Aguri in Bangladesh


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 1

Subgroup Name Population
Modi 500

Introduction / History

They are a cultivating and trading caste representing Ugra Kshatriyas. They were brought by the King 0f Burdawan Mehtha from Agra to west Bengal to fight against the British. They are by nature aggressive and hostile people. The Hindu book Manu say's Ugra (Cruel creature) was born to a Sudra girl by a Kshtriya.


Where Are they Located?

The Aguir's are mostly located in the Districts of West Bengal concentrated in Anguna Village and other neighboring villages.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They have two caste among them now the upper and the lower. The upper caste are agricltural people who own land. Some of the younger generations have moved out of the village and now live in Kolkata and different parts of India. Some have even migrated to America and live in New York City. The lower caste work on the farms as laborers and are cowherders involved with cattle farming. Some of the village home are empty and idle most of the occupants have moved to the city for better work opportunities.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They worship Shiva and old "Shiv Mandirs" are prevalent in the village. They also celabrate Durga puj and Kali Puja during the Bengali festivals.


What Are Their Needs?

They have a spiritual hunger for knowing the truth. They have come in hundreds to watch the Jesus movie which we have shown with our teams and hundreds have accepted Jesus Christ as they Savior. Their basic needs are education, medical facilities and water wells. Their villages do not have schools for higher education so most of the children after a formal education through class five drop out and become farmers. It is the very fortunate ones who go on to higher education to Burdawan or the Kolkata. The women and children need medical aid and these fecilities are 30 to 40 kms aways in town of Burdawan. Dusty and muddy roads become foot deep in mud during monsoons, they need decent roads to walk on.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Aguri in Bangladesh.

Prayer that the Strong holds are broken and families may come to know Jesus Christ. Many have already accepted Christ and are coming forward.
Pray that schools are opened by the government so education to reach the poor section.
Pray for access to clean water.
Pray for good harvest of farmers which will bring joy into their lives.
Pray that we are able to reach them with the word of God.


Profile Source:   Prem Sarkar  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-10-22
People Name General Aguri
People Name in Country Aguri
Pronunciation uh-GUR-ee
Population this Country 2,500
Population all Countries 605,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Agale; Aguiri; Kolan; Mudi; Pansari; Ugra Kshatriya; अगुरी
People ID 16182
ROP3 Code 111287
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 5
Largest States
Rangpur
900
Dhaka
600
Khulna
400
Rajshahi
400
Chittagong
200
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 5
  Rangpur 900
  Dhaka 600
  Khulna 400
  Rajshahi 400
  Chittagong 200
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (2,500 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Chittagonian
80
Primary Language Bengali (2,500 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Chittagonian 80
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
0.00 %
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.
Photo Source Gerald Roberts 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Prem Sarkar  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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