Bind in Bangladesh


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Bind community is the most numerous in Bihar and West Bengal in eastern India, but they also live in Nepal and Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Marriages among the Bind people involve elaborate marriage rituals performed by Hindu holy men. After the wedding, the bride moves in with her new husband’s family. From then on she will wear conch shell bangles and put vermilion in the part of her hair to show that she is a married woman. Women get married young and spend the rest of their lives caring for children, cooking and making baskets from reeds. Very few Bind women get an education or learn to read.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They practice the Hindu religion and worship family deities as well as traditional Hindu gods. They are noted for worshipping the Hindu god, Shiva.


What Are Their Needs?

They have no idea that Jesus loves them and has provided for all their spiritual needs.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Bind in Bangladesh.

Pray for the Holy Spirit to reach the hearts and minds of the Bind people. May they find their dignity and self-worth in Jesus Christ, and disciple others to do the same. Ask God to prepare their hearts even now for the day when the Bind people hear the gospel. Pray for the Holy Spirit to move miraculously in West Bengal where few people have the eternal hope that comes from a relationship with Jesus. Pray that the Bind people will learn about Christ and embrace him alone.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Bind
People Name in Country Bind
Pronunciation beend
Population this Country 9,000
Population all Countries 1,242,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Been; Bin; Binda; Bindani; Binedhanie; Bing; Binta; Chai; Chai Bin; Chatai Bin; Hindustani Bin; Maura; Paschimajati; Pihari Bin; बिन्द
People ID 16457
ROP3 Code 111621
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Rajshahi
2,800
Dhaka
2,400
Rangpur
1,600
Khulna
1,200
Barisal
500
Chittagong
500
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 29  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Rajshahi 2,800
  Dhaka 2,400
  Rangpur 1,600
  Khulna 1,200
  Barisal 500
  Chittagong 500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (9,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Bengali (9,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
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  (1809-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
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 LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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