Sunri Sadhubanik people are a scheduled caste. This means that they are an officially designated group of historically disadvantaged people in India, acknowledged by the Indian Constitution. There is no way out of this circumstance. Those in Muslim Bangladesh are only a little better off.
This people group lives in Bengal and Bihar. A small number live in Bangladesh.
They speak, read and write in Bengali.
They are not vegetarians, but they avoid pork and beef, and eat rice as their staple food.
Some Sunri continue with their traditional work of distilling and selling alcohol, though this is frowned upon in Muslim Bangladesh. Others are involved in trade or self-employment. Women help in financial matters. Sunri people are relatively well educated.
Sunri Sadhubanik people are 100 percent Hindu. They worship many gods, family ancestors, and regional gods. They celebrate many Hindu festivals. Brahmin priests perform birth, marriage, and death rituals for them. Religion is an important and invasive part of their lives.
Although written, audio, and visual resources are available in the Bengali language, these people for whom Lord Jesus gave His life remain unreached.
The greatest need of the Sunri Sadhubanik people is to know that the God who created them is almighty. They need to know that there is no god beside Him. But today there are no known believers among them.
They are poor. They need economic improvement in their lives.
* Scripture Prayers for the Sunri Sadhubanik in Bangladesh.
* Pray for a movement of Sunri households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
* Pray for the Sunri people to understand and embrace that Jesus wants to bless their families and neighborhoods.
* Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Sunri family leaders to experience God's blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.
* Pray for a movement of Jesus to heal and strengthen Sunri communities.
|Profile Source: Keith Carey|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||48 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||5|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Bengali (252,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||ben Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Bengali
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1801-1984)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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||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||Four Spiritual Laws|