Mochi (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Hindu Mochi 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 Mochi make bricks and baskets. At a certain time of year, everyone in Mochi families make bricks. Only the men make baskets, however.

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

The Mochi 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

* Scripture Prayers for the Mochi (Hindu traditions) in India.

* Pray that Hindi language gospel materials like the JESUS Film will become readily available for the Mochi 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 

Additional Info
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)
Pronunciation MOH-chee
Population this Country 1,953,000
Population all Countries 2,244,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 39
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 Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 30
Largest States
(only 15 largest shown)
West Bengal
1,124,000
Gujarat
147,000
Maharashtra
145,000
Uttar Pradesh
143,000
Haryana
96,000
Assam
79,000
Madhya Pradesh
43,000
Jharkhand
41,000
Karnataka
27,000
Rajasthan
25,000
Telangana
16,000
Chhattisgarh
8,800
Punjab
8,700
Chandigarh
8,000
Uttarakhand
6,900
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 30  (only 20 largest shown)
  West Bengal 1,124,000
  Gujarat 147,000
  Maharashtra 145,000
  Uttar Pradesh 143,000
  Haryana 96,000
  Assam 79,000
  Madhya Pradesh 43,000
  Jharkhand 41,000
  Karnataka 27,000
  Rajasthan 25,000
  Telangana 16,000
  Chhattisgarh 8,800
  Punjab 8,700
  Chandigarh 8,000
  Uttarakhand 6,900
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (1,014,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 45
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
425,000
Gujarati
149,000
Marathi
85,000
Assamese
62,000
Awadhi
44,000
Konkani
23,000
Kanauji
23,000
Kannada
21,000
Telugu
20,000
Punjabi, Eastern
16,000
Haryanvi
15,000
Marwari
6,600
Odia
5,900
Shekhawati
5,600
Chhattisgarhi
5,200
Primary Language Bengali (1,014,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 45
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 425,000
  Gujarati 149,000
  Marathi 85,000
  Assamese 62,000
  Awadhi 44,000
  Konkani 23,000
  Kanauji 23,000
  Kannada 21,000
  Telugu 20,000
  Punjabi, Eastern 16,000
  Haryanvi 15,000
  Marwari 6,600
  Odia 5,900
  Shekhawati 5,600
  Chhattisgarhi 5,200
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  (1832-2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (Global Recordings Network)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Bangla Version (Faith Comes By Hearing)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Mussolmani Version (Faith Comes By Hearing)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Common Version (Faith Comes By Hearing)
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 Love Story
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
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 Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.26 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.21 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.53 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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