Bhangi, Hindu in Bangladesh

Population

9,390

Christian

0.77%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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The Bhangi are a Scheduled Caste, and were traditionally associated with scavenging, sweeping, basket-making, etc. Their women are considered equal in family matters, participate on an equal footing in social and religious matters, and contribute to the family income. A few of the Bhangi living in cities are educated. Hanuman, Chamunda, Ambamata, and other gods and goddesses are regularly worshipped. Many of the Bhangi are followers of Kabir, Ramanandi, Nanak, etc.

Ministry Obstacles

Spiritual opposition to the Gospel is always an issue, perhaps especially so in South Asia. Much prayer is needed to withstand spiritual opposition.


Outreach Ideas

There are a few reported Christian believers in this group in Bangladesh. And in India, there are a number of believers in this community. Perhaps Christians in the Bhangi community in India will be led by God's Spirit to help their brethren in Bangladesh. Pray to this end.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray that the few believers among the Bhangi will have access to scripture in both printed and audio form. Pray they will be given a hunger for God's Word.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for this low caste community, that their education level will rise in the future, and that they will find adequate employment opportunities.

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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 Bhangi, Hindu
People Name in Country Bhangi, Hindu
ROP3 Code 111546
Joshua Project People ID 16399
Indigenous Yes
Population in Bangladesh 9,390
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Balmiki, Barvashia, Bhangia, Chuhra, Hadi, Halalkhor, Hari, Harijan, Jamphora, Korar, Lal Begi, Malkana, Mehtar, Mulkana, Olgana, Rukhi, Zadmalli,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali 8,360 Chittagonian 490 Hindi 90 Mewari 60
Sylheti 10
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Bhangi, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25c
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.77%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
99.23%
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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