Patralu in India

The Patralu have only been reported in India
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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

There are three subgroups among the Patralu people. The Patra Gurika live in Andhra Pradesh. They speak, read and write in Telugu, the language of Andhra Pradesh.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most of the Patra Gurika work as agricultural laborers. Their literacy level is improving but the gospel may still need to be presented in oral form. Widows cannot marry again but widowers can. Sons inherit the property on the death of the father. Unlike most Hindu communities, the Patra Gurika community buries their dead.


What Are Their Beliefs?

These people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.


What Are Their Needs?

The Patra Gurikas need the opportunity to be reconciled to the true and living God.


Prayer Points

Pray for spiritual openness to the only Savior. Pray for faithful intercessors and workers. Pray that God lead them into a disciple making movement.


Scripture Prayers for the Patralu in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Patralu
People Name in Country Patralu
Alternate Names Gurikoller; Patra; Patra Davaru; Patra Gurika; Patra Tanti; Patra Thanti; Patradav; Patrollu; Patsalia; पटरलू
Population this Country 145,000
Population all Countries 145,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
People ID 17909
ROP3 Code 113389
ROP25 Code 306623
ROP25 Name Patra
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 7
Largest States
Odisha
128,000
West Bengal
7,900
Maharashtra
4,500
Jharkhand
1,600
Andhra Pradesh
700
Karnataka
400
Delhi
100
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
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 7
  Odisha 128,000
  West Bengal 7,900
  Maharashtra 4,500
  Jharkhand 1,600
  Andhra Pradesh 700
  Karnataka 400
  Delhi 100
Website South Asia Peoples
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 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Odia (111,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Bengali
3,600
Marathi
2,800
Hindi
2,800
Telugu
300
Santhali
200
Mundari
100
Kannada
70
Primary Language Odia (111,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Bengali 3,600
  Marathi 2,800
  Hindi 2,800
  Telugu 300
  Santhali 200
  Mundari 100
  Kannada 70
People Groups Speaking Odia

Primary Language:  Odia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1811-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1809-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1815-2021)
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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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