Domar (Hindu traditions) 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

Domar tradition says they were cursed by their gods to a life of poverty for killing a cow.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Day laborers, street musicians and beggars; this doesn't sound like a very meaningful choice of vocations! But these are the choices for the Domar people across India. Domar women are definitely subordinate to the men in society, most often working in the home or supplementing the husband's income by begging. Women do, however, have a role in the ritual and religious spheres. These roles are reinforced by the manner in which Domar children are raised. Education is encouraged for boys but not for girls.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Domar people are committed Hindus, with particular devotion to the gods Baba Ramdeo and Bhainro. The Baba Ramdeo temple in Rajasthan is a major tourist attraction. Along with this devotion, each family worships a deity of its own choice. There are also a significant number of Domar animists who constantly make small animal sacrifices to deter ill luck. There are no more than a few hundred known Christian believers among the Domar population.


What Are Their Needs?

The Domar people need to put their faith, hope and dignity in the capable hands of Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

Pray for a spiritual breakthrough among the Domar people. Pray that God would break down centuries-old bondages that keep the Domar people entrapped. Pray that God would use the Domar people to bring others to faith in Christ.


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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Domar (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Domar (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 29,000
Population all Countries 2,600,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bansmalik; Bhangi; Bhanjra; Chandel; Dhangad; Dom; Domahra; Domar; Domara; Domba; Domban; Dombar; Dombara; Dombari; Dombo; Dombo Dumna; Dombo. Dumna; Dombu; Dome; Domra; Doom; Doomna; Doris; Dum; Dumar; Dum-Mahasha; Dumna; Duria Dom; Kazhai; Kolhati; Koothadi; Mahasa; Mahasha; Mehtar; Mir Sahib; Mirasi; Murdafarash; Omal; Pano; Rana; Rarash; Shri Sudarshan Samaj; Sikhria; Sri Sudarsham Samaj; डोम (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 16734
ROP3 Code 111977
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
Chittagong
16,000
Rangpur
5,300
Khulna
2,800
Dhaka
2,600
Rajshahi
1,200
Barisal
400
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
  Chittagong 16,000
  Rangpur 5,300
  Khulna 2,800
  Dhaka 2,600
  Rajshahi 1,200
  Barisal 400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Chittagonian (15,000 speakers)
Language Code ctg   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Bengali
15,000
Primary Language Chittagonian (15,000 speakers)
Language Code ctg   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Bengali 15,000
People Groups Speaking Chittagonian

Primary Language:  Chittagonian

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2014)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio 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 New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Oral Bible Stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Chittagonian
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 5 - The Good Samaritan
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
General Gospel resources links
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.
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more