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Halwai Maira in Bangladesh



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
9,100 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Halwai Maira in Bangladesh

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Summary
The Halwai are a caste of sweet makers and confectioners. The Mairas are a subgroup of the Hawais. The name Halwai comes from the Hindi word "Halwa" which is a sweet.

The Halwai live mainly in India's northern states, but they also live in both Bangladesh and Nepal. The Halwais are well respected among Hindus. Because of the importance sweets have in the Hindu religion, they have a special position in festivals, childbirths and marriages.

Ministry Obstacles
Like candy, Hinduism offers what seems like a sweet way to satisfy hunger without including any substance. It is way too easy for the Maira Halwais to be satisfied with what they have, without finding out that only Jesus offers life to the full.

Outreach Ideas
Believers who purchase sweets at Maira Halwai shops can give them copies of the JESUS Film as a way to open the door to the gospel.

Pray for the followers of Christ
As far as we know, there are no followers of Christ among the Maira Halwai, so pray that this will be the year when the Lord moves in their community.

Pray for the entire people group
* Pray for the Maira Halwai people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.
* Pray for his kingdom to come and his will to be done among the Maira Halwai people.
* Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Maira Halwai communities.

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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:9,100
Largest Provinces:
Dhaka (4,000)Rangpur (3,100)
Khulna (1,300)Rajshahi (400)
Chittagong (200)
Total Provinces on file:5
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Halwai Maira
People Name General: Halwai Maira
Alternate People Names:
KuriMadak
MayaraModak
Modhunapitहलवाई मैरा
ROP3 Code: 117962
Joshua Project People ID: 21140
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 9,100
Population all Countries: 134,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Bhojpur-Maithili
People Name General: Halwai Maira
Ethnic Code: CNN25b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Bengali (9,100 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
 World Bible Finder
 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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Halwai Maira in Bangladesh

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