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Namassej in Bangladesh

Namassej

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,274,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.51 % Unknown   

Namassej in Bangladesh

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Summary
Some Namasudra own land and are engaged in cultivation, but a large number are daily-wage workers. Rickshaw-pulling, poultry farming and goat-rearing are secondary occupations. They profess Hinduism, and worship Lakshmi and Parameshwar. Their literacy rate, according to the 1981 census, is 29%.

Ministry Obstacles
The effective literacy rate may well be less than 29%. If the Gospel of Christ comes to them only in printed form the literacy rate will be a problem.

Outreach Ideas
Oral communication of the good news of Christ may be most appropriate. Stories from Scripture, Gospel radio, films, and recordings will all be useful.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are a few people in the Namasudra community who identify themselves as Christians. Pray they will come to truly trust in Christ, and follow him obediently. Pray they understand that to be a Christian means more than cultural identification.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Namasudra community will make schooling a priority for their children, and will be able to care adequately for their families. Pray for health care, clean water, and sufficient food.

Scripture Focus
"And those who lead many to righteousness [will shine] like the stars for ever and ever." Daniel 12:3

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Global Prayer Digest: 2009-10-02
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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:3,274,000
Largest Provinces:
Dhaka (1,384,000)Khulna (738,000)
Barisal (518,000)Chittagong (255,000)
Sylhet (170,000)Rajshahi (153,000)
Rangpur (56,000)
Total Provinces on file:7
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Namassej
People Name General: Namassej
Alternate People Names:
CananaChanao
ChandalChandel
ChanralChattri
Khanda-KhatriyaNama
NamassutNamasud
NamoVerhudti
नमास्सेज
ROP3 Code: 113215
Joshua Project People ID: 17756
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,274,000
Population all Countries: 8,653,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Bengali
People Name General: Namassej
Ethnic Code: CNN25b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Bengali (2,786,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Sylheti (125,000)Chittagonian (12,000)
Bishnupriya (5,100)Assamese (2,100)
Kok Borok (1,600)
Total Languages: 6
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.51 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.49 % 
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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