The Gond Sonjhari are a scheduled tribe of Maharashtra. Their name comes from extracting gold from river beds and drains. They are not vegetarians and they eat wheat as a cereal. They speak Laria with each other.
The Gond Sonjhari prefer cousin marriages. The dead are buried. They worship ancestors. The women play a large part in helping with the income needed. Extracting gold is what many of them do for a living.
They have a traditional council to settle disagreements among them. They are not well educated, so the gospel will need to be given in oral form too. Family planning is used by them.
* Scripture Prayers for the Gond Sonjhari in India.
* Pray that the council leaders come to Jesus Christ and lead others to Him.
* Pray that gospel recordings lead them to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Gond Sonjhari|
|People Name in Country||Gond Sonjhari|
|Natural Name||Sonjhari Gond|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Jhareka; Sonjhari; गोंद सोनझारी|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Gondi, Northern (25,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||gno Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Gondi, Northern
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1994-1996)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Freedom From Torment|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Gondi, Northern|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Text / Printed Matter||Jesus Messiah comic book|