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Namassej Chandel in Bangladesh

Namassej Chandel

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,946,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.53 % Unknown   

Namassej Chandel in Bangladesh

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Introduction / History
Namassej Chandel people are tied in with a Hindu-based religious reformation.

Where are they located?
The Namassej Chandel people are found all over West Bengal, northeast Indian states, Orissa, Bihar, Jharkhand, Kornatak, Maharastra, Chhattishgarh, Uttaranchal and to some extent all over India. Most live in nearby Bangladesh. A small number live in the U.K., Canada and the U.S.A.

What are their lives like?
Their cultural life is very much like an average Bengali. They are hard-working, very lively, enthusiastic and conscious of their own identity. They are known as being very honest. Their economic condition is very bad. The number of people with higher education is low. They are engaged in all kinds of professions but those living in villages are engaged in agriculture. A very small number of their people are employed either by the government or the private sector.

What are their beliefs?
Their community reformation started with one religious leader who believed in Monist Hinduism or Motua religion. They are Adi-Rikved believers which is outside the Varna system. His son and other descendants took charge of his unfinished work. They manage Matua-Mahasangha. One such Mahasangha has now been established in New York, U.S.A. Their holy books are Harililamrito (in Bengali), Guruchandcharitaamrit (in Bengali), Namassejsantokotha or Matuasmritokotha (in English, published from LAP, Germany). Their main spiritual leaders are Harichand, Guruchand. They are spiritually influenced by traditional Indian religions.

Prayer Points
* Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Namassej Chandel people in Bangladesh and India.
* Pray for the Namassej Chandel people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.
* Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Namassej Chandel people to change their society from within.
* Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers disciples to make more disciples.
* Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Namassej Chandel communities.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2020-12-16
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Country: Bangladesh
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:31 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:2,946,000
Largest Provinces:
Dhaka (1,238,000)Khulna (667,000)
Barisal (482,000)Chittagong (216,000)
Sylhet (140,000)Rajshahi (124,000)
Rangpur (51,000)
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People Name in Country: Namassej Chandel
People Name General: Namassej Chandel
Alternate People Names:
नमास्सेज चंदेलनलावार
ROP3 Code: 118033
Joshua Project People ID: 21212
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,946,000
Population all Countries: 4,397,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - Namassej
People Name General: Namassej Chandel
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Bengali (2,500,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Sylheti (104,000)Chittagonian (7,300)
Bishnupuriya (4,300)Kok Borok (1,300)
Assamese (40)
Total Languages: 6
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.53 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.47 % 
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:
Complete Bible: 1832-2016
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)
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 Love Story
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / Video / Animation
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
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Audio Bible app as APK File fro ...
Mobile AppDownload Audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Mussulmani-Bangla, Kitabul Mukkad ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Standard Bangla Common Language
Text / Printed MatterBible: কিতাবুল মোক ...
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path (Bengali)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Namassej Chandel in Bangladesh

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    South Asia Dalit - Namassej     Asia, South    
      Namassej Chandel Bangladesh    
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