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Kandu in Bangladesh

Kandu

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
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Kandu in Bangladesh

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Introduction / History
The Kandu (or Halwai) people are traditionally a business community that dry roasts grain for the other people groups. Through the years they spread out all over South Asia including Bangladesh.

Where are they located?
The majority of the Kandu people are in India, but some also live either in Nepal or Bangladesh.

What are their lives like?
Modern Kandu people have left their old profession of parching grain and now work as merchants, moneylenders, shopkeepers, and dealers in grain and spices. They are strictly vegetarian and they do not consume alcoholic drinks. A regional council, known as the Vaisya Abha, looks after the welfare of their communities. The Kandu people tend to live in extended families. They marry primarily within their own clans although they do not forbid marriage outside their group.

What are their beliefs?
Almost all of the Kandu people are Hindu, even in Muslim Bangladesh. Hindus worship many deities, but their practices are diverse. In general, Hindus are pragmatic in their spiritual beliefs, offering worship to gods in exchange for benefits rather than out of love or devotion. The Kandu people revere the written Hindu Vedas and the Upanishads. They celebrate traditional Hindu holy days along with other Hindu people groups.

What are their needs?
Pray for those in this community who will someday come to Christ as savior. Pray they will be devoted to one another in brotherly love, honoring one another above themselves.

Prayer Points
* Pray the Holy Spirit would create a spiritual hunger for the Bible and spiritual literature among the Kandu people in Bangladesh.
* Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers to the Kandu people in Bangladesh.
* Pray for the gospel to penetrate Kandu families so that they will be studying God's word and sharing it with others.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17080/IN
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kandu
http://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=49134
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/2017/10/18

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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:16,000
Largest Provinces:
Rajshahi (5,600)Dhaka (5,600)
Rangpur (2,900)Barisal (1,500)
Khulna (300)Chittagong (200)
Total Provinces on file:6
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Kandu
People Name General: Kandu
Alternate People Names:
HalwaiKadu
Kanuकंदू
ROP3 Code: 112418
Joshua Project People ID: 17080
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 16,000
Population all Countries: 2,526,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Other
People Name General: Kandu
Ethnic Code: CNN25c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Bengali (14,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Chittagonian (30)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
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 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: 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 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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Kandu in Bangladesh

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