The Patelia are a Scheduled Tribe in Gujarat, India, though some live over the border in Pakistan.
They typically work in some aspect of farming. The men regularly consume alcoholic drinks, smoke bidi and cigarettes, and chew tobacco and betel. Their traditional community council is responsible for maintaining social control.
The Patelia are Hindus, and some practice ancestor worship. They are mainly worshippers of Shakti and Devi. Their sacred specialists are from their own community. The Patelia traditionally do not accept water or food from the Mama Bhil and Kotaliya Bhil communities as they consider themselves higher in the social hierarchy.
The Patelia people need an encounter with their creator that will give them hope and a future.
* Scripture Prayers for the Patelia in Pakistan.
Pray for the followers of Christ will become real disciples of Jesus Christ, obedient to His commands, filled with all the fruit of his Spirit. Pray they will honor Jesus in all they say and do. Pray the Patelia will hunger to know the creator God, one who loves them and offers an abundant life through faith in his Son, Jesus Christ. Pray for a Disciple Making Movement among the Patelia this decade.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Patelia|
|People Name in Country||Patelia|
|Population this Country||3,300|
|Population all Countries||143,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Pateliya; पतेलिया|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||8 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Sindhi (2,700 speakers)|
|Language Code||snd Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Sindhi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1890-1992)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament|
|Audio Recordings||Recorded oral Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Sindhi|
|Film / Video||Magdalena video|
|Film / Video||The Hope Video|
|Film / Video||The Prophets' Story|
|General||Biblical answers to your questions|
|General||Gospel resources links|
|General||Gospel website in this language|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Sindhi|
|Text / Printed Matter||Literacy primer for Sindhi|
|Text / Printed Matter||Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies|