Sunri (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Bangladesh census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 1

Subgroup Name Population
Kalwar 5,000

Introduction

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


Ministry Obstacles

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.


Outreach Ideas

The Sunris have low status among Hindus. It is possible that the best people to go to them would be people from similar Hindu communities in India.


Prayer Focus

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:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-05-26
People Name General Sunri (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Sunri (Hindu traditions)
Pronunciation soon-REE
Population this Country 669,000
Population all Countries 1,573,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 13
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)
People ID 18190
ROP3 Code 113705
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 31  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 6
Largest States
Dhaka
252,000
Rajshahi
158,000
Chittagong
141,000
Khulna
69,000
Barisal
32,000
Rangpur
18,000
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Bangladesh
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 31  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Dhaka 252,000
  Rajshahi 158,000
  Chittagong 141,000
  Khulna 69,000
  Barisal 32,000
  Rangpur 18,000
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (568,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
Chittagonian
18,000
Sylheti
1,800
Bishnupuriya
900
Kok Borok
800
Primary Language Bengali (568,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 5
Secondary Languages
  Chittagonian 18,000
  Sylheti 1,800
  Bishnupuriya 900
  Kok Borok 800
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  (1832-2016)
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 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 Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
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 Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
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.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
hasan2787 - Pixabay  Creative Commons  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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