Sindhi Sumra in India



Population

30,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Sumra is a Muslim community of Gujarat named after Samara, a place in Iran, where their ancestor Mohamed Haneef Ali had settled. They had converted from the Parmar Rajputs of Mallani and Rajaputana communities. It is also believed that they are descendants of Samri Ameer Dinar and were called Samro before it was changed to Sumra. They had migrated to Kutch and then to Saureshtra in Sindh. Stories of their migration are recalled in their folk lore and oral traditions.

They speak Kachchi and Gujarati. Traditionally they were warriors but at present they are involved in business, agriculture, government and private service. Their staple diets are Bairi, roti, rice and dal.

Marriages between first cousins are preferred. Widow remarriage is allowed. The marriage rituals start with betrothal ceremony followed by Takneer by Maulvis and Nikah at the bride's residence as per the Islamic traditions. The dead are buried and Ziarat is performed for three days.

The Sumra belong to the Sunni sect. Their community is affiliated to the local Jamat. Although they have cordial relations with the Lohana community, they usually do not accept food or water from them.

State: Gujarat


Prayer Points

* For the salvation of the Sumra people.
* For the Sumra people to develop and have proper facilities such as electricity, roads and literacy programs.


Profile Source:   India Missions Association - Edited by Philipose Vaidyar  Copyrighted ©   Used with permission  

People Name General Sindhi Sumra
People Name in Country Sindhi Sumra
Population in India 30,000
World Population 222,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Samma, Samros, Sindhi Sama, Sumra
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Sindhi
People Name General Sindhi Sumra
Ethnic Code CNN25p
People ID 18173
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:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarat (30,000) Maharashtra (300) Daman and Diu (10)
Total States on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarat (30,000) Maharashtra (300)
Daman and Diu (10)
Languages & Dialects on file:  3  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gujarati (21,000) Kachchi (9,900) Sindhi (200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gujarati 21,000 Kachchi 9,900
Sindhi 200

For Main Lanugage: Gujarati


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1809-1965)
New Testament Yes   (1820-1985)
Complete Bible Yes   (1823-2005)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Fathers Love Letter Text / Printed Matter
Following Jesus (India) Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
Jesus Film: view in Gujarati Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
Online Bible (Bibles India) Text / Printed Matter
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture / Bible Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
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: Isudas   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: India Missions Association - Edited by Philipose Vaidyar  Copyrighted ©   Used with permission  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

Copyright © 2015 Joshua Project.  A ministry of Frontier Ventures.