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Nagarchi (Muslim traditions) in Bangladesh



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
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Nagarchi (Muslim traditions) in Bangladesh

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Introduction / History
The Nagarchi's traditional community role has been to serve as drummers. They are often invited to play the drums during birth and marriage rituals. They have their own language, though most learn whatever the trade language is in their local community.

Where are they located?
There is a small number of Muslim Nagarchi people in India's states of Jharkhand and Karnataka, but most of them live in Bangladesh. This people group has a small population. There are far more Nagarchi people who are Hindu. Most of these live throughout Bangladesh and India's central states.

What are their lives like?
While the Nagarchi's traditional occupation was as drummers, today most Nagarchi work in agriculture and raising animals. As a general rule, small numbers reside in villages with other castes. When their services are needed for special events, the Nagarchi people play their drums. Drums are more common for Hindu community events than Muslim ones.

The Nagarchi marry within their group but not within the same clan. Sons inherit an equal share of their father's property. Families arrange marriages with the consent of the young people. The newly married couple lives with or near the groom's parents.

What are their beliefs?
Most of the Nagarchi people are Hindus, but there is a Muslim minority among them, especially in Bangladesh. As often happens in South Asia, Hindu beliefs taint the Islamic practices of Muslim communities. The Muslim Nagarchis have much more social contact with Hindus than most other Muslim communities, especially in India.

What are their needs?
The Muslim Nagarchis need to hear and to respond to the message of Jesus Christ. They need help in educating their children. They need help in learning job skills so they can escape the poverty in which many of them live. Medical workers can bring them the benefits of modern medicine. Many of their villages do not have access to clean water and electricity.

Prayer Points
* Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Muslim Nagarchi people for Jesus and that in God's sovereign timing the hearts of these people would be open and ready to follow Him.
* Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
* Pray for the spiritual lives of the Muslim Nagarchi people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
* We pray for the lives and culture of the Muslim Nagarchi people to evidence the rule and reign of the Kingdom of God as they open to the gospel, and for the beauty of Jesus to be seen in them.

References
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8h5jVk7a3TE
https://www.sil.org/resources/publications/entry/9044
globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2012/10/31

peoplegroups.org/explore/GroupDetails.aspx?peid=49750

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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:14,000
Largest Provinces:
Khulna (6,300)Dhaka (5,600)
Chittagong (1,600)
Total Provinces on file:3
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Nagarchi (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Nagarchi (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
BadyakarNagarji
Nagesiaनागरची (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113065
Joshua Project People ID: 17629
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 14,000
Population all Countries: 14,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Bengali
People Name General: Nagarchi (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: AUG06b
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Language
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Primary Language: Bengali (12,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Sylheti (70)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
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 %
 
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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
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Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Bangla Version (F ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Mussolmani Versio ...
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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 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
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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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