Paliya in Bangladesh

Unreached of the Day  3/07/2021

Paliya in Bangladesh

The Hindu Paliya living in Bangladesh are considered a "disadvantaged" caste. They are not considered Dalit or untouchables, but their status is not much higher. They are mainly agricultural workers, and many are landless.

Ministry Obstacles

Since they are not well educated, they need to hear the gospel in oral form. Since Hinduism is their religion, they worship a pantheon of gods, always trying to gain merit and favor. It is a hopeless cycle that keeps them away from the only Savior.

Outreach Ideas

They need to hear of the one true God and His Son Jesus Christ who died for them so that they could be forgiven from sin and live in the company of the redeemed forever! The Paliya should respond to such a hopeful and encouraging story of God's great love for them. They should feel esteemed and cherished to hear this truth.

Scripture Focus

"What joy for the nation whose God is the Lord, whose people He has chosen as His inheritance."  Psalm 33:12

Scripture Prayer

May this nation choose the Lord, and no other!

Prayer Focus

Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Paliya into the arms of Jesus. Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Paliya people. Pray for a people movement among them. Pray for their educational needs to be met so they can improve their lives and the future for their children.



People Name Paliya
PronunciationPAH-lee-uh
Country Bangladesh
10/40 Window Yes
Population 69,000
World Population 190,000
Language Bengali
Primary Religion Hinduism
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image