Muslim Teli of India

Teli (Muslim traditions) in India pronounced: TEL-eeThe word ‘Teli’ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘tailika’ or ‘tails’, which means oil pressed from seeds. Traditionally this community manufactured mustard or sesame oil. Muslim Teli can be found in Pakistan and North India. Muslim Teli are called Teli Malik. Their traditional occupation of oil pressing isContinue reading “Muslim Teli of India”

Machhi (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan-unreached with gospel.

Machhi (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan pronounced: mah-CHEE “Machhi” refers to fish, and the Machhi people have a history of being fishermen. Most of the Muslim Machhi live in Pakistan, but there are some in northwest India as well. They have three subgroups: the Sial, Wajan and Sanjri. Inherited property is usually shared by the sonsContinue reading “Machhi (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan-unreached with gospel.”

Pushtun, Afghanistan.

Pashtun, Northern in Afghanistan pronounced: pahsh-TOON Pashtuns are the largest ethnic group in Afghanistan, and make up the majority of the Taliban and the current Afghan government. There are at least 30 major tribes, and countless sub-tribes and clans. The Pashtun were the traditional rulers of Afghanistan for over 250 years. The essence of theirContinue reading “Pushtun, Afghanistan.”

Mochi people Pakistan

  Unreached of the Day: Mochi (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan  From Joshua Project Mochi (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan pronounced: MOH-cheeIf 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 mochikaContinue reading “Mochi people Pakistan”

Another unreached people-the Dhobi of Pakistan

Unreached of the Day: Dhobi (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan  Dhobi (Muslim traditions) in Pakistan pronounced: DOH-beeThe Dhobi are a large collective community of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal. They derive their name from the Sanskrit term dahv which means ‘wash’. The Dhobi are traditionally the clothes washers. They are a scheduled caste in many ofContinue reading “Another unreached people-the Dhobi of Pakistan”

Hill Brahmins of Nepal.

High caste Hindus needing Christ! Brahmin Hill in Nepal pronounced: BRAH-min hillThe Hill Brahmins of Nepal live in the middle hills of that country. Some of their villages rise as high as three thousand meters. Most live in the western hills. Most speak Nepali, the main language of Nepal. They live in houses with wallsContinue reading “Hill Brahmins of Nepal.”

No known believers among the Ansari of Pakistan!

Ansari in Pakistan pronounced: ahn-SAH-reeThe Ansari people are noted for their friendliness and their helpfulness. They are predominately artisans by trade and are mostly poor. The weaving of silk is a common trade skill of these people. Although traditionally weavers and textile sellers, the Ansaris are now involved in a wide range of small businessContinue reading “No known believers among the Ansari of Pakistan!”

Unreached Rajputs of India

Rajput Chauhan (Hindu traditions) in India pronounced: RAHJ-put CHOH-hahn The Chauhan Rajputs ruled some parts of northern India in the 1100s. Today they are village watchmen and laborers. This is a subgroup of the Rajputs that have some unusual customs. Most of their names come from the names of plants and animals. When they faceContinue reading “Unreached Rajputs of India”

Dongxiang people of China

Dongxiang in China pronounced: Dong-shee-ungThe Dongxiang region is a desolate, arid place with a moon-like landscape. Other Muslims in China do not consider the Dongxiang to be a part of the Islamic faith because of their involvement in drug and prostitution rackets. Not long after the Dongxiang first arrived in China, they were converted toContinue reading “Dongxiang people of China”