Bhat Brahmin 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

The Bhat Brahmins living in Bangladesh are a very small minority of the population. Most live in the southern portion of the country, near the Bay of Bengal where they are involved in agriculture.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today they represent a highly educated segment of Bangladesh’s population. Many are leaders in the fields of computer science, engineering, entertainment, and politics. However, as Hindus in a Muslim majority country, they do not have the same status they do in neighboring India or Nepal.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Bhat Brahmins practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. Brahmins like the Bhat community tend to be philosophical in their approach to the spiritual realm. They are usually vegetarians. Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama’s birthday.


What Are Their Needs?

The greatest need facing the Bhat Brahmins is for a spiritual awakening. There are no known followers of Christ among them.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Brahmin Bhat in Bangladesh.

Pray for this people group to hear the gospel message in their heart language and respond with a movement to Christ this decade. Pray for the Lord to open their spiritual eyes and soften their hearts to the good news. Pray for the right ambassadors of Christ to go to the Bhat Brahmins in Bangladesh and India.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhat#Bangladesh https://peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/bhat/


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Brahmin of India profile for Children and Family Missions Activities
People Name General Brahmin Bhat
People Name in Country Brahmin Bhat
Natural Name Bhat Brahmin
Population this Country 500
Population all Countries 25,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Brahman Terai
People ID 21690
ROP3 Code 118478
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 31  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 31  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 1
  Dhaka 500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (500 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Bengali (500 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  (1832-2016)
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 (Global Recordings Network)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Bangla Version (Faith Comes By Hearing)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (Faith Comes By Hearing)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (Faith Comes By Hearing)
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 LUMO film of Gospels
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
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.
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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