Nagarchi (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
Badyakar 10,000

Introduction / History

The Nagarchi have a number of clans and use community or clan names as their surnames. The Nagarchi live mainly in India but also in Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Many are employed in some aspect of farming, and some collect firewood in nearby forests and sell it locally. They marry only within their own people group. Marriage rituals include circling the sacred pole seven times. All the sons get an equal share of the property after the death of their father. They play the drum on a hired basis during birth and marriage rituals.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The worldview of Hinduism is very different than that of biblical Christianity. There is much flexibility in Hinduism that you won’t find in Christianity where the Bible is the guide. Most Hindus devote themselves to whatever gods they believe will provide for their needs. This carries a heavy spiritual price.


What Are Their Needs?

Christ followers in South Asia can carry the good news about Jesus to the Nagarchi people in Bangladesh, India, Bhutan, and Nepal. Please pray for these Christians.


Prayer Points

Please pray the several hundred Nagarchis in India who have identified themselves as Christians will learn to live holy lives, "craving pure spiritual milk, so that by it they may grow up in their salvation, now that they have tasted the Lord is good." Pray for a growing hunger to find and know this God among non-believing Nagarchi people in Bangladesh. Pray for Holy Spirit sent workers to go to them.


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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Nagarchi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Nagarchi (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation nuh-GAR-chee
Population this Country 18,000
Population all Countries 195,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Badyakar; Bajandar; Dhuli; Dhulia; Nagara; Nagarji; Nagesia; Natta; Shabdakar; नागरची (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17741
ROP3 Code 113199
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
Dhaka
6,100
Rangpur
4,100
Chittagong
2,900
Sylhet
2,200
Khulna
1,700
Rajshahi
600
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
  Dhaka 6,100
  Rangpur 4,100
  Chittagong 2,900
  Sylhet 2,200
  Khulna 1,700
  Rajshahi 600
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (16,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Sylheti
1,900
Primary Language Bengali (16,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Sylheti 1,900
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 (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