The word, "mallah" means "moving like a bird's wing," also "people of the sea." They claim descent from the Hindu god, Nisadh.
Most live in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal, though a smaller number live further east in Bangladesh.
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.
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.
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?
* 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.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions)|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||मल्लाह चैन (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||48 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||2|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
Primary Language: Bengali
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1801-1984)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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||Four Spiritual Laws|