Mochi, Hindu in India






Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The 28,000 Hindu Dohar people live primarily in India’s central state of Madhya Pradesh. They are a subgroup of the much more numerous Chamars. Instead of tanning leather like the Chamars, the Dohars make bricks and baskets. At a certain time of year, everyone in Dohar families make bricks. Only the men make baskets, however.

The Dohar people have some bad health habits like eating pork, smoking, chewing betel leaf, and in the men’s case, drinking alcohol.

The Dohar people are Hindus who speak the Hindi language. They have regular contact with other communities through economic activities like selling their baskets, and working as laborers on other peoples’ farms.

Prayer Points

* Pray that Hindi language gospel materials like the JESUS Film will become readily available for the Dohar people.
* Pray that they will come in contact with people who love Jesus and want to share His ways with them.

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-28
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-09-21
People Name General Mochi, Hindu
People Name in Country Mochi, Hindu
Population in India 2,267,000
World Population 2,606,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Ahirwar, Arya Kshatriya, Aryakshatriya, Charaikar, Chitrakar, Chitrakathi, Dalera, Das, Dohar, Jatav, Jatia, Jingar, Kattai, Mangan, Muchhia, Muchi, Muchivaru, Noria, Rabidas, Rachevar, Raighar, Ramdasi, Ramnami, Raudari, Ravida, Ravidas, Regar, Rehgar, Rishi, Ruidas, Sajgar, Satnami, Sochi, Sonani, Suryavanshi
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Name General Mochi, Hindu
Ethnic Code CNN25b
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali (1,217,000) Hindi (413,000) Gujarati (183,000) Panjabi, Eastern (90,000)
Marathi (80,000) Assamese (71,000) Awadhi (44,000) Kannada (23,000)
Kanauji (23,000) Konkani (22,000) Telugu (20,000) Haryanvi (15,000)
Oriya (6,400) Marwari (5,800) Bagri (5,800) Shekhawati (5,600)
Chhattisgarhi (5,400) Sindhi (4,000) Tamil (3,500) Garhwali (3,300)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bengali 1,217,000 Hindi 413,000
Gujarati 183,000 Panjabi, Eastern 90,000
Marathi 80,000 Assamese 71,000
Awadhi 44,000 Kannada 23,000
Kanauji 23,000 Konkani 22,000
Telugu 20,000 Haryanvi 15,000
Oriya 6,400 Marwari 5,800
Bagri 5,800 Shekhawati 5,600
Chhattisgarhi 5,400 Sindhi 4,000
Tamil 3,500 Garhwali 3,300
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1800-1980)
New Testament Yes   (1801-1984)
Complete Bible Yes   (1809-2000)
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Bengali Bible stories
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Bengali Language Film
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video General Ministry Resources
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Printed Matter Christ for the Nations
Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-28
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-09-21

Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.17 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
99.83 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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