Patwa (Hindu traditions) in India

The Patwa (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Subgroups: 18 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Deobansi 62,000
Kharwar 17,000
Agarwal 1,300
Jurihar 1,200
Gauria 800
Betere 600
Gangapari 600
Kanaujia 600
Mara 600
Naraiwarshi 600

Introduction

The community name, Patwa, is associated with the making of woven cloth. Clans (gotras) and lineages exist within the Patwa community. Clans regulate marriage alliances, and lineages trace ancestries. Marriages rarely occur outside the Patwa community. Vermilion (red pigment) on the forehead, glass bracelets, and toe-rings are symbols of married women. 40 days after a male child is born the mother goes to worship a well, and brings water from the well. This ceremony is called Kuanpuja. Marriage rituals are performed by a Brahmin priest according to Vedic traditions at the bride's home, and may include worship of a village deity and circling the sacred pole seven times. Child marriage is not uncommon.


Ministry Obstacles

Most of the Patwa people live in northern India, an area that historically has been quite resistant to the Gospel.


Outreach Ideas

Much focused, sustained prayer is needed for the castes and tribes of India. Perhaps the Lord will raise up multiplied thousands of prayer groups for this purpose. The needs are very great.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be no followers of Jesus Christ today among the Hindu Patwa people group. However, we should pray for those who will one day come to saving faith in Jesus. Pray they will not succumb to social pressure and revert back to Hinduism. Pray that teachers will be sent to help them.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray the Lord will send workers soon to the Patwa people, workers who will be both accepted and understood. Pray for a church planting movement to be birthed.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Patwa (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Patwa (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 258,000
World Population 258,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 5
Alternate Names Deobansi, Patahar, Patahra, Patava, Patewah, Patka, Patkan, Patkar, Patki, Patlia, Patoi, Patua, Patwa, पटवा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17860
ROP3 Code 113336
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Group Patwa (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25g
Total Subgroups 18 (only 15 largest shown)
  Deobansi 62,000
  Kharwar 17,000
  Agarwal 1,300
  Jurihar 1,200
  Gauria 800
  Betere 600
  Gangapari 600
  Kanaujia 600
  Mara 600
  Naraiwarshi 600
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 11
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
138,000
Bihar
53,000
Madhya Pradesh
34,000
Chhattisgarh
9,400
West Bengal
8,400
Maharashtra
5,500
Delhi
4,200
Odisha
2,300
Uttarakhand
1,400
Jharkhand
1,000
Gujarat
20
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 11
  Uttar Pradesh 138,000
  Bihar 53,000
  Madhya Pradesh 34,000
  Chhattisgarh 9,400
  West Bengal 8,400
  Maharashtra 5,500
  Delhi 4,200
  Odisha 2,300
  Uttarakhand 1,400
  Jharkhand 1,000
  Gujarat 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (154,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
Bhojpuri
48,000
Awadhi
15,000
Magahi
6,900
Chhattisgarhi
6,500
Bengali
5,500
Kanauji
5,400
Maithili
5,200
Marathi
4,100
Bundeli
2,400
Odia
2,100
Bagheli
900
Garhwali
400
Kumaoni
200
Malvi
80
Primary Language Hindi (154,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
  Bhojpuri 48,000
  Awadhi 15,000
  Magahi 6,900
  Chhattisgarhi 6,500
  Bengali 5,500
  Kanauji 5,400
  Maithili 5,200
  Marathi 4,100
  Bundeli 2,400
  Odia 2,100
  Bagheli 900
  Garhwali 400
  Kumaoni 200
  Malvi 80
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1818-2000)
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 (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
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 Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.93 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.07 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
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.


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