Patni (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The word Patni has to do with ferrying by boat. They are a scheduled caste, which means they have low status in Hindu society.


Where Are they Located?

They live in India and Bangladesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Those in Bangladesh and parts of India speak Bengali. They are not vegetarians. Most are landowners who work in cultivation, though others are day laborers. They have a low literacy level and so the gospel message will need to be presented in oral form. They avoid marrying relatives on the side of the father for five generations.


What Are Their Beliefs?

There are both Muslim and Hindu Patni people. Hindus don't have a set of theological beliefs like Christians or Muslims, nor do they have a specific set of gods they must worship. People worship the gods they believe will benefit them. Hindus like the Patni, who have low status, hope to be reincarnated into a higher caste after they die.


What Are Their Needs?

The Patni people, be they Hindu or Muslim, need to meet their Savior.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Patni (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh.

* Pray for families of believers loving and serving others to grow reproducing churches.
* Pray for a chain reaction of Patni families reaching families that results in thousands of new believers who share their faith with others.
* Pray for grace and truth expanding into the entire Hindu Patni society as all believers learn to love others.
* Pray that churches and believers will bless their entire people group in such a way that God's love will change the Hindu Patni people like yeast changes dough.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Patni (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Patni (Hindu traditions)
World Population 383,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Gehatwari, Ghatwal, Jat, Maheshwar, Patani, Patauni, Patuni, पत्नी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17856
ROP3 Code 113332
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Sylhet
67,000
Dhaka
18,000
Chittagong
11,000
Rajshahi
8,900
Barisal
5,100
Rangpur
3,100
Khulna
2,900
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 48  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Sylhet 67,000
  Dhaka 18,000
  Chittagong 11,000
  Rajshahi 8,900
  Barisal 5,100
  Rangpur 3,100
  Khulna 2,900
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (54,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Sylheti
47,000
Bishnupuriya
1,800
Assamese
800
Chittagonian
200
Tippera
Primary Language Bengali (54,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Sylheti 47,000
  Bishnupuriya 1,800
  Assamese 800
  Chittagonian 200
  Tippera
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  (1809-2000)
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 - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
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 The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Gerald Roberts 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Bangladesh census data.  Current values may differ.