Bishnupuria in India

Population

87,700

Christian

0.07%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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Introduction / History

The Bishnupriya (Manipuri) are a 100% Hindu community living in the northeastern corner of Bangladesh mostly in the Moulvibazar district of Sylhet division. They point to Manipur state of India as their homeland, and they still have a majority of their people in various northeastern states of India. They are mostly farmers, though their younger generations are becoming increasingly more educated and looking for other opportunities. They are very proud of their culture/religion, and are well-known in Bangladesh for their dances; their identity is very much tied to their Hindu culture/religion. Largely because of this, there is still not a single known Christian among the Bishnupriya in Bangladesh. Missionary activity among them has been and is limited because of their belief that to be Bishnupriya is to be Hindu. Outsiders trying to spread the gospel are not tolerated, and individuals may resist the gospel for fear that they will lose their place in the Bishnupriya society if they become Christians. Still, because of the Bishnupriya community's desire for development and aid, missionaries can easily gain access to the community by engaging them in the social, economic, and health sectors. Going beyond merely providing aid may prove
difficult, however.




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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Bishnupuria
People Name in Country Bishnupuria
ROP3 Code 115966
Joshua Project People ID 20209
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 87,700
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bishnupriya 88,000 Assamese 40
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Assamese
People Name General Bishnupuria
Ethnic Code CNN25a
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.07%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
99.93%
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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