Patwa (Hindu traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Patwa (Hindu traditions) only in India
Population
258,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 6 to 8
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Deobansi, Patahar, Patahra, Patava, Patewah, Patka, Patkan, Patkar, Patki, Patlia, Patoi, Patua, Patwa, पटवा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17860
ROP3 Code 113336
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
Uttar Pradesh
(139,000)
Bihar
(53,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(35,000)
Chhattisgarh
(9,400)
West Bengal
(8,300)
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
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 11
  Uttar Pradesh (139,000)
  Bihar (53,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (35,000)
  Chhattisgarh (9,400)
  West Bengal (8,300)
  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
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)
People Groups Speaking Hindi
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 of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
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 Fathers 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)
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
Unknown
Other / Small
0.07 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous  
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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