Patelia in India


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Introduction / History

The Patelia are a scheduled tribe in Gujarat, where most live. Some live in Rajasthan or Madhya Pradesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

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.


What Are Their Beliefs?

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.


What Are Their Needs?

The Patelia need ambassadors for Christ to take his glory to their community.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Christians among them to become real disciples of Jesus Christ, obedient to his commands, filled with all the fruit of his Spirit. Pray they will honor Jesus by discipling people who will disciple others.
Please pray for the Christian believers 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 to pray this through.


Scripture Prayers for the Patelia in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Patelia
People Name in Country Patelia
Alternate Names Pateliya; पतेलिया
Population this Country 144,000
Population all Countries 148,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
People ID 17855
ROP3 Code 113331
ROP25 Code 306605
ROP25 Name Patelia
Country India
Region Asia, South
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 12
Largest States
Gujarat
136,000
Maharashtra
3,100
Rajasthan
1,500
Madhya Pradesh
500
Daman and Diu
400
Tamil Nadu
200
Dadra and Nagar Have
200
Karnataka
100
Delhi
100
West Bengal
50
Telangana
40
Jharkhand
20
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Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 12
  Gujarat 136,000
  Maharashtra 3,100
  Rajasthan 1,500
  Madhya Pradesh 500
  Daman and Diu 400
  Tamil Nadu 200
  Dadra and Nagar Have 200
  Karnataka 100
  Delhi 100
  West Bengal 50
  Telangana 40
  Jharkhand 20
Website South Asia Peoples
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 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Gujarati (116,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
1,500
Marathi
1,300
Bhili
200
Marwari (India)
100
Kannada
80
Mewari
60
Telugu
60
Tamil
30
Punjabi, Eastern
30
Malayalam
20
Mundari
20
Urdu
Dhundari Dangi Bengali
Primary Language Gujarati (116,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 1,500
  Marathi 1,300
  Bhili 200
  Marwari (India) 100
  Kannada 80
  Mewari 60
  Telugu 60
  Tamil 30
  Punjabi, Eastern 30
  Malayalam 20
  Mundari 20
  Urdu 10
  Dhundari 0
  Dangi 0
  Bengali 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  (1823-2021)
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