Sonar (Sikh traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Sonar (Sikh traditions) only in India
Population
196,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The name Sonar comes from the word Sona meaning gold. They work as goldsmiths and in other work too.

Sonar Sikhs live in Punjab. They speak Punjabi and Hindi and read and write in Gurmukhi. Wheat is the cereal they eat. Divorce and marrying again are allowed. Sons and daughters inherit the property in the same amounts on the death of the father with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. The name of a Sikh child is given by them after reciting of the Sikh religious texts.

In Haryana, Sikh marriages are performed around the Guru Granth Sahib which is the main religious literature of Sikhism. There are Sikhs in Delhi too.

Sonar Sikhs are favorable to education.


Prayer Points

* Pray that gospel materials will lead the Sonar Sikhs to salvation.
* Pray that Indian Christians will lead them to Jesus Christ.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Sonar (Sikh traditions)
People Name in Country Sonar (Sikh traditions)
Population in India 196,000
World Population 196,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Aksali, Ashraf, Chaudhari, Hemkar, Jangar, Jargar, Kamsala, Kapila, Khakhar, Khatri, Konkar, Maipotra, Mair, Niaria, Patni, Potdar, Sanur, Saraf, Sarat, Sharif, Sheriff, Soni, Soni Hahajan, Sonkar, Sunar, Suni, Sunia, Suniar, Suniyara, Suvarnakar, Swarankar, Swarnakar, Tank, Verma, Zagar, Zargur, सोनार (सिख ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18169
ROP3 Code 113681
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 22
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Punjab
(157,000)
Haryana
(11,000)
Delhi
(6,400)
Rajasthan
(6,400)
Uttar Pradesh
(5,200)
Uttarakhand
(2,100)
Maharashtra
(1,600)
Madhya Pradesh
(1,400)
Jammu and Kashmir
(1,100)
Jharkhand
(700)
Himachal Pradesh
(500)
Chhattisgarh
(500)
Chandigarh
(500)
Gujarat
(500)
West Bengal
(500)
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 22  (only 20 largest shown)
  Punjab (157,000)
  Haryana (11,000)
  Delhi (6,400)
  Rajasthan (6,400)
  Uttar Pradesh (5,200)
  Uttarakhand (2,100)
  Maharashtra (1,600)
  Madhya Pradesh (1,400)
  Jammu and Kashmir (1,100)
  Jharkhand (700)
  Himachal Pradesh (500)
  Chhattisgarh (500)
  Chandigarh (500)
  Gujarat (500)
  West Bengal (500)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (160,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
Hindi
(23,000)
Bagri
(3,300)
Marwari
(800)
Haryanvi
(600)
Dogri
(100)
Kumaoni
(40)
Kangri
(30)
Gujarati
(20)
Pahari-Potwari: Poonch
(20)
Chhattisgarhi Urdu
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern
Primary Language Punjabi, Eastern (160,000 speakers)
Language Code pan   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 12
Secondary Languages
  Hindi (23,000)
  Bagri (3,300)
  Marwari (800)
  Haryanvi (600)
  Dogri (100)
  Kumaoni (40)
  Kangri (30)
  Gujarati (20)
  Pahari-Potwari: Poonch (20)
  Chhattisgarhi (10)
  Urdu (10)
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Eastern

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Eastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1818-1954)
New Testament Yes   (1815-2011)
Complete Bible Yes   (1959-2002)
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 Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Eyes of the Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Sikh Contextual Gathering (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Sikh Punjabi Music Video (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Other / Small
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
100.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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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