Baidya, Hindu in Bangladesh

Population

123,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Baidya is a Sanskrit word denoting medical practitioners. The Baidya are largely landless and have practised ayurvedic medicine as their traditional occupation. They belong to the Vaishnava and Shakta sects of Hinduism. They worship Lakshmi, Madan Gopal, Satima, etc., as their family deities, Kali and Shiva as village deities, and Naraharithakur and Gouranga Mahapravu as regional deities.

Ministry Obstacles

There are no known followers of Christ among the Baidya of Bangladesh.


Outreach Ideas

The primary language of the Baidya community is Bengali. Many good Christian resources are available in this language. Please pray for workers to carry these resources to the people.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are a few Christians in this community in India. Pray for these to grow in their faith and in numbers. Perhaps some will carry the message of Christ to their own community living in Bangladesh.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Baidya community will increasingly be made aware of their need to know forgiveness for their sin, and will accurately learn of Christ, who he is and what he has done for them.

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Country Bangladesh
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Baidya, Hindu
People Name in Country Baidya, Hindu
ROP3 Code 111421
Joshua Project People ID 16295
Indigenous Yes
Population in Bangladesh 123,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Baid, Baidyakar, Vaidya, Vaidyansi,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali 92,820 Chittagonian 73,780 Sylheti 240 Kok Borok 100
Panjabi, Western
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Baidya, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25b
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  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
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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