Mochi (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


Population
3,631,000
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 

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 3,631,000
World Population 3,705,400
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 72
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 Pakistan
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 4  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 7
Largest States
Punjab
(3,145,000)
Sindh
(209,000)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
(200,000)
Azad Kashmir
(45,000)
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 4  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 7
  Punjab (3,145,000)
  Sindh (209,000)
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (200,000)
  Azad Kashmir (45,000)
  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)
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 No
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 Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Punjabi Bible stories
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
Unknown
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Naveed Akhtar 
Map Source Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Religion Values * From Pakistan census data.  Current values may differ.


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