Kisan 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

Kisan means "farmer." Kisan people are classed as a scheduled caste, which means that they have low status in the Hindu hierarchy. In Bangladesh, this is less important than it is in India or Nepal, since Bangladesh is a Muslim majority country.


Where Are they Located?

Kisan people are concentrated in India’s states of Odisha, Bihar, and West Bengal. Many live over the border in Bangladesh, and a smaller number live in Nepal. Kisan people speak the languages of the places in which they live.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Some Kisan are landowners; agriculture is their main occupation. Those who have no land usually work as agricultural laborers. Many Kisan live as tribals who sell honey and wild flowers. They eat rice, mutton, poultry and eggs among other foods. The Kisan men drink alcohol, mostly locally brewed or home brewed.

Many parents cannot afford education for their children, so many have literacy problems. Many are victims of private moneylenders who charge high interest. They prefer adult marriages. Marriage with the daughter of a mother's brother is acceptable in their communities. Divorce is allowed in cases such as adultery, cruelty and impotence. Parental property is divided equally among the sons. Women have roles in money, social and religious matters. Like other rural communities in South Asia, the Kisan people have traditional councils at the village level to solve disputes.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Kisan are Hindus and worship all the main gods and goddesses. They also worship gods from their tribal roots. They use medicine men. They observe Hindu festivals. Kisan have pollution periods for both births and deaths like other Hindu communities.


What Are Their Needs?

Rural areas have no amenities, infrastructure, or power. There is a severe shortage of health care facilities. Disease is widespread. Medical care and instruction are desperately needed.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Kisan in Bangladesh.

* Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Kisan communities and families.
* Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Kisan people.
* Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Kisan people to change their society from within.
* Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers disciples to make more disciples.
* Pray for his kingdom to come and his will to be done among the Kisan people.


References

www.peoplegroupsindia.com/profile/kisan
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17195/IN
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17195/NP


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Kisan
People Name in Country Kisan
World Population 1,627,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Birhor; Birhors; Dhangar; Koda; Kola; Kora; Kuda; Kurla; Mircha; Mirdha; Morvas; Nagesia; Nageswar; Urav; किसान
People ID 17195
ROP3 Code 112559
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 38  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Sylhet
3,700
Dhaka
100
Chittagong
90
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 38  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Sylhet 3,700
  Dhaka 100
  Chittagong 90
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Sylheti (2,700 speakers)
Language Code syl   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Bengali
700
Chittagonian
60
Primary Language Sylheti (2,700 speakers)
Language Code syl   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Bengali 700
  Chittagonian 60
People Groups Speaking Sylheti

Primary Language:  Sylheti

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1993)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2014)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sylheti
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Sylheti
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible Text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
4.03 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
90.20 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
5.76 %
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Copyrighted © 2020  Anonymous  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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