Biswas (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh

The Biswas (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in Bangladesh
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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Introduction / History

Biswas means "faith" or "faithful" or "trust." It is a common family name for Hindus in the Bengali speaking parts of South Asia. Most live in Barisal, Jessore, and Khulna, three districts in Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Though they were always farmers, the Biswas people are moving to urban centers in hopes of getting higher paying jobs. Now many of them are artists, businessmen and government employees.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though they are entirely Hindu, the Biswas community sometimes joins the Muslims in their celebrations. They also have their own unique festivals and spiritual practices.


What Are Their Needs?

The Biswas people need a John 10:10 blessing: The abundant life Jesus offers those who are willing to submit to his lordship.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Biswas culture to be renewed and enhanced by a work of the Holy Spirit and shaped into a God-centered and God-honoring mold.

Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among their family and community leaders to seek his face and enjoy his blessings.

Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers who will be compelled to nurture a disciple making movement among the Biswas people.

Pray that soon the Biswas people will have faith that will lead them to live honorable lives that will draw others to the savior.

Pray for spiritual discernment and a hunger for true spirituality.


Scripture Prayers for the Biswas (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Biswas (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Biswas (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation BISS-voss
Alternate Names बिसवास (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 2,700
Population all Countries 2,700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 16468
ROP3 Code 111633
ROP25 Code 301268
ROP25 Name Biswas
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 2
Largest States
Khulna
2,400
Dhaka
300
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 2
  Khulna 2,400
  Dhaka 300
Website South Asia Peoples
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.
Primary Language Bengali (2,700 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Bengali (2,700 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  (1809-2022)
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Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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