Bhar in Bangladesh

Population

5,190

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


Introduction

Many centuries ago, the Bhar community was deposed by the invading Rajput and Muslims. Their struggle with the Rajput and Muslim invaders continued for about two hundred years, at the end of which Ibrahim Shah Waarli of Jaunpur killed the last Bhar ruler. Child marriages are prevalent; however, the trend towards adult marriage is increasing. Agriculture is the main occupation of the Bhar, and they usually work as laborers in fields owned by the Muslims, Thakur and Yadav. They are Hindu and worship deities like Deeh Baba and Burhao Baba.


Ministry Obstacles

The Bhar culture is that of worshiping the spirits of created things, not the Creator God. Distinction must be made between what is created, and the One who created.


Outreach Ideas

There are many good resource materials available in the primary language of the Bhar people, but workers are needed. Pray for workers for the harvest, which is ripening.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be no followers of Christ among the Bhar community today, but pray for the ones that will soon place their trust in Christ. They will need prayer support. Pray they will learn to speak to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Pray for access to Scripture in printed and recorded forms.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for each individual in the Bhar community to have a minimum of one opportunity to hear of Jesus accurately, in his or her mother tongue. Also pray for the Bhar to make schooling a priority for their children, and for good schools to be available.

Profile Source: Joshua Project

People Name General Bhar
People Name in Country Bhar
Population in Bangladesh 5,190
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bharat, Bharpatwa, Rajbhar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Bhar
Ethnic Code CNN25c
Country Bangladesh
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali (4,600) Sylheti (Unknown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali 4,600 Sylheti 10
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%
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