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Nai (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh

Nai (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
37,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Nai (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh

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Introduction / History
The Hindu Nai people fact two reasons to be discriminated against in Bangladesh. They are Hindus, which puts them at odds with the Muslim majority. To make matters worse for them, they are from a low Hindu caste. Cutting hair or doing anything else which involves bodily functions is considered work for those of low status. This low status applies to them no matter which South Asian country they reside. Some try to make up for it by taking on surnames associated with Brahmins.

Where are they located?
The Nai can find work anywhere in Bangladesh where people need haircuts.

What are their lives like?
The Nai are noted for being talkative and good with conversation. Depending on where they work, they might be poor or middle class. Those who work on urban streets do not earn as much as those who work in more prestigious shopping centers. They also perform other services like cleaning ears and helping with sprains.

Some Nai people have stopped being barbers. Most of these take care of livestock or work as carpenters and the like. A few have access to higher education and the opportunities that provides them.

What are their beliefs?
As Hindus, the Nai people suffer from a great deal of fear of the gods and spirits. They believe that evil spirits cause them harm, so they must be appeased. They have reverence for Shiva, one of the main Hindu deities, and Sen Ghagat, a saint from their own community. Many Nai worship a regional deity as well.

What are their needs?
The Hindu Nai people in Bangladesh need the opportunity for their children to have an adequate education so they can advance beyond their lowly state.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Nai people in Bangladesh will find their peace in Jesus and be freed mentally from being second-class citizens due to their caste ranking.
* Pray that the Holy Spirit will call many Nai people to Himself, and use them to gossip the gospel to many others in Bangladesh.
* Pray for a disciple making movement among the Nai people in Bangladesh and India.

References
(info is only about other countries, but can be generalized)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nair
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWCh5M0td1U
http://collections.lib.uwm.edu/cdm/ref/collection/agsphoto/id/25361
https://www.quora.com/How-much-does-a-haircut-at-a-barber-cost-in-Bangladesh
http://www.peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/nai/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nai_(caste)

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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:37,000
Largest Provinces:
Khulna (33,000)Dhaka (2,900)
Sylhet (400)Chittagong (300)
Rajshahi (200)Rangpur (200)
Total Provinces on file:6
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Nai (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Nai (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
AduthonAmbattan
AmrewalArayavati
AryavathiAwadhi
AwadhiaAwari
BammeruBanbiro
BanvaruBhajanthri
BhandariBhandary
DeshabhandariDhanwal
ROP3 Code: 113203
Joshua Project People ID: 17745
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 37,000
Population all Countries: 12,102,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Nai
People Name General: Nai (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25n
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Language
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Primary Language: Bengali (33,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Sylheti (300)
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: 1800-1980
New Testament:
1801-1984Audio
Complete Bible: 1809-2000
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)
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: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
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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