Rangrez (Muslim traditions) in Bangladesh


Population
2,200
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The word Rangrez means dyer in Persian. Traditionally they dyed cloth.

Long ago the Rangrez people group had lived in India. Back then they had been Hindus and had worshipped Vishnu. Centuries ago Muslim missionaries converted this people group to Islam. They maintain a low to middle caste status wherever they live in South Asia.


Where Are they Located?

Most Rangrez people live in India's northcentral states and Pakistan's Punjab Province, but there are also some who live in Bangladesh.

Since the partition of India in 1947, many Rangrez moved to Pakistan; but many still live in India. A few went east to Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

paved a way for some to be small businessmen. Yet they are best remembered as people who dye cloth. Some have adapted modern ways to dye, while others use large tubs where they dip cloth into water mixed with thick, colorful dye. They often dye the cloth several times to get it to match the tone their customer wants. When the color is right, they leave the cloth out to dry. The Rangrez people have pride in their skilled work.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The majority of Rangrez people in Bangladesh are Muslim today, though there are some Hindus among them in India. They believe that the best way to live is to obey the teachings of the Qur'an and their prophet Mohammed.


What Are Their Needs?

The Rangrez people need new outlets for their business. They are now competing with cheap factory-made cloth from China.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will give Rangrez leaders dreams and visions leading them to salvation.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to give Rangrez leaders a hunger and thirst for true righteousness that will lead them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray for a disciple making movement to raise up among the Rangrez people in Bangladesh.


References

https://rangandatta.wordpress.com/2016/06/19/rangrez-a-muslim-marwari-dyeing-community/
http://serioustravelfrivolouslife.blogspot.in/2011/11/rangrez-dyeing-for-living.html
http://www.fabnicfashion.com/salwar-suits/rangrez-premium/
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/Rangrez-People2/
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/Rangrez-People/
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17972/PK


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Rangrez (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Rangrez (Muslim traditions)
Population in Bangladesh 2,200
World Population 386,200
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Chhipa, Chippa, Chunrigar, Lilgar, Nilgar, Nilgara, Ragarijuz, Ramjani, Rangari, Rangirigi, Rangraz, Rangrej, Rangsaz, Sabbagh, रंग्रेज़ (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17972
ROP3 Code 113461
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Khulna
(1,300)
Rajshahi
(300)
Rangpur
(200)
Dhaka
(200)
Chittagong
(200)
Sylhet
(50)
Barisal
(20)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Khulna (1,300)
  Rajshahi (300)
  Rangpur (200)
  Dhaka (200)
  Chittagong (200)
  Sylhet (50)
  Barisal (20)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (1,900 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Sylheti
(50)
Chittagonian
(30)
People Groups Speaking Bengali
Primary Language Bengali (1,900 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Sylheti (50)
  Chittagonian (30)
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 of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
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 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
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 %
Photo Source Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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