Bengali-speaking South Asian in Greece


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

The Bengali people are the third largest ethnic group in the world behind the Han Chinese and Arabs. The homeland of the Bengalis is northeast India and Bangladesh. The Bangla language is the seventh most spoken language in the world. During the era of the British Empire, thousands of Bengali people left India and migrated to areas all over the world. They are in several European countries including Greece.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most of the Bengalis in Greece are Muslims from Bangladesh. They are temporary, seasonal workers. They take on unskilled jobs, especially in agriculture. A high percentage are undocumented because they were smuggled in. The governments of Greece and Bangladesh are forming a way to allow for legal, five-year temporary workers from Bangladesh.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Bengalis in Greece are Sunni Muslims. They have varying degrees of dedication to their religious beliefs. There is a higher percentage of Christians among the Bengalis in Greece than there is in other parts of the world.


What Are Their Needs?

The Bangladeshis in Greece need economic opportunities that will help them to flourish in their new homeland.


Prayer Points

Ask the Lord to raise up strong Bengali churches that will reproduce themselves, spreading the fragrance of Christ in their community and beyond.

Pray for loving ambassadors of Christ to go to the Bengali speakers in Greece.

Pray for Christian Bengalis to take Christ to them in other countries.


Scripture Prayers for the South Asian, Bengali-speaking in Greece.


References

https://www.thenationalherald.com/greeces-deal-with-bangladesh-for-migrant-workers-in-limbo/

https://www.dw.com/en/greek-migration-minister-seasonal-work-visas-to-give-bangladeshi-migrants-dignity/a-62961004

https://greekreporter.com/2022/02/10/greece-hires-bangladesh-workers/


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General South Asian, Bengali-speaking
People Name in Country South Asian, Bengali-speaking
Natural Name Bengali-speaking South Asian
Pronunciation ben-GAH-lee
Alternate Names Bangla-Bhasa; Bengali, Muslims; Hindu; साउत एशियन, बिंगाली-स्पीकिंग
Population this Country 11,000
Population all Countries 1,898,000
Total Countries 21
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 10790
ROP3 Code 101254
ROP25 Code 301073
ROP25 Name Bengali
Country Greece
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Greece
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
8.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
12.00 %
Islam
80.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Bengali (11,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Bengali (11,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

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Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2022)
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