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Sindhi Sumra in India

Sindhi Sumra

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32,000 Gujarati Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Sindhi Sumra in India

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Introduction / History
The Sumra is a Muslim community of Gujarat named after Samara, a place in Iran, where their ancestor Mohamed Haneef Ali had settled. They had converted from the Parmar Rajputs of Mallani and Rajaputana communities. It is also believed that they are descendants of Samri Ameer Dinar and were called Samro before it was changed to Sumra. They had migrated to Kutch and then to Saureshtra in Sindh. Stories of their migration are recalled in their folk lore and oral traditions.

They speak Kachchi and Gujarati. Traditionally they were warriors but at present they are involved in business, agriculture, government and private service. Their staple diets are Bairi, roti, rice and dal.

Marriages between first cousins are preferred. Widow remarriage is allowed. The marriage rituals start with betrothal ceremony followed by Takneer by Maulvis and Nikah at the bride's residence as per the Islamic traditions. The dead are buried and Ziarat is performed for three days.

The Sumra belong to the Sunni sect. Their community is affiliated to the local Jamat. Although they have cordial relations with the Lohana community, they usually do not accept food or water from them.

State: Gujarat

Prayer Points
* For the salvation of the Sumra people.
* For the Sumra people to develop and have proper facilities such as electricity, roads and literacy programs.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2018-10-07
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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:32,000
Largest States:
Gujarat (31,000)Maharashtra (300)
Daman and Diu (10)
Total States on file:3
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Sindhi Sumra
People Name General: Sindhi Sumra
Alternate People Names:
SammaSamros
Sindhi SamaSumra
सिंधी सुंरा
ROP3 Code: 113685
Joshua Project People ID: 18173
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 32,000
Population all Countries: 249,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Sindhi
People Name General: Sindhi Sumra
Ethnic Code: CNN25p
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Gujarati (21,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): guj    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Kacchi (10,000)Sindhi (200)
Total Languages: 3
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
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
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1809-1965
New Testament:
1820-1985Audio
Complete Bible: 1823-2005
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 RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoCreation to Christ
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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