The Bhangi are a Scheduled Caste, and were traditionally associated with scavenging, sweeping, basket-making, etc. Their women are considered equal in family matters, participate on an equal footing in social and religious matters, and contribute to the family income. A few of the Bhangi living in cities are educated. Hanuman, Chamunda, Ambamata, and other gods and goddesses are regularly worshipped. Many of the Bhangi are followers of Kabir, Ramanandi, Nanak, etc.
Spiritual opposition to the Gospel is always an issue, perhaps especially so in South Asia. Much prayer is needed to withstand spiritual opposition.
There are a few reported Christian believers in this group in Bangladesh. And in India, there are a number of believers in this community. Perhaps Christians in the Bhangi community in India will be led by God's Spirit to help their brethren in Bangladesh. Pray to this end.
Pray that the few believers among the Bhangi will have access to scripture in both printed and audio form. Pray they will be given a hunger for God's Word.
Pray for this low caste community, that their education level will rise in the future, and that they will find adequate employment opportunities.
Scripture Prayers for the Valmiki, Balmiki (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Valmiki, Balmiki (Hindu traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Valmiki, Balmiki (Hindu traditions)|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Asadaru; Balmik; Balmiki; Barvashia; Bhangi; Bhangi/Chuhra; Bhangia; Chamar; Chuhra; Chura; Churhra; Hadi; Halalkheo; Halalkhor; Hari; Harijan; Jamadar; Jamphora; Jharudar; Khakrobe; Khalpa; Korar; Lal Begi; Macegar; Machegar Lingayat; Machigar; Madar; Malkana; Malkana Mehtar; Malkhana; Maratha Chambhar; Mehtar; Methar; Moci; Mulkana; Olagana; Olgana; Olgana Rukhi; Rohit; Rukhi; Sindhi Moci; Valmiki; Zadmalli; भंगी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||38 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||6|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Bengali (8,200 speakers)|
|Language Code||ben Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
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||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|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|