Sonar (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.

Introduction

The name of the community is derived from the word sona meaning gold, and the people who work with gold are called Sunar or Sonar. Traditionally they are goldsmiths, but with the availability of better educational facilities the Sonar have become inclined towards education. They claim their social status next to that of the Brahmin. Divorce and remarriage are allowed.


Ministry Obstacles

A Sonar follower of Christ may lose his place in society, and be ostracized. This is especially an issue for high caste individuals.


Outreach Ideas

Pray the few believers among the Sonar will grow in sharing and discussing God's Word with their families and clans.


Prayer Focus

There are few if any Christian believers among the Sonar, but pray for the ones that will soon be a part of this community. Pray they be well instructed in the faith, and will grow in maturity and in numbers. Pray they live holy lives. Pray for the Sonar community to be humble enough to acknowledge their need for forgiveness of sin, and that they understand the provision for forgiveness that God has provided.


Scripture Prayers for the Sonar (Hindu traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-08-23
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-10-16
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-08-30
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-08-03
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-09-09
Global Prayer Digest: 2018-09-23
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-04-17
People Name General Sonar (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Sonar (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation suh-NAR
Population this Country 7,772,000
Population all Countries 7,885,000
Total Countries 5
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 155
Alternate Names Agsali; Aksali; Ashraf; Ausala; Chaudhari; Gorkha; Hemkar; Jangar; Jargar; Kamsala; Kapila; Karai; Khakhar; Khatri; Konkar; Korai; Maipotra; Mair; Nepali; Niaria; Patni; Pattar; Potdar; Sanur; Saraf; Sarat; Sawrnakar; Sharif; Sheriff; Soanri Bania; Sonagara; Sonar; Sonari Bania; Soni; Soni Hahajan; Sonkar; Sonnari; Sunar; Suni; Sunia; Suniar; Suniyara; Sunnari; Suvarnakar; Suvarnkar; Swarankar; Swarnakar; Tank; Verma; Zagar; Zargar; सोनार (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 18150
ROP3 Code 113659
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 34
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
Maharashtra
1,331,000
Uttar Pradesh
1,151,000
Andhra Pradesh
767,000
Bihar
746,000
Madhya Pradesh
576,000
Telangana
476,000
Rajasthan
458,000
West Bengal
405,000
Tamil Nadu
368,000
Gujarat
367,000
Karnataka
288,000
Haryana
188,000
Chhattisgarh
109,000
Punjab
100,000
Delhi
94,000
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 34  (only 20 largest shown)
  Maharashtra 1,331,000
  Uttar Pradesh 1,151,000
  Andhra Pradesh 767,000
  Bihar 746,000
  Madhya Pradesh 576,000
  Telangana 476,000
  Rajasthan 458,000
  West Bengal 405,000
  Tamil Nadu 368,000
  Gujarat 367,000
  Karnataka 288,000
  Haryana 188,000
  Chhattisgarh 109,000
  Punjab 100,000
  Delhi 94,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (2,960,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 60
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Telugu
1,241,000
Marathi
891,000
Gujarati
374,000
Bengali
345,000
Tamil
342,000
Bhojpuri
289,000
Kannada
234,000
Marwari
171,000
Punjabi, Eastern
108,000
Konkani
102,000
Chhattisgarhi
72,000
Odia
67,000
Awadhi
65,000
Dhundari
46,000
Maithili
44,000
Primary Language Hindi (2,960,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 60
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Telugu 1,241,000
  Marathi 891,000
  Gujarati 374,000
  Bengali 345,000
  Tamil 342,000
  Bhojpuri 289,000
  Kannada 234,000
  Marwari 171,000
  Punjabi, Eastern 108,000
  Konkani 102,000
  Chhattisgarhi 72,000
  Odia 67,000
  Awadhi 65,000
  Dhundari 46,000
  Maithili 44,000
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 (GRN)
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
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
0.16 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.46 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.39 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Steve Evans  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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