Nagarchi, Hindu traditions in Bangladesh






Largest Religion

Main Language



The Nagarchi have a number of clans, and use community or clan names as their surnames. They marry only within their own people group. All the sons get an equal share of the property after the death of their father. Marriage rituals include circling the sacred pole seven times. Many are employed in some aspect of farming, and some collect firewood in nearby forests and sell it locally. They play the drum on a hired basis during birth and marriage rituals. The Nagarchi live in India and Bangladesh, with tiny numbers also found in Bhutan and Nepal.

Ministry Obstacles

The worldview of Hinduism is very different than that of Biblical Christianity. A different way of thinking is involved, and changing worldviews usually comes with difficulty.

Outreach Ideas

Perhaps the Christians within this people group will become mature enough in the faith to carry the good news about Jesus to all of their own people, in Bangladesh, India, Bhutan, and Nepal. Please pray for these Christians.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Please pray the several hundred Nagarchis in India who have identified themselves as Christians will learn to live holy lives, "craving pure spiritual milk, so that by it they may grow up in their salvation, now that they have tasted the Lord is good."

Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Nagarchi people will gain no satisfaction from a religon that keeps them from knowing the creator God, one who loves them and offers them an abundant life both now and eternally. Pray for a growing hunger to find and know this God.

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People Name General Nagarchi, Hindu traditions
People Name in Country Nagarchi, Hindu traditions
Population in Bangladesh 18,000
World Population 172,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Badyakar, Bajandar, Dhuli, Dhulia, Nagara, Nagarji, Nagesia, Natta, Shabdakar
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)
Dhaka (7,400) Rangpur (4,300) Chittagong (2,700) Khulna (1,500)
Sylhet (1,200) Rajshahi (700)
Total States on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Dhaka (7,400) Rangpur (4,300)
Chittagong (2,700) Khulna (1,500)
Sylhet (1,200) Rajshahi (700)
Languages & Dialects on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bengali (15,000) Sylheti (900)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali 15,000 Sylheti 900
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
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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 %

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