Mocheno in Italy

Joshua Project has identified the Mocheno only in Italy
Population
2,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

When is a language considered dead? Would this be when it is no longer used as a means of communication among a people group? We often think that Italian is the language of Italy. However, there are many old languages still spoken in European countries as well as new ones from various migrant communities. Mocheno is one of these languages, and it is almost dead.

Mocheno is officially recognized in Trentino by provincial and national law. It is being taught in Italian schools, and officials have changed street signs to Mocheno.


Where Are they Located?

There are a few speakers of Mocheno left in the valley of Fersina in the Tretin Alps of Italy near the Swiss border. Linguists think that it is similar to Bavarian or German.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Since they are considered to be "native" Italians, their lives are probably no different than the rest of Italy's population. Mocheno speakers live in northern Italy where the economy is much stronger than it is in the southern part of the country.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Mocheno speakers have their own religious views. Most likely they are familiar with Roman Catholicism.


What Are Their Needs?

It is important for people to hear about and read about God's good news in their heart language. Someone needs to bring Mocheno speakers the JESUS Film in their own heart language.


Prayer Points

* Pray that missionaries, filled with the love and joy of the Holy Spirit, will go to the Mocheno speakers with gospel materials in their language.
* Pray that the Father will draw many Mocheno speakers to come together in His Name.
* Pray for a movement to Christ among this people.


References

http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/mocheno-speaking-people-of-italy/
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/13754/IT
http://www.thepubols.com/2014/03/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%B2cheno_language
http://globalrecordings.net/en/langcode/mhn
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/mhn


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-03-24
People Name General Mocheno
People Name in Country Mocheno
Population in Italy 2,000
World Population 2,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names
People ID 13754
ROP3 Code 106694
Country Italy
Region Western Europe
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Trentino-Alto Adige region: Valle del Fersina.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Italy
Region Western Europe
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Trentino-Alto Adige region: Valle del Fersina..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Mocheno (2,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mhn   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Mocheno (2,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mhn   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Mocheno

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Other / Small

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
100.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Profile Source: Keith Carey  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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