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Yadav (Hindu traditions) in Bhutan

Yadav (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,900 Assamese Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Yadav (Hindu traditions) in Bhutan

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Introduction / History
Before the Yadav were called Ahir. The name Ahir is derived from 'Abhira' which is an immigrant tribe found in the inscriptions and Hindu sacred books. The Abhira appear to have been one of the immigrant tribes from Central Asia. They are spoken of as robbers and foreigners. They claim connection to god Krishna since he was a herdsman. In most places they don't use the name Ahir anymore, and the most common name is Yadav or Yadava.

It's easy to find out who a Yadav is. Just ask them their name and they will tell you their first name followed by their title what is always Yadav.

The Yadav are a caste comprising of milkmen, cowherds, cattle breeders and laborers. Their traditional occupation is animal husbandry and selling its products. The Yadav consist of both landowning and landless people. Some Yadav are businessmen, teachers, doctors, engineers and political leaders. Especially in the last three decennia they have become politically powerful in the states Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. They are very influential and are a major challenge to the political supremacy of the Brahmans.

Where are they located?
Most live all over India and in southern Nepal, but a small number live in Bhutan. The highest concentration is in India's states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, but also in east, west and south India there are many Yadavs.

What are their lives like?
The Yadav people live in joint families. Most of them are vegetarian but many start eating fish, mutton, chicken and sometimes pork, but not beef. Child labor is common among them.

What are their beliefs?
The Yadavs participate in the local traditional and socio-religious festivals. They have expertise in oral traditions and group singing in praise of the god Vishnu, Krishna or one of the many other gods that they worship. Similarly, they are good in musical dance, wrestling and mock-fighting with swords. Boys are favored for formal education. They are known to have more faith in astrology and talismans rather than in the services of a doctor. They often pray to Singaji for the protection of their cattle from disease and often give thank offerings of butter, unripe mangoes and sugar.

What are their needs?
They are in need to hear about the way of salvation. Most of the Yadav die never hearing the name of Jesus once in a lifetime!

Life, lifestyle and living standard are changing all over the world. The next generation will need to get other kinds of jobs. To get those jobs they need education but proper education is missing in many places (especially in the villages)

Prayer Points
* Yadavs in Bhutan are in need to hear about the way of salvation. Most of the Yadav die never hearing the name of Jesus once in a lifetime!
* Pray that Christ's ambassadors will go to the Yadavs with the life-changing gospel.
* Pray for Yadav leaders to embrace Jesus Christ, and begin to disciple others in his ways.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16187/IN
http://www.peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/yadav/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yadav
http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=0B10BMNU
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/yadav-aka-ahir-people-hindu/
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/index.php/issue/day/Yadav-People/

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Country: Bhutan
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:33 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:1,900
Largest Provinces:
Western (1,000)Eastern (800)
Southern (100)Central (20)
Total Provinces on file:4
   
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Yadav (Hindu traditions)
People Name General: Yadav (Hindu traditions)
Alternate People Names:
AbhirAdav
AdavigollaAharwar
AhirAhir-Goala
AhiraniAsthanagolla
AyarAyar-Boricha
BarediBrajwari
ChoshCouli
DhangarErumakar
ROP3 Code: 111292
Joshua Project People ID: 16187
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 1,900
Population all Countries: 60,337,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Hindi
People Name General: Yadav (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25r
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Language
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Primary Language: Assamese
Language Code (ISO): asm    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (Unknown)Hindi (Unknown)
Total Languages: 3
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism4.83 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism95.17 % 
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: 1822-1974
New Testament:
1819-1993
Complete Bible: 1833-1995
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsChristassam recordings
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Assamese
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Path of Light (Indigitube.tv)
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: অসমীয়া - Assamese
Text / Printed MatterChrist for the Nations
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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