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Namassej (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh

Namassej (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
637,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.54 % Unknown   

Namassej (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh

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Introduction / History
For thousands of years in Hindu society, "sudra" or "shudra" was a reference to those of the servant caste. These people have always held the lowest status. Among these communities are the Namassej, or Namasudra people. The vast majority live in West Bengal and other places where Hinduism is dominant, but some live in Bhutan where Tibetan Buddhism caste distinctions are far less pronounced.

What are their lives like?
Their economic condition is very bad. Some Namassej own land and are engaged in cultivation, but a large number are daily-wage workers. Rickshaw-pulling, poultry farming and goat-rearing are secondary occupations. They are hard-working, very lively, enthusiastic and conscious of their own identity. A very small number is doing government and private jobs. Their literacy rate has improved in recent years. Not many get an adequate education. The number of Namassej people with higher education has not been high. They are engaged in all kinds of professions but those living in villages are engaged in agriculture.

What are their beliefs?
They profess Hinduism, and worship Lakshmi and Parameshwar.

What are their needs?
The Namassej people need to submit to Jesus Christ so they can experience the abundant life he offers them in John 10:10.

Prayer Points
Pray the Namassej people who know God will become wise in sowing the Word of God among their families and multiplying the blessings of God to other households. Pray they will come to truly trust in Christ and follow him obediently. Pray they understand that to be a Christian means more than cultural identification. Pray the Namassej community will make schooling a priority for their children and will be able to care adequately for their families. Pray for health care, clean water, and sufficient food.

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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:637,000
Largest Provinces:
Dhaka (953,000)Khulna (796,000)
Barisal (412,000)Sylhet (322,000)
Chittagong (204,000)Rajshahi (92,000)
Rangpur (61,000)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Namassej (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Namassej (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
CananaChanao
ChandalChandel
ChanralChattri
Khanda-KhatriyaNama
NamassutNamasud
NamoVerhudti
नमास्सेज
ROP3 Code: 113215
Joshua Project People ID: 17756
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 637,000
Population all Countries: 4,484,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - Namassej
People Name General: Namassej (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Language
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Primary Language: Bengali (2,507,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Sylheti (262,000)Chittagonian (29,000)
Bishnupuriya (9,400)Assamese (3,900)
Kok Borok (2,000)
Total Languages: 6
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.54 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.46 % 
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
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