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Yadav (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan

Yadav (Hindu traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
7,400 Sindhi Hinduism 0.44 % Unknown   

Yadav (Hindu traditions) in Pakistan

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Introduction / History
The Yadav in Nepal are in every way related with the Yadav in the northern states, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, in India.

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.

Previously the Yadav were called Ahir. The name Ahir is derived from 'Abhira' which is a 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 the god Krishna since he was a herdsman. In Nepal all Yadav will be called Yadav these days.

The Yadav are a caste comprisied of milkmen, cowherds, cattle breeders and laborers. Their traditional occupation is animal husbandry and selling animal products. The Yadav consist of both landowning and landless people. Some Yadav are businessmen, teachers, doctors, engineers and political leaders. In 2008 Nepal became a democratic country. The first president was Ram Baran Yadav.

Where are they located?
They are living almost all over South-Nepal. The highest concentration is in the provinces Janakpur, Sagarmatha, Narayani and Lumbini.

In India the Yadav have many language groups but in Nepal you can reach almost all of them by using 3 languages only (Nepali, Maithili and Bhojpuri).

What are their lives like?
The Yadav 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 Yadav 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 and wrestling. In India in some places they are also known to do some mock-fighting with swords but in Nepal that is not known (as far as we know). 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.

What are their needs?
They 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 all over the nation. 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
* Pray for the salvation of the Yadav people.
* Pray for short and long term workers / teams to come and pioneer new ministries among the Yadav.
* For new focused evangelism and church planting ministries.
* For literacy and community development work.
* For Christian social workers eradicating alcoholism.
* Christian workers to meet their spiritual and physical needs.
* For the practice of child labor to end among the Yadav people.
* For education to be made available to girls as well to the boys.

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Country: Pakistan
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:5 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:7,400
Largest Provinces:
Sindh (6,600)Punjab (600)
Balochistan (90)
Total Provinces on file:3
   
 
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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: 7,400
Population all Countries: 60,884,000
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: Sindhi (3,500 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): snd    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Saraiki (1,100)Koli, Kachi (900)
Punjabi, Western (500)Koli, Parkari (400)
Koli, Wadiyara (200)Dhatki (100)
Marwari (20)
Total Languages: 8
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.44 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism99.56 % 
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: 1825-1981
New Testament:
1890-1992Audio
Complete Bible: 1954
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Sindhi
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: Common Language New Testament
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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