Baidya (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh


Population
129,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

Baidya is a Sanskrit word denoting medical practitioners. The Baidya are largely landless and have practised ayurvedic medicine as their traditional occupation. They belong to the Vaishnava and Shakta sects of Hinduism. They worship Lakshmi, Madan Gopal, Satima, etc., as their family deities, Kali and Shiva as village deities, and Naraharithakur and Gouranga Mahapravu as regional deities.


Ministry Obstacles

There are no known followers of Christ among the Baidya of Bangladesh.


Outreach Ideas

The primary language of the Baidya community is Bengali. Many good Christian resources are available in this language. Please pray for workers to carry these resources to the people.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are a few Christians in this community in India. Pray for these to grow in their faith and in numbers. Perhaps some will carry the message of Christ to their own community living in Bangladesh.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Baidya community will increasingly be made aware of their need to know forgiveness for their sin, and will accurately learn of Christ, who he is and what he has done for them.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Baidya (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Baidya (Hindu traditions)
Population in Bangladesh 129,000
World Population 409,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3 to 4
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Baid, Baidya, Baidyakar, Bediya, Munida, Vaidya, Vaidya/Bede, Vaidyansi, बैदया (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16295
ROP3 Code 111421
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Chittagong
(43,000)
Dhaka
(40,000)
Barisal
(23,000)
Rajshahi
(8,900)
Khulna
(7,400)
Rangpur
(6,600)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Chittagong (43,000)
  Dhaka (40,000)
  Barisal (23,000)
  Rajshahi (8,900)
  Khulna (7,400)
  Rangpur (6,600)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (92,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Chittagonian
(21,000)
Sylheti
(200)
Kok Borok
(100)
Punjabi, Eastern
(20)
People Groups Speaking Bengali
Primary Language Bengali (92,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Chittagonian (21,000)
  Sylheti (200)
  Kok Borok (100)
  Punjabi, Eastern (20)
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   (1809-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Bengali Bible stories
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 Story Video
Film / Video I Am Guilty (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
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 Burning Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.07 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.93 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2017  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From Bangladesh census data.  Current values may differ.


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