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Bishnupriya Manipuri in India

Bishnupriya Manipuri

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
87,000 Bishnupuriya Hinduism 1.00 % Unknown No   

Bishnupriya Manipuri in India

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Introduction / History
The Bishnupriya (Manipuri) are a 100% Hindu community living in the northeastern corner of Bangladesh mostly in the Moulvibazar district of Sylhet division. They point to Manipur state of India as their homeland, and they still have a majority of their people in various northeastern states of India. They are mostly farmers, though their younger generations are becoming increasingly more educated and looking for other opportunities. They are very proud of their culture/religion, and are well-known in Bangladesh for their dances; their identity is very much tied to their Hindu culture/religion. Largely because of this, there is still not a single known Christian among the Bishnupriya in Bangladesh. Missionary activity among them has been and is limited because of their belief that to be Bishnupriya is to be Hindu. Outsiders trying to spread the gospel are not tolerated, and individuals may resist the gospel for fear that they will lose their place in the Bishnupriya society if they become Christians. Still, because of the Bishnupriya community's desire for development and aid, missionaries can easily gain access to the community by engaging them in the social, economic, and health sectors. Going beyond merely providing aid may prove
difficult, however.

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:87,000
Largest States:
Manipur (75,000)Assam (12,000)
Total States on file:2
   
 
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People Name in Country: Bishnupriya Manipuri
People Name General: Bishnupriya Manipuri
Alternate People Names:
बिश्णुपूरिया
ROP3 Code: 115966
Joshua Project People ID: 20209
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 87,000
Population all Countries: 99,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Assamese
People Name General: Bishnupriya Manipuri
Ethnic Code: CNN25a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Bishnupuriya (85,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bpy    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (600)Assamese (40)
Total Languages: 3
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity1.00 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.00 % 
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
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1995
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bishnupuriya
 
 
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