Saur in India

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Map Source:  People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.
People Name: Saur
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 198,000
World Population: 198,000
Primary Language: Hindi
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.02 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Tribal - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

Introduction / History

The Saur are a scheduled tribe which means they have low status in Hindu society. They live in Madhya Pradesh. They speak Hindi and read and write in Devanagari. They are not vegetarians and they eat fish, pork and mutton.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Saur collect and sell firewood. Some of them work in agriculture. They have a low literacy rate so the gospel will need to be given in oral forms. They have a community caste council to look after them and judge in community matters. Monogamy is the usual way among the Saur. Divorce is allowed if the community leaders agree. On the death of the father, sons inherit the property with the oldest son taking charge of family matters.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Hinduism is their religion. Spiritual beliefs of Hindus are very diverse from those who worship only one god to those who worship hundreds of them to those who are philosophical and do not worship any.

What Are Their Needs?

The Saur people need the opportunity to get higher education and high paying jobs.

Prayer Points

Pray that the Saur councils will come to Jesus Christ and lead their community into a Christ-ward movement. Pray for a spiritual hunger that will only be satisfied by Jesus Christ. Pray for intercessors and workers.

Text Source:   Keith Carey