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Dom (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh

Dom (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
24,000 Chittagonian Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Dom (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh

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Introduction / History
Day laborers, street musicians and beggars; this doesn't sound like a very meaningful choice of vocations! But these are the choices for the 1.3 million Hindu and Animist Dom people across India. Dom tradition says they were cursed by their gods to a life of poverty for killing a cow.

Dom women are definitely subordinate to the men in society, most often working in the home or supplementing the husband's income by begging. Women do, however, have a role in the ritual and religious spheres. These roles are reinforced by the manner in which Dom children are raised. Education is encouraged for boys, but not for girls.

Most Doms are committed Hindus, with particular devotion to the gods Baba Ramdeo and Bhainro. The Baba Ramdeo temple in Rajasthan is a major tourist attraction. Along with this devotion, each family worships a deity of its own choice. There are also a significant number of Dom Animists who constantly make small animal sacrifices to deter ill luck. There are no more than a few hundred known Christian believers among the Dom population.

Prayer Points
* Pray for a spiritual breakthrough among the Dom people.
* Pray that God would break down centuries-old bondages that keep the Dom people entrapped.
* Pray that God would use the Dom people to bring other untouchables to faith in Christ.

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Country: Bangladesh
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:48 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:24,000
Largest Provinces:
Chittagong (14,000)Rangpur (4,100)
Dhaka (2,700)Khulna (1,900)
Rajshahi (1,600)Barisal (200)
Total Provinces on file:6
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Dom (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Dom (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
BansmalikBhangi
BhanjraChandel
DhangadDom
DomahraDomar
DomaraDomba
DombanDombar
DombaraDombari
DomboDombo Dumna
ROP3 Code: 111977
Joshua Project People ID: 16734
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 24,000
Population all Countries: 2,334,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Oriya
People Name General: Dom (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25c
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Language
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Primary Language: Chittagonian (11,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ctg    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (10,000)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
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: Yes
New Testament:
Yes
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Chittagonian
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Chittagonian
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoThe Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / VideoThe Savior 5 - The Good Samaritan
Film / VideoThe Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
 
 
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