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Pundari in Bangladesh


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
9,700 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:30 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:9,700
Largest Provinces:
Rajshahi (7,300)Khulna (1,200)
Dhaka (900)
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People Name in Country: Pundari
People Name General: Pundari
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 113393
Joshua Project People ID: 17912
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 9,700
Population all Countries: 323,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Pundari
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Bengali (9,700 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
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Bible Portions: 1800-1980
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1809-2022
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Pundari in Bangladesh

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People Cluster
    South Asia Hindu - other     Asia, South    
      Pundari Bangladesh    
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      Hinduism     Bengali  
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