The word Patni has to do with ferrying by boat. They have low status, even those from a Muslim background.
Hindu Patnis live in both India and Bangladesh, but the Muslims live almost exclusively in Bangladesh.
Those in Bangladesh and parts of India speak Bengali. 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.
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.
The Patni people, be they Hindu or Muslim, need to meet their Savior.
* 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)|
|Population this Country||6,000|
|Population all Countries||6,200|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Gehatwan; Ghatwal; Maheshwar; Patauni; Patuni; पत्नी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||31 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||3|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Bengali (5,300 speakers)|
|Language Code||ben Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Bengali
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1801-1984)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|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|