Namasudra, Hindu in Bangladesh

Population

3,161,000

Christian

0.09%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


Some Namasudra own land and are engaged in cultivation, but a large number are daily-wage workers. Rickshaw-pulling, poultry farming and goat-rearing are secondary occupations. They profess Hinduism, and worship Lakshmi and Parameshwar. Their literacy rate, according to the 1981 census, is 29%.

Ministry Obstacles

The effective literacy rate may well be less than 29%. If the Gospel of Christ comes to them only in printed form the literacy rate will be a problem.


Outreach Ideas

Oral communication of the good news of Christ may be most appropriate. Stories from Scripture, Gospel radio, films, and recordings will all be useful.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are a few people in the Namasudra community who identify themselves as Christians. Pray they will come to truly trust in Christ, and follow him obediently. Pray they understand that to be a Christian means more than cultural identification.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Namasudra community will make schooling a priority for their children, and will be able to care adequately for their families. Pray for health care, clean water, and sufficient food.

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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 Namasudra, Hindu
People Name in Country Namasudra, Hindu
ROP3 Code 113215
Joshua Project People ID 17756
Indigenous Yes
Population in Bangladesh 3,161,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Khanda-Khatriya, Nama, Namassej, Namassut, Namo, Verhudti,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali 2,831,330 Sylheti 133,470 Chittagonian 12,000 Bishnupriya 5,860
Assamese 2,110 Kok Borok 1,590
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Namasudra, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25b
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.09%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
99.91%
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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