Machhi (Muslim traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Subgroups: 3

Subgroup Name Population
Sanjri Unknown
Sial Unknown
Wajan Unknown

Introduction / History

Machhi refers to fish, and the Machhi people have a history of being fishermen. They have three subgroups: the Sial, Wajan and Sanjri.
Most of the Muslim Machhi live in Pakistan, but there are some in northwest India as well.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Inherited property is usually shared by the sons, but the widow receives a small share of her husband's property. Glass bangles, nose-pin and toe-rings are the symbols of marriage for women.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Sunni Muslims. Their sacred specialists are from other Muslim communities. Birth rituals, circumcision, marriage and death rituals are performed according to Islamic rules, along with some Hindu ritual observances.


What Are Their Needs?

Pakistan does not offer welcome to Christian missionaries, not by any means. Dangers are real and numerous. Spiritual opposition to the gospel is intense. Prayer is probably what is most needed for the peoples of Pakistan; sustained, informed, and focused prayer.


Prayer Points

Pray the Macchi community will seek a relationship with the lord of Lords.
Pray they will begin to search for a savior from their sins, one who not only gives them assurance of eternal life but helps them with the day-to-day problems of this life.
Pray for loving, Holy Spirit anointed workers.


Scripture Prayers for the Machhi (Muslim traditions) in India.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Machhi (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Machhi (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation mah-CHEE
Population this Country 17,000
Population all Countries 2,389,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Daya; Macchiyara; Machchhi; Machera; Machhi; Machhiyara; Machhua; Mahigar; Mahigir Machhera; Tandel; मच्ची (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17618
ROP3 Code 113052
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 8
Largest States
Haryana
24,000
Punjab
3,800
Gujarat
2,800
Delhi
1,500
Jammu and Kashmir
500
Himachal Pradesh
200
Chandigarh
70
Daman and Diu
20
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 8
  Haryana 24,000
  Punjab 3,800
  Gujarat 2,800
  Delhi 1,500
  Jammu and Kashmir 500
  Himachal Pradesh 200
  Chandigarh 70
  Daman and Diu 20
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Urdu (21,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
Punjabi, Eastern
8,000
Gujarati
2,700
Bagri
300
Dogri
200
Mandeali
30
Primary Language Urdu (21,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 6
Secondary Languages
  Punjabi, Eastern 8,000
  Gujarati 2,700
  Bagri 300
  Dogri 200
  Mandeali 30
People Groups Speaking Urdu

Primary Language:  Urdu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1747-1894)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1758-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1843-2022)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible General / Other
Film / Video God's Love Story General / Other
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video The Prophets' Story Create International
Film / Video The Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer Create International
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 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Copyrighted © 2022  Yousuf Manjothi - Shutterstock  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more