The Mirdas have disadvantaged tribal status. They trace their ancestry to the Oraon peoples in central India.
The Mirdas people live mainly in either India’s state of Odisha or northern Madhya Pradesh, but some live in Bangladesh.
The Mirdas are not vegetarians and eat wheat and rice as their staple foods. They have cousin marriages. A traditional village council looks after them. They work as farmers. Some do floor and wall painting or weave baskets.
They have a low literacy level especially among females, so the gospel will need to be offered in oral form.
Most Mirdhas people are Hindu, but some converted to Islam. Like other South Asian Muslims, the Mirdhas people have elements of Hinduism blended in with their Islamic beliefs since Hinduism has such deep roots in this part of the world. In theory, they have put their trust in Allah, but in practice, they look to other spirit beings for their daily needs.
The Muslim Mirdhas people in Bangladesh need the opportunity to choose Jesus Christ, and to follow Him.
* Scripture Prayers for the Mirdhas (Muslim traditions) in Bangladesh.
* Pray for his kingdom to come and his will to be done among the Mirdhas people.
* Pray for a movement of Mirdhas households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Mirdhas people to the arms of Jesus.
* Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Mirdhas people.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Mirdhas (Muslim traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Mirdhas (Muslim traditions)|
|Population this Country||600|
|Population all Countries||1,200|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Mirdha; मिर्दस (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||38 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
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|