Bhuiya unspecified 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 Bhuiya, a Scheduled Caste.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are mainly landless, but a few possess cultivable land. Mosts depend on daily-wage labor, rickshaw-pulling, brick-laying, etc. Their literacy rate has been low in the past, but probably has improved in recent years. The Bhuiya community speaks well over 30 languages.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Hindu. Their pantheon includes a large number of deities, such as Dihwal, Gorraiyya and Bir Bhairon.


What Are Their Needs?

Evangelistic and church planting outreaches need to accommodate the linguistic subdivisions within the community. A low literacy rate requires taking the gospel to these people primarily in oral form, using stories from Scripture, as well as gospel recordings and films, and other visual/oral means.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Bhuiya unspecified in Bangladesh.

Pray they will make schooling a high priority. Pray for the handful of Christians among the Bhuiya community, that they will desire to grow in Christ, to become disciples, not merely Christians in name only. Pray they will put on the full armor of God, including the shield of faith. Pray for spiritual discernment and hunger. They need to want to find the only savior!


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Bhuiya
People Name in Country Bhuiya unspecified
Population this Country 12,000
Population all Countries 1,737,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Baiga; Bhumia; Bhumiya; Des Bhuiya; Kadar; Mal Bhuiya; Manjhi; Paudi Bhytan; Pauri; Rikhiasan; Roy; भुईया
People ID 16452
ROP3 Code 111613
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Rajshahi
6,000
Rangpur
4,000
Khulna
2,800
Chittagong
1,300
Dhaka
900
Barisal
200
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Rajshahi 6,000
  Rangpur 4,000
  Khulna 2,800
  Chittagong 1,300
  Dhaka 900
  Barisal 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (14,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Chittagonian
1,200
Primary Language Bengali (14,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Chittagonian 1,200
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  (1809-2016)
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
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
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 video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
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.
Photo Source Anonymous 
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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