Mallah Dhawa (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh


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Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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Introduction / History

Not much is known about history or origins of the Dhawa people in Bangladesh.


Where Are they Located?

Their small number is located primarily in the area of Bogra in northeast Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They are a dwindling indigenous group of landless people. Their lands have been confiscated by the government, and they are left with nothing. Many indigenous people groups in Bangladesh are leaving their original homelands.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Dhawa people in Bangladesh are 100% Islamic.


What Are Their Needs?

Their greatest need is to understand that the one true God loves them and has provided payment of the penalty for all of their sins.

They need quality of life instructions and practical helps to survive with their families.


Prayer Points

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

* Pray that the Holy Spirit will give the Dhawa people a spiritual hunger that will lead them to Christ.
* Pray that the Lord will thrust out workers to the Dhawa people in Bangladesh.
* Pray for workers to go to Dhawa leaders as His ambassadors.
* Pray for a church planting movement to thrive among the Dhawa people.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/21345/in
https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/2016/11/20/abul-barkat-632-hindus-left-country-day/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/hinduism_in_bangladesh


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Mallah Dhawa (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Mallah Dhawa (Hindu traditions)
World Population 30,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names मल्लाह धावा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 21345
ROP3 Code 118171
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
Rajshahi
5,700
Rangpur
1,800
Dhaka
1,400
Khulna
800
Chittagong
800
Barisal
300
Sylhet
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 7
  Rajshahi 5,700
  Rangpur 1,800
  Dhaka 1,400
  Khulna 800
  Chittagong 800
  Barisal 300
  Sylhet 300
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Bengali (9,400 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Sylheti
300
Chittagonian
200
Primary Language Bengali (9,400 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Sylheti 300
  Chittagonian 200
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 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
General God's Simple Plan
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
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.