Hadi 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

Dalits have been consigned to jobs like street sweeping and leather work. The Hadi people are street sweepers. They have very low status in Hindu society. Hadi people live primarily in India, but they have smaller populations in Bangladesh and Nepal.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Members of the Hadi community trudge to their section of a street. Cars whiz by. Auto-rickshaws putter. Bikes peddle. Their brooms swish left and right stirring up dust as trash collects into a pile. They drag a metal drum next to the garbage and deposits the sweepings into it. All morning long, six days a week, they repeat this routine.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Had people 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. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins. 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?

In many cases, low status people lack educational and occupational opportunities. They usually do not have good medical care. On a spiritual level, the Hadi people need to submit to Jesus Christ so they can experience the abundant life he offers them in John 10:10.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Hadi in Bangladesh.

Pray that the Holy Spirit will give courage to thousands of Haddis who seek a better way of life. Pray for the Lord to provide for their physical and spiritual needs as a testimony of his power and love. Pray that the Haddi people will have a spiritual hunger that will open their hearts to the King of kings. Pray for workers who are driven by the love and boldness of the Holy Spirit to go to them. Pray for a movement to Christ among them to begin this decade.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Hadi
People Name in Country Hadi
Pronunciation HAH-dee
Population this Country 80,000
Population all Countries 1,224,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Bansmali; Bhusan; Birbangshi; Brittal Bania; Chacchadi; Ghasi; Haddi; Hadi Santhan; Hari; Hari Santan; हादी
People ID 12027
ROP3 Code 103627
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
Rangpur
38,000
Chittagong
18,000
Dhaka
13,000
Rajshahi
7,100
Khulna
2,600
Barisal
400
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
  Rangpur 38,000
  Chittagong 18,000
  Dhaka 13,000
  Rajshahi 7,100
  Khulna 2,600
  Barisal 400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (66,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Chittagonian
17,000
Sylheti
300
Primary Language Bengali (66,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Chittagonian 17,000
  Sylheti 300
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
0.07 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.47 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.45 %
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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