Patni (Muslim traditions) in Bangladesh


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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Introduction / History

The word Patni has to do with ferrying by boat. They are a scheduled caste, which means they have low status, even those from a Muslim background.


Where Are they Located?

Hindu Patnis live in both India and Bangladesh, but the Muslims live almost exclusively in Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Those in Bangladesh and parts of India speak Bengali. Most are landowners who work in cultivation, 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. Like other Muslims in South Asia, Muslim beliefs are tainted by Hindu spirituality which affects almost all religious communities in this region. Officially they are dedicated to Allah and the teachings of his prophet, Mohammed, but on a daily basis, Muslims look to charms, amulets, etc. Devout Muslim Patnis will pray five times a day, give alms to the poor, and go on the pilgrimage to Mecca if they have the resources.


What Are Their Needs?

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


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Patni (Muslim traditions) in Bangladesh.

* Pray for families of believers loving and serving others to grow reproducing churches.
* Pray for a chain reaction of Muslim 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 Muslim 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 Muslim Patnis like yeast changes dough.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Patni (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Patni (Muslim traditions)
World Population 6,100
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Gehatwan; Ghatwal; Maheshwar; Patauni; Patuni; पत्नी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17660
ROP3 Code 113100
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Dhaka
2,200
Khulna
2,100
Rangpur
1,600
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Dhaka 2,200
  Khulna 2,100
  Rangpur 1,600
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Bengali (5,300 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Sylheti
30
Primary Language Bengali (5,300 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Sylheti 30
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  (1809-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Bangladesh census data.  Current values may differ.