Tarafdar in Bangladesh

The Tarafdar have only been reported in Bangladesh
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Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

Little is known about this indigenous unreached people group.

Where Are they Located?

Tarafdar people only live in Bangladesh.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Nothing is known of their lifestyle, nor of their occupations.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Assumptions may be made based on the fact that they are 100 percent Muslim. They would take part in Muslim festivals, their women would be subservient and cloistered, they worship Allah, not the true Jehovah God. They would observe dietary laws of Islam. Males would inherit, and the oldest living son would lead the family upon the death of the father.

What Are Their Needs?

Although written, audio, and visual Bible resources exist in the Bengali language, Tarafdar people remain unengaged and unreached.

Their most important need is to know Almighty God personally, and to receive His provision for the penalty of all their sins when He gave His life in their place, doing for them what they could never do for themselves.

They need to know that they are faithfully and fearfully worshiping the wrong god.

Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Tarafdar in Bangladesh.

* Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Tarafdar people teachable and understanding hearts.
* Pray for a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Tarafdar families into a rich experience of God's blessing.
*Pray for Tarafdar families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ's work on the cross.



Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Tarafdar
People Name in Country Tarafdar
World Population 3,700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names तरफदार
People ID 18218
ROP3 Code 113744
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
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 2
Largest States
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Khulna 3,400
  Rajshahi 300
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Bengali (3,700 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Bengali (3,700 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  (1809-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
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 Love Story
Film / Video God's Story Video
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 Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Bangladesh census data.  Current values may differ.