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Bhuinmali in Bangladesh

Bhuinmali

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
108,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.33 % Unknown   

Bhuinmali in Bangladesh

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Introduction / History
"If I had such a beautiful woman in my house, I would cheerfully perform the most menial offices for her." This was definitely the wrong thing to say at the wrong time. This wise-crack was supposedly uttered by a Bhuimali man who was attending a feast hosted by Parvati, the beautiful wife of the Hindu god Siva. Impressed by her beauty and grace, he made this remark, and incurred the wrath of her husband, who is also the Hindu god of destruction. Siva gave this Bhuimali man a beautiful wife, and made him spend his days as her sweeper. Becoming a sweeper meant that the Bhuimali people were demoted, so to speak, from the low caste Sudras, to being outside the caste system. That is their traditional explanation for why they are now a scheduled caste.

Where are they located?
The Bhuimalis are mainly a landless agricultural group, though some work for government agencies. They are from the Bengali cluster of people groups. Most of them live in India's West Bengal state, though others live scattered throughout the smaller northeastern states.

What are their beliefs?
The Bhuimali people are Hindus who focus their worship on Hindu gods. Surprisingly, Siva is still one of the gods they worship. Local priest perform rituals and sacrifices for them.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the Kingdom of God to come to the Bhuimalis, and give them the understanding that they have the dignity of being created in the image of God.
* Pray that they will soon worship the God of Creation only, and put their full trust in Jesus Christ.

References
Some information from "The Scheduled Castes" K. S. Singh, ed. Oxford University Press, USA (1994)

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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:108,000
Largest Provinces:
Dhaka (36,000)Rajshahi (26,000)
Rangpur (21,000)Chittagong (18,000)
Barisal (5,500)Khulna (1,400)
Total Provinces on file:6
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bhuinmali
People Name General: Bhuinmali
Alternate People Names:
BhisunderBhuimali
BhuinyaBhuisundar
MalakarMali
Siddiputraभुंमाली
ROP3 Code: 111577
Joshua Project People ID: 16426
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 108,000
Population all Countries: 278,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - Other
People Name General: Bhuinmali
Ethnic Code: CNN25b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Bengali (92,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Chittagonian (4,300)Sylheti (100)
Tippera (Unknown)
Total Languages: 4
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.33 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.67 % 
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
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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 / 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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