Prabhu Patane in India

Joshua Project has identified the Prabhu Patane only in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Prabhu Patane or Pathare Prabhu of India went to Bombay (Mumbai) and may have migrated there from Saurastra and Gujarat in the the thirteenth century. They speak Marathi with each other and Hindi and English with other people. They read and write in Devanagari. They use English and Roman scripts also.

They eat fish, chicken and mutton. Vegetables and fruit are eaten in smaller amounts. They like chapatti which is bread of wheat and they eat rice too. They drink tea and men sometimes drink alcohol. They have no subgroups. They are endogamous but are exogamous at clan level. This means they marry within the group, but choose partners from a clan other than their own.

Marriages are arranged by discussion. They are mainly monogamous. They do adult marriages, 28 to 35 years for men and 22 to 30 years for women. A dowry is given. The brides live with their husbands in the house of the father of the husband. Divorce is allowed but does not happen often. Adultery, cruelty and difficulty in adjusting are the usual causes for divorce. Divorcees and the bereaved are allowed to marry again. It has been reported that there is an increase in the marital age.

The son and daughter inherit the property of the father. The women do the housework and look after the children. Some do office work. The women are very much involved in social and religious matters and are involved in politics too.

Regarding childbirth, a ritual called Oti Bharna is done in the seventh to the eighth month of the pregnancy. The baby is born in a maternity home or a hospital. The pollution period after birth lasts for ten days. The name giving ceremony called Barsa takes place when the baby is twelve days old. It is the sister of the father who names the baby. They have a feast. Dead bodies are cremated. Death pollution time is for thirteen days. The Shradha ritual is done on the thirteenth day and that is the end of the time of pollution.

The Prabhu Patane are landowners. They work in office and manual work. Some teach while others are engineers or do medical work. They have an association for the community people only.

There are landlords and tenants among them. There are well educated people among both the men and women. They believe in modern medicine and in family planning.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Prabhu Patane are Hindus by religion and also have family and clan gods. They worship ancestors. They have festivals such as Holi and Diwali. Arts and crafts have been contributed by them. (Maybe Christians who like arts and crafts could befriend them).

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People Name General Prabhu Patane
People Name in Country Prabhu Patane
Population in India 56,000
World Population 56,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Dhruv Prabhu, Paithane Prabhu, Patane Prabhu, Pathare Prabhu
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Marathi-Konkani
People Name General Prabhu Patane
Ethnic Code CNN25j
People ID 17906
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:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Maharashtra (55,000) Gujarat (800) Dadra and Nagar Have (60)
Total States on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Maharashtra (55,000) Gujarat (800)
Dadra and Nagar Have (60)
Languages & Dialects on file:  4  (up to 20 largest shown)
Marathi (30,000) Gujarati (12,000) Konkani (9,700) Hindi (2,900)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Marathi 30,000 Gujarati 12,000
Konkani 9,700 Hindi 2,900
For Primary Language: Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1807-1957)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1982)
Complete Bible Yes   (1821-2002)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Text / Printed Matter
Following Jesus (India, JF Project) Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Marathi Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture (Talking Bibles) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture / Bible Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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