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Faqir in Bangladesh

Faqir

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
5,100 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Faqir in Bangladesh

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Summary
This community name is derived from the Arabic word faqr, meaning poverty. Most Faqir consider the famous Sufi Abdul Qadir Jillani as their mentor, and most Faqir in Bengal thus belong to the Qadriyah Sufi order. They often live in multi-caste villages in their own quarters, known as Faqir paras. The Faqir are giving up their age-old activity of begging and turning towards agriculture and self-employment. Their literacy rate is low. Faqir children receive Islamic education at home and in madrasas. They have a history of being Sufi Muslims.

Ministry Obstacles
Bangladesh does not provide ready access to Christian workers and creative means of access may be helpful.

Outreach Ideas
The literacy rate of the Faqir people is quite low. The Gospel of Christ needs to come to them in audio and visual ways, perhaps by stories from scripture.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are no known believers within the Faqir community, not in Bangladesh or India or Pakistan or any country where they reside. However, pray the Lord is now preparing teachers and pastors for those he will soon call to himself.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray this poor community will gain employment skills and be able to properly provide for their families.

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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:5,100
Largest Provinces:
Dhaka (1,900)Khulna (1,200)
Rangpur (700)Chittagong (600)
Rajshahi (300)Sylhet (300)
Barisal (100)
Total Provinces on file:7
   
 
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
 
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Faqir
People Name General: Faqir
Alternate People Names:
BavaBhenrihar
DarveshFakir
FaqiraniFhakir Budbudki
GareriGhanta Fhakirlu
Ghanti FhakirPir
SaiSain
SayeeShah
Turaka Budbudikiफ़क़ीर
ROP3 Code: 112012
Joshua Project People ID: 16762
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 5,100
Population all Countries: 121,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - Other
People Name General: Faqir
Ethnic Code: CNN23r
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Bengali (4,300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Sylheti (200)Urdu (100)
Total Languages: 3
   
 
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-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: 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 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 Love Story
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
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 Prophets' Story
Film / VideoThe Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / VideoThe Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
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 MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Faqir in Bangladesh

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      Faqir Bangladesh    
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