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Baidya (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh

Baidya (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
129,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.07 % Unknown   

Baidya (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh

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Summary
Baidya is a Sanskrit word denoting medical practitioners. The Baidya are largely landless and have practised ayurvedic medicine as their traditional occupation. They belong to the Vaishnava and Shakta sects of Hinduism. They worship Lakshmi, Madan Gopal, Satima, etc., as their family deities, Kali and Shiva as village deities, and Naraharithakur and Gouranga Mahapravu as regional deities.

Ministry Obstacles
There are no known followers of Christ among the Baidya of Bangladesh.

Outreach Ideas
The primary language of the Baidya community is Bengali. Many good Christian resources are available in this language. Please pray for workers to carry these resources to the people.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are a few Christians in this community in India. Pray for these to grow in their faith and in numbers. Perhaps some will carry the message of Christ to their own community living in Bangladesh.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Baidya community will increasingly be made aware of their need to know forgiveness for their sin, and will accurately learn of Christ, who he is and what he has done for them.

Scripture Focus
"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20

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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:129,000
Largest Provinces:
Chittagong (43,000)Dhaka (40,000)
Barisal (23,000)Rajshahi (8,900)
Khulna (7,400)Rangpur (6,600)
Total Provinces on file:6
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Baidya (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Baidya (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
BaidBaidya
BaidyakarBediya
MunidaVaidya
Vaidya/BedeVaidyansi
बैदया (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 111421
Joshua Project People ID: 16295
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 129,000
Population all Countries: 409,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Bengali
People Name General: Baidya (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Bengali (92,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Chittagonian (21,000)Sylheti (200)
Kok Borok (100)Punjabi, Eastern (20)
Total Languages: 5
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.07 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.93 % 
Islam0.00 % 
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
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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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