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Chittagonian (75,000)Sylheti (67,000)
Bishnupuriya (3,600)Kok Borok (1,300)
Assamese (1,200)
Total Languages: 6
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.09 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.91 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1800-1980
New Testament:
1801-1984Audio
Complete Bible: 1809-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Bangla Version (F ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Mussolmani Versio ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament- Common Version (FC ...
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoI Am Guilty (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Burning Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Mussulmani-Bangla, Kitabul Mukkad ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Standard Bangla Common Language
Text / Printed MatterBible: কিতাবুল মোক ...
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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