Kanjar (Hindu traditions) 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 Kanjar people were labeled a "criminal tribe" during colonial rule, branded as such by their South Asian countrymen, and today they have been called the "most despicable" of all the people. Kanjars earned this poor reputation among their peers by prostituting their women and engaging in a variety of other illegal and illicit activities.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today the Kanjar people have low status. This is especially true since they are Hindus living in the Muslim country of Bangladesh.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kanjar people in Bangladesh 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, they worship Bhavani and the goddess Prabha. They also invoke the powers of a "protector-exorcist" known as Syaanaa to keep evil spirits at bay, and regularly pay homage to their ancestors through prayer and the consumption of alcoholic beverages. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews.


What Are Their Needs?

The Bible, audio, and visual resources exist in the Hindi language of the Kanjar people, however, they have not been exposed to them, and therefore remain unreached. Who will tell them?


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Kanjar (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh.

Pray that Kanjar people would be softened to Jesus Christ and begin to seek out the Savior honored by other people in Bangladesh. Pray for Kanjar families to turn to Christ together, be discipled, and share their eternal life knowledge with others.


References

https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanjar
https://scroll.in/article/817821/the-language-curse-how-proud-community-names-have-been-reduced-to-insults


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Kanjar (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Kanjar (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 800
Population all Countries 216,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Baid; Bhain; Chhara; Gehar Kanjar; Ghiara; Giarah; Kachhanda; Kanchan; Kanjar; Kanjarbhat; Kanjari; Kanjhar; Kanjia; Kanjir; Kanjirbhat; Kanmaliya; Khanjarbhat; Khanjiman; Kuchbandhia; Kuchbandiya; Kunjagaru; Kuswadiya; Lahid; Lodyar; Lolyar; Marriya; Nat; Pacheya; Pachyeya; Patharkat; Patharkat Kanjar; Patharkat Kunjar; Patharkut; Patharkut Kanjar; Patharkute; Pattharchera; Pattharkat; Sanda; Sangtarash; Sirikipal; Sirkiband; Sunkar; Thawai; Uthwar; कंज़र (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17081
ROP3 Code 112420
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 on file 3
Largest States
Rajshahi
700
Dhaka
70
Rangpur
40
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 3
  Rajshahi 700
  Dhaka 70
  Rangpur 40
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (800 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Bengali (800 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 (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
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.
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2021  Anonymous  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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