Jola in Bangladesh

Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Jola
Country: Bangladesh
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 1,318,000
World Population: 1,318,000
Primary Language: Bengali
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Jola people are among the large Bengali speaking peoples. All of them live in Bangladesh, especially the states of Rajshahi and Dhaka. Smaller numbers of them live in other parts of the country.

What Are Their Lives Like?

There is almost no information about the Jola people except for a name and a couple of statistics.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Jola people are just about entirely Sunni Muslim, and as far as we know, there are no Christ followers among them. Like most Muslims in South Asia, the Jola people put their faith in their obedience to the teachings of the Koran for their eternal salvation, but for their daily needs they look to local spirits.

What Are Their Needs?

The Jola people need the chance to embrace the only savior, Jesus Christ, who offers life to the full in this world and salvation for eternity.

Prayer Points

Pray for researchers to find specific information on this large people group. Pray for the Jola people to have a Holy Spirit directed hunger for truth that will lead them to Christ. Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers to help the Jola people find their way to salvation in faith in Jesus Christ. Pray for a movement of Jola disciples making other disciples who make even more disciples.

Text Source:   Joshua Project