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 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 are known as being 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 outside the 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. They are spiritually influenced by traditional Indian religions.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Namassej Chandel in Bangladesh.

* 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.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Namassej Chandel
People Name in Country Namassej Chandel
World Population 4,385,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 58
Alternate Names नमास्सेज चंदेलनलावार
People ID 21212
ROP3 Code 118033
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 7
Largest States
Dhaka
1,228,000
Khulna
660,000
Barisal
477,000
Chittagong
214,000
Sylhet
139,000
Rajshahi
123,000
Rangpur
51,000
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 7
  Dhaka 1,228,000
  Khulna 660,000
  Barisal 477,000
  Chittagong 214,000
  Sylhet 139,000
  Rajshahi 123,000
  Rangpur 51,000
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Bengali (2,500,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Sylheti
104,000
Chittagonian
7,300
Bishnupuriya
4,300
Assamese
40
Tippera
Primary Language Bengali (2,500,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Sylheti 104,000
  Chittagonian 7,300
  Bishnupuriya 4,300
  Assamese 40
  Tippera
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
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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: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.53 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.47 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Shawn Ahmed  Creative Commons  Used with permission
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.