Mochi (Hindu traditions) in India

Mochi (Hindu traditions)
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Map Source:  People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project
People Name: Mochi (Hindu traditions)
Country: India
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 1,943,000
World Population: 2,222,000
Primary Language: Bengali
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Christian Adherents: 0.21 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
Progress Level:

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

* 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.

Text Source:   Global Prayer Digest