The Kunbi Lonari are a caste of Maharashtra. Their name comes from a lake called Lani. They originally came from Uttar Pradesh. They speak Marathi and read and write in Devanagari. The men among them are not vegetarians but women are. Jowar and rice are eaten by them as cereals.
They are endogamous (they prefer to marry within the caste) and have cousin marriages but do not marry others with the same surname. The divorced and bereaved can only marry those in a similar position to themselves. Sons inherit the property and the dead are usually cremated.
Most of the Kunbi Lonari own land and work in cultivation. They sell vegetables and other food at the market. Some work for the government. Hinduism is their religion. They use family planning.
* Scripture Prayers for the Kunbi Lonari in India.
* Pray that Indian Christians lead the Kunbi Lonari to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel materials and the internet will lead them to salvation.
Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Kunbi Lonari|
|People Name in Country||Kunbi Lonari|
|Natural Name||Lonari Kunbi|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||2|
|Alternate Names||Lonari; कुंबी लोनारी|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||2|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Marathi (88,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||mar Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Marathi
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1811-1982)|
|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 New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture / Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Marathi|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|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 Marathi|
|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||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||God's Simple Plan|
|General||Gospel website in this language|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Mobile App||Download Bible from Google Play Store|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: मराठी - Marathi|