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Sunri (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

Sunri (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
87,000 Maithili Hinduism 0.44 % Unknown   

Sunri (Hindu traditions) in Nepal

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Introduction / History
Randhar was angry. He had worked hard to raise enough money to buy a small piece of land, and then he was denied. He complained to a government clerk, "I was refused the right to buy the land. They sold it to Bandhu because he is a Shaha Banik and I'm a Dalit Sunri. I'm tired of this! They receive all the privileges just because they claimed years ago to be linked to the forward castes. They are no better than the rest of us Sunris."

What are their lives like?
Though the Sunris have several subgroups, one of their branches is called Shaha Banik. In 1931 the British-India government officially declared they were higher in the caste system then other Sunris. Even today this still allows them to receive more social benefits which causes resentment among other Sunri subgroups.

The total Sunri population is over 800,000, and they reside primarily in the states of West Bengal and Bihar. Most earn their living through farming, trade, fishing, and being household service workers. They have made good progress in the field of education. All Sunri subgroups are tightly connected to their Hindu beliefs, and there are apparently only a few believers among them.

Prayer Points
* Pray that Christian Dalits and other believers will lead each Sunri subgroup into knowing God as their Lord and Savior.
* Pray that many will come to know that in God's eyes they are equal among all men, and He loves them all the same.

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Country: Nepal
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:32 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:87,000
Largest Provinces:
Janakpur (53,000)Sagarmatha (19,000)
Kosi (7,400)Narayani (3,500)
Bagmati (1,700)Mechi (1,200)
Mahakali (900)Lumbini (600)
Seti (100)Gandaki (80)
Total Provinces on file:12
Location in Country:Jhapa District of Mechi Zone, Morang and Sunsari districts of Koshi Zone, and Saptari District of Sagarmatha Zone.
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Sunri (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Sunri (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
Behara SunriDhaneshwar Vaisya
Raik SouriSadhubanaik
SadhubanikSaha
SahuSaundhik
SaundikaSethia
ShahaShahi
SondhiaSondi
SondiaSuba
ROP3 Code: 113705
Joshua Project People ID: 18190
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 87,000
Population all Countries: 1,511,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Other
People Name General: Sunri (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25c
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Language
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Primary Language: Maithili (85,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): mai    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Nepali (5,500)Bengali (900)
Magahi (900)Angika (600)
Rangpuri (200)Assamese (80)
Bhojpuri (20)Bantawa (20)
Dotyali (10)
Total Languages: 10
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.44 % 
Christianity0.44 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism98.26 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.04 % 
Unknown0.81 % 
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: Yes
New Testament:
2010Audio
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Maithili
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoGood News
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Maithili
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: jivən səndesh
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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