Mal (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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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.


Scripture Prayers for the Mal (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Mal (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Mal (Hindu traditions)
World Population 1,831,200
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Malia, Malla, माल (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17424
ROP3 Code 112825
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (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
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Chittagong 8,800
  Dhaka 6,000
  Rangpur 4,200
  Rajshahi 3,400
  Khulna 1,600
  Barisal 400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (21,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
Sylheti
90
Tippera
90
Chittagonian
60
Primary Language Bengali (21,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 4
Secondary Languages
  Sylheti 90
  Tippera 90
  Chittagonian 60
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
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 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 Copyrighted © 2019  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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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