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 2,270,000
Population all Countries 2,518,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 45
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
1,310,000
Gujarat
171,000
Maharashtra
168,000
Uttar Pradesh
166,000
Haryana
111,000
Assam
91,000
Madhya Pradesh
50,000
Jharkhand
48,000
Rajasthan
29,000
Karnataka
29,000
Telangana
18,000
Chhattisgarh
10,000
Punjab
10,000
Chandigarh
9,200
Uttarakhand
8,100
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 1,310,000
  Gujarat 171,000
  Maharashtra 168,000
  Uttar Pradesh 166,000
  Haryana 111,000
  Assam 91,000
  Madhya Pradesh 50,000
  Jharkhand 48,000
  Rajasthan 29,000
  Karnataka 29,000
  Telangana 18,000
  Chhattisgarh 10,000
  Punjab 10,000
  Chandigarh 9,200
  Uttarakhand 8,100
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Bengali (1,029,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 46
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Hindi
425,000
Gujarati
149,000
Marathi
85,000
Assamese
49,000
Awadhi
44,000
Konkani
23,000
Kanauji
23,000
Kannada
21,000
Telugu
21,000
Punjabi, Eastern
16,000
Haryanvi
15,000
Marwari
6,600
Odia
5,900
Shekhawati
5,600
Chhattisgarhi
5,200
Primary Language Bengali (1,029,000 speakers)
Language Code ben   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 46
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Hindi 425,000
  Gujarati 149,000
  Marathi 85,000
  Assamese 49,000
  Awadhi 44,000
  Konkani 23,000
  Kanauji 23,000
  Kannada 21,000
  Telugu 21,000
  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  (1809-2016)
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
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video Following Jesus video
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 video
Film / Video My Last Day video, anime
Film / Video Rivka video
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children
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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