Paliya in Bangladesh


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

The Paliya are a scheduled caste, also called Poliya. Scheduled castes have low status in a Hindu culture. They have three sub-groups.


Where Are they Located?

The Paliya people live in India's West Bengal state and further east in Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They speak, read and write in Bengali. They are not vegetarians but eat meat, fish and eggs. Many of them are landless. They work mainly in agriculture. Some are in business and there are some government workers among them. The Paliya are generally not well educated, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion. A Hindu might worship hundreds of gods or no god at all. They worship to gain merit and favor; their gods are not a source of guidance, nor are they beings that someone would want to have a personal relationship with.


What Are Their Needs?

The Paliya people need the chance to hear and respond to the person, Jesus Christ.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Paliya in Bangladesh.

* Pray for his kingdom to come and his will to be done among the Paliya people.
* Pray for a movement of Paliya households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Paliya 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 Paliya people.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Paliya
People Name in Country Paliya
World Population 192,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Mudhpal, Pal, Palasi, Palhar, Pali, Palua, Paluh, Pol, Poligar, Poliya, पालिया
People ID 17821
ROP3 Code 113294
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Rangpur
65,000
Dhaka
1,900
Khulna
1,600
Chittagong
300
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Rangpur 65,000
  Dhaka 1,900
  Khulna 1,600
  Chittagong 300
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (62,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Chittagonian
200
Sylheti
30
Primary Language Bengali (62,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Chittagonian 200
  Sylheti 30
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  (1809-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
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 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
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
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 %
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Bangladesh census data.  Current values may differ.