• PEOPLE CLUSTER: SONAR

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People groups: 5

Population: 9,590,425

Unreached people groups: 5

UPG population: 9,590,425

Unengaged UPGs: 2

UUPG population: 14,925

Number of countries: 2


Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

Overview: The Sonar are an occupational caste of jewellers spread across much of northern, central and eastern India. The community name is derived from the the Sanskrit word for gold, and reflects their traditional occupation as goldsmiths. The Sonar are predominantly Hindu.

  -- K. S. Singh, People of India, Volume VI. India's Communities N-Z. Delhi: Oxford University Press (1998), pp. 3335-3348

Peoples within this cluster: Sonar; Sonar Bail Pattur; Sonar Kamila; Zargar, Muslim

Countries where they are found: India; Nepal


People groups: 5

Population: 9,590,425

Unreached people groups: 5

UPG population: 9,590,425

Unengaged UPGs: 2

UUPG population: 14,925

Number of countries: 2