Machhi (Hindu traditions) in India

Joshua Project has identified the Machhi (Hindu traditions) only in India
Population
801,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

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.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

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Global Prayer Digest: 2015-08-20
People Name General Machhi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Machhi (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 801,000
World Population 801,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bitna, Dhimar, Dhivar, Kahar, Khalasi, Kharva, Kharvi, Kharwal, Macchiyara, Machchhi, Machhi, Machhiyara, Machhua, Machiyar, Mahigar, Mali, Mangela, Marar, Mitna Machi, Mitra, Mucchia, Sarang, Tandel, मच्ची (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17502
ROP3 Code 112918
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: 10
Largest States
Gujarat (269,000) Haryana (267,000) Maharashtra (211,000)
Punjab (48,000) Chandigarh (2,500) Daman and Diu (1,300)
Madhya Pradesh (1,000) Dadra and Nagar Have (800) Himachal Pradesh (400)
Jammu and Kashmir (40)
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: 10
Gujarat (269,000) Haryana (267,000)
Maharashtra (211,000) Punjab (48,000)
Chandigarh (2,500) Daman and Diu (1,300)
Madhya Pradesh (1,000) Dadra and Nagar Have (800)
Himachal Pradesh (400) Jammu and Kashmir (40)
Primary Language: Gujarati (286,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: guj   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 12
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (243,000) Marathi (119,000) Punjabi, Eastern (48,000)
Haryanvi (35,000) Konkani (27,000) Bagri (5,000)
Kacchi (900) Mandeali (200) Braj Bhasha (200)
Dogri (40) Pahari, Mahasu (30)
Primary Language: Gujarati (286,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 12
Secondary Languages:
Hindi (243,000) Marathi (119,000)
Punjabi, Eastern (48,000) Haryanvi (35,000)
Konkani (27,000) Bagri (5,000)
Kacchi (900) Mandeali (200)
Braj Bhasha (200) Dogri (40)
Pahari, Mahasu (30)
Primary Language: Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1809-1965)
New Testament Yes   (1820-1985)
Complete Bible Yes   (1823-2005)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Creation to Christ (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Gujarati
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Hinduism

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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 Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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