Bauri in Bangladesh



Population

9,990

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Bauri people are Hindu priests who have been barred from the temple! They claim to be priests of the Dharam deity, but Brahmans have forced them to the lowest ranks of the Hindu hierarchy. Now they are untouchables and are not allowed to even enter some temples. However, they still perform priestly duties during the Dharam deity festival. The Bauris practice animistic rituals as well as Hindu ones.

Very few Bauri people own land. They lack an adequate diet, and the water available to them is poor. They have little health care or education. They are small in stature, but perform manual labor, pulling rickshaws or sharecropping. Some bear palanquins (a conveyance consisting of a chair or bed carried on two poles). They live in poverty, and most are illiterate. Thus, they have little human hope for improving their life style.

As far as we know, no mission agencies work among the Bauri. Many people won't even accept water from their hands, yet the all-sufficient Creator stands ready to receive them as His children and give them living water! The Bauri people remain unaware that spiritual riches are only a prayer away.


Prayer Points

* Pray for evangelistic tools that can effectively reach this oral culture.
* Ask God to loose the Bauri people from the spiritual principalities that hold them captive.
* Pray that God will raise an army of Christians who will pray for the Bauri's needs and share Christ with them.


People Name General Bauri
People Name in Country Bauri
Population in Bangladesh 10,000
World Population 2,166,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bauzi, Bavuri, Bhoi, Bowria, Buna, Kalia, Kandi, Khodalo, Kothia
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Bauri
Ethnic Code AON10a
People ID 10736
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Khulna (4,300) Chittagong (3,400) Rajshahi (1,000) Dhaka (400)
Sylhet (30)
Total States on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Khulna (4,300) Chittagong (3,400)
Rajshahi (1,000) Dhaka (400)
Sylhet (30)

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Languages & Dialects on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bengali (5,900) Chittagonian (3,200) Sylheti (20) Oriya
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali 5,900 Chittagonian 3,200
Sylheti 20 Oriya 10
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1800-1980)
New Testament Yes   (1801-1984)
Complete Bible Yes   (1809-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Bengali Bible stories
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Bengali Language Film
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video General Ministry Resources
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Printed Matter Christ for the Nations

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source: Bethany World Prayer Center  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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