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Mochi (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh

Mochi (Hindu traditions)

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237,000 Bengali Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Mochi (Hindu traditions) in Bangladesh

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Introduction / History
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. Chamar people process the hides, while the Mochi make leather products out of this raw product. In the past, some of the Mochi were involved with removing carrion and selling the bones and hides. The Mochi are subdivided into subgroups and clans, and there is a social ranking system between the subgroups. The Mochi people live primarily in India and Bangladesh, but there are smaller communities in Nepal and Pakistan.

What are their lives like?
Making leather products is what the Mochi community is known for. They are spared the stench of processing leather like the Chamars, but their status is almost as low. Any Hindu community that deals with dead matter, especially from the sacred cow, has low status. Some of them escape this stigma by producing bricks or baskets.

What are their beliefs?
Their important marriage ritual involves walking around a sacred fire.

What are their needs?
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. Perhaps the Mochi believers 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.

Prayer Points
A number of people in the Mochi community have reported themselves as Christians to the census of India. 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. 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. Pray for a harvest of souls among the Mochi families in Bangladesh. Pray for a spiritual hunger among the Mochi people that will only be satisfied by Jesus Christ.

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Country: Bangladesh
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:30 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:237,000
Largest Provinces:
Rangpur (72,000)Khulna (67,000)
Dhaka (51,000)Rajshahi (19,000)
Chittagong (11,000)Sylhet (9,900)
Barisal (2,700)
   
 
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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: 237,000
Population all Countries: 2,564,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - other
People Name General: Mochi (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
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Language
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Primary Language: Bengali (228,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ben    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Sylheti (9,000)Chittagonian (2,400)
Assamese (600)Kok Borok (200)
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 %
 
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Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
 
 
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Bible Portions: 1800-1980
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1801-1984Audio
Complete Bible: 1809-2022
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