Mochi (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan


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

Subgroups: 1

Subgroup Name Population
Bharai 20,000

Introduction

If you were to purchase any sort of saddle or leather shoes in Nepal, northern India or Pakistan, chances are good that it was put together by a Mochi. The name "Mochi" comes from the Sanskrit mochika and the Hindi word Mojna which mean "to fold." While the Chamars would do the initial slaughtering and preparation of the cattle hide, the Mochis are the ones who typically do the finishing work on the leather items. Though Pakistan is a Muslim culture, it is heavily influenced by Hinduism. For that reason, communities like the Mochis that deal with dead animals have very low status. Educational standards are low for the Mochis.


Ministry Obstacles

No matter what country the Mochis live in, they have very little chance of hearing the gospel. That is especially true in Muslim Pakistan.


Outreach Ideas

Are there believers who appreciate leather goods who can befriend Mochis in Pakistan, and buy their goods? Hopefully there are believers who are willing to treat them as friends and neighbors, eventually winning the right to introduce them to our best friend, Jesus Christ.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known believers among the Mochis in Pakistan. Pray that the Lord will make a way for them to respond to the Name of Jesus Christ.


Pray for the Entire People Group

* Pray that the Church will begin connecting with Mochi Muslims.
* Pray for a harvest of souls among the Mochi Muslims that will result in a disciple-making movement and transformed lives.


Scripture Prayers for the Mochi (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2011-11-20
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-10-13
Global Prayer Digest: 2019-08-12
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-08-24
People Name General Mochi (Muslim traditions)
People Name in Country Mochi (Muslim traditions)
Pronunciation MOH-chee
World Population 3,521,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 69
Alternate Names Charaikar; Das; Dhapal; Jatia; Machi; Mukeri; Rabidas; Raighar; Ramdasi; Raudari; Ravida; Rehgar; Rishi; Ruidas; Sajgar; Sochi; Sonani; मोची (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
People ID 17625
ROP3 Code 113060
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 5
Largest States
Punjab
2,972,000
Sindh
227,000
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
206,000
Azad Kashmir
42,000
Balochistan
900
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 5
  Punjab 2,972,000
  Sindh 227,000
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 206,000
  Azad Kashmir 42,000
  Balochistan 900
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (2,653,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 19
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Urdu
406,000
Saraiki
241,000
Sindhi
99,000
Hindko, Northern
36,000
Hindko, Southern
31,000
Kashmiri
8,700
Shina, Kohistani
7,200
Goaria
3,300
Bagri
2,900
Pahari-Potwari
1,400
Koli, Parkari
1,100
Koli, Wadiyari
1,000
Kacchi
800
Shina
700
Marwari
600
Primary Language Punjabi, Western (2,653,000 speakers)
Language Code pnb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 19
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Urdu 406,000
  Saraiki 241,000
  Sindhi 99,000
  Hindko, Northern 36,000
  Hindko, Southern 31,000
  Kashmiri 8,700
  Shina, Kohistani 7,200
  Goaria 3,300
  Bagri 2,900
  Pahari-Potwari 1,400
  Koli, Parkari 1,100
  Koli, Wadiyari 1,000
  Kacchi 800
  Shina 700
  Marwari 600
People Groups Speaking Punjabi, Western

Primary Language:  Punjabi, Western

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1885-1922)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1819-1952)
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Punjabi, Western
Film / Video The Return
Film / Video The Return
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gospel website in this language
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bibles, Bible League
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source (Representative photo)
Naveed Akhtar 
Map Source People Group Location: Omid. Other geography / data: GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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