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Yadav (Muslim traditions) in India

Yadav (Muslim traditions)

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
8,700 Urdu Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Yadav (Muslim traditions) in India

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

Most Yadav people remain Hindu, but a smaller, lesser-known community of them are Muslim. Most likely, they converted to Islam during the 300-year period when Muslim empires controlled the Subcontinent and conversion was politically expedient.

Where are they located?
The Muslim Yadavs live in India and Pakistan.

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.

What are their beliefs?
Most Yadav are Hindus, but some converted to Islam. To be a true Muslim one must believe that Mohammed is the final and most accurate prophet who brought mankind the direct words of Allah, God. They show their devotion by praying five times a day, giving alms to the poor, fasting during the month of Ramadan, and going on a pilgrimage to Mecca.

What are their needs?
The Muslim Yadavs need to know what Jesus Christ can do for their families and communities. It will be very difficult for them to do that, since they live in some of the least reached parts of India like Uttar Pradesh.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among Muslim Yadav family and community leaders to seek His face.
* Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers who will be compelled to see a disciple making movement among the Yadav people.
* Pray for Muslim Yadav leaders to embrace the blessings that their community can enjoy by being part of Christ's kingdom.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16188/PK
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16187/IN
https://godlovesyadav.org
https://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=0B10BMNU

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Country: India
Continent: Asia
Region: Asia, South
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:8,700
Largest States:
Uttar Pradesh (4,300)Punjab (1,200)
Haryana (900)Bihar (900)
Jharkhand (700)Gujarat (600)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Yadav (Muslim traditions)
People Name General: Yadav (Muslim traditions)
Alternate People Names:
AhirGaoli
GoalaGolar
GolaroGopi
HirJi
MakharRai
RaoRao Sahib
SargopeYadav
यादव (मुस्लिम ट्रेडिशन्स)
ROP3 Code: 111293
Joshua Project People ID: 16188
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 8,700
Population all Countries: 30,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: South Asia Muslim - other
People Name General: Yadav (Muslim traditions)
Ethnic Code: CNN25
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Urdu (6,600 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): urd    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Punjabi, Eastern (1,100)Gujarati (500)
Bhojpuri (300)Maithili (80)
Bengali (20)
Total Languages: 6
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
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: 1747-1894
New Testament:
1758-2000Audio
Complete Bible: 1843-2007
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Pakistan Bible So ...
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Audio RecordingsUrdu Online Audio Bible
Film / VideoGod's Love Story
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoIndigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Urdu
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
Film / VideoThe Savior 6 - The Lord's Prayer
Film / VideoThe Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
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: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Revised Urdu Bible
Text / Printed MatterBible: UGV Devanagari
Text / Printed MatterBible: اردو جیو ورژن
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterOnline New Testament (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterThe Ancient Path (Urdu)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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