Patralu in India

The Patralu have only been reported 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

There are three subgroups among the Patralu people. The Patra Gurika live in Andhra Pradesh. They speak, read and write in Telugu, the language of Andhra Pradesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most of the Patra Gurika work as agricultural laborers. Their literacy level is improving but the gospel may still need to be presented in oral form. Widows cannot marry again but widowers can. Sons inherit the property on the death of the father. Unlike most Hindu communities, the Patra Gurika community buries their dead.


What Are Their Beliefs?

These people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.


What Are Their Needs?

The Patra Gurikas need the opportunity to be reconciled to the true and living God.


Prayer Points

Pray for spiritual openness to the only Savior. Pray for faithful intercessors and workers. Pray that God lead them into a disciple making movement.


Scripture Prayers for the Patralu in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Patralu
People Name in Country Patralu
Population this Country 143,000
Population all Countries 143,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Gurikoller; Patra; Patra Davaru; Patra Gurika; Patra Tanti; Patra Thanti; Patradav; Patrollu; Patsalia; पटरलू
People ID 17909
ROP3 Code 113389
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 7
Largest States
Odisha
127,000
West Bengal
7,600
Maharashtra
4,400
Jharkhand
1,600
Andhra Pradesh
700
Karnataka
300
Delhi
100
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 7
  Odisha 127,000
  West Bengal 7,600
  Maharashtra 4,400
  Jharkhand 1,600
  Andhra Pradesh 700
  Karnataka 300
  Delhi 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Odia (111,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Bengali
3,200
Hindi
2,900
Marathi
2,800
Telugu
300
Santhali
200
Mundari: Bhumij
100
Kannada
70
Primary Language Odia (111,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Bengali 3,200
  Hindi 2,900
  Marathi 2,800
  Telugu 300
  Santhali 200
  Mundari: Bhumij 100
  Kannada 70
People Groups Speaking Odia

Primary Language:  Odia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1811-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1809-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1815-2021)
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 New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Odia
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
General Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
General Gospel website in this language
General Zume Training
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 India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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