Sunri (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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* Data can be from various sources including official census, agencies, and local research. Data from these sources can sometimes differ even by orders of magnitude. Joshua Project attempts to present a conservative, balanced estimate.

Subgroups: 1

Subgroup Name Population
Kalwar 5,000

Introduction / History

During the British colonial period the Sunri would buy licenses from the government to make and sell alcohol in a particular district. The Sunris have low status among Hindus.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most Sunris in Bangladesh earn their living through farming, trade, fishing and being household service workers. They sometimes get taken advantage of because they lack power. The Sunri marry within their caste although not in their clan. Families arrange marriages with the consent of the young people. The newly married couple live near or with the groom's family. Monogamy, marriage to one spouse, is their general practice. Sons inherit the property of their father with the eldest son gaining the family home and the responsibility of caring for his younger siblings and mother. The Sunri encourage their children to pursue higher education. They have made progress in the field of education. Caste councils settle their legal disputes and promote their interests. The main foods of the Sunri are rice, vegetables, fruit, grains, and dairy products. They do not eat beef or pork but will consume fish, mutton and fowl.


Sunri worship gods of the Hindu pantheon.
What Are Their Beliefs?

All Sunri subgroups are tightly connected to their Hindu beliefs, and there are apparently only a few believers among them. Living in a predominantly Muslim country, the Hindu Sunris in Bangladesh have learned to stay close to their community, and not allow outsiders to influence their spiritual lives.


What Are Their Needs?

The Sunri people need to submit to Jesus Christ so they can experience the abundant life he offers them in John 10:10.


Prayer Points

Pray that the few followers of Christ in the Sunri community of Bangladesh will shine the light of Jesus in a land where spiritual darkness reigns. Pray for leaders of Sunri families and clans to accept the blessings and responsibility of following Christ, and to encourage others to do the same. Pray that they will be willing to be discipled in his ways so that their entire community is transformed into the likeness of Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Sunri (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Sunri (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Sunri (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation soon-REE
Alternate Names Behara Sunri; Dhaneshwar Vaisya; Raik Souri; Sadhubanaik; Sadhubanik; Saha; Sahu; Saundhik; Saundika; Sethia; Shaha; Shahi; Sondhia; Sondi; Sondia; Suba; Sudhi; Suha; Sundhi; Sundi; Sundika; Sunri; Suri; सुंरी (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
Population this Country 364,000
Population all Countries 1,123,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 7
People ID 18190
ROP3 Code 113705
ROP25 Code 307753
ROP25 Name Sunri
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Dhaka
207,000
Rajshahi
131,000
Chittagong
130,000
Khulna
81,000
Barisal
34,000
Rangpur
31,000
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 26  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Dhaka 207,000
  Rajshahi 131,000
  Chittagong 130,000
  Khulna 81,000
  Barisal 34,000
  Rangpur 31,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
100.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Primary Language Bengali (564,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Chittagonian
44,000
Sylheti
3,000
Bishnupuriya
1,200
Kok Borok
1,100
Primary Language Bengali (564,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Chittagonian 44,000
  Sylheti 3,000
  Bishnupuriya 1,200
  Kok Borok 1,100
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2022)
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Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
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