Mazhabi in Bangladesh



Population

600

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

When Jesus came to earth, he was born into a poor family, ignored by the important classes in society, and kept for a period of time in a farmer's stable. His parents were only able to give the most minimal offering at the Temple.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Likewise, the Mazhabi Sikhs of India are the "lowest of the low" in relation to other peoples in Indian society. They are known as an untouchable caste, not allowed to live with the larger population, to be educated with the general population, or to attend certain religious services. They are part of the former "scavengers" of India. The Mazhabi Sikhs are recognized as a "Scheduled Caste" who are given job preferences by India's affirmative action program. Poverty and illiteracy are still rampant among their population in rural Punjab.
However, Wikipedia highlights their bravery in battle during the days of the British Raj in South Asia. (1) They were once noted for their commitment to fulfill assigned tasks by their officers.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Sikh teachings emphasize the equality of all people, and they reject discrimination based on caste, creed, and gender. Perhaps this is one of the reasons they converted from Hinduism many years ago.


Prayer Points

* Pray for spiritual breakthroughs among the Mazhabi Sikhs.
* Pray that God's servants will not see them as "untouchable" or unworthy of their time, attention, and love.

References

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazhabi


People Name General Mazhabi
People Name in Country Mazhabi
Population in Bangladesh 600
World Population 2,651,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Chudda, Chuhra, Mazabi, Mazbi
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Punjabi
People Name General Mazhabi
Ethnic Code CNN25n
People ID 17475
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:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Dhaka (300) Chittagong (200) Khulna (90) Rajshahi (30)
Sylhet (10)
Total States on file:  5  (up to 20 largest shown)
Dhaka (300) Chittagong (200)
Khulna (90) Rajshahi (30)
Sylhet (10)
Languages & Dialects on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Panjabi, Western (600) Bengali (20) Panjabi, Eastern
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Panjabi, Western 600 Bengali 20
Panjabi, Eastern 10
For Primary Language: Panjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1885-1922)
New Testament Yes   (1819-2000)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Cartoon Gospel tract Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Audio Recordings
Four Spiritual Laws General
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Panjabi, Western Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture / Bible Audio Recordings
Punjabi Bible stories Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Religion Subdivision: Sikhism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
100.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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