Patni (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
287,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Patni are a scheduled caste in India and Hinduism is the main religion. They speak Bengali.

In Assam some of the Patni, in addition to speaking Bengali, can speak Hindi and Assamese. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal. Most are landowners. They work in cultivation. They have a low literacy level and so the gospel message will need to be given in oral form too.

In West Bengal they work on ferries. The word Patni has to do with ferrying by boat. They use family planning. In marriage they avoid marrying relatives on the side of the father for five generations.

In Tripura the Patni live mainly in the western district. They work as laborers and other work such as pulling rickshaws. They use traditional and modern medicines.

Some of the Patni live in Manipur.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Gospel recordings will lead the Patni to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Indian Christians will help lead them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-09-10
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-07
People Name General Patni (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Patni (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 287,000
World Population 404,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Gehatwari, Ghatwal, Jat, Maheshwar, Patani, Patauni, Patuni, पत्नी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17856
ROP3 Code 113332
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 11
Largest States
Assam
(229,000)
West Bengal
(45,000)
Tripura
(6,500)
Manipur
(4,200)
Madhya Pradesh
(700)
Bihar
(400)
Meghalaya
(200)
Arunachal Pradesh
(100)
Mizoram
(100)
Delhi
(100)
Andaman and Nicobar
(100)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 11
  Assam (229,000)
  West Bengal (45,000)
  Tripura (6,500)
  Manipur (4,200)
  Madhya Pradesh (700)
  Bihar (400)
  Meghalaya (200)
  Arunachal Pradesh (100)
  Mizoram (100)
  Delhi (100)
  Andaman and Nicobar (100)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Assamese (145,000 speakers)
Language Code asm   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Bengali
(122,000)
Hindi
(7,400)
Odia
(200)
Maithili
(200)
Sadri
(100)
Chhattisgarhi
(70)
People Groups Speaking Assamese
Primary Language Assamese (145,000 speakers)
Language Code asm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Bengali (122,000)
  Hindi (7,400)
  Odia (200)
  Maithili (200)
  Sadri (100)
  Chhattisgarhi (70)
People Groups Speaking Assamese

Primary Language:  Assamese

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1822-1974)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1819-1993)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1833-1995)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Assamese Bible stories
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Christassam recordings
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Assamese
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Path of Light (Indigitube.tv)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Christ for the Nations
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Gerald Roberts  
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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