Machhi, Hindu in India

Joshua Project has identified the Machhi, Hindu only in India

Population

677,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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The traditional occupation of the Machhi is fishing, which continues to be their primary source of livelihood. Child marriage is prevalent among the Machhi. Property is usually shared by the sons but a widow receives a 12% share of her husband's property. Their attitude towards formal education of both boys and girls is favorable.

Ministry Obstacles

The polytheistic worldview of the Hindu Macchi makes it difficult to accept a creator God who stands outside his creation, who created the universe at a point in time.


Outreach Ideas

Christians need to present the person of Jesus Christ to the Macchi community. Films and recordings can be very helpful.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be no one among the Hindu Macchi community today who knows and follows Christ. However, pray for those that the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray they will be faithful to fellowship together, and will be zealous to know and follow Christ. Pray they will live holy lives.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Machhi community to be able to properly support their families, having adequate incomes. Pray they will be able to adjust to the rapidly changing conditions of the 21st century.

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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Machhi, Hindu
People Name in Country Machhi, Hindu
ROP3 Code 112918
Joshua Project People ID 17502
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 677,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Bitna, Dhimar, Dhivar, Kahar, Khalasi, Kharwal, Machchhi, Machhiyara, Machhua, Mahigar, Mali, Mangela, Marar, Mucchia, Sarang, Tandel,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gujarati 239,360 Hindi 227,070 Marathi 94,081 Panjabi, Eastern 42,153
Haryanvi 35,330 Konkani 22,900 Bagri 5,020 Kachchi 700
Mandeali 200 Braj Bhasha 130 Dogri 35 Pahari, Mahasu 30
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Name General Machhi, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25e
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
100.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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