Sonr in India

The Sonr have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Introduction / History

The Sonr, not to be confused with the goldsmithing Sonar caste, are a scheduled tribe that lives in Madhya Pradesh. They speak Bundelkhandi. The Sonr have several clans.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Sonr work in cultivation and laboring. They have a community council to look after their needs. Their education level is low so the gospel will need to be given in oral forms. They marry within their own community. Marriages are arranged by family elders. On the death of the father sons inherit the property.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion.


What Are Their Needs?

The Sonr people need the abundant life that only Jesus offers.


Prayer Points

Pray that the community leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead their people into a disciple making movement. Pray that gospel recordings and oral scriptures will become easily available to them. Pray for a craving for spiritual truth that will lead them to the only Savior.


Scripture Prayers for the Sonr in India.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Sonr
People Name in Country Sonr
Alternate Names Sondri; सोंर
Population this Country 57,000
Population all Countries 57,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 18153
ROP3 Code 113663
ROP25 Code 307662
ROP25 Name Sonr
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 3
Largest States
Odisha
42,000
Madhya Pradesh
15,000
Chhattisgarh
60
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Odisha 42,000
  Madhya Pradesh 15,000
  Chhattisgarh 60
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.42 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.51 %
Islam
0.03 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.03 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Odia (32,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
12,000
Desiya
1,400
Bhatri
900
Bundeli
500
Chhattisgarhi
400
Kui (India)
400
Bodo Parja
200
Pengo
100
Kuvi
100
Gujarati
50
Bengali Korwa
Kurux Halbi Marathi
Primary Language Odia (32,000 speakers)
Language Code ory   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 17
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 12,000
  Desiya 1,400
  Bhatri 900
  Bundeli 500
  Chhattisgarhi 400
  Kui (India) 400
  Bodo Parja 200
  Pengo 100
  Kuvi 100
  Gujarati 50
  Bengali 10
  Korwa 10
  Kurux 10
  Halbi 10
  Marathi 10
People Groups Speaking Odia

Primary Language:  Odia

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1811-1956)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1809-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1815-2021)
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories One Story
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Following Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Odia Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rivka video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General Gospel website in this language General / Other
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links (Oriya) Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
General Zume Training Zume Project
Mobile App Android Bible app: Odia YouVersion Bibles
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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