Namasudra, Hindu in Bangladesh

Population

3,319,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction

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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Global Prayer Digest: 2009-10-02
People Name General Namasudra, Hindu
People Name in Country Namasudra, Hindu
Population in Bangladesh 3,319,000
World Population 8,255,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Khanda-Khatriya, Nama, Namassej, Namassut, Namo, Verhudti
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Namasudra, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25b
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali (2,827,000) Sylheti (133,000) Chittagonian (12,000) Bishnupriya (5,900)
Assamese (2,100) Kok Borok (1,600)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali 2,827,000 Sylheti 133,000
Chittagonian 12,000 Bishnupriya 5,900
Assamese 2,100 Kok Borok 1,600
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1800-1980)
New Testament Yes   (1801-1984)
Complete Bible Yes   (1809-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Bengali Bible stories
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Bengali Language Film
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video General Ministry Resources
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Printed Matter Christ for the Nations
Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-10-02

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.09 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.91 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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