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Bhangi (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh

Bhangi (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
9,900 Bengali Hinduism 0.79 % Unknown   

Bhangi (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh

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Summary
The Bhangi are a Scheduled Caste, and were traditionally associated with scavenging, sweeping, basket-making, etc. Their women are considered equal in family matters, participate on an equal footing in social and religious matters, and contribute to the family income. A few of the Bhangi living in cities are educated. Hanuman, Chamunda, Ambamata, and other gods and goddesses are regularly worshipped. Many of the Bhangi are followers of Kabir, Ramanandi, Nanak, etc.

Ministry Obstacles
Spiritual opposition to the Gospel is always an issue, perhaps especially so in South Asia. Much prayer is needed to withstand spiritual opposition.

Outreach Ideas
There are a few reported Christian believers in this group in Bangladesh. And in India, there are a number of believers in this community. Perhaps Christians in the Bhangi community in India will be led by God's Spirit to help their brethren in Bangladesh. Pray to this end.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray that the few believers among the Bhangi will have access to scripture in both printed and audio form. Pray they will be given a hunger for God's Word.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for this low caste community, that their education level will rise in the future, and that they will find adequate employment opportunities.

Scripture Focus
"All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will worship before You." Psalm 22:27

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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:9,900
Largest Provinces:
Rangpur (3,500)Dhaka (2,600)
Rajshahi (1,800)Chittagong (900)
Khulna (800)Barisal (300)
Total Provinces on file:6
   
 
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
 
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bhangi (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Bhangi (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
AsadaruBalmik
BalmikiBarvashia
BhangiBhangi/Chuhra
BhangiaChamar
ChuhraChura
ChurhraHadi
HalalkheoHalalkhor
HariHarijan
ROP3 Code: 111546
Joshua Project People ID: 16399
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 9,900
Population all Countries: 5,324,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Bhangi (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Bengali (8,200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Chittagonian (500)Hindi (70)
Mewari (60)Sylheti (Unknown)
Total Languages: 5
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.79 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.21 % 
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
 World Bible Finder
 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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