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Shaikh in Bangladesh

Shaikh

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
135,192,000 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Shaikh in Bangladesh

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Summary
According to one account, the word Shaikh is a general term of courtesy equivalent to the English term of esquire. According to another account, the name is applied to people of pure Arab descent; but it has also been adopted by converts from Hindu communities. The majority belong to the Sunni sect of Islam. In India, the Shaikh neither accept nor exchange food or water with the scheduled castes, Bhangi, and other low castes. The Bengali language is widely spoken, with an influence of Urdu and Arabic.

Ministry Obstacles
Spiritual darkness has prevailed over the land of the Shaikh for many centuries. The real struggle is unseen. Much, much prayer is needed.

Outreach Ideas
Prayer must precede and accompany efforts to tell the Shaikh about Jesus Christ. Only the Spirit of Christ can persuade them.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are only a few believers in Jesus among the very large Shaikh community of Bangladesh. They need much prayer support. Pray for their physical and spiritual protection. Pray they will be lights reflecting the goodness of Christ in a dark land. Pray they will be faithful to fellowship together.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Shaikh people to increasingly be drawn to Isa (Jesus) as they read the Koran. Pray he will reveal himself in numerous ways, perhaps including dreams and visions. Pray for release from spiritual bondage that has hung heavily over Bangladesh for centuries.

Scripture Focus
"For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea." Habakkuk 2:14

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Global Prayer Digest: 2008-08-19
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-10-01
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-10-07
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-10-08
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-07-17
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-04-15
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Country: Bangladesh
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:26 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:135,192,000
Largest Provinces:
Dhaka (45,548,000)Chittagong (26,934,000)
Rajshahi (17,368,000)Khulna (14,264,000)
Rangpur (14,142,000)Sylhet (9,348,000)
Barisal (7,588,000)
Total Provinces on file:7
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Shaikh
People Name General: Shaikh
Alternate People Names:
FarajiJhiwar
ShaikSheikh
Shekhzadeशैख़
ROP3 Code: 113585
Joshua Project People ID: 18084
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 135,192,000
Population all Countries: 232,774,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Bengali
People Name General: Shaikh
Ethnic Code: CNN25r
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Bengali (105,490,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Chittagonian (8,226,000)Sylheti (7,510,000)
Urdu (54,000)Kok Borok (4,600)
Bhojpuri (1,300)English (700)
Punjabi, Western (200)Marwari (100)
Total Languages: 9
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
Non-ReligiousUnknown 
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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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsBengali Bible stories
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
GeneralGods Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible-in-Your-Language
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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Shaikh in Bangladesh

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