Samon Sindhi in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

In the eighth century, Sindhis became part of an Islamic Empire, enabling Arabs to enter India. Sindhi people have Persian links that have influenced them. They have their roots in Pakistan's Sindh Province.
There are a number of Sindhi subgroups. Among them are the Samon Sindhis who are evenly divided between Pakistan's Sindh Province and Gujarat, India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Samon Sindhi work in livestock production. Some work in agriculture. Samon Sindhis are not well educated, so they will need the gospel in oral form. They are not vegetarians who eat buffalo and camel meat.
They have arranged marriages with their cousins. They allow for re-marriage. When the father dies sons and daughters both inherit the property.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Sunni Muslims who have also been influenced by Sufism. There are Sufi shrines in Sindhi communities.


What Are Their Needs?

The Samon Sindhi people need to put their hope in the King of kings, realizing that he is the one who gives them worth and dignity.


Prayer Points

Pray that God will give the Samon Sindhi dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
Pray for Christian resources to influence their spiritual lives.
Pray for Sindhi disciples to make other disciples within the Samon community.
Pray for spiritual hunger and discernment that will drive them into the loving arms of Jesus.


Scripture Prayers for the Sindhi Samon in India.


References

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


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Sindhi Samon
People Name in Country Sindhi Samon
Natural Name Samon Sindhi
Population this Country 108,000
Population all Countries 272,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Samon; सिंधी समों
People ID 18165
ROP3 Code 113677
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 3
Largest States
Gujarat
106,000
Maharashtra
500
Daman and Diu
50
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 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 3
  Gujarat 106,000
  Maharashtra 500
  Daman and Diu 50
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Sindhi (56,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Gujarati
35,000
Kacchi
100
Primary Language Sindhi (56,000 speakers)
Language Code snd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Gujarati 35,000
  Kacchi 100
People Groups Speaking Sindhi
Photo Source (Representative photo)
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Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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