Gadaria, Hindu traditions in Bangladesh






Largest Religion

Main Language



The Gaderia have virtually abandoned their traditional occupation of rearing sheep and goats. They are now mainly engaged as laborers in masonry work, while some are involved in animal husbandry. The Brahmin are engaged for performing at birth, marriage and death rites and for imparting religious teachings. The Gaderia accept and exchange water and food with all other local communities except the Chura, Chamar and Deha.

Ministry Obstacles

Low literacy rates can be an obstacle to the Gospel, but not necessarily. If oral means of communication are effectively used, individuals can readily understand.

Outreach Ideas

Christian workers need to carry the message of Christ to the Gadaria community using stories from Scripture, as well as Gospel recordings and films.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be no followers of Jesus among the Hindu Gadaria at the present time, but pray for those the Lord will soon bring to himself. Pray He is preparing teachers and pastors for them, and will also provide Scriptures and other study materials for them. Pray they will have teachable hearts.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Hindu Gadaria community to be able to care well for their families. Pray also for the widow and orphans among them, that they will be well cared for.

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People Name General Gadaria, Hindu traditions
People Name in Country Gadaria, Hindu traditions
Population in Bangladesh 2,700
World Population 6,636,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Balra, Barela, Beghela, Bhediyar, Chandalia, Dhangar, Gadaria, Gadaria/Gaderia, Gaddi, Gaderi, Gaderia, Gaderiya, Gadhayia, Gadri, Gairi, Ganeri, Garhi, Gari, Gavala, Gawaria, Ghosi, H, Intafarash, Kabir, Kalandia, Kurumvar, Kurumwar, Pal, Pal Shatriya, Pal/Gareri, Pradhan, Purbia, Shiviya
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Gadaria, Hindu traditions
Ethnic Code CNN25g
People ID 16768
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:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajshahi (800) Dhaka (800) Sylhet (400) Rangpur (300)
Chittagong (200) Khulna (200)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Rajshahi (800) Dhaka (800)
Sylhet (400) Rangpur (300)
Chittagong (200) Khulna (200)
Languages & Dialects on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bengali (1,900) Sylheti (300) Chittagonian (100)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali 1,900 Sylheti 300
Chittagonian 100
For Primary Language: Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1800-1980)
New Testament Yes   (1801-1984)
Complete Bible Yes   (1809-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bengali Bible stories Audio Recordings
Bengali Language Film Film / Video
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Mussulmani-Bangla, Kitabul Mukkados Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Standard Bangla Common Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: কিতাবুল মোকাদ্দস Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
General Ministry Resources Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Bengali Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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