Patni (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India 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. Some of the Patni live in Manipur. In Tripura the Patni live mainly in the western district. In Assam some of the Patni, in addition to speaking Bengali, can speak Hindi and Assamese.


What Are Their Lives Like?

In West Bengal they work on ferries. In Tripura they work as day laborers and others pull rickshaws. 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 need a relationship with Jesus Christ that will transform and bless their community.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Patni (Hindu traditions) in India.

Pray that gospel recordings and the JESUS Film will lead the Patni to Jesus Christ. Pray that Indian believers will help them begin their own disciple making movement.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-09-10
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-07
People Name General Patni (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Patni (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 264,000
Population all Countries 401,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
Alternate Names Gehatwari; Ghatwal; Jat; Maheshwar; Patani; Patauni; Patuni; पत्नी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17856
ROP3 Code 113332
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 11
Largest States
Assam
212,000
West Bengal
36,000
Tripura
8,400
Manipur
4,300
Meghalaya
1,200
Madhya Pradesh
800
Bihar
400
Arunachal Pradesh
100
Mizoram
100
Delhi
100
Andaman and Nicobar
100
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 11
  Assam 212,000
  West Bengal 36,000
  Tripura 8,400
  Manipur 4,300
  Meghalaya 1,200
  Madhya Pradesh 800
  Bihar 400
  Arunachal Pradesh 100
  Mizoram 100
  Delhi 100
  Andaman and Nicobar 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (127,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Assamese
91,000
Hindi
7,400
Odia
200
Maithili
200
Sadri
100
Chhattisgarhi
70
Primary Language Bengali (127,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Assamese 91,000
  Hindi 7,400
  Odia 200
  Maithili 200
  Sadri 100
  Chhattisgarhi 70
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  (1809-2016)
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
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
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 LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.03 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.96 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India 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


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