Koiri (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 Koiri people have always engaged in agriculture. Most people live in India, but smaller numbers are in Nepal and Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The majority of the Koiri are engaged in their traditional occupation of agriculture. They have a good reputation as excellent farmers, and they have adopted modern farming methods resulting in great harvests. Some are now landowners.


What Are Their Beliefs?

These Hindus believe they are the descendants of Kush, one of the twin sons of lord Rama. They receive the services of a Brahmin priest, who officiates over their life-cycle rituals and religious ceremonies.

The Koiri are somewhat receptive to the gospel and a move of Christ is starting among them. Several thousand Koiri are following Christ and village house churches are being formed and Koiri leadership developing. The Koiri are engaged by a number of mission agencies and churches and are in the process of being reached.


What Are Their Needs?

Nominal Christians, whether in India or in the West, may have negatively influenced the Koiri's perception of what it means to be a follower of Christ. There is a need for sustained, focused prayer to open the eyes of the Koiri community to their need for Jesus Christ, the giver of life.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Christian believers among the Koiri community, that they will have a strong and faithful testimony for the Lord and will honor him with their lives. Pray for God's blessing, strengthening and healing of families and communities within Koiri people through the abundant life Jesus offers to all who call on His name. Pray they will increasingly hunger to know forgiveness for their sins and the new life offered through faith in Jesus Christ. Pray for workers.


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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Koiri (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Koiri (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation KOY-ree
Population this Country 7,900
Population all Countries 10,013,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Dangi; Khoira; Koeri; Koir; Koiri; Koiry; Kuiri; Kushwaha; Mauriya; Mour; Murao; Shilpakar; Shilpkar; कोइरी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17236
ROP3 Code 112604
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
3,100
Dhaka
2,300
Rajshahi
1,300
Chittagong
700
Khulna
500
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 3,100
  Dhaka 2,300
  Rajshahi 1,300
  Chittagong 700
  Khulna 500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (7,800 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Chittagonian
200
Primary Language Bengali (7,800 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Chittagonian 200
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  (1809-2022)
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 Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Love Story General / Other
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Prophets' Story Create International
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well Create International
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen Create International
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
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 Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more