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Mochi (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh

Mochi (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
284,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Mochi (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh

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Summary
The Mochi caste is considered by some to be a branch of the Chamar caste, but the Mochi have repudiated that, considering themselves to be a separate caste of higher status than the Chamar. "The Chamar do the initial dressing of hides, while the Mochi make leather products from the hides." In the past, some of the Mochi were involved with removing carrion and selling the bones and hides. They accept water and food from all communities except the Mehtar and Ghasia, which they consider to be below themselves socially. The Mochi are subdivided into subgroups and clans, and there is a social ranking system between the subgroups. Their important marriage ritual is circumambulation of the sacred fire.

Ministry Obstacles
The Mochi are widely spread throughout most of South Asia. It will likely require much effort and expense to reach all of them with the Gospel message.

Outreach Ideas
Perhaps the Mochi Christians in India will grow in numbers and spiritual maturity to the extent they can effectively take the good news of Jesus to all their own people, not only in India but in Bangladesh and Pakistan as well. Please pray for this to occur.

Pray for the followers of Christ
A number of people in the Mochi community have reported themselves as Christians to the census of India (the Mochi live in India and Pakistan as well as in Bangladesh). Please pray these Christians will learn to quickly confess sin as needed, and will learn to live in the power of the Lord's Spirit, being zealous to know and serve the Lord.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for this low status caste to be able to improve their lot in life, with rising educational levels. Pray especially for children to gain skills to make them employable.

Scripture Focus
"After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb." Revelation 7:9

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Country: Bangladesh
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:41 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:284,000
Largest Provinces:
Rangpur (90,000)Khulna (75,000)
Dhaka (69,000)Rajshahi (30,000)
Chittagong (12,000)Sylhet (5,800)
Barisal (2,900)
Total Provinces on file:7
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Mochi (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Mochi (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
AhirwarArya Kshatriya
Arya Kshatriya ChumasAryakshatriya
CharaikarChitrakar
ChitrakathiDalera
DasDohar
JatavJatia
JingarKattai
ManganMochavaru
ROP3 Code: 113075
Joshua Project People ID: 17639
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 284,000
Population all Countries: 2,426,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Bengali
People Name General: Mochi (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Bengali (244,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Sylheti (4,500)Chittagonian (1,100)
Assamese (500)Kok Borok (100)
Total Languages: 5
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism100.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1800-1980
New Testament:
1801-1984Audio
Complete Bible: 1809-2000
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Bangla Version (F ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Mussolmani Versio ...
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament- Common Version (FC ...
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Bengali
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoI Am Guilty (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bengali
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Burning Heart (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoThe Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Mussulmani-Bangla, Kitabul Mukkad ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Standard Bangla Common Language
Text / Printed MatterBible: কিতাবুল মোক ...
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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