Saur in India

Joshua Project has identified the Saur only in India
Population
181,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Saur are a scheduled tribe who live in Madhya Pradesh in India. They speak Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They are not vegetarians and they eat fish, pork and mutton.

Monogamy is the usual way among the Saur. Divorce is allowed if the community members agree. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. They have birth and marriage rituals and the dead are cremated.

The Saur collect and sell firewood. Some of them work in agriculture. They have a community caste council to look after them and judge in matters. Hinduism is their religion. They have a low literacy level so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Saur councils will come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings will lead the Saur to salvation.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Saur
People Name in Country Saur
Population in India 181,000
World Population 181,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names सौर
People ID 18043
ROP3 Code 113538
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Madhya Pradesh
(174,000)
Chhattisgarh
(6,900)
Odisha
(100)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Madhya Pradesh (174,000)
  Chhattisgarh (6,900)
  Odisha (100)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (162,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
Bundeli
(7,100)
Chhattisgarhi
(4,100)
Odia
(1,100)
English Mal Paharia Bengali
Assamese Gujarati Sanskrit
Kharia Marathi Karbi
Naga, Zeme Telugu
People Groups Speaking Hindi
Primary Language Hindi (162,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 15
Secondary Languages
  Bundeli (7,100)
  Chhattisgarhi (4,100)
  Odia (1,100)
  English (10)
  Mal Paharia (0)
  Bengali (0)
  Assamese (0)
  Gujarati (0)
  Sanskrit (0)
  Kharia
  Marathi
  Karbi
  Naga, Zeme
  Telugu
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1806-1962)
New Testament Yes   (1811-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (1818-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Hindi Bible stories
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video A Pilgrimage (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Aasha - Hope (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Coconuts (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Fathers Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Haqeeqat Episode 6 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Ten Virgins (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Final Prodigal (Indigitube.tv)
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.86 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.13 %
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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