The Saur are a scheduled tribe which means they have low status in Hindu society. They live in Madhya Pradesh. They speak Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They are not vegetarians and they eat fish, pork and mutton.
The Saur collect and sell firewood. Some of them work in agriculture. They have a low literacy rate so the gospel will need to be given in oral forms. They have a community caste council to look after them and judge in community matters. Monogamy is the usual way among the Saur. Divorce is allowed if the community leaders agree. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son taking charge of family matters.
Hinduism is their religion. Spiritual beliefs of Hindus are very diverse from those who worship only one god to those who worship hundreds of them to those who are philosophical and do not worship any.
The Saur people need the opportunity to get higher education and high paying jobs.
* Scripture Prayers for the Saur in India.
* Pray that the Saur councils will come to Jesus Christ and lead their community into a Christ-ward movement. * Pray for a spiritual hunger that will only be satisfied by Jesus Christ. * Pray for intercessors and workers.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|People Name General||Saur|
|People Name in Country||Saur|
|Population this Country||168,000|
|Population all Countries||168,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||3|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||3|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Hindi (160,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||hin Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Hindi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1811-1998)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Hindi|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)|
|Film / Video||Coconuts|
|Film / Video||Creation to Christ|
|Film / Video||Father's Love Letter|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Hindi|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Rivka (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Hope Video|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|