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Yadav (Hindu traditions) in Sri Lanka

Yadav (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
7,300 Tamil Hinduism 0.85 % Unknown   

Yadav (Hindu traditions) in Sri Lanka

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Introduction / History
The Yadav appear to have been one of the immigrant tribes from Central Asia. They were spoken of as robbers and foreigners. They claim connection to the god Krishna, since he was a herdsman. 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 which is always Yadav.

Where are they located?
The highest concentration is in the states Uttar Pradesh and Bihar (north India) but also in east, west and south India. Others live in southern Nepal or Sri Lanka.

What are their lives like?
The Yadav are a caste comprising of dairymen, cattle producers, 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.

The Yadav live in joint families. Most are vegetarian but many have started eating fish, mutton, chicken and sometimes pork, but not beef. Child labor is common among them. They are good in musical dance, wrestling and mock-fighting with swords. Boys are given preference for formal education.

What are their beliefs?
The Yadav participate in local traditional and socio-religious festivals. They have expertise in oral traditions and group singing in praise of the god Vishnu. Krishna is perhaps their favorite Hindu god, since he was also a herder. They celebrate his birthday with great enthusiasm. They often pray to Singaji for the protection of their cattle from disease and often give thank offerings of butter, unripe mangoes and sugar. Yadavs are known to have more faith in astrology and talismans than in the services of a doctor.

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!

But also life, lifestyle and living standard are changing. The next generation will need to get other kinds of jobs. To get those jobs they need education, but proper education is not always available.

Prayer Points
* Pray for his kingdom to come and his will to be done among the Yadav people in Sri Lanka.
* Pray for a movement of Yadav households to study the Bible and accept the blessings of Christ.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger that will drive the Yadav people in Sri Lanka to the arms of Jesus.
* Pray for workers who are filled with the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit to go to the Yadav people.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16187/IN
https://godlovesyadav.org/yadav-prayer-profile/
https://peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/yadav/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yadav

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The Yadav for the Glory of God
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Country: Sri Lanka
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:7,300
Largest Provinces:
Central (5,100)Sabaragamuwa (700)
Uva (500)Eastern (300)
Western (300)Northern (300)
Southern (40)North Western (30)
   
 
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  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: Yes
Population in Country: 7,300
Population all Countries: 60,161,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Hindu - Yadav
People Name General: Yadav (Hindu traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Tamil
Language Code (ISO): tam    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Bengali (Unknown)Hindi (Unknown)
Telugu (Unknown)
Total Languages: 4
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.85 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.15 % 
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: 1714-1956
New Testament:
1715-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1727-2016
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 RecordingsFather's Love Letter
Audio RecordingsGeneral Ministry Resources
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFinding Peace
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Tamil
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
GeneralComprehensive list of Tamil Resources
GeneralGospel website in this language
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Audio Bible app as APK File fro ...
Mobile AppDownload Audio Bible app from Google Pla ...
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible: Old Version Bible
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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