Sonar, Hindu in India



Population

7,571,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


A Pilgrimage

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Introduction

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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Prayer Links
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People Name General Sonar, Hindu
People Name in Country Sonar, Hindu
Population in India 7,571,000
World Population 7,725,000
Countries 4
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Agsali, Aksali, Ashraf, Ausala, Chaudhari, Gorkha, Hemkar, Jangar, Jargar, Kamsala, Kapila, Karai, Khakhar, Khatri, Konkar, Korai, Maipotra, Mair, Nepali, Niaria, Patni, Pattar, Potdar, Sanur, Saraf, Sarat, Sawrnakar, Sharif, Sheriff, Soanri Bania, Sonagara, Sonar, Sonari Bania, Soni, Soni Hahajan, Sonkar, Sonnari, Sunar, Suni, Sunia, Suniar, Suniyara, Sunnari, Suvarnakar, Suvarnkar, Swarankar, Swarnakar, Tank, Verma, Zagar, Zargar
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Hindi
People Name General Sonar, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25g
People ID 18150
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 21  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  31  (up to 20 largest shown)
Maharashtra (1,187,000) Uttar Pradesh (1,159,000) Andhra Pradesh (829,000) Bihar (759,000)
Madhya Pradesh (567,000) Telangana (460,000) Rajasthan (451,000) West Bengal (380,000)
Gujarat (373,000) Tamil Nadu (369,000) Karnataka (272,000) Haryana (190,000)
Chhattisgarh (107,000) Delhi (87,000) Odisha (75,000) Jharkhand (73,000)
Punjab (64,000) Uttarakhand (63,000) Assam (39,000) Himachal Pradesh (30,000)
Total States on file:  31  (up to 20 largest shown)
Maharashtra (1,187,000) Uttar Pradesh (1,159,000)
Andhra Pradesh (829,000) Bihar (759,000)
Madhya Pradesh (567,000) Telangana (460,000)
Rajasthan (451,000) West Bengal (380,000)
Gujarat (373,000) Tamil Nadu (369,000)
Karnataka (272,000) Haryana (190,000)
Chhattisgarh (107,000) Delhi (87,000)
Odisha (75,000) Jharkhand (73,000)
Punjab (64,000) Uttarakhand (63,000)
Assam (39,000) Himachal Pradesh (30,000)
Languages & Dialects on file:  59  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hindi (2,838,000) Telugu (1,202,000) Marathi (769,000) Gujarati (353,000)
Bengali (329,000) Tamil (327,000) Bhojpuri (286,000) Kannada (219,000)
Marwari (138,000) Chhattisgarhi (75,000) Panjabi, Eastern (75,000) Oriya (71,000)
Konkani, Goan (67,000) Awadhi (66,000) Konkani (66,000) Dhundari (52,000)
Kanauji (40,000) Maithili (38,000) Magahi (33,000) Shekhawati (33,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hindi 2,838,000 Telugu 1,202,000
Marathi 769,000 Gujarati 353,000
Bengali 329,000 Tamil 327,000
Bhojpuri 286,000 Kannada 219,000
Marwari 138,000 Chhattisgarhi 75,000
Panjabi, Eastern 75,000 Oriya 71,000
Konkani, Goan 67,000 Awadhi 66,000
Konkani 66,000 Dhundari 52,000
Kanauji 40,000 Maithili 38,000
Magahi 33,000 Shekhawati 33,000

For Main Lanugage: Hindi


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Hindi Holy Bible Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Film / Video
Following Jesus (India) Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Hindi Bible Text / Printed Matter
Hindi Bible stories Audio Recordings
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Hindi Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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 Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Steve Evans   Creative Commons  
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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