Moghia in India

The Moghia have only been reported 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

During the colonial days the British considered the Moghia people to be thieves and criminals. The Moghia are a scheduled caste living in Madhya Pradesh. They speak Hindi and read and write in Devanagari.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Moghia do basket work and make brooms and mats from leaves that they gather in the forest. They sell the baskets in the markets. Some of them work as day laborers. Their education level is low, so the gospel message will need to be presented in oral forms. They are not vegetarians but as Hindus they won't eat beef. Widows inherit their dead husband's property. They are on the same level as men and help with the work.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Moghia people practice Hinduism, the ancient religion of India. Hinduism is a catch-all phrase for the local religions of South Asia, so it is very diverse. At the popular level, Hindus worship and serve the gods of the Hindu pantheon. They visit Hindu temples and offer prayers, food, flowers, and incense to their gods in hopes of gaining protection and benefits. They do not have a personal or familial relationship with their gods like Christians or Jews. There are other Hindus who are much more philosophical, especially among the Brahmins.


What Are Their Needs?

They need to accept the blessings of Jesus Christ, the one who came to give abundant life to all who call on His name.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Moghia in India.

* Pray that Indian believers will lead them into a movement to Christ this decade. * Pray that gospel recordings and the JESUS Film will be easily available to them. * Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead them to the only savior. * Pray for intercessors and workers.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Moghia
People Name in Country Moghia
Population this Country 53,000
Population all Countries 53,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bagri; Baori Chaukidar; Mogia; Mungia; Shikari; Sikari; Sikari Moghia; मोगिया
People ID 17541
ROP3 Code 112963
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 3
Largest States
Madhya Pradesh
50,000
Rajasthan
2,500
Chhattisgarh
400
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 3
  Madhya Pradesh 50,000
  Rajasthan 2,500
  Chhattisgarh 400
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Hindi (42,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
Malvi
7,600
Dhundari
1,000
Marwari
700
Bundeli
300
Mewari
300
Chhattisgarhi
200
Primary Language Hindi (42,000 speakers)
Language Code hin   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 7
Secondary Languages
  Malvi 7,600
  Dhundari 1,000
  Marwari 700
  Bundeli 300
  Mewari 300
  Chhattisgarhi 200
People Groups Speaking Hindi

Primary Language:  Hindi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1806-1962)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1811-1998)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1835-2012)
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 (GRN)
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Hindi
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video A Beautiful Hope (EngSub)
Film / Video Coconuts
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hindi
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 Hope Video
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.01 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.96 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.03 %
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 Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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