Nagarchi (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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Introduction

The Nagarchi have a number of clans, and use community or clan names as their surnames. They marry only within their own people group. All the sons get an equal share of the property after the death of their father. Marriage rituals include circling the sacred pole seven times. Many are employed in some aspect of farming, and some collect firewood in nearby forests and sell it locally. They play the drum on a hired basis during birth and marriage rituals. The Nagarchi live in India and Bangladesh, with tiny numbers also found in Bhutan and Nepal.


Ministry Obstacles

The worldview of Hinduism is very different than that of Biblical Christianity. A different way of thinking is involved, and changing worldviews usually comes with difficulty.


Outreach Ideas

Perhaps the Christians within this people group will become mature enough in the faith to carry the good news about Jesus to all of their own people, in Bangladesh, India, Bhutan, and Nepal. Please pray for these Christians.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Please pray the several hundred Nagarchis in India who have identified themselves as Christians will learn to live holy lives, "craving pure spiritual milk, so that by it they may grow up in their salvation, now that they have tasted the Lord is good."


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Nagarchi people will gain no satisfaction from a religon that keeps them from knowing the creator God, one who loves them and offers them an abundant life both now and eternally. Pray for a growing hunger to find and know this God.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Nagarchi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Nagarchi (Hindu traditions)
Population in Bangladesh 18,000
World Population 170,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Badyakar, Bajandar, Dhuli, Dhulia, Nagara, Nagarji, Nagesia, Natta, Shabdakar, नागरची (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17741
ROP3 Code 113199
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 6
Largest States
Dhaka
7,500
Rangpur
4,300
Chittagong
2,700
Khulna
1,500
Sylhet
1,200
Rajshahi
700
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 6
  Dhaka 7,500
  Rangpur 4,300
  Chittagong 2,700
  Khulna 1,500
  Sylhet 1,200
  Rajshahi 700
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (15,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Sylheti
900
Other People Groups Speaking Bengali
Primary Language Bengali (15,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Sylheti 900
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 Copyrighted © 2018  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
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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