Patni (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.

Introduction / History

The word Patni has to do with ferrying by boat. They have low status in Hindu society.


Where Are they Located?

They live in India and Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Those in Bangladesh and parts of India speak Bengali. They are not vegetarians. Most are landowners who work in farming, though others are day laborers. They have a low literacy level and so the gospel message will need to be presented in oral form. They avoid marrying relatives on the side of the father for five generations.


What Are Their Beliefs?

There are both Muslim and Hindu Patni people. Hindus don't have a set of theological beliefs like Christians or Muslims, nor do they have a specific set of gods they must worship. People worship the gods they believe will benefit them. Hindus like the Patni, who have low status, hope to be reincarnated into a higher caste after they die.


What Are Their Needs?

The Patni people, be they Hindu or Muslim, need to meet their Savior.


Prayer Points

Pray for families of believers loving and serving others to grow reproducing churches.
Pray for a chain reaction of Patni families reaching families that results in thousands of new believers who share their faith with others.
Pray for grace and truth expanding into the entire Hindu Patni society as all believers learn to love others.
Pray that churches and believers will bless their entire people group in such a way that God's love will change the Hindu Patni people like yeast changes dough.


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


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17856/BG


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-12-17
People Name General Patni (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Patni (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 141,000
Population all Countries 409,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Gehatwari; Ghatwal; Jat; Maheshwar; Patani; Patauni; Patuni; पत्नी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17856
ROP3 Code 113332
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
Sylhet
93,000
Dhaka
16,000
Chittagong
9,500
Khulna
5,200
Barisal
5,000
Rajshahi
4,700
Rangpur
4,000
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
  Sylhet 93,000
  Dhaka 16,000
  Chittagong 9,500
  Khulna 5,200
  Barisal 5,000
  Rajshahi 4,700
  Rangpur 4,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Sylheti (77,000 speakers)
Language Code syl   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Bengali
61,000
Bishnupuriya
2,500
Assamese
1,600
Chittagonian
200
Kok Borok
100
Primary Language Sylheti (77,000 speakers)
Language Code syl   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Bengali 61,000
  Bishnupuriya 2,500
  Assamese 1,600
  Chittagonian 200
  Kok Borok 100
People Groups Speaking Sylheti

Primary Language:  Sylheti

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1993)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2014)
Bible-Complete No
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
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sylheti Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Sylheti YouVersion Bibles
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 Gerald Roberts 
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