Jotdar in Bangladesh

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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Jotdar
Country: Bangladesh
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 2,700
World Population: 2,700
Primary Language: Bengali
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
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Introduction / History

At one time the Jotdars were those who kept track of important document in rural Bangladesh. For this reason, they were given the name Jotdar, which means "keeper of records." Most of them live in Dhaka, Khulna or Barisal districts of Bangladesh.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Today the Jotdar people live in urban areas where they might be educators, government officials or businessmen.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Jotdar people in Bangladesh are Muslim, though they incorporate Hindu customs with their worship.

What Are Their Needs?

The Jotdar people need to put their hope in the King of kings, realizing that he is the one who gives them worth and dignity.

Prayer Points

Pray for loving workers to go to the Jotdar people until there are disciples who make more disciples.

Pray the Lord will prepare the hearts of the Jotdar to understand and to believe the gospel.

Pray for the Lord to bless the Jotdar people with adequate education and medical facilities.

Pray for the Lord to bless the Jotdar people so abundantly that they will see he is the only one worthy of praise and worship.

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