Aguri in Bangladesh






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

They are a cultivating and trading caste representing Ugra Kshatriyas. They were brought by the King 0f Burdawan Mehtha from Agra to west Bengal to fight against the British. They are by nature aggressive and hostile people. The Hindu book Manu say's Ugra (Cruel creature) was born to a Sudra girl by a Kshtriya.

Where Are they Located?

The Aguir's are mostly located in the Districts of West Bengal concentrated in Anguna Village and other neighboring villages.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They have two caste among them now the upper and the lower. The upper caste are agricltural people who own land. Some of the younger generations have moved out of the village and now live in Kolkata and different parts of India. Some have even migrated to America and live in New York City. The lower caste work on the farms as laborers and are cowherders involved with cattle farming. Some of the village home are empty and idle most of the occupants have moved to the city for better work opportunities.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They worship Shiva and old "Shiv Mandirs" are prevalent in the village. They also celabrate Durga puj and Kali Puja during the Bengali festivals.

What Are Their Needs?

They have a spiritual hunger for knowing the truth. They have come in hundreds to watch the Jesus movie which we have shown with our teams and hundreds have accepted Jesus Christ as they Savior. Their basic needs are education, medical facilities and water wells. Their villages do not have schools for higher education so most of the children after a formal education through class five drop out and become farmers. It is the very fortunate ones who go on to higher education to Burdawan or the Kolkata. The women and children need medical aid and these fecilities are 30 to 40 kms aways in town of Burdawan. Dusty and muddy roads become foot deep in mud during monsoons, they need decent roads to walk on.

Prayer Points

* Prayer that the Strong holds are broken and families may come to know Jesus Christ. Many have already accepted Christ and are coming forward.
* Pray that schools are opened by the government so education to reach the poor section.
* Pray for access to clean water.
* Pray for good harvest of farmers which will bring joy into their lives.
* Pray that we are able to reach them with the word of God.

Profile Source:   Prem Sarkar  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-10-22
Video Links:
I Am Guilty
People Name General Aguri
People Name in Country Aguri
Population in Bangladesh 1,000
World Population 466,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Agale, Aguiri, Kolan, Mudi, Pansari, Ugra Kshatriya
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Aguri
Ethnic Code CNN25b
People ID 16182
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 43  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajshahi (400) Rangpur (300) Dhaka (200) Khulna (100)
Chittagong (40)
Total States on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajshahi (400) Rangpur (300)
Dhaka (200) Khulna (100)
Chittagong (40)
Languages & Dialects on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bengali (900) Chittagonian
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali 900 Chittagonian 10
For Primary Language: Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1800-1980)
New Testament Yes   (1801-1984)
Complete Bible Yes   (1809-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bengali Bible stories Audio Recordings
Bengali Language Film Film / Video
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Mussulmani-Bangla, Kitabul Mukkados Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Standard Bangla Common Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: কিতাবুল মোকাদ্দস Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
General Ministry Resources Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Bengali Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Gerald Roberts  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Prem Sarkar  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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