Mal (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh


Population
24,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Mal marry only within their own people group. They are divided into about five sub-castes, and many clans. The marriage symbols for women are vermilion and iron bangles. Most of the Mal are landless laborers. Some sell wood and work as laborers in road construction and forests. They follow both traditional and Hindu religious practices, worshiping Baram, Aram, Gotasila, Rangini, Sitala, Manasa and other deities. They place the Brahmin above themselves and the Kudmi, Bhumij and Santhal below themselves in the caste hierarchy. They live in India and Nepal, as well as in Bangladesh.


Ministry Obstacles

Lack of workers inhibits the advance of the Gospel throughout South Asia. Jesus said to pray for workers.


Outreach Ideas

Much sustained and focused prayer is needed to overcome severe spiritual resistance to the advance of Christ's kingdom throughout South Asia. Please pray for prayer groups and prayer networks to form within South Asia, and without.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Even though there is no indication today of followers of Jesus among the Mal people, we should pray for those who will soon come to Christ. Pray they will be zealous to know and serve the Lord, and will demonstrate the fruit of God's Spirit, love, joy, and peace.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray for the people of the Mal community, in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal. Pray the Lord will send workers to tell them about Jesus. Pray he will prepare them for this, and that they will be given understanding. The worldview of the Hindu is very different from that of the Christian.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Mal (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Mal (Hindu traditions)
Population in Bangladesh 24,000
World Population 1,897,200
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Malia, Malla, माल (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17424
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 35  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 6
Largest States
Chittagong (8,800) Dhaka (6,000) Rangpur (4,200)
Rajshahi (3,400) Khulna (1,600) Barisal (400)
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 35  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 6
Chittagong (8,800) Dhaka (6,000)
Rangpur (4,200) Rajshahi (3,400)
Khulna (1,600) Barisal (400)
Primary Language: Bengali (21,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ben   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 4
Secondary Languages:
Sylheti (90) Kok Borok (90) Chittagonian (60)
Primary Language: Bengali (21,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 4
Secondary Languages:
Sylheti (90) Kok Borok (90)
Chittagonian (60)
Primary Language: Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1800-1980)
New Testament Yes   (1801-1984)
Complete Bible Yes   (1809-2000)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
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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 General Ministry Resources
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
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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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