Mochi (Muslim traditions) in India


Population
69,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

If you were to purchase any sort of saddle or leather shoes in the area of northern India and Nepal, chances are good that it was put together by a Mochi. The name "Mochi" comes from the Sanskrit mochika and the Hindi word Mojna which mean "to fold." While the Chamars would do the initial slaughtering and preparation of the cattle hide, the Mochis are the ones who typically do the finishing work on the leather items.

In Hindu cultures like we find in Nepal, people are given low status for doing menial or unpleasant work, especially anything having to do with dead animals. This attitude spills over to the Muslim peoples. For this reason, the Chamars have very low status. The Mochis are somewhat more respected than the Chamars. There has been a long running competition between the two groups for superiority. However, in some areas the two groups are indistinguishable.

Educational standards are quite low for the Mochis with the literacy rate at no more than 15 per cent. Their customs allow for polygamy, but they do not widely practice it. Sons usually marry at around age 17, while daughters marry sooner. Mochis usually marry off their daughters earlier than Chamars.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Church will begin connecting with Mochi Muslims.
* Pray for a harvest of souls among the Mochi Muslims.


People Name General Mochi (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Mochi (Muslim traditions)
Population in India 69,000
World Population 3,646,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names Charaikar, Das, Dhapal, Jatia, Machi, Mukeri, Rabidas, Raighar, Ramdasi, Raudari, Ravida, Rehgar, Rishi, Ruidas, Sajgar, Sochi, Sonani
People ID 17625
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 15
Uttar Pradesh (22,000) Gujarat (20,000) Madhya Pradesh (9,200) West Bengal (6,000)
Punjab (3,500) Jammu and Kashmir (3,000) Jharkhand (1,200) Bihar (1,100)
Haryana (900) Telangana (700) Uttarakhand (700) Himachal Pradesh (300)
Chandigarh (200) Daman and Diu (20) Karnataka (20)
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 17  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file: 15
Uttar Pradesh (22,000) Gujarat (20,000)
Madhya Pradesh (9,200) West Bengal (6,000)
Punjab (3,500) Jammu and Kashmir (3,000)
Jharkhand (1,200) Bihar (1,100)
Haryana (900) Telangana (700)
Uttarakhand (700) Himachal Pradesh (300)
Chandigarh (200) Daman and Diu (20)
Karnataka (20)

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Primary Language: Urdu (37,000 speakers)
Language Code: urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 18
Secondary Languages:
Gujarati (18,000) Bengali (5,200) Panjabi, Eastern (3,500) Kashmiri (1,300)
Bhojpuri (800) Saraiki (500) Telugu (300) Hindi (300)
Bundeli (200) Awadhi (200) Dogri (200) Bagri (100)
Malvi (100) Bhadrawahi (80) Garhwali (70) Maithili (60)
Kangri (20)
Primary Language: Urdu (37,000 speakers)
Language Code: urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 18
Secondary Languages:
Gujarati (18,000) Bengali (5,200)
Panjabi, Eastern (3,500) Kashmiri (1,300)
Bhojpuri (800) Saraiki (500)
Telugu (300) Hindi (300)
Bundeli (200) Awadhi (200)
Dogri (200) Bagri (100)
Malvi (100) Bhadrawahi (80)
Garhwali (70) Maithili (60)
Kangri (20)
For Primary Language: Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1747-1894)
New Testament Yes   (1758-2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (1843-1998)
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Bible stories
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video A Gathering of the Followers of Isa (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Greatest Sacrifice (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
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Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Naveed Akhtar  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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