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Sonar (Sikh traditions) in India

Sonar (Sikh traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
188,000 Punjabi, Eastern Other / Small 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Sonar (Sikh traditions) in India

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Introduction / History
The name Sonar comes from the word Sona meaning gold. They work as goldsmiths and in other work too.

Sonar Sikhs live in Punjab. They speak Punjabi and Hindi and read and write in Gurmukhi. Wheat is the cereal they eat. Divorce and marrying again are allowed. Sons and daughters inherit the property in the same amounts on the death of the father with the oldest son becoming in charge of the home. The name of a Sikh child is given by them after reciting of the Sikh religious texts.

In Haryana, Sikh marriages are performed around the Guru Granth Sahib which is the main religious literature of Sikhism. There are Sikhs in Delhi too.

Sonar Sikhs are favorable to education.

Prayer Points
* Pray that gospel materials will lead the Sonar Sikhs to salvation.
* Pray that Indian Christians will lead them to Jesus Christ.

Singh, K. S., ed. "India's Communities A-Z", Oxford University Press, USA 1999

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:188,000
Largest States:
Punjab (153,000)Haryana (9,900)
Rajasthan (5,600)Delhi (5,100)
Uttar Pradesh (4,500)Uttarakhand (2,100)
Maharashtra (1,600)Madhya Pradesh (1,300)
Jammu and Kashmir (1,100)Jharkhand (600)
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People Name in Country: Sonar (Sikh traditions)
People Name General: Sonar (Sikh traditions)
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 113681
Joshua Project People ID: 18169
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 188,000
Population all Countries: 188,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Sikh - other
People Name General: Sonar (Sikh traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Punjabi, Eastern (158,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): pan    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (24,000)Bagri (3,700)
Marwari (800)Haryanvi (700)
Dogri (100)Kumaoni (40)
Kangri (30)Gujarati (20)
Pahari-Potwari: Poonch (20)Chhattisgarhi (Unknown)
Note: Only 10 largest secondary languages listed
Total Languages: 12
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Other / Small
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small100.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1818-1954
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1818-2017
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoEyes of the Heart
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Punjabi, Eastern
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoSatsung of the Sadguru Jesus
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoWho Can Help You?
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - Panjabi
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Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Sonar (Sikh traditions) in India

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