Badaik in Bangladesh


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Badaik are also called Chik and Chik-Badaik. Like many Dalit groups the Badaiks are not vegetarian. They east chicken, fish, eggs, and rice. Most of them live in India’s eastern states, but many are also in Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Badaik people have been dependent on weaving as their source of income, but since 1960 they have sustained themselves through agricultural and industrial work. Despite the Badaik transitioning to a modern industrial income, they have retained their traditional crafts, such as weaving, basketry, pottery, and spinning. Unfortunately, they have not made significant improvement in their education.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Badaik practice draws from Hinduism and Animistic (the belief that natural objects possess a distinct spiritual essence) practices. Their faith is in spiritual forces, not the King of kings.


What Are Their Needs?

The Badaik could use workers with an education background. They can establish schools and use education as their stepping stone to showing the Badaik people the way to the abundant life Christ offers all who follow Him.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Badaik in Bangladesh.

Pray that the Holy Spirit puts it on the heart of God’s children in Bangladesh to see that the harvest is plentiful, and they can be among those privileged to go in His name. Pray for spiritual discernment and a desire for true holiness for the Badaik people. Pray this will be the decade where there is a Disciple Making Movement among the Badaik people both in India and Bangladesh.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Badaik
People Name in Country Badaik
Population this Country 1,000
Population all Countries 107,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Badak; Badik; Baraik; Bharaik; Chik; Chik Badaik; Sardar; Surajbanshi Rajput; Surajbansi; बदैयक
People ID 16275
ROP3 Code 111400
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 31  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Rajshahi
1,000
Rangpur
20
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 31  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Rajshahi 1,000
  Rangpur 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (1,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Bengali (1,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1832-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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 Oral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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