Mirdhas (Muslim traditions) in Bangladesh

The Mirdhas (Muslim traditions) have only been reported 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

The Mirdas have disadvantaged tribal status. They trace their ancestry to the Oraon peoples in central India.


Where Are they Located?

The Mirdas people live mainly in either India's state of Odisha or northern Madhya Pradesh, but some live in Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Mirdas are not vegetarians and eat wheat and rice as their staple foods. They have cousin marriages. A traditional village council looks after them. They work as farmers. Some do floor and wall painting or weave baskets.

They have a low literacy level especially among females, so the gospel will need to be offered in oral form.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Mirdhas people are Hindu, but some converted to Islam. Like other South Asian Muslims, the Mirdhas people have elements of Hinduism blended in with their Islamic beliefs since Hinduism has such deep roots in this part of the world. In theory, they have put their trust in Allah, but in practice, they look to other spirit beings for their daily needs.


What Are Their Needs?

The Muslim Mirdhas people in Bangladesh need the opportunity to choose Jesus Christ, and to follow Him.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Mirdhas (Muslim traditions) in Bangladesh.

Pray for his kingdom to come and his will to be done among the Mirdhas people.
Pray for a movement of Mirdhas households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Mirdhas people to the arms of Jesus.
Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Mirdhas people.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17621/IN
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17621/BG
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17556/IN
https://www.peoplegroups.org/explore/GroupDetails.aspx?peid=41923


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Mirdhas (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Mirdhas (Muslim traditions)
Population this Country 1,100
Population all Countries 1,100
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Mirdha; मिर्दस (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17621
ROP3 Code 113056
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 29  (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 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Rangpur 1,100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (1,100 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Bengali (1,100 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  (1809-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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