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Bania Bais in Bangladesh



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,200 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Bania Bais in Bangladesh

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Introduction / History
Their name means "one who occupies the soil." While that might have applied to their landownership, it could just have easily been a description of their domination of their region. The Bais come from a powerful ancient Hindu warrior caste called the Rajputs that ruled parts of South Asia for centuries. As often happened in Indian history, those who had military power also owned good farmland. For many generations the Bais have been both powerful and wealthy.

What are their lives like?
In the world's eyes the Bais find themselves much admired. They are a proud people known for their wealth and entrepreneurism. In the spiritual realm, however, the Bais are poverty stricken.

What are their beliefs?
Only a very few have responded to the person of Jesus Christ. The rest continue to worship a pantheon of Hindu gods that leave them spiritually destitute.
Aside from false religion, perhaps one of the biggest obstacles keeping the Bais from knowing God is their standing in society. Like other people of high status, they find it difficult to admit their sins, surrender themselves to God, and receive His gift of salvation. Like the rich young ruler, many refuse to risk their status and wealth for eternity in Paradise.

Prayer Points
Pray for the Bais to be granted the humility necessary to accept Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Ask God to thrust forth workers to this people group who can communicate the gospel in a way the Bais can clearly understand.
Pray for the believers among the Bais to boldly share their faith.

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:29 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:1,200
Largest Provinces:
Dhaka (1,100)Rajshahi (200)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Bania Bais
People Name General: Bania Bais
Alternate People Names:
BaisBaisaya
BaishBaishaya
BaniaBashhi
MaheshwariPodar
SaidSandri
SuriVyas
बनिया, बैस
ROP3 Code: 115143
Joshua Project People ID: 19691
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,200
Population all Countries: 153,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Forward Caste - Bania
People Name General: Bania Bais
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Language
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Primary Language: Bengali (1,200 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: 1809-2016
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Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
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Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
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Bania Bais in Bangladesh

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