Kayastha (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.

Subgroups: 1

Subgroup Name Population
Asthana 12,000

Introduction

Though the Kayasthas live mostly in the Indian states of West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, and Delhi, some live further east in the Muslim nation of Bangladesh. In recently years, these well-educated Hindus have broken new grounds and excelled in vocations other than those relating to writing and record-keeping.


Ministry Obstacles

Bangladesh is a country that allows few opportunities to share the gospel, even with the Hindu minorities like the Kayasthas. Within Bangladesh’s Hindu communities, the Kayasthas have high prestige. This could easily give them the false impression that they do not need a savior to save them from sin.


Outreach Ideas

It will take believers from a high-status background to gain a hearing among these educated Hindus. The Lord will need to raise up ambassadors for Christ who will walk in the fruit of the Holy Spirit and have enough patience and love for the Kayasthas to stay with them until they have their own disciple-making movement.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known followers of Christ among the Kahasthas in Bangladesh. Furthermore, there are few believers who speak Bengali as their first language in both India and Bangladesh. Pray for the Holy Spirit to intervene in their community in such a way that it is clear that only Jesus Christ is worthy of their undivided devotion.


Pray for the Entire People Group

* Pray for the Entire People Group:
* Pray for the Lord to make His presence known among the Hindu Kayasthas in Bangladesh.
* Pray for the Kayasthas in Bangladesh to experience and share the blessings of Christ.
* Pray for gratitude to the one who gives life.


Scripture Prayers for the Kayastha (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-10-03
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-06-27
People Name General Kayastha (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Kayastha (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation kay-AHS-tah
World Population 9,637,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 37
Alternate Names Kact; Kaiath; Kait; Kaith; Karan; Kast; Kastha; Kayashtha; Kayasth; Kayath; Lal; Lala; Lalli; कायस्ता (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17124
ROP3 Code 112470
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 38  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Chittagong
689,000
Dhaka
559,000
Barisal
192,000
Khulna
146,000
Sylhet
113,000
Rajshahi
94,000
Rangpur
40,000
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 38  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Chittagong 689,000
  Dhaka 559,000
  Barisal 192,000
  Khulna 146,000
  Sylhet 113,000
  Rajshahi 94,000
  Rangpur 40,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (1,211,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Chittagonian
332,000
Sylheti
83,000
Bishnupuriya
4,500
Kok Borok
1,900
Assamese
1,500
Primary Language Bengali (1,211,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Chittagonian 332,000
  Sylheti 83,000
  Bishnupuriya 4,500
  Kok Borok 1,900
  Assamese 1,500
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
Virtual Storehouse
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
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 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
General Bible Visuals
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 Anonymous 
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

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