Mochi (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
2,208,000
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 2,208,000
World Population 2,487,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 45 to 50
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
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 30
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
(1,265,000)
Gujarat
(154,000)
Uttar Pradesh
(143,000)
Maharashtra
(140,000)
Punjab
(102,000)
Assam
(97,000)
Haryana
(95,000)
Madhya Pradesh
(43,000)
Jharkhand
(42,000)
Karnataka
(27,000)
Rajasthan
(25,000)
Telangana
(16,000)
Chhattisgarh
(8,700)
Chandigarh
(7,900)
Uttarakhand
(7,000)
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 15  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 30  (only 20 largest shown)
  West Bengal (1,265,000)
  Gujarat (154,000)
  Uttar Pradesh (143,000)
  Maharashtra (140,000)
  Punjab (102,000)
  Assam (97,000)
  Haryana (95,000)
  Madhya Pradesh (43,000)
  Jharkhand (42,000)
  Karnataka (27,000)
  Rajasthan (25,000)
  Telangana (16,000)
  Chhattisgarh (8,700)
  Chandigarh (7,900)
  Uttarakhand (7,000)
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (1,198,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 45
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
(408,000)
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)
Odia
(5,900)
Marwari
(5,800)
Bagri
(5,700)
Shekhawati
(5,600)
People Groups Speaking Bengali
Primary Language Bengali (1,198,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 45
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi (408,000)
  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)
  Odia (5,900)
  Marwari (5,800)
  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
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Bengali Bible stories
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
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.18 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.82 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
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 India census data.  Current values may differ.


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