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Mahishya in Bhutan

Mahishya

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
800 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Mahishya in Bhutan

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Introduction / History
The Mahishya people are also known as Sadgop. The name Sadgop is derived from the two Sanskrit words: 'sad' means good and 'gop' means milkman. Some believe they are the descendants of lord Krishna. Their association with dairy products, and thus cattle, have given them a fairly high status in Hindu society, and they are part of a "forward" caste. Ironically some stigmatize them for their rural roots and willingness to work with their hands.

Where are they located?
As a people, they are found in several Indian states such as West Bengal, Odisha, and surrounding areas, speaking Bengali, Hindi, Oriya, or English as second languages. A much smaller number live in Bhutan.

What are their lives like?
Though they are associated with dairy farming, these land owners also grow rice and wheat; agriculture is their traditional and primary occupation. Others work in skilled labor or business in cities. Some are computer operators, while others are college-educated and seek spouses over the Internet.

What are their beliefs?
They propitiate Hari and Lakshmi as their family deities. Their village deities are Dharmaraj, Manasa and Shiva among others. Like other Hindus they go on pilgrimages to holy sites in Gaya and Vrindaban. Married women have a significant role to play in their ritual Hindu performances. Women worship the goddess Lakshmi daily.

What are their needs?
These devout Hindus need a spiritual hunger that will take them beyond where they have been for hundreds of years.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the Mahishya people to have a spiritual hunger that will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray for them to be exposed to Christian materials such as the JESUS Film and gospel recordings, and the Bible
* Pray for a powerful disciple making movement in their communities in Bhutan and India.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17411/IN
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/Mahishya-People/
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/Mahishya-People-of-West-Bengal/
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/mahishya-people-in-odisha/
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Sadgop
https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Sadgop

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Country: Bhutan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:33 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:800
Largest Provinces:
Eastern (400)Western (300)
Southern (100)
Total Provinces on file:3
   
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Mahishya
People Name General: Mahishya
Alternate People Names:
ChasaChasi
ChasidasHalidas
HaluadasHaludas
KaibartaKaibartta
KurmangiyaMahisayadas
MahisyaMatsyadas
Pilwan MahaoutSadgop
महिष्या
ROP3 Code: 112811
Joshua Project People ID: 17411
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 800
Population all Countries: 10,676,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Mahishya
People Name General: Mahishya
Ethnic Code: CNN25b
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Language
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Primary Language: Assamese
Language Code (ISO): asm    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (Unknown)
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: 1822-1974
New Testament:
1819-1993
Complete Bible: 1833-1995
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 RecordingsChristassam recordings
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Assamese
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Path of Light
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: অসমীয়া - Assamese
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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