Rangrez (Muslim 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 word Rangrez means dyer in Persian. Traditionally they dyed cloth.

Long ago the Rangrez people group had lived in India. Back then they had been Hindus and had worshipped Vishnu. Centuries ago Muslim missionaries converted this people group to Islam. They maintain a low to middle caste status wherever they live in South Asia.


Where Are they Located?

Most Rangrez people live in India's northcentral states and Pakistan's Punjab Province, but there are also some who live in Bangladesh.

Since the partition of India in 1947, many Rangrez moved to Pakistan; but many still live in India. A few went east to Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

paved a way for some to be small businessmen. Yet they are best remembered as people who dye cloth. Some have adapted modern ways to dye, while others use large tubs where they dip cloth into water mixed with thick, colorful dye. They often dye the cloth several times to get it to match the tone their customer wants. When the color is right, they leave the cloth out to dry. The Rangrez people have pride in their skilled work.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The majority of Rangrez people in Bangladesh are Muslim today, though there are some Hindus among them in India. They believe that the best way to live is to obey the teachings of the Qur 'an and their prophet Mohammed.


What Are Their Needs?

The Rangrez people need new outlets for their business. They are now competing with cheap factory-made cloth from China.


Prayer Points

Pray that God will give Rangrez leaders dreams and visions leading them to salvation.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to give Rangrez leaders a hunger and thirst for true righteousness that will lead them to Jesus Christ.
Pray for a disciple making movement to raise up among the Rangrez people in Bangladesh.


Scripture Prayers for the Rangrez (Muslim traditions) in Bangladesh.


References

https://rangandatta.wordpress.com/2016/06/19/rangrez-a-muslim-marwari-dyeing-community/
http://serioustravelfrivolouslife.blogspot.in/2011/11/rangrez-dyeing-for-living.html
http://www.fabnicfashion.com/salwar-suits/rangrez-premium/
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/Rangrez-People2/
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/Rangrez-People/
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17972/PK


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Rangrez (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Rangrez (Muslim traditions)
Population this Country 10,000
Population all Countries 453,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Chhipa; Chippa; Chunrigar; Lilgar; Nilgar; Nilgara; Ragarijuz; Ramjani; Rangari; Rangirigi; Rangraz; Rangrej; Rangsaz; Sabbagh; रंग्रेज़ (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17972
ROP3 Code 113461
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 7
Largest States
Khulna
2,600
Dhaka
2,300
Chittagong
1,700
Rajshahi
1,400
Rangpur
900
Sylhet
600
Barisal
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 7
  Khulna 2,600
  Dhaka 2,300
  Chittagong 1,700
  Rajshahi 1,400
  Rangpur 900
  Sylhet 600
  Barisal 500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (9,600 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Sylheti
600
Chittagonian
100
Primary Language Bengali (9,600 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Sylheti 600
  Chittagonian 100
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: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
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 Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more