Saur in India

The Saur have only been reported 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

The Saur are a scheduled tribe which means they have low status in Hindu society. They live in Madhya Pradesh. They speak Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They are not vegetarians and they eat fish, pork and mutton.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Saur collect and sell firewood. Some of them work in agriculture. They have a low literacy rate so the gospel will need to be given in oral forms. They have a community caste council to look after them and judge in community matters. Monogamy is the usual way among the Saur. Divorce is allowed if the community leaders agree. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son taking charge of family matters.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion. Spiritual beliefs of Hindus are very diverse from those who worship only one god to those who worship hundreds of them to those who are philosophical and do not worship any.


What Are Their Needs?

The Saur people need the opportunity to get higher education and high paying jobs.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Saur in India.

* Pray that the Saur councils will come to Jesus Christ and lead their community into a Christ-ward movement. * Pray for a spiritual hunger that will only be satisfied by Jesus Christ. * Pray for intercessors and workers.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Saur
People Name in Country Saur
Population this Country 169,000
Population all Countries 169,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names सौर
People ID 18043
ROP3 Code 113538
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
Madhya Pradesh
168,000
Chhattisgarh
600
Odisha
100
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
  Madhya Pradesh 168,000
  Chhattisgarh 600
  Odisha 100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (160,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
Bundeli
7,400
Odia
200
Chhattisgarhi
70
Gujarati
30
Mal Paharia Bengali
Assamese Sanskrit
Primary Language Hindi (160,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 9
Secondary Languages
  Bundeli 7,400
  Odia 200
  Chhattisgarhi 70
  Gujarati 30
  Mal Paharia 0
  Bengali 0
  Assamese 0
  Sanskrit 0
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1835-2012)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (Global Recordings Network)
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (Faith Comes By Hearing)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
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 Hope Video
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.02 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.72 %
Islam
0.18 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.06 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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