Tarafdar in Bangladesh

The Tarafdar have only been reported 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

Little is known about this indigenous unreached people group.


Where Are they Located?

Tarafdar people only live in Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Nothing is known of their lifestyle, nor of their occupations.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Assumptions may be made based on the fact that they are 100 percent Muslim. They would take part in Muslim festivals, their women would be subservient and cloistered, they worship Allah, not the true Jehovah God. They would observe dietary laws of Islam. Males would inherit, and the oldest living son would lead the family upon the death of the father.


What Are Their Needs?

Although written, audio, and visual Bible resources exist in the Bengali language, Tarafdar people remain unengaged and unreached.

Their most important need is to know Almighty God personally, and to receive His provision for the penalty of all their sins when He gave His life in their place, doing for them what they could never do for themselves.

They need to know that they are faithfully and fearfully worshiping the wrong god.


Prayer Points

Pray for Jesus movements to bless extended families so the gospel will spread rapidly among this people group.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Tarafdar people teachable and understanding hearts.
Pray for a strong movement of the Holy Spirit to bring entire Tarafdar families into a rich experience of God's blessing.
Pray for Tarafdar families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ's work on the cross.


Scripture Prayers for the Tarafdar in Bangladesh.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18218bg
https://aisnet.org/news/324757/ten-questions-with-monideepa-tarafdar.htmhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/momtazur_rahman_tarafdarhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/bimal_tarafdar


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Tarafdar
People Name in Country Tarafdar
Pronunciation TAR-ahf-dar
Population this Country 5,300
Population all Countries 5,300
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names तरफदार
People ID 18218
ROP3 Code 113744
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 2
Largest States
Khulna
4,500
Rajshahi
700
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 2
  Khulna 4,500
  Rajshahi 700
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (5,300 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Bengali (5,300 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
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)
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 Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Love Story General / Other
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Prophets' Story Create International
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well Create International
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen Create International
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Biswarup Ganguly - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
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