Arora, Sikh in Bangladesh



Population

1,110

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


The Sikhs

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Introduction / History

"The crowning glory of the Aroras is the elevation of Dr. Manmohan Singh as the Prime Minister of India, who is an Arora. His elevation as prime minister is a tribute to the Indian democracy in which a man who belongs to a family that became penniless after the 1947 Partition rose to become prime minister. It also speaks of the grit and determination of the Arora community in which parents attach a lot of importance to education for their wards and instill in them a desire to live a life of dignity and honor."


What are Their Lives Like?

There have been many times in history when the Arora people have been violently persecuted. Their people were slaughtered during both the Arab and the Moghul invasions of the Subcontinent. Arora Hindus and Sikhs had to flee with nothing but the clothes they were wearing during the bloody Partition of India in 1947. Those who arrived in India were often taken advantage of by India's more powerful communities.

These are a resilient people, and they managed to become an influential community in India. Today, many of them are prominent in the areas of business, education, medicine, finance, technology, engineering, manufacturing, entertainment, and the armed forces. Why do they seem to rise to the top? Most likely it's because of their rigorous work ethic. It could also be because of their insistence on making sure that their children get a higher education.


What are Their Beliefs?

The Aroras are divided into three religions (Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism), yet they are open to visiting the sacred places of other religious communities. They are noted for their religious tolerance, yet very few have embraced Christ as the only way to salvation.


Prayer Points

* Pray that prominent Arora from all three religious communities will find Jesus to be the only way to eternal life.
* Pray that God will raise up Arora believers as His ambassadors to those without Christ throughout the subcontinent.


People Name General Arora, Sikh
People Name in Country Arora, Sikh
Population in Bangladesh 1,100
World Population 479,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Rod, Ror, Rora, Vaishya
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Arora, Sikh
Ethnic Code CNN25n
People ID 16241
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:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Dhaka (500) Chittagong (300) Khulna (100) Rajshahi (100)
Sylhet (20) Barisal (10)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Dhaka (500) Chittagong (300)
Khulna (100) Rajshahi (100)
Sylhet (20) Barisal (10)
Languages & Dialects on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Panjabi, Western (1,000) Bengali (70)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Western 1,000 Bengali 70
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1885-1922)
New Testament Yes   (1819-2000)
Complete Bible No
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Punjabi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Panjabi, Western
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
100.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source: Jasmeet Kharbanda  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Asia Harvest
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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