Gond Sonjhari in India

The Gond Sonjhari have only been reported in India
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Introduction / History

The Gond Sonjhari are a scheduled tribe of Maharashtra. Their name comes from extracting gold from river beds and drains. They are not vegetarians and they eat wheat as a cereal. They speak Laria with each other.

The Gond Sonjhari prefer cousin marriages. The dead are buried. They worship ancestors. The women play a large part in helping with the income needed. Extracting gold is what many of them do for a living.

They have a traditional council to settle disagreements among them. They are not well educated, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too. Family planning is used by them.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Gond Sonjhari in India.

* Pray that the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings lead them to salvation.


References

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


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Gond Sonjhari
People Name in Country Gond Sonjhari
World Population 49,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Jhareka; Sonjhari; गोंद सोनझारी
People ID 21038
ROP3 Code 117888
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)
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 1
  Maharashtra 49,000
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Gondi, Northern (25,000 speakers)
Language Code gno   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
Marathi
21,000
Hindi
1,500
Bhatri
200
Telugu
200
Chhattisgarhi
70
Halbi
30
Kolami, Northwestern
20
Primary Language Gondi, Northern (25,000 speakers)
Language Code gno   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 8
Secondary Languages
  Marathi 21,000
  Hindi 1,500
  Bhatri 200
  Telugu 200
  Chhattisgarhi 70
  Halbi 30
  Kolami, Northwestern 20
People Groups Speaking Gondi, Northern

Primary Language:  Gondi, Northern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1872-1987)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1996)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio 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 Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Freedom From Torment
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gondi, Northern
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.10 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
96.61 %
Islam
0.12 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
3.16 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.