Patelia in India



Population

170,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction

The Patelia are a Scheduled Tribe in Gujarat, where most live. 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.


Ministry Obstacles

Please pray for more workers to take the good news about Jesus to the peoples of India. Lack of workers is a significant barrier to the progress of the Gospel.


Outreach Ideas

Please pray for the Christians in this people group to gain a vision for reaching their own people. Pray for anointed leaders who can hold this vision up and who can develop realistic plans for moving forward with the vision. Pray for prayer warriors to be called by the Lord to support this vision.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Please pray for the Christians among this people group, and there are some. Pray they 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 for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Patelia will not experience fulfilment or satisfaction from their present religion, but instead will hunger to know the creator God, one who loves them and offers an abundant life through faith in his Son, Jesus Christ.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Patelia
People Name in Country Patelia
Population in India 170,000
World Population 171,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Pateliya
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Name General Patelia
Ethnic Code CNN25e
People ID 17855
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  12  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarat (163,000) Rajasthan (4,000) Maharashtra (3,800) Madhya Pradesh (400)
Daman and Diu (300) Karnataka (300) Tamil Nadu (200) Delhi (100)
Dadra and Nagar Have (100) West Bengal (40) Telangana (30) Jharkhand (20)
Total States on file:  12  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarat (163,000) Rajasthan (4,000)
Maharashtra (3,800) Madhya Pradesh (400)
Daman and Diu (300) Karnataka (300)
Tamil Nadu (200) Delhi (100)
Dadra and Nagar Have (100) West Bengal (40)
Telangana (30) Jharkhand (20)
Languages & Dialects on file:  22  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarati (165,000) Hindi (3,400) Marathi (1,800) Bhili (1,000)
Mewari (200) Telugu (90) Merwari (70) Marwari (70)
Kannada (60) Tamil (50) Dhundari (40) Panjabi, Eastern (30)
Tulu (20) Nepali (20) Mundari: Bhumij (20) Urdu
Oriya Bengali Dogri Dhanki
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gujarati 165,000 Hindi 3,400
Marathi 1,800 Bhili 1,000
Mewari 200 Telugu 90
Merwari 70 Marwari 70
Kannada 60 Tamil 50
Dhundari 40 Panjabi, Eastern 30
Tulu 20 Nepali 20
Mundari: Bhumij 20 Urdu 10
Oriya 0 Bengali 0
Dogri 0 Dhanki 0
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1809-1965)
New Testament Yes   (1820-1985)
Complete Bible Yes   (1823-2005)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.49 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.46 %
Islam
0.04 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.01 %
Photo Source: Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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