Sunri (Muslim traditions) in India

The Sunri (Muslim traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Sunri people, be they Muslim or Hindu, have low status in India.


Where Are they Located?

This Muslim community lives in a small part of Karnataka. The more numerous Hindu Sunri are in West Bengal, on the other side of India.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most Sunri people earn their living through farming, trade, fishing, and being household service workers. They have made good progress in the field of education.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though most Sunris are Hindus, there are Sunni Muslims among them. Islam in South Asia tends to include elements of Hinduism that would be considered unorthodox. They believe that the One, Supreme God, Allah, spoken through his prophet, Mohammed, and taught mankind how to live a righteous life through the Koran and the Hadith. To live a righteous life, you must utter the Shahada (a statement of faith), pray five times a day facing Mecca, fast from sunup to sundown during the month of Ramadan, give alms to the poor, and make a pilgrimage to Mecca if you have the means. Muslims are prohibited from drinking alcohol, eating pork, gambling, stealing, slandering, and making idols. They gather for corporate prayer on Friday afternoons at a mosque, their place of worship.

In most of the Muslim world, peoples like the Sunris depend on the spirit world for their daily needs since they regard Allah as too distant. Allah may determine their eternal salvation, but the spirits determine how well we live in our daily lives. For that reason, they must appease the spirits. The often use charms and amulets to help them deal with spiritual forces.


What Are Their Needs?

Muslim Sunri people need to put their faith in Jesus Christ, the only sin-forgiving Savior. They cannot earn their salvation no matter what they do.


Prayer Points

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

* Pray for the Lord to raise up a strong disciple making movement to saturate the hearts and minds of the Sunri people.
* Pray for God's blessing, strengthening and healing of Sunri families and communities within this people group through the abundant life Jesus offers to all who call on His name.
* Pray for God's blessing on the leaders in this people group, along with their families, and for their communities to welcome and enjoy God’s blessing.
* Pray for the Lord to multiply the reception and influence of His Word among this people group, leading them to love Him with their whole being.


References


https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18190/IN


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-10-20
People Name General Sunri (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Sunri (Muslim traditions)
World Population 14,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names सुंरी (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18143
ROP3 Code 113651
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 2
Largest States
Karnataka
9,200
Goa
4,800
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 2
  Karnataka 9,200
  Goa 4,800
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Konkani, Goan (8,600 speakers)
Language Code gom   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Kannada
4,600
Urdu
900
Primary Language Konkani, Goan (8,600 speakers)
Language Code gom   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Kannada 4,600
  Urdu 900
People Groups Speaking Konkani, Goan

Primary Language:  Konkani, Goan

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1821-1966)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1818-1999)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2006)
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 Scripture / Portions
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Konkani, Goan
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General God's Simple Plan
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Konkani - Goan Konkani
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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