Jamadar in Bangladesh

The Jamadar have only been reported in Bangladesh
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Introduction / History

At one time a Jamadar was an armed military official, much like a general, whose role was to conduct warfare, often against the peasants on a particular estate. Their role was much like a knight in medieval Europe. During the British Raj the term Jemadar referred to a particular military rank, one of an assistant to the British viceroy's commissioned officer. They were in charge of a platoon or the troops. This rank remained in use in India's military until 1965. It was the lowest rank of commissioned officers. The term was changed at that time. They are no longer in India.

Where Are they Located?

The Jamadar community is very small; it is dying out. They only live in Bangladesh now.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The few remaining members of the Jamadar community are either in the Bangladesh military or they have move on to other professions.

What Are Their Beliefs?

All of the Jamadar people are Sunni Muslims in Bangladesh. Hundreds of years ago they were converts from Hinduism, and they retain some Hindu beliefs to this day.

What Are Their Needs?

The Jamadar people need to put their faith in the finished work of Christ rather than in their abilities to follow the laws of the Koran.

Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Jamadar in Bangladesh.

* Pray for many from the Jamadar community to have a spiritual hunger that will drive them to embrace Jesus Christ as lord.
* Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers to the Jamadar people.
* Pray for a disciple making movement to flourish among the Jamadars and other military communities of Bangladesh.



Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Jamadar
People Name in Country Jamadar
World Population 300
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names जमादार
People ID 16981
ROP3 Code 112292
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Khulna 300
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Bengali (300 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Bengali (300 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  (1809-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
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 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 Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Bangladesh census data.  Current values may differ.