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PEID: 48180

ROP: 113052

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Affinity Group: South Asian Peoples

Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples

People Cluster: Other Backward Class

Language: Kachhi - (kfr)

Alternate Name(s): Machhi, Macchiyara, Mahigir Machhera, Machiyar

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: India

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Population: 184,000

Global Population: 184,000

PEID: 48180

ROP: 113052

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity

Overview: The Machhiyara of India, numbering 184,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Other Backward Class people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in India. Their primary language is Kachhi. The primary religion practiced by the Machhiyara is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.

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