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Kanjar (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh

Kanjar (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,300 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Kanjar (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh

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Introduction / History
The Kanjar people were labeled a "criminal tribe" during colonial rule, branded as such by their South Asian countrymen, and today they have been called the "most despicable" of all the people. Kanjars earned this poor reputation among their peers by prostituting their women and engaging in a variety of other illegal and illicit activities.

What are their lives like?
Today the Kanjar people have low status. This is especially true since they are Hindus living in the Muslim country of Bangladesh.

What are their beliefs?
The Kanjar people in Bangladesh practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, they worship Bhavani and the goddess Prabha. They also invoke the powers of a "protector-exorcist" known as Syaanaa to keep evil spirits at bay, and regularly pay homage to their ancestors through prayer and the consumption of alcoholic beverages. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews.

What are their needs?
The Bible, audio, and visual resources exist in the Hindi language of the Kanjar people, however, they have not been exposed to them, and therefore remain unreached. Who will tell them?

Prayer Points
Pray that Kanjar people would be softened to Jesus Christ and begin to seek out the Savior honored by other people in Bangladesh. Pray for Kanjar families to turn to Christ together, be discipled, and share their eternal life knowledge with others.

References
https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanjar
https://scroll.in/article/817821/the-language-curse-how-proud-community-names-have-been-reduced-to-insults

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Country: Bangladesh
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:30 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:1,300
Largest Provinces:
Rajshahi (700)Dhaka (300)
Rangpur (200)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kanjar (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Kanjar (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
BaidBhain
ChharaGehar Kanjar
GhiaraGiarah
KachhandaKanchan
KanjarKanjarbhat
KanjariKanjhar
KanjiaKanjir
KanjirbhatKanmaliya
ROP3 Code: 112420
Joshua Project People ID: 17081
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,300
Population all Countries: 257,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
People Name General: Kanjar (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Language
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Primary Language: Bengali (1,300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
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: 1800-1980
New Testament:
1801-1984Audio
Complete Bible: 1809-2022
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline Audio Scripture
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Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Love Story
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoRivka video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
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GeneralZume Resources
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Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
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Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
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Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Bengali
Text / Printed MatterBible: Bengali
Text / Printed MatterBible: Bengali
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Bengali
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
 
 
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