Tanti (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Subgroups: 1

Subgroup Name Population
Tutia 200

Introduction / History

The Tanti are said to have originated as the weavers, providers of cloth, back in history as far as ancient Bengal. They were known for great skill in weaving and the ability to produce both fine linens as well as more common everyday fabrics. Not too long ago, virtually every home would have had a loom and cloth present.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today, much of their trade has been taken over by factory production and imported goods. Many are now doing subsistence level work either of weaving or other manual labor within villages. They often do not have clean water or steady food supply. A few have moved into cities and achieved an education and greater roles in society. This is still, however, limited to a small percentage of the overall people group.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The majority of Tantis are Hindu. Many are born into Hinduism and like others in India believe that to be who they are as a people means to be Hindu. There is also a sizable portion who are Muslim and this number continues to grow. One difficulty with this group, as with others in India, is to separate the cultural identity from the religious beliefs. As they understand that they can be Indian and Tanti, without being Hindu, it will ease the introduction and acceptance of the gospel.


What Are Their Needs?

They have a great need for clean water help with sanitation issues. Since so much of this group is found in rural India, they do not have ready access either to sanitation or medical facilities. Some groups are trying to help this situation by providing funds for water wells.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Tanti people to have adequate potable water.
Pray for a spiritual hunger among Tanti leaders that will open this Hindu community to the gospel.
Pray for Tanti disciples who will make more disciples.
Pray for loving and dedicated workers.


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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Tanti (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Tanti (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation TAHN-tee
Alternate Names Asan; Bansi; Bansi-Tanti; Chaupal; Choupal; Cuttack Tanti; Ganesh; Hansi; Hansi Tanti; Hansia; Kalahari; Kondria; Pan; Pan Tanti; Saibasia; Sambalpuri; Sambalpuria; Sawasi; Sowasi; Swati; Tanti; Tantripal; Tantubai; Tantubaya; Tantuwal; Tatma; Tatoya; Tattama; Tattawa; Tatwa; Tonti; Totla; तंती (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 114,000
Population all Countries 6,205,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
People ID 18217
ROP3 Code 113743
ROP25 Code 307992
ROP25 Name Tanti
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 7
Largest States
Dhaka
40,000
Rangpur
34,000
Khulna
13,000
Rajshahi
10,000
Chittagong
9,300
Sylhet
4,700
Barisal
1,600
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 7
  Dhaka 40,000
  Rangpur 34,000
  Khulna 13,000
  Rajshahi 10,000
  Chittagong 9,300
  Sylhet 4,700
  Barisal 1,600
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 (101,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Chittagonian
7,200
Sylheti
4,600
Primary Language Bengali (101,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Chittagonian 7,200
  Sylheti 4,600
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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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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