Patwa (Muslim traditions) in Bangladesh


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Patwas are associated with threading of beads and stitchery. The community name, Patwa, is associated with the making of woven cloth.


Where Are they Located?

There are Muslim Patwa people in Bangladesh, India, and a smaller number in Pakistan. The more numerous Hindu Patwas all live in India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Muslim Patwas have their own clans (gotras) and lineages. Clans regulate marriage alliances, and lineages trace ancestries. Marriages rarely occur outside the Patwa community.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Patwas are mainly Hindu, though there are some Muslims among them, forming a separate community. In such situations, Muslims tend to retain aspects of Hindu spirituality such as revering saints, and looking to charms and amulets for their needs rather than Allah, the God of Islam. Those who are devout Muslims will pray five times facing Mecca, the holy city of Islam, and even go on the required pilgrimage to Mecca.


What Are Their Needs?

Like all unreached people groups, the Muslim Patwas need the chance to embrace Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Ideally, there will be leaders in their communities who will open the door for those who are spiritually hungry to seek and find Him.


Prayer Points

Pray for workers to go to the Muslim Patwas, and for their hearts to be ready to receive their Savior.
Pray for networks of believing families and fellowships that will throw the doors open for others to follow Jesus.
Pray for the Lord to bless the families among the Muslim Patwa people with his presence and mercy.
Pray for believers among this people group to disciple others who will disciple still others.
Pray for Bible believing fellowships and churches among the Muslim Patwas.


Scripture Prayers for the Patwa (Muslim traditions) in Bangladesh.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patwa
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17662/IN
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17662/PK


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Patwa (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Patwa (Muslim traditions)
Alternate Names Patahra; Patkan; Patoi; Patua; पटवा (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 14,000
Population all Countries 23,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 17662
ROP3 Code 113102
ROP25 Code 306631
ROP25 Name Patwa
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 30  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Barisal
6,300
Dhaka
2,300
Rangpur
2,000
Chittagong
1,300
Rajshahi
800
Khulna
700
Sylhet
400
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 30  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Barisal 6,300
  Dhaka 2,300
  Rangpur 2,000
  Chittagong 1,300
  Rajshahi 800
  Khulna 700
  Sylhet 400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Bengali (13,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Sylheti
400
Chittagonian
200
Primary Language Bengali (13,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Sylheti 400
  Chittagonian 200
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2022)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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