Sonar (Hindu traditions) in India


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Subgroups: 47 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Tetulia 32,000
Bamariya 16,000
Mahavar 16,000
Ahir 15,000
Bari 15,000
Arora 14,000
Baghelkhandi 14,000
Bundelkhandi 14,000
Madh Kshatriya 14,000
Purania 14,000

Introduction

The name of the community is derived from the word sona meaning gold, and the people who work with gold are called Sunar or Sonar. Traditionally they are goldsmiths, but with the availability of better educational facilities the Sonar have become inclined towards education. They claim their social status next to that of the Brahmin. Divorce and remarriage are allowed.


Ministry Obstacles

A Sonar follower of Christ may lose his place in society, and be ostracized. This is especially an issue for high caste individuals.


Outreach Ideas

Pray the few believers among the Sonar will grow in sharing and discussing God's Word with their families and clans.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are few if any Christian believers among the Sonar, but pray for the ones that will soon be a part of this community. Pray they be well instructed in the faith, and will grow in maturity and in numbers. Pray they live holy lives.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Sonar community to be humble enough to acknowledge their need for forgiveness of sin, and that they understand the provision for forgiveness that God has provided.


Scripture Prayers for the Sonar (Hindu traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-08-23
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People Name General Sonar (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Sonar (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation suh-NAR
World Population 7,761,000
Total Countries 5
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 153
Alternate Names Agsali; Aksali; Ashraf; Ausala; Chaudhari; Gorkha; Hemkar; Jangar; Jargar; Kamsala; Kapila; Karai; Khakhar; Khatri; Konkar; Korai; Maipotra; Mair; Nepali; Niaria; Patni; Pattar; Potdar; Sanur; Saraf; Sarat; Sawrnakar; Sharif; Sheriff; Soanri Bania; Sonagara; Sonar; Sonari Bania; Soni; Soni Hahajan; Sonkar; Sonnari; Sunar; Suni; Sunia; Suniar; Suniyara; Sunnari; Suvarnakar; Suvarnkar; Swarankar; Swarnakar; Tank; Verma; Zagar; Zargar; सोनार (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18150
ROP3 Code 113659
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asia Hindu - Sonar
People Group Sonar (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25
Total Subgroups 47 (only 15 largest shown)
  Tetulia 32,000
  Bamariya 16,000
  Mahavar 16,000
  Ahir 15,000
  Bari 15,000
  Arora 14,000
  Baghelkhandi 14,000
  Bundelkhandi 14,000
  Madh Kshatriya 14,000
  Purania 14,000
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 34
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Maharashtra
1,292,000
Uttar Pradesh
1,128,000
Andhra Pradesh
811,000
Bihar
735,000
Madhya Pradesh
563,000
Telangana
467,000
Rajasthan
452,000
West Bengal
398,000
Gujarat
362,000
Tamil Nadu
360,000
Karnataka
282,000
Haryana
185,000
Chhattisgarh
106,000
Punjab
99,000
Delhi
93,000
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 34  (only 20 largest shown)
  Maharashtra 1,292,000
  Uttar Pradesh 1,128,000
  Andhra Pradesh 811,000
  Bihar 735,000
  Madhya Pradesh 563,000
  Telangana 467,000
  Rajasthan 452,000
  West Bengal 398,000
  Gujarat 362,000
  Tamil Nadu 360,000
  Karnataka 282,000
  Haryana 185,000
  Chhattisgarh 106,000
  Punjab 99,000
  Delhi 93,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (2,951,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 62
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Telugu
1,229,000
Marathi
866,000
Gujarati
374,000
Bengali
345,000
Tamil
333,000
Bhojpuri
287,000
Kannada
234,000
Marwari
150,000
Punjabi, Eastern
108,000
Konkani
102,000
Chhattisgarhi
74,000
Odia
66,000
Awadhi
65,000
Dhundari
46,000
Maithili
44,000
Primary Language Hindi (2,951,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 62
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Telugu 1,229,000
  Marathi 866,000
  Gujarati 374,000
  Bengali 345,000
  Tamil 333,000
  Bhojpuri 287,000
  Kannada 234,000
  Marwari 150,000
  Punjabi, Eastern 108,000
  Konkani 102,000
  Chhattisgarhi 74,000
  Odia 66,000
  Awadhi 65,000
  Dhundari 46,000
  Maithili 44,000
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1835-2012)
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 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 Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.15 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.46 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.39 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Steve Evans  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.