Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh


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* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Mallah are the traditional boatmen caste and ethnic group. The word mallaah is said to come from an Arabic word which means “navigation on the sea” or “in the air.” They are related to the Kewat community, who form the bulk of the boatmen class of northern India. In Pakistan, many have seen their traditional areas of habitation washed away by the sea.


Where Are they Located?

There are Muslim Mallah communities in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. Their largest community is in Pakistan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most are boatmen, but an important subsidiary occupation is animal husbandry, especially cattle. The Mallaah community consists of a number of clans, referred to as nukh, the largest Mallaah nukh being the Dablo.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Muslims like the Mallahs believe that Allah is the all-powerful God of creation. He is the center of their dedication, though most, sadly, also put their trust in the power of charms and amulets. Islam is based on the teachings of Mohammed, who founded Islam in the seventh century in what is now Saudi Arabia. They believe that a good Muslim will pray facing Mecca five times a day, give alms to the poor, fast during the month of Ramadan, and go on a pilgrimage to Mecca.


What Are Their Needs?

The Mallah people in Bangladesh have very little opportunity to hear about Christ’s redemption of sinners, because there are so few believers in that country.


Prayer Points

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

* Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Mallah people teachable and understanding hearts.
* Pray for a strong movement of the Holy Spirit that will bring entire Mallah families into a rich experience of God’s blessing.
* Pray for Mallah families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness, and to understand the adequacy of Christ’s work on the cross.
* Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Mallah family leaders to experience God’s blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/21343/in
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/mallaah
https://www.revolvy.com/page/mallaah
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17624/in


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Mallah Chain (Hindu traditions)
World Population 335,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names मल्लाह चैन (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 21343
ROP3 Code 118169
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 2
Largest States
Dhaka
600
Rangpur
300
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 2
  Dhaka 600
  Rangpur 300
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Bengali (900 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Bengali (900 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
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
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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.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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