Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh


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Introduction / History

The word, “mallah” means “moving like a bird’s wing,” also “people of the sea.” They claim descent from the Hindu god, Nisadh.


Where Are they Located?

Most live in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal, though a smaller number live further east in Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Some are common laborers, farmers, or seamen who sell fish in the markets. They have only one spouse. The divorced and bereaved are permitted to marry again. Upon the father’s death, sons inherit the property, the oldest son taking charge of the home. The dead are either cremated or buried. Boys are educated. They have a caste council that judges in certain matters.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Chain Mallah people are Hindu. They worship one or a million gods, it all depends on their desired favors. They celebrate many Hindu festivals.


What Are Their Needs?

Although printed, visual, and audio Bible resources are available in their Hindi language, Chain Mallah people remain unreached and unengaged. Who will tell them of Almighty God who loves them and has provided payment of the penalty for their sins?


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh.

* Pray that the Mallah caste council members will give their lives to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that God will give some dreams and visions leading them to salvation.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Chain Mallah people teachable and understanding hearts.
* Pray for a strong movement of the Holy Spirit which will bring entire Chain Mallah families into a rich experience of God’s blessing.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/mallaah
https://www.revolvy.com/page/mallaah


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions)
World Population 326,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names मल्लाह चैन (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 21343
ROP3 Code 118169
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
Dhaka
600
Rangpur
300
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
  Dhaka 600
  Rangpur 300
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Bengali (900 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Bengali (900 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.