Sonar, Hindu in India

Population

7,199,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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The name of the community is derived from the word sona meaning gold, and the people who work with gold are called Sunar or Sonar. Traditionally they are goldsmiths, but with the availability of better educational facilities the Sonar have become inclined towards education. They claim their social status next to that of the Brahman. Divorce and remarriage are allowed.

Ministry Obstacles

A Sonar follower of Christ may lose his place in society, and be ostracized. This is especially an issue for high caste individuals.


Outreach Ideas

Sustained and focused prayer is needed, as well as workers who can relate to high caste groups.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are few if any Christian believers among the Sonar, but pray for the ones that will soon be a part of this community. Pray they be well instructed in the faith, and will grow in maturity and in numbers. Pray they live holy lives.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Sonar community to be humble enough to acknowledge their need for forgiveness of sin, and that they understand the provision for forgiveness that God has provided.

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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Sonar, Hindu
People Name in Country Sonar, Hindu
ROP3 Code 113659
Joshua Project People ID 18150
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 7,199,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Agsali, Aksali, Ashraf, Ausala, Chaudhari, Jangar, Jargar, Kamsala, Kapila, Karai, Khakhar, Khatri, Korai, Maipotra, Mair, Niaria, Patni, Pattar, Sarat, Sharif, Sheriff, Soanri Bania, Sonagara, Soni, Soni Hahajan, Sonkar, Sonnari, Sunar, Suni, Sunia, Suniar, Suniyara, Sunnari, Suvarnakar, Swarankar, Swarnakar, Tank, Verma,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 2,825,238 Telugu 1,236,708 Marathi 790,250 Gujarati 337,320
Bengali 327,758 Tamil 316,130 Bhojpuri 286,110 Kannada 188,840
Marwari 151,055 Konkani, Goan 80,980 Panjabi, Eastern 77,265 Oriya 68,712
Chhattisgarhi 67,700 Awadhi 66,040 Konkani 63,420 Dhundari 51,720
Kanauji 39,790 Maithili 38,020 Magahi 33,260 Shekhawati 32,780
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Sonar, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25g
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
99.79%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.21%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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