Bahelia, Hindu in Bangladesh



Population

2,230

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

How the mighty have fallen! The Bahelia people are now Dalits, but they were once high in the Hindu caste system and part of a powerful Rajput army. After a key defeat, they had to hide in the jungles, where they survived by catching birds and animals, honey extraction, all considered inferior jobs. Taking such jobs led to them losing their favorable caste status. Usually landless, many work as day laborers, though they have a tradition of making fans with peacock feathers and selling the birds they catch.

Modern India's development programs are greatly improving the lives of the Bahelia people. They are taking advantage of greater educational opportunities, and their literacy rate is improving, especially for boys. Their health care is also improving.

The Bahelia people live in Uttar Pradesh, a state where very few that follow Christ. They are virtually all Hindu.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will send culturally-sensitive missionaries who will show them the way to the cross.


People Name General Bahelia, Hindu
People Name in Country Bahelia, Hindu
Population in Bangladesh 2,200
World Population 169,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ahuliya, Bahelia, Baheliya, Bahila, Baila, Bailia, Boila, Chirimar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Bahelia, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25g
People ID 16288
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:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Dhaka (1,500) Rajshahi (300) Khulna (100) Chittagong (30)
Total States on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Dhaka (1,500) Rajshahi (300)
Khulna (100) Chittagong (30)
Languages & Dialects on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bengali (2,000) Sylheti
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali 2,000 Sylheti 10

For Main Lanugage: Bengali


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 Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Bengali Bible stories
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 Oral Bible stories in Bengali
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
Primary Religion: Hinduism

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 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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