Sonar, Hindu in Pakistan



Population

9,530

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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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.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Sonar, Hindu
People Name in Country Sonar, Hindu
Population in Pakistan 9,500
World Population 7,451,000
Countries 5
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown 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 Pakistan
Region Central Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sindh (8,400) Punjab (1,000) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (50)
Total States on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sindh (8,400) Punjab (1,000)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (50)
Languages & Dialects on file:  6  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sindhi (6,700) Panjabi, Western (1,100) Seraiki (1,000) Panjabi, Eastern (200)
Dhatki (200) Marwari (90)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Sindhi 6,700 Panjabi, Western 1,100
Seraiki 1,000 Panjabi, Eastern 200
Dhatki 200 Marwari 90
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1825-1981)
New Testament Yes   (1890-1992)
Complete Bible Yes   (1954)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Sindhi
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Common Language New Testament
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source: Steve Evans   Creative Commons  
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
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