Mochi (Muslim traditions) in India


Population
66,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

If you were to purchase any sort of saddle or leather shoes in the area of northern India and Nepal, chances are good that it was put together by a Mochi. The name "Mochi" comes from the Sanskrit mochika and the Hindi word Mojna which mean "to fold." While the Chamars would do the initial slaughtering and preparation of the cattle hide, the Mochis are the ones who typically do the finishing work on the leather items.

In Hindu cultures like we find in Nepal, people are given low status for doing menial or unpleasant work, especially anything having to do with dead animals. This attitude spills over to the Muslim peoples. For this reason, the Chamars have very low status. The Mochis are somewhat more respected than the Chamars. There has been a long running competition between the two groups for superiority. However, in some areas the two groups are indistinguishable.

Educational standards are quite low for the Mochis with the literacy rate at no more than 15 per cent. Their customs allow for polygamy, but they do not widely practice it. Sons usually marry at around age 17, while daughters marry sooner. Mochis usually marry off their daughters earlier than Chamars.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Church will begin connecting with Mochi Muslims.
* Pray for a harvest of souls among the Mochi Muslims.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Mochi (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Mochi (Muslim traditions)
Population in India 66,000
World Population 3,675,400
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Charaikar, Das, Dhapal, Jatia, Machi, Mukeri, Rabidas, Raighar, Ramdasi, Raudari, Ravida, Rehgar, Rishi, Ruidas, Sajgar, Sochi, Sonani, मोची (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17625
ROP3 Code 113060
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 15
Largest States
Uttar Pradesh
22,000
Gujarat
18,000
Madhya Pradesh
9,100
West Bengal
6,000
Punjab
3,400
Jammu and Kashmir
3,200
Jharkhand
1,100
Bihar
1,100
Haryana
900
Telangana
700
Uttarakhand
700
Chandigarh
200
Himachal Pradesh
90
Karnataka
20
Daman and Diu
10
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 15
  Uttar Pradesh 22,000
  Gujarat 18,000
  Madhya Pradesh 9,100
  West Bengal 6,000
  Punjab 3,400
  Jammu and Kashmir 3,200
  Jharkhand 1,100
  Bihar 1,100
  Haryana 900
  Telangana 700
  Uttarakhand 700
  Chandigarh 200
  Himachal Pradesh 90
  Karnataka 20
  Daman and Diu 10
Website South Asia Peoples

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Primary Language Urdu (38,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Gujarati
15,000
Bengali
5,300
Punjabi, Eastern
3,500
Kashmiri
1,300
Bhojpuri
900
Saraiki
500
Telugu
300
Hindi: Hindustani
300
Bundeli
200
Dogri
200
Awadhi
200
Malvi
100
Bagri
100
Bhadrawahi
80
Garhwali
70
Other People Groups Speaking Urdu
Primary Language Urdu (38,000 speakers)
Language Code urd   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Gujarati 15,000
  Bengali 5,300
  Punjabi, Eastern 3,500
  Kashmiri 1,300
  Bhojpuri 900
  Saraiki 500
  Telugu 300
  Hindi: Hindustani 300
  Bundeli 200
  Dogri 200
  Awadhi 200
  Malvi 100
  Bagri 100
  Bhadrawahi 80
  Garhwali 70
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  (1843-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
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Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Easy to Read (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Pakistan Bible Society (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings Urdu Online Audio Bible
Film / Video A Gathering of the Followers of Isa (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Greatest Sacrifice (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
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 %
Photo Source Naveed Akhtar 
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
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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