Baidya, Hindu in Bangladesh






Largest Religion

Main Language


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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.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Baidya, Hindu
People Name in Country Baidya, Hindu
Population in Bangladesh 129,000
World Population 388,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Baid, Baidya, Baidyakar, Bediya, Munida, Vaidya, Vaidya/Bede, Vaidyansi
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Baidya, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25b
People ID 16295
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)
Chittagong (38,000) Dhaka (36,000) Barisal (21,000) Rajshahi (14,000)
Khulna (6,800)
Total States on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Chittagong (38,000) Dhaka (36,000)
Barisal (21,000) Rajshahi (14,000)
Khulna (6,800)
Languages & Dialects on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bengali (93,000) Chittagonian (74,000) Sylheti (200) Kok Borok (100)
Panjabi, Eastern (20)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali 93,000 Chittagonian 74,000
Sylheti 200 Kok Borok 100
Panjabi, Eastern 20
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 (Global Recordings Network)
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

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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