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Patwa (Hindu traditions) in India

Patwa (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
306,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Patwa (Hindu traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The community name, Patwa, is associated with the making of woven cloth. Clans (gotras) and lineages exist within the Patwa community.

What are their lives like?
Clans regulate marriage alliances, and lineages trace ancestries. Marriages rarely occur outside the Patwa community. Vermilion (red pigment) on the forehead, glass bracelets, and toe-rings are symbols of married women. Brahmin priests officiate marriage rituals according to Vedic traditions at the bride's home and may include worship of a village deity and circling the sacred pole seven times. Child marriage are common.
Forty days after a male child is born the mother goes to worship a well and brings water from it. This ceremony is called Kuanpuja.

What are their beliefs?
The Patwa 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.
Almost all Hindus participate in yearly celebrations like Holi, the festival of colors and the start of spring / Diwali, the festival of lights / Navratri, the celebration of autumn / and Rama Navami, Rama's birthday.

What are their needs?
Most of the Patwa people live in northern India, an area that historically has been resistant to the gospel.
There is a great need for focused, sustained prayer for each caste and tribe in this part of India.

Prayer Points
There may be no followers of Jesus Christ today among the Hindu Patwa people group. However, we should pray for those who will one day come to saving faith in Jesus. Pray they will not succumb to social pressure and revert back to old ways.
Pray for disciplers who will teach new believers to make more disciples.
Pray for the birth of a church planting movement among the Patwa people.

References
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patwa

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:11 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:306,000
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (163,000)Bihar (62,000)
Madhya Pradesh (40,000)Chhattisgarh (11,000)
West Bengal (9,800)Maharashtra (6,500)
Delhi (5,100)Odisha (2,800)
Uttarakhand (1,600)Jharkhand (1,200)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Patwa (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Patwa (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
DeobansiPatahar
PatahraPatava
PatewahPatka
PatkanPatkar
PatkiPatlia
PatoiPatua
Patwaपटवा (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 113336
Joshua Project People ID: 17860
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 306,000
Population all Countries: 306,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Patwa (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Hindi (153,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): hin    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bhojpuri (48,000)Awadhi (15,000)
Magahi (6,900)Chhattisgarhi (6,600)
Maithili (6,200)Bengali (5,500)
Kanauji (5,400)Marathi (4,100)
Bundeli (2,600)Odia (2,200)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 16
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.93 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.07 % 
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 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1806-1962
New Testament:
1811-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1835-2019
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline Audio Scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
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Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus video
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / VideoLove letter to you from scripture
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoRivka video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
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Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Comic Book Version
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hindi
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterHindi Bible
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Hindi
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
 
 
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