Somvanshi in India

The Somvanshi have only been reported in India
Population
496,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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

* 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
Population in India 496,000
World Population 496,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 9
Progress Scale 1
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 South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 9
Largest States
Maharashtra
(293,000)
Karnataka
(168,000)
Tamil Nadu
(31,000)
Gujarat
(1,500)
Telangana
(1,300)
Goa
(200)
Madhya Pradesh
(200)
Andhra Pradesh
(100)
Delhi
(100)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 9
  Maharashtra (293,000)
  Karnataka (168,000)
  Tamil Nadu (31,000)
  Gujarat (1,500)
  Telangana (1,300)
  Goa (200)
  Madhya Pradesh (200)
  Andhra Pradesh (100)
  Delhi (100)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Marathi (215,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Kannada
(172,000)
Konkani
(72,000)
Hindi
(24,000)
Tulu
(8,100)
Konkani, Goan
(2,900)
Gujarati
(800)
Kharia
(500)
English
(300)
People Groups Speaking Marathi
Primary Language Marathi (215,000 speakers)
Language Code mar   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Kannada (172,000)
  Konkani (72,000)
  Hindi (24,000)
  Tulu (8,100)
  Konkani, Goan (2,900)
  Gujarati (800)
  Kharia (500)
  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
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go 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 Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
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 Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From India census data.  Current values may differ.


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