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Sunri Sadhubanik in Bangladesh

Sunri Sadhubanik

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
250,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Sunri Sadhubanik in Bangladesh

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Introduction / History
Sunri Sadhubanik people are a scheduled caste. This means that they are an officially designated group of historically disadvantaged people in India, acknowledged by the Indian Constitution. There is no way out of this circumstance. Those in Muslim Bangladesh are only a little better off.

Where are they located?
This people group lives in Bengal and Bihar. A small number live in Bangladesh.

What are their lives like?
They speak, read and write in Bengali.

They are not vegetarians, but they avoid pork and beef, and eat rice as their staple food.

Some Sunri continue with their traditional work of distilling and selling alcohol, though this is frowned upon in Muslim Bangladesh. Others are involved in trade or self-employment. Women help in financial matters. Sunri people are relatively well educated.

What are their beliefs?
Sunri Sadhubanik people are 100 percent Hindu. They worship many gods, family ancestors, and regional gods. They celebrate many Hindu festivals. Brahmin priests perform birth, marriage, and death rituals for them. Religion is an important and invasive part of their lives.

Although written, audio, and visual resources are available in the Bengali language, these people for whom Lord Jesus gave His life remain unreached.

What are their needs?
The greatest need of the Sunri Sadhubanik people is to know that the God who created them is almighty. They need to know that there is no god beside Him. But today there are no known believers among them.

They are poor. They need economic improvement in their lives.

Prayer Points
Pray for a movement of Sunri households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
Pray for the Sunri people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.
Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Sunri family leaders to experience God's blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.
Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Sunri communities.

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Country: Bangladesh
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:29 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:250,000
Largest Provinces:
Dhaka (79,000)Chittagong (71,000)
Rajshahi (41,000)Khulna (41,000)
Rangpur (14,000)
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People Name in Country: Sunri Sadhubanik
People Name General: Sunri Sadhubanik
Alternate People Names:
सुंरी साधुबनिक
ROP3 Code: 118080
Joshua Project People ID: 21257
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 250,000
Population all Countries: 575,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Sunri Sadhubanik
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Bengali (229,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Chittagonian (21,000)Sylheti (1,800)
Kok Borok (900)Bishnupuriya (700)
Total Languages: 5
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:
Complete Bible: 1809-2022
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Love Story
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Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoRivka video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
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GeneralBible for Children
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Bengali
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Bengali
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
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Sunri Sadhubanik in Bangladesh

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    South Asia Hindu - other     Asia, South    
      Sunri Sadhubanik Bangladesh    
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