Nagarchi (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.

Subgroups: 1

Subgroup Name Population
Badyakar 10,000

Introduction / History

The Nagarchi have a number of clans and use community or clan names as their surnames. The Nagarchi live mainly in India but also in Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Many are employed in some aspect of farming, and some collect firewood in nearby forests and sell it locally. They marry only within their own people group. Marriage rituals include circling the sacred pole seven times. All the sons get an equal share of the property after the death of their father. They play the drum on a hired basis during birth and marriage rituals.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The worldview of Hinduism is very different than that of biblical Christianity. There is much flexibility in Hinduism that you won’t find in Christianity where the Bible is the guide. Most Hindus devote themselves to whatever gods they believe will provide for their needs. This carries a heavy spiritual price.


What Are Their Needs?

Christ followers in South Asia can carry the good news about Jesus to the Nagarchi people in Bangladesh, India, Bhutan, and Nepal. Please pray for these Christians.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Nagarchi (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh.

Please pray the several hundred Nagarchis in India who have identified themselves as Christians will learn to live holy lives, "craving pure spiritual milk, so that by it they may grow up in their salvation, now that they have tasted the Lord is good." Pray for a growing hunger to find and know this God among non-believing Nagarchi people in Bangladesh. Pray for Holy Spirit sent workers to go to them.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Nagarchi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Nagarchi (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 17,000
Population all Countries 191,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Badyakar; Bajandar; Dhuli; Dhulia; Nagara; Nagarji; Nagesia; Natta; Shabdakar; नागरची (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17741
ROP3 Code 113199
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
Dhaka
6,000
Rangpur
4,000
Chittagong
2,900
Sylhet
2,100
Khulna
1,700
Rajshahi
600
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
  Dhaka 6,000
  Rangpur 4,000
  Chittagong 2,900
  Sylhet 2,100
  Khulna 1,700
  Rajshahi 600
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (16,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Sylheti
1,900
Primary Language Bengali (16,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Sylheti 1,900
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 (Representative photo)
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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


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