Sunri (Hindu traditions) in India


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

Subgroups: 18 (10 largest shown)  Show all

Subgroup Name Population
Gola 20,000
Kalwar 8,000
Bodo 2,000
Madhya 2,000
Sanno 2,000
Kira 1,700
Sannokula 1,700
Darchula 1,100
Sagahut 1,100
Vivahut 1,100

Introduction / History

Randhar was angry. He had worked hard to raise enough money to buy a small piece of land, and then he was denied. He complained to a government clerk, "I was refused the right to buy the land. They sold it to Bandhu because he is a Shaha Banik and I'm a Dalit Sunri. I'm tired of this! They receive all the privileges just because they claimed years ago to be linked to the forward castes. They are no better than the rest of us Sunris."


What Are Their Lives Like?

Though the Sunris have several subgroups, one of their branches is called Shaha Banik. In 1931 the British-India government officially declared they were higher in the caste system then other Sunris. Even today this still allows them to receive more social benefits which causes resentment among other Sunri subgroups.

The total Sunri population is over 800,000, and they reside primarily in the states of West Bengal and Bihar. Most earn their living through farming, trade, fishing, and being household service workers. They have made good progress in the field of education. All Sunri subgroups are tightly connected to their Hindu beliefs, and there are apparently only a few believers among them.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Sunri (Hindu traditions) in India.

* Pray that Christian Dalits and other believers will lead each Sunri subgroup into knowing God as their Lord and Savior.
* Pray that many will come to know that in God's eyes they are equal among all men, and He loves them all the same.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2008-09-24
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-21
People Name General Sunri (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Sunri (Hindu traditions)
World Population 1,517,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 16
Alternate Names Behara Sunri; Dhaneshwar Vaisya; Raik Souri; Sadhubanaik; Sadhubanik; Saha; Sahu; Saundhik; Saundika; Sethia; Shaha; Shahi; Sondhia; Sondi; Sondia; Suba; Sudhi; Suha; Sundhi; Sundi; Sundika; Sunri; Suri; सुंरी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18190
ROP3 Code 113705
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster South Asia Hindu - other
People Group Sunri (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25
Total Subgroups 18 (only 15 largest shown)
  Gola 20,000
  Kalwar 8,000
  Bodo 2,000
  Madhya 2,000
  Sanno 2,000
  Kira 1,700
  Sannokula 1,700
  Darchula 1,100
  Sagahut 1,100
  Vivahut 1,100
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 26
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
335,000
Odisha
277,000
Assam
60,000
Tripura
57,000
Jharkhand
13,000
Maharashtra
12,000
Chhattisgarh
12,000
Andhra Pradesh
3,500
Bihar
2,500
Meghalaya
2,400
Manipur
2,300
Andaman and Nicobar
2,100
Arunachal Pradesh
1,400
Sikkim
1,000
Nagaland
900
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 26  (only 20 largest shown)
  West Bengal 335,000
  Odisha 277,000
  Assam 60,000
  Tripura 57,000
  Jharkhand 13,000
  Maharashtra 12,000
  Chhattisgarh 12,000
  Andhra Pradesh 3,500
  Bihar 2,500
  Meghalaya 2,400
  Manipur 2,300
  Andaman and Nicobar 2,100
  Arunachal Pradesh 1,400
  Sikkim 1,000
  Nagaland 900
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (460,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 24
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Odia
233,000
Assamese
40,000
Hindi
29,000
Chhattisgarhi
15,000
Marathi
3,900
Kok Borok
3,400
Kui
2,900
Kurux
800
Halbi
800
Bhatri
700
Maithili
700
Telugu
600
Munda
600
Pengo
300
Santhali
300
Primary Language Bengali (460,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 24
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Odia 233,000
  Assamese 40,000
  Hindi 29,000
  Chhattisgarhi 15,000
  Marathi 3,900
  Kok Borok 3,400
  Kui 2,900
  Kurux 800
  Halbi 800
  Bhatri 700
  Maithili 700
  Telugu 600
  Munda 600
  Pengo 300
  Santhali 300
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1832-2016)
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 - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
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 Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
General Bible Visuals
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.16 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.82 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.01 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
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