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Patwa (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

Patwa (Muslim traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,300 Saraiki Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No   

Patwa (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
The Patwas are associated with threading of beads and stitchery. The community name, Patwa, is associated with the making of woven cloth. They are especially noted for weaving bedsheets. They were jewelry makers and weavers who often added gold or silver threads to their work. Most are Hindu, but in Pakistan they are mostly Muslim. 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. Their marriages rarely occur outside their own 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 His kingdom to come and His will to be done among the Muslim Patwa people. Pray for a movement of Patwa households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ. Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Patwa people to the arms of Jesus. Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Patwa people.

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Country: Pakistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:5 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:2,300
Largest Provinces:
Punjab (1,900)Sindh (400)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Patwa (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Patwa (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
PatahraPatkan
PatoiPatua
पटवा (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113102
Joshua Project People ID: 17662
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,300
Population all Countries: 16,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Patwa (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Language
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Primary Language: Saraiki (1,900 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): skr    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Marwari (500)Urdu (200)
Sindhi (200)
Total Languages: 4
   
 
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: 1898-2009
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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 RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Saraiki
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
 
 
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