Jhalo Malo in Bangladesh


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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Introduction

The Jhalo Malo people are mostly employed in activities related to fishing. Many supervise fish trade while some are employed in fisheries and fishing cooperative societies. Some are self-employed, while others are in salaried jobs. Rural development programs have helped them secure loans for fishing. Their literacy rate is low. They have established a caste association for the all-round development of their community. Their family deities are Lakshmi, Bipadtarini, and Itu.


Ministry Obstacles

There are no known Christian believers in this community. Christian workers will likely have no initial contacts of this nature.


Outreach Ideas

Much sustained and focused prayer is needed as workers prepare. Many good resources are available in the Bengali language, the primary language of this community.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Although there are no known Christians in this group (in either Bangladesh or India), please pray for the ones the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray they will know the hope to which they have been called, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for a substantial improvement in the literacy rate, especially for the young people in the community. Pray for opportunities to attend good schools.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-10-05
People Name General Jhalo Malo
People Name in Country Jhalo Malo
Population in Bangladesh 248,000
World Population 694,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Alternate Names Mala, Malakar, Malo, Malo Patni, झालो मालो
People ID 17007
ROP3 Code 112331
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 41  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Dhaka
114,000
Rajshahi
58,000
Khulna
50,000
Sylhet
14,000
Chittagong
5,300
Rangpur
4,500
Barisal
2,800
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 41  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Dhaka 114,000
  Rajshahi 58,000
  Khulna 50,000
  Sylhet 14,000
  Chittagong 5,300
  Rangpur 4,500
  Barisal 2,800
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (206,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Sylheti
10,000
Chittagonian
300
Bishnupuriya
200
Assamese
200
Kok Borok
50
Other People Groups Speaking Bengali
Primary Language Bengali (206,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Sylheti 10,000
  Chittagonian 300
  Bishnupuriya 200
  Assamese 200
  Kok Borok 50
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 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
General God's Simple Plan
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 %
Photo Source Gerald Roberts 
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 latest Bangladesh census data.  Current values may differ.


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