Somvanshi in India

The Somvanshi have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 3

Subgroup Name Population
Vadval 45,000
Sashtikar 33,000
Ashtagarkar 2,300

Introduction / History

The Khatri Somvanshiya of Maharashtra speak Marathi and read and write in Devanagari except for those who come from Gujarat, who speak in Gujarati. They are not vegetarians.

The Somvanshiya are monogamous. The divorced and widowers can marry again. There are birth and marriage rituals and the dead are cremated. Sons inherit the property on the death of the father. They have large families.

Weaving cotton and silk is their main work. Some are in business. They are reasonably well educated. Hinduism is their religion.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Somvanshi in India.

* Pray that Indian Christians will lead the Khatri Somvanshiya to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel recordings and the internet will lead them to salvation.


References

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Somvanshi
People Name in Country Somvanshi
World Population 498,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 10
Alternate Names Chaukalshi, Khatri, Panch Kalshi, Panch Kalsia, Panchkalsi, Panchkalsi Sutar, Patkar, Somvanshi Kshatriya, Wadavat, सोमवंशी
People ID 17882
ROP3 Code 113361
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 9
Largest States
Maharashtra
289,000
Karnataka
169,000
Tamil Nadu
31,000
Gujarat
1,500
Telangana
1,400
Goa
200
Madhya Pradesh
200
Delhi
100
Andhra Pradesh
100
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 9
  Maharashtra 289,000
  Karnataka 169,000
  Tamil Nadu 31,000
  Gujarat 1,500
  Telangana 1,400
  Goa 200
  Madhya Pradesh 200
  Delhi 100
  Andhra Pradesh 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (216,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Kannada
172,000
Konkani
71,000
Hindi
22,000
Tulu
8,200
Konkani, Goan
2,900
Gujarati
800
English
300
Primary Language Marathi (216,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Kannada 172,000
  Konkani 71,000
  Hindi 22,000
  Tulu 8,200
  Konkani, Goan 2,900
  Gujarati 800
  English 300
People Groups Speaking Marathi

Primary Language:  Marathi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1807-1957)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1982)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1821-2002)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Marathi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Marathi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: मराठी - Marathi
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Primary Religion: Hinduism
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 %
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.