Mochi (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
2,125,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The 28,000 Hindu Dohar people live primarily in India's central state of Madhya Pradesh. They are a subgroup of the much more numerous Chamars. Instead of tanning leather like the Chamars, the Dohars make bricks and baskets. At a certain time of year, everyone in Dohar families make bricks. Only the men make baskets, however.

The Dohar people have some bad health habits like eating pork, smoking, chewing betel leaf, and in the men's case, drinking alcohol.

The Dohar people are Hindus who speak the Hindi language. They have regular contact with other communities through economic activities like selling their baskets, and working as laborers on other peoples' farms.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Hindi language gospel materials like the JESUS Film will become readily available for the Dohar people.
* Pray that they will come in contact with people who love Jesus and want to share His ways with them.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-10-28
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-09-21
People Name General Mochi (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Mochi (Hindu traditions)
Population in India 2,125,000
World Population 2,407,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 42
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Ahirwar, Arya Kshatriya, Arya Kshatriya Chumas, Aryakshatriya, Charaikar, Chitrakar, Chitrakathi, Dalera, Das, Dohar, Jatav, Jatia, Jingar, Kattai, Mangan, Mochavaru, Mochi, Muchhia, Muchhir, Muchi, Muchia, Muchivaru, Noria, Papachulolu, Rabidas, Rachevar, Raighar, Ramdasi, Ramnami, Raudari, Ravida, Ravidas, Regar, Rehgar, Rishi, Ruidas, Sajgar, Satnami, Sochi, Sonani, Suryavanshi, मोची (हिंदू ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17639
ROP3 Code 113075
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Group Mochi (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25b
Total Subgroups on file 37
Largest Subgroups
(only 15 largest shown)
Raigar
6,300
Sribastab
4,600
Dalera
1,300
Rai
800
Ahirware
100
Dorave
100
Jatwe
100
Ahmadabadi
0
Angigara
0
Baital
0
Bakhtargara
0
Bara Bhagiya
0
Betua
0
Chasa Karur
0
Chitara
0
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Bengali
People Group Mochi (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code CNN25b
Total Subgroups 37 (only 15 largest shown)
  Raigar 6,300
  Sribastab 4,600
  Dalera 1,300
  Rai 800
  Ahirware 100
  Dorave 100
  Jatwe 100
  Ahmadabadi 0
  Angigara 0
  Baital 0
  Bakhtargara 0
  Bara Bhagiya 0
  Betua 0
  Chasa Karur 0
  Chitara 0
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 30
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
1,187,000
Gujarat
153,000
Uttar Pradesh
142,000
Maharashtra
140,000
Punjab
101,000
Assam
97,000
Haryana
95,000
Madhya Pradesh
42,000
Jharkhand
42,000
Karnataka
26,000
Rajasthan
25,000
Telangana
16,000
Chhattisgarh
8,700
Chandigarh
7,900
Uttarakhand
6,900
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 30  (only 20 largest shown)
  West Bengal 1,187,000
  Gujarat 153,000
  Uttar Pradesh 142,000
  Maharashtra 140,000
  Punjab 101,000
  Assam 97,000
  Haryana 95,000
  Madhya Pradesh 42,000
  Jharkhand 42,000
  Karnataka 26,000
  Rajasthan 25,000
  Telangana 16,000
  Chhattisgarh 8,700
  Chandigarh 7,900
  Uttarakhand 6,900
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (1,111,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 45
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
413,000
Gujarati
153,000
Punjabi, Eastern
85,000
Marathi
82,000
Assamese
68,000
Awadhi
44,000
Kanauji
23,000
Konkani
22,000
Kannada
21,000
Telugu
20,000
Haryanvi
15,000
Marwari
6,000
Odia
5,900
Bagri
5,700
Shekhawati
5,600
Other People Groups Speaking Bengali
Primary Language Bengali (1,111,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 45
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 413,000
  Gujarati 153,000
  Punjabi, Eastern 85,000
  Marathi 82,000
  Assamese 68,000
  Awadhi 44,000
  Kanauji 23,000
  Konkani 22,000
  Kannada 21,000
  Telugu 20,000
  Haryanvi 15,000
  Marwari 6,000
  Odia 5,900
  Bagri 5,700
  Shekhawati 5,600
People Groups Speaking Bengali

Primary Language:  Bengali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1800-1980)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1801-1984)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1809-2000)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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 Online New Testament - Bangla Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video I Am Guilty (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Burning Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.19 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.81 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
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 latest India census data.  Current values may differ.




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