Namassej Chandel in Bangladesh


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Introduction / History

Namassej Chandel people are tied in with a Hindu-based religious reformation.


Where Are they Located?

The Namassej Chandel people are found all over West Bengal, northeast Indian states, Orissa, Bihar, Jharkhand, Kornatak, Maharastra, Chhattishgarh, Uttaranchal and to some extent all over India. Most of them live in nearby Bangladesh. A small number live in the U.K., Canada and the U.S.A.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Their cultural life is very much like an average Bengali. They are hard-working, very lively, enthusiastic and conscious of their own identity. They were also very honest. Their economic condition is very bad. The number of people with higher education is low. They are engaged in all kinds of professions but those living in villages are engaged in agriculture. A very small number of their people are employed either by the government or the private sector.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Their community reformation started with one religious leader who believed in Monist Hinduism or Motua religion. They are Adi-Rikved believers which is devoid of Varna system. His son and other descendants took charge of his unfinished work. They manage Matua-Mahasangha. One such Mahasangha has now been established in New York, U.S.A. Their holy books are Harililamrito (in Bengali), Guruchandcharitaamrit (in Bengali), Namassejsantokotha or Matuasmritokotha (in English, published from LAP, Germany). Their main spiritual leaders are Harichand, Guruchand, Rev C.S. Mead. They are spiritually influenced by traditional Indian religions.


What Are Their Needs?

The Namassej Chandel needs dedicated prayer warriors praying persistently that the Lord will send Christian workers to minister to them.


Prayer Points

Pray for a "Book of Acts" type of movement to Christ among the Namassej Chandel people in Bangladesh and India.
Pray for the Namassej Chandel people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.
Pray for Holy Spirit anointed believers from the Namassej Chandel people to change their society from within.
Pray for a movement in which the Holy Spirit leads and empowers disciples to make more disciples.
Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Namassej Chandel communities.


Scripture Prayers for the Namassej Chandel in Bangladesh.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/21212/IN


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Namassej Chandel
People Name in Country Namassej Chandel
Pronunciation NAY-muh-sez CHAHN-dul
Alternate Names नमास्सेज चंदेलनलावार
Population this Country 2,189,000
Population all Countries 3,915,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 44
People ID 21212
ROP3 Code 118033
ROP25 Code 305843
ROP25 Name Namasudra
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
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
793,000
Khulna
556,000
Barisal
360,000
Sylhet
184,000
Chittagong
159,000
Rajshahi
69,000
Rangpur
46,000
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
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 793,000
  Khulna 556,000
  Barisal 360,000
  Sylhet 184,000
  Chittagong 159,000
  Rajshahi 69,000
  Rangpur 46,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.59 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.41 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Bengali (1,989,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Sylheti
150,000
Chittagonian
15,000
Bishnupuriya
5,600
Assamese
2,700
Kok Borok
1,700
Primary Language Bengali (1,989,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Sylheti 150,000
  Chittagonian 15,000
  Bishnupuriya 5,600
  Assamese 2,700
  Kok Borok 1,700
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

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Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2022)
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Photo Source Martin Luther 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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