Mochi (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Subgroups: 1

Subgroup Name Population
Bharai 20,000

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 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-11-20
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-13
People Name General Mochi (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Mochi (Muslim traditions)
Population in Pakistan 3,668,000
World Population 3,742,500
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 73
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 Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Punjab
3,177,000
Sindh
211,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
202,000
Azad Kashmir
46,000
Islamabad
30,000
Federally Administer
1,500
Balochistan
700
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Punjab 3,177,000
  Sindh 211,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 202,000
  Azad Kashmir 46,000
  Islamabad 30,000
  Federally Administer 1,500
  Balochistan 700
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (2,712,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Urdu
288,000
Saraiki
241,000
Sindhi
60,000
Hindko, Southern
49,000
Hindko, Northern
31,000
Marwari
9,300
Bagri
8,200
Shina, Kohistani
6,000
Goaria
5,000
Koli, Wadiyara
2,100
Koli, Parkari
1,700
Kashmiri
1,200
Koli, Kachi
1,000
Shina
900
Kacchi
600
Other People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (2,712,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Urdu 288,000
  Saraiki 241,000
  Sindhi 60,000
  Hindko, Southern 49,000
  Hindko, Northern 31,000
  Marwari 9,300
  Bagri 8,200
  Shina, Kohistani 6,000
  Goaria 5,000
  Koli, Wadiyara 2,100
  Koli, Parkari 1,700
  Kashmiri 1,200
  Koli, Kachi 1,000
  Shina 900
  Kacchi 600
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1885-1922)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-2000)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1959)
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 Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video House of Love (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
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 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
* Religion Values From latest Pakistan census data.  Current values may differ.


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