Machhi (Hindu traditions) in India

The Machhi (Hindu traditions) have only been reported in India
Population
759,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-08-20
People Name General Machhi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Machhi (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 759,000
World Population 759,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 15
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
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Group Machhi (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25e
Total Subgroups on file 10
Largest Subgroups
Kharva
18,000
Khoti
11,000
Nadia
10,000
Dhebla
6,000
Dhimar
6,000
Koli
800
Machida
800
Solanki
700
Chandravansi
100
Suryavansi
100
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Gujarati
People Group Machhi (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25e
Total Subgroups 10
  Kharva 18,000
  Khoti 11,000
  Nadia 10,000
  Dhebla 6,000
  Dhimar 6,000
  Koli 800
  Machida 800
  Solanki 700
  Chandravansi 100
  Suryavansi 100
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 10
Largest States
Gujarat
258,000
Haryana
245,000
Maharashtra
203,000
Punjab
46,000
Chandigarh
2,400
Madhya Pradesh
1,600
Daman and Diu
1,300
Dadra and Nagar Have
800
Himachal Pradesh
400
Jammu and Kashmir
30
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 10
  Gujarat 258,000
  Haryana 245,000
  Maharashtra 203,000
  Punjab 46,000
  Chandigarh 2,400
  Madhya Pradesh 1,600
  Daman and Diu 1,300
  Dadra and Nagar Have 800
  Himachal Pradesh 400
  Jammu and Kashmir 30
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Gujarati (286,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
Hindi
233,000
Marathi
120,000
Punjabi, Eastern
47,000
Haryanvi
35,000
Konkani
27,000
Bagri
5,000
Kacchi
900
Braj Bhasha
200
Mandeali
200
Malvi
200
Dogri
40
Pahari, Mahasu
30
Other People Groups Speaking Gujarati
Primary Language Gujarati (286,000 speakers)
Language Code guj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 13
Secondary Languages
  Hindi 233,000
  Marathi 120,000
  Punjabi, Eastern 47,000
  Haryanvi 35,000
  Konkani 27,000
  Bagri 5,000
  Kacchi 900
  Braj Bhasha 200
  Mandeali 200
  Malvi 200
  Dogri 40
  Pahari, Mahasu 30
People Groups Speaking Gujarati

Primary Language:  Gujarati

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1809-1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1820-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1823-2005)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go 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 God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed Matter Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: ગુજરાતી - Gujarati
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
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 %
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Map Source Global Mapping Intl / Omid / Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest India census data.  Current values may differ.




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