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

* Scripture Prayers for the Mochi (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan.

* 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 

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-11-20
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-13
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-08-12
People Name General Mochi (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Mochi (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation MOH-chee
World Population 3,719,000
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 Asia, South
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 6
Largest States
Punjab
3,128,000
Sindh
223,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
213,000
Azad Kashmir
44,000
Islamabad
36,000
Balochistan
800
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 6
  Punjab 3,128,000
  Sindh 223,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 213,000
  Azad Kashmir 44,000
  Islamabad 36,000
  Balochistan 800
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (2,723,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Urdu
386,000
Saraiki
236,000
Sindhi
68,000
Hindko, Northern
36,000
Hindko, Southern
33,000
Marwari
9,300
Bagri
8,500
Shina, Kohistani
7,200
Goaria
5,100
Koli, Wadiyara
1,800
Koli, Parkari
1,700
Kashmiri
1,200
Koli, Kachi
1,000
Shina
900
Kacchi
600
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (2,723,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 18
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Urdu 386,000
  Saraiki 236,000
  Sindhi 68,000
  Hindko, Northern 36,000
  Hindko, Southern 33,000
  Marwari 9,300
  Bagri 8,500
  Shina, Kohistani 7,200
  Goaria 5,100
  Koli, Wadiyara 1,800
  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
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
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 Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
Film / Video The Return
Film / Video The Return
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.