Patelia in India


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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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.


Scripture Prayers for the Patelia in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-09-16
People Name General Patelia
People Name in Country Patelia
World Population 122,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Pateliya, पतेलिया
People ID 17855
ROP3 Code 113331
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 12
Largest States
Gujarat
116,000
Maharashtra
2,700
Rajasthan
1,300
Madhya Pradesh
400
Daman and Diu
300
Tamil Nadu
200
Dadra and Nagar Have
100
Karnataka
100
Delhi
100
West Bengal
40
Telangana
30
Jharkhand
20
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 12
  Gujarat 116,000
  Maharashtra 2,700
  Rajasthan 1,300
  Madhya Pradesh 400
  Daman and Diu 300
  Tamil Nadu 200
  Dadra and Nagar Have 100
  Karnataka 100
  Delhi 100
  West Bengal 40
  Telangana 30
  Jharkhand 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (116,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 19
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
1,500
Marathi
1,300
Bhili
200
Marwari
90
Kannada
80
Mewari
60
Telugu
60
Tamil
30
Punjabi, Eastern
30
Merwari
20
Malayalam
20
Mundari: Bhumij
20
Urdu Dhundari Dhanki
Primary Language Gujarati (116,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 19
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 1,500
  Marathi 1,300
  Bhili 200
  Marwari 90
  Kannada 80
  Mewari 60
  Telugu 60
  Tamil 30
  Punjabi, Eastern 30
  Merwari 20
  Malayalam 20
  Mundari: Bhumij 20
  Urdu 10
  Dhundari 0
  Dhanki 0
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2005)
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 (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
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 God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Father's Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.02 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.16 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.52 %
Islam
0.19 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.08 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2019  Isudas  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.