Sunri, Hindu in India



Population

887,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


I Am Guilty

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Introduction / History

Randhar was angry. He had worked hard to raise enough money to buy a small piece of land, and then he was denied. He complained to a government clerk, "I was refused the right to buy the land. They sold it to Bandhu because he is a Shaha Banik and I'm a Dalit Sunri. I'm tired of this! They receive all the privileges just because they claimed years ago to be linked to the forward castes. They are no better than the rest of us Sunris."


What Are Their Lives Like?

Though the Sunris have several subgroups, one of their branches is called Shaha Banik. In 1931 the British-India government officially declared they were higher in the caste system then other Sunris. Even today this still allows them to receive more social benefits which causes resentment among other Sunri subgroups.

The total Sunri population is over 800,000, and they reside primarily in the states of West Bengal and Bihar. Most earn their living through farming, trade, fishing, and being household service workers. They have made good progress in the field of education. All Sunri subgroups are tightly connected to their Hindu beliefs, and there are apparently only a few believers among them.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Christian Dalits and other believers will lead each Sunri subgroup into knowing God as their Lord and Savior.
* Pray that many will come to know that in God's eyes they are equal among all men, and He loves them all the same.


Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-09-24
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-21
People Name General Sunri, Hindu
People Name in Country Sunri, Hindu
Population in India 887,000
World Population 1,669,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Behara Sunri, Dhaneshwar Vaisya, Raik Souri, Sadhubanaik, Sadhubanik, Saha, Sahu, Saundhik, Saundika, Sethia, Shaha, Shahi, Sondhia, Sondi, Sondia, Suba, Sudhi, Suha, Sundhi, Sundi, Sundika, Sunri, Suri
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Sunri, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25c
People ID 18190
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:  26  (up to 20 largest shown)
West Bengal (492,000) Odisha (253,000) Tripura (48,000) Assam (42,000)
Chhattisgarh (14,000) Maharashtra (12,000) Jharkhand (12,000) Andhra Pradesh (3,200)
Bihar (2,700) Meghalaya (2,400) Andaman and Nicobar (1,600) Uttar Pradesh (800)
Nagaland (600) Madhya Pradesh (500) Delhi (500) Mizoram (400)
Manipur (300) Uttarakhand (300) Arunachal Pradesh (200) Telangana (100)
Total States on file:  26  (up to 20 largest shown)
West Bengal (492,000) Odisha (253,000)
Tripura (48,000) Assam (42,000)
Chhattisgarh (14,000) Maharashtra (12,000)
Jharkhand (12,000) Andhra Pradesh (3,200)
Bihar (2,700) Meghalaya (2,400)
Andaman and Nicobar (1,600) Uttar Pradesh (800)
Nagaland (600) Madhya Pradesh (500)
Delhi (500) Mizoram (400)
Manipur (300) Uttarakhand (300)
Arunachal Pradesh (200) Telangana (100)
Languages & Dialects on file:  25  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bengali (568,000) Oriya (208,000) Assamese (27,000) Hindi (26,000)
Chhattisgarhi (16,000) Kui (4,900) Marathi (3,500) Pengo (2,100)
Kurux (1,000) Halbi (900) Mundari: Bhumij (900) Kuvi (800)
Munda (700) Bhatri (700) Santhali (700) Maithili (700)
Ho (600) Telugu (600) Marwari (300) Andaman Creole Hindi (200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali 568,000 Oriya 208,000
Assamese 27,000 Hindi 26,000
Chhattisgarhi 16,000 Kui 4,900
Marathi 3,500 Pengo 2,100
Kurux 1,000 Halbi 900
Mundari: Bhumij 900 Kuvi 800
Munda 700 Bhatri 700
Santhali 700 Maithili 700
Ho 600 Telugu 600
Marwari 300 Andaman Creole Hindi 200

For Main Lanugage: Bengali


Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1800-1980)
New Testament Yes   (1801-1984)
Complete Bible Yes   (1809-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bengali Bible stories Audio Recordings
Bengali Language Film Film / Video
Bible Visuals General
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Mussulmani-Bangla, Kitabul Mukkados Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Standard Bangla Common Language Text / Printed Matter
Bible: কিতাবুল মোকাদ্দস Text / Printed Matter
Bibles, Bible League Text / Printed Matter
Christ for the Nations Text / Printed Matter
EasyBibles Text / Printed Matter
Following Jesus (India) Film / Video
Four Spiritual Laws General
General Ministry Resources Film / Video
God's Story Video Film / Video
Gods Simple Plan General
Got Questions Ministry General
International Bible Society Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Bengali Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.99 %
Islam
0.00 %
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 %
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Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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