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Kisan in Bangladesh

Kisan

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,900 Sylheti Hinduism 4.03 % Unknown No   

Kisan in Bangladesh

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Introduction / History
Kisan people are classed as disadvantaged, which means they have low status in the Hindu hierarchy. Kisan means "farmer."

Where are they located?
Kisan people are concentrated in India’s states of Odisha, Bihar, and West Bengal. Many live over the border in Bangladesh, and a smaller number live in Nepal. Kisan people speak the languages of the places in which they live.

What are their lives like?
Some Kisan people are landowners; farming is their main occupation. Those who have no land usually work as agricultural laborers. Many Kisan people live as tribals who sell honey and wild flowers. They eat rice, mutton, poultry and eggs among other foods. The Kisan men drink alcohol, mostly locally brewed or home brewed.

What are their beliefs?
The Kisan are a Hindu majority community.

What are their needs?
Many parents cannot afford education for their children, so many have literacy problems. Many are victims of private moneylenders who charge high interests. They prefer adult marriages. Marriage with the daughter of a mother's brother is acceptable in their communities. Divorce is allowed in cases such as adultery, cruelty, and impotence. Parental property is divided equally among the sons. Women have roles in money, social, and religious matters. Like other rural communities in South Asia, the Kisan people have traditional councils at the village level to solve disputes.

Prayer Points
* Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Kisan communities and families.
* Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Kisan people.
* Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Kisan people to change their society from within.
* Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers disciples to make more disciples.
* Pray for his kingdom to come and his will to be done among the Kisan people.

References
www.peoplegroupsindia.com/profile/kisan
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17195/IN
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17195/NP

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Country: Bangladesh
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:38 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:3,900
Largest Provinces:
Sylhet (3,600)Dhaka (100)
Chittagong (90)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kisan
People Name General: Kisan
Alternate People Names:
BirhorBirhors
DhangarKoda
KolaKora
KudaKurla
MirchaMirdha
MorvasNagesia
NageswarUrav
किसान
ROP3 Code: 112559
Joshua Project People ID: 17195
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,900
Population all Countries: 1,629,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
People Name General: Kisan
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Sylheti (2,700 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): syl    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (700)Chittagonian (60)
Total Languages: 3
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity4.03 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism90.20 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown5.76 % 
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: 1993
New Testament:
2014
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)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Sylheti
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Sylheti
 
 
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Kisan in Bangladesh

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