Shaikh in Bangladesh


Population
135,192,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

According to one account, the word Shaikh is a general term of courtesy equivalent to the English term of esquire. According to another account, the name is applied to people of pure Arab descent; but it has also been adopted by converts from Hindu communities. The majority belong to the Sunni sect of Islam. In India, the Shaikh neither accept nor exchange food or water with the scheduled castes, Bhangi, and other low castes. The Bengali language is widely spoken, with an influence of Urdu and Arabic.


Ministry Obstacles

Spiritual darkness has prevailed over the land of the Shaikh for many centuries. The real struggle is unseen. Much, much prayer is needed.


Outreach Ideas

Prayer must precede and accompany efforts to tell the Shaikh about Jesus Christ. Only the Spirit of Christ can persuade them.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are only a few believers in Jesus among the very large Shaikh community of Bangladesh. They need much prayer support. Pray for their physical and spiritual protection. Pray they will be lights reflecting the goodness of Christ in a dark land. Pray they will be faithful to fellowship together.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Shaikh people to increasingly be drawn to Isa (Jesus) as they read the Koran. Pray he will reveal himself in numerous ways, perhaps including dreams and visions. Pray for release from spiritual bondage that has hung heavily over Bangladesh for centuries.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-10-04
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-08-19
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-10-01
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-10-07
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-10-08
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-07-17
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-04-15
People Name General Shaikh
People Name in Country Shaikh
Population in Bangladesh 135,192,000
World Population 233,260,800
Total Countries 6
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2703
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Faraji, Jhiwar, Shaik, Sheikh, Shekhzade, शैख़
People ID 18084
ROP3 Code 113585
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Dhaka
(45,548,000)
Chittagong
(26,934,000)
Rajshahi
(17,368,000)
Khulna
(14,264,000)
Rangpur
(14,142,000)
Sylhet
(9,348,000)
Barisal
(7,588,000)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Dhaka (45,548,000)
  Chittagong (26,934,000)
  Rajshahi (17,368,000)
  Khulna (14,264,000)
  Rangpur (14,142,000)
  Sylhet (9,348,000)
  Barisal (7,588,000)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (105,490,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Chittagonian
(8,226,000)
Sylheti
(7,510,000)
Urdu
(54,000)
Kok Borok
(4,600)
Bhojpuri
(1,300)
English
(700)
Punjabi, Western
(200)
Marwari
(100)
People Groups Speaking Bengali
Primary Language Bengali (105,490,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Chittagonian (8,226,000)
  Sylheti (7,510,000)
  Urdu (54,000)
  Kok Borok (4,600)
  Bhojpuri (1,300)
  English (700)
  Punjabi, Western (200)
  Marwari (100)
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 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
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Steve Evans  Creative Commons 
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 Bangladesh census data.  Current values may differ.


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