Sunri Sadhubanik in Bangladesh


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Introduction / History

Sunri Sadhubanik people are a scheduled caste. This means that they are an officially designated group of historically disadvantaged people in India, acknowledged by the Indian Constitution. There is no way out of this circumstance. Those in Muslim Bangladesh are only a little better off.


Where Are they Located?

This people group lives in Bengal and Bihar. A small number live in Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They speak, read and write in Bengali.

They are not vegetarians, but they avoid pork and beef, and eat rice as their staple food.

Some Sunri continue with their traditional work of distilling and selling alcohol, though this is frowned upon in Muslim Bangladesh. Others are involved in trade or self-employment. Women help in financial matters. Sunri people are relatively well educated.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Sunri Sadhubanik people are 100 percent Hindu. They worship many gods, family ancestors, and regional gods. They celebrate many Hindu festivals. Brahmin priests perform birth, marriage, and death rituals for them. Religion is an important and invasive part of their lives.

Although written, audio, and visual resources are available in the Bengali language, these people for whom Lord Jesus gave His life remain unreached.


What Are Their Needs?

The greatest need of the Sunri Sadhubanik people is to know that the God who created them is almighty. They need to know that there is no god beside Him. But today there are no known believers among them.

They are poor. They need economic improvement in their lives.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Sunri Sadhubanik in Bangladesh.

* Pray for a movement of Sunri households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
* Pray for the Sunri people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.
* Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Sunri family leaders to experience God's blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.
* Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Sunri communities.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Sunri Sadhubanik
People Name in Country Sunri Sadhubanik
World Population 566,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 6
Alternate Names सुंरी साधुबनिक
People ID 21257
ROP3 Code 118080
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
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 5
Largest States
Chittagong
103,000
Dhaka
77,000
Rajshahi
74,000
Khulna
38,000
Rangpur
13,000
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Chittagong 103,000
  Dhaka 77,000
  Rajshahi 74,000
  Khulna 38,000
  Rangpur 13,000
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Bengali (252,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Chittagonian
16,000
Sylheti
1,100
Tippera
700
Bishnupuriya
600
Primary Language Bengali (252,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Chittagonian 16,000
  Sylheti 1,100
  Tippera 700
  Bishnupuriya 600
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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