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Pundari in Bangladesh

Pundari

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
9,900 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Pundari in Bangladesh

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Introduction / History
The Pundari are a scheduled caste, meaning that they have low status. They speak Bengali.

Where are they located?
The Pundari live in India's state of West Bengal, and a smaller number live further east in Bangladesh.

What are their lives like?
The Pundari work in agriculture. Their education level is not high, so the gospel will need to be presented in oral forms.

They are endogamous (preferring to marry within the community) and monogamous (meaning that each man can only have one wife). Marriage can be by discussion or mutual consent. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. Local councils settle their disagreements.

What are their beliefs?
All of the Pundari people, be they in India or Bangladesh, are Hindu. Hindus with low status like the Pundaris usually try to gain favor with their gods when necessary. They participate in religious festivals and hope to be reincarnated as a higher caste person in the next life.

What are their needs?
The Pundari people need to have the choice to put their faith in Jesus Christ and to love Him all their days. They are currently what William Carey called, "No choice people."

Prayer Points
* Pray for gospel workers to catch a vision for reaching the Pundari people for Jesus and that in God's sovereign timing the hearts of the Pundari people would be open and ready to follow Him.
* Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended Pundari families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
* Pray for the spiritual lives of the Pundari people to become fruitful as they follow Christ.
* Pray for the lives and culture of the Pundari 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.

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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:9,900
Largest Provinces:
Rajshahi (8,800)Khulna (600)
Dhaka (500)
Total Provinces on file:3
   
 
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
 
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Pundari
People Name General: Pundari
Alternate People Names:
PundraPunra
Puropundariपुंदरी
ROP3 Code: 113393
Joshua Project People ID: 17912
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 9,900
Population all Countries: 270,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Bengali
People Name General: Pundari
Ethnic Code: CNN25b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Bengali (9,900 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
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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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
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 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: 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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Pundari in Bangladesh

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