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.
A Sonar follower of Christ may lose his place in society, and be ostracized. This is especially an issue for high caste individuals.
Sustained and focused prayer is needed, as well as workers who can relate to high caste groups.
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 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.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Sonar (Hindu traditions)|
|People Name in Country||Sonar (Hindu traditions)|
|Population in Pakistan||9,500|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1 to 2|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|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)|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||4 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||3|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Sindhi (5,700 speakers)|
|Language Code||snd Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Sindhi|
Primary Language: Sindhi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1890-1992)|
|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||Oral Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Sindhi|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Common Language New Testament|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible (Bibles India)|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|