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Mali (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh

Mali (Hindu traditions)

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177,000 Sylheti Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Mali (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh

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Introduction / History
The Mali are traditionally known as gardeners. The word Mali is derived from the Sanskrit word 'mala' (meaning garland). Many are called 'phool' Mali, referring to their well-known occupation of growing flowers.

There is at least one group of Mali from Rajasthan who are considered to have originated from Rajput or warrior tribes and who are of a higher caste.

What are their lives like?
The Mali are industrious workers and are known for their bravery in the disciplined forces.

Generally, they are differentiated according to their occupations. For example, those pursuing gardening are known as Baghban, those who cut and sell grass are called Sasia Mali and those growing flowers are Phool Mali. Many Malis live in towns and keep vegetable or flower gardens in the outskirts.

The Mali are also known for the preparation of 'Maur' or marriage crown both for the bride and the bridegroom at marriages. Marriage is forbidden between members of the same sect or first or second cousins. Unlike some Indian traditions, marriage of widows is permitted.

The dead may be either buried or burnt. In the former case the corpse is laid with the feet to the north.

What are their beliefs?
The Mali are mainly Hindus. Devi is their principal deity and marriages are performed in front of this deity. Devi is a local incarnation of 'Maha Kali ', the warrior goddess and consort of Shiva. Animals are sacrificed to please her.

What are their needs?
The Mali need to know Jesus as their saviour. Devi is believed to require appeasement through offerings and the goddess incites fear among her followers. On the other hand, Jesus is merciful, forgiving and loving.

Prayer Points
Groups of Christians will regularly pray for the Mali;
The Holy Spirit will guide Christians to best witness the gospel to the Mali;
Preachers will be sent to preach the gospel to the Mali; and
Great signs and wonders will be performed among the Mali to lead many to salvation

References
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mali_caste
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mali_%28phul%29
http://www.sainiparivar.com/SainiTradition.aspx?SNo=140
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahakali

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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:177,000
Largest Provinces:
Sylhet (99,000)Dhaka (33,000)
Chittagong (24,000)Rangpur (5,900)
Rajshahi (4,000)Barisal (3,800)
Khulna (3,300)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Mali (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Mali (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
GandhaGulpharosh
Mala PanickarMalakar
MalakkarMalakkaran
MalisMar
MararPatel
PhuliaPhulmali
RathorSagbaria
SainiShrimali
ROP3 Code: 114473
Joshua Project People ID: 18786
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 177,000
Population all Countries: 12,659,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Mali
People Name General: Mali (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Sylheti (83,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): syl    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (81,000)Chittagonian (9,000)
Bishnupuriya (2,100)Assamese (1,200)
Kok Borok (300)
Total Languages: 6
   
 
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: 1993
New Testament:
2014Audio
Complete Bible: None Reported
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
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Sylheti
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel resources links
Text / Printed MatterBible: Sylheti
 
 
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