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Patni (Muslim traditions) in Bangladesh



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
5,900 Bengali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Patni (Muslim traditions) in Bangladesh

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Introduction / History
The word Patni has to do with ferrying by boat. They are a scheduled caste, which means they have low status, even those from a Muslim background.

Where are they located?
Hindu Patnis live in both India and Bangladesh, but the Muslims live almost exclusively in Bangladesh.

What are their lives like?
Those in Bangladesh and parts of India speak Bengali. 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. Like other Muslims in South Asia, Muslim beliefs are tainted by Hindu spirituality which affects almost all religious communities in this region. Officially they are dedicated to Allah and the teachings of his prophet, Mohammed, but on a daily basis, Muslims look to charms, amulets, etc. Devout Muslim Patnis will pray five times a day, give alms to the poor, and go on the pilgrimage to Mecca if they have the resources.

What are their needs?
The Patni people, be they Hindu or Muslim, need to meet their Savior.

Prayer Points
* Pray for families of believers loving and serving others to grow reproducing churches.
* Pray for a chain reaction of Muslim 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 Muslim 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 Muslim Patnis like yeast changes dough.

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Country: Bangladesh
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:48 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:5,900
Largest Provinces:
Dhaka (2,200)Khulna (2,100)
Rangpur (1,600)
Total Provinces on file:3
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Patni (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Patni (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
GehatwanGhatwal
MaheshwarPatauni
Patuniपत्नी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113100
Joshua Project People ID: 17660
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 5,900
Population all Countries: 6,100
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - Other
People Name General: Patni (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Bengali (5,300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Sylheti (30)
Total Languages: 2
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1800-1980
New Testament:
1801-1984Audio
Complete Bible: 1809-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Bangla Version (F ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Mussolmani Versio ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament- Common Version (FC ...
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Love Story
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
Film / VideoThe Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / VideoThe Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Mussulmani-Bangla, Kitabul Mukkad ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Standard Bangla Common Language
Text / Printed MatterBible: কিতাবুল মোক ...
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Patni (Muslim traditions) in Bangladesh

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