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Patni (Hindu traditions) in India

Patni (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
228,000 Assamese Hinduism 0.03 % Unknown   

Patni (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The Patni are a scheduled caste in India and Hinduism is the main religion. They speak Bengali.

In Assam some of the Patni, in addition to speaking Bengali, can speak Hindi and Assamese. They are not vegetarians and eat rice as a cereal. Most are landowners. They work in cultivation. They have a low literacy level and so the gospel message will need to be given in oral form too.

In West Bengal they work on ferries. The word Patni has to do with ferrying by boat. They use family planning. In marriage they avoid marrying relatives on the side of the father for five generations.

In Tripura the Patni live mainly in the western district. They work as laborers and other work such as pulling rickshaws. They use traditional and modern medicines.

Some of the Patni live in Manipur.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Gospel recordings will lead the Patni to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that Indian Christians will help lead them to salvation.

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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Global Prayer Digest: 2009-09-10
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-07
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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:228,000
Largest States:
Assam (182,000)West Bengal (31,000)
Tripura (7,200)Manipur (3,700)
Meghalaya (1,000)Madhya Pradesh (700)
Bihar (400)Delhi (100)
Arunachal Pradesh (100)Mizoram (100)
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People Name in Country: Patni (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Patni (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Patuniपत्नी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113332
Joshua Project People ID: 17856
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 228,000
Population all Countries: 345,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Dalit - other
People Name General: Patni (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Assamese (144,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): asm    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (74,000)Hindi (7,400)
Odia (200)Maithili (200)
Sadri (100)Chhattisgarhi (70)
Total Languages: 7
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.01 % 
Christianity0.03 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.95 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.01 % 
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
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1822-1974
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1833-1995
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 Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Assamese
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Path of Light
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: অসমীয়া - Assamese
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Patni (Hindu traditions) in India

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