Halwai Maira in Bangladesh


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Introduction

The Halwai are a caste of sweet makers and confectioners. The Mairas are a subgroup of the Hawais. The name Halwai comes from the Hindi word "Halwa" which is a sweet.

The Halwai live mainly in India's northern states, but they also live in both Bangladesh and Nepal. The Halwais are well respected among Hindus. Because of the importance sweets have in the Hindu religion, they have a special position in festivals, childbirths and marriages.


Ministry Obstacles

Like candy, Hinduism offers what seems like a sweet way to satisfy hunger without including any substance. It is way too easy for the Maira Halwais to be satisfied with what they have, without finding out that only Jesus offers life to the full.


Outreach Ideas

Believers who purchase sweets at Maira Halwai shops can give them copies of the JESUS Film as a way to open the door to the gospel.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

As far as we know, there are no followers of Christ among the Maira Halwai, so pray that this will be the year when the Lord moves in their community.


Pray for the Entire People Group

* Pray for the Maira Halwai people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.
* Pray for his kingdom to come and his will to be done among the Maira Halwai people.
* Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Maira Halwai communities.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Halwai Maira
People Name in Country Halwai Maira
World Population 127,600
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Kuri, Madak, Mayara, Modak, Modhunapit, हलवाई मैरा
People ID 21140
ROP3 Code 117962
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 5
Largest States
Dhaka
4,000
Rangpur
3,100
Khulna
1,300
Rajshahi
400
Chittagong
200
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 5
  Dhaka 4,000
  Rangpur 3,100
  Khulna 1,300
  Rajshahi 400
  Chittagong 200
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Bengali (9,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Bengali (9,000 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
Amazon
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 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 %
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.


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